This week we're talking to Zemian Deng, a Java developer working for the Bank of New York Mellon.
The extreme end of "paving the cowpaths" are people for whom the bug list is also the feature list. This is a very strange phenomenon, rarely seen, but still relevant to this review.
Why do so many log management solutions ignore the ability to tail your logs or to get a live feed of what your most recent system events are?
Besides repeating the devops stories, we also need to seek diversity and make sure we keep adapting to situations.
What is a responsible way to use Grails with existing tables, and guarantee that it will not try to change those schema objects? If only Grails mapping had a simple way to turn off DDL on specific domains, but still retain the awesomeness of DRY methods like list(…), named queries, and even inserting/updating records through save(…). I present to you what I think is a reasonably elegant solution for this problem.
All Logentries servers are configured for the UTC timezone. We use this as the default timezone for all internal data including customer’s logs. However, at the browser UI level we detect a user’s local timezone and present all dates in a more human friendly way, i.e. in the local time.
There’s no magic in how Deployit works, it uses existing parts of modern development environments, most notably CI servers. The only requirement is to have a dedicated Maven project that creates so-called DAR archives, which are nothing more than ZIP files wrapping all resources mandatory for a deployment.
Wrote a simple connection pool for Happybase using socketpool...
I just got back from Devops Days Austin. It was a really good conference. I think I enjoyed the speakers and Open Spaces at this event more than I did at Devops Days Mountain View last year. Huge props to the organizers and speakers for putting together such a great set of topics.
A reverse proxy is server component that sits between the internet and your web servers. It accepts HTTP requests, provides various services, and forwards the requests to one or many servers.
Sebastien Lambla from Caffeine IT explores the basics of HTTP caching.
I've always been told, "If You Don't Vote, You Can't Whine." This is a statement I've heard from hundreds of American citizens that I've encountered throughout my life, across every region of this great country. While I agree with the intent of this statement, I have to declare that it isn't enough!
This OpsCode talk from Zsolt Dollenstein explores how major web presentation site Prezi uses Chef to cultivate a DevOps culture.
Konstantin Haase delves into adding automatic Pull Request testing to Travis CI, exploring why pull requests are so powerful.
If you think that in year 2012 all companies which produce software and IT divisions in our world have already their optimized software development process, you are wrong. It seems that we - software architects, software developers or whatever your title is - still need to optimize the software development process in many software companies and IT divisions.
Today: New Java 8 features, obsolete tech skills, how open data is transforming global agriculture, Wikipedia's switch to MariaDB, and much more. Plus, our entries for the Mars haiku challenge.
There are times when work is, well ... a lot of work! The stress of important deadlines or goals can be overwhelming at times. Sometimes the "daily grind" can also have a sapping effect on overall productivity. How can we reverse this trend? By goofing off at work, of course!
Often a pull request cannot be merged online due to conflicts. If there's no conflict, it is easy for you to do merging, even from the web client, with one click.
Yesterday, I had a great time with the CincyPowerShell user group discussing security and delegation in PowerShell with PKI, code-signing certificates, PowerShell Remoting and PowerShell Web Access (new with Windows Server 2012! ).
The slides of my talk in the web science education workshop can be found here. The talk was about two things...
It’s that time of year again where chefs (and sous-chefs!) come together to talk all-things Chef! This year’s ChefConf took place last week in San Francisco, and the crew of the Ship Show attended to experience it all first hand.
I was just checking the blog feed of an API that I monitor. It came up in my alert dashboard as a feed that wasn't pulling. I clicked on the link to test, and...
Things are moving fast for the Ruby language instrumentation in TraceView. We already support tracing of memcache-client, memcached, dalli, mongo, moped, mongoid, mongomapper, cassandra, ActiveRecord (postgres, mysql, mysql2) plus more. Most recently we added support for Rack and Resque tracing.
Over the last year or so I’ve spent quite a bit of time working with puppet and one of the things that we had to decide when installing packages was whether or not to specify a particular version.
Short answer: everything! But we need some good directory structures and source control configuration to make that a really practical answer, so this article is a quick outline of my usual advice for a good source control structure for a standard web project.