The lightning talk I gave at PyCon is now online. I talked for 4½ minutes on Toro, the package I wrote to provide locks, events, conditions, semaphores, and queues for Tornado.
Open source PaaS, Open APIs, and Open Ecosystems are accelerating agility, empowering developers, and enabling innovative business strategies. In a recently published white paper, I describe how adopting a New IT plan can create a responsive IT team.
Last week, Matt Wagner and I presented a tutorial (now recorded) on Building Air Framework Plugins.
The Apache Subversion team has announced two new releases: Subversion 1.7.9 and 1.6.21. Subversion 1.7.9 improves the error messages for svn:date and svn:author props, and it improves the logic in mod_dav_svn’s implementation of lock, as well as a list of other features and fixes
Last 3 months has been the most exciting and yet challenging period of my life. I migrated from Sri Lanka to Singapore to join with an early-stage startup called Nitrous.IO.
You can try to anticipate and reason about all of the things that can go wrong with your software and code defensively for these situations, but in a complex system it is very likely that some combination of events or inputs will eventually conspire against you to cause a failure or bug in the system.
Lets talk about mechanical sympathy. Martin Thompson has been making this term very popular in software development, so it's best to read his description of why he used the term.
SmartSVN is a powerful and easy-to-use graphical client for Apache Subversion. There are several clients for Subversion, but here are just a few reasons you should try SmartSVN.
One of the things we almost always do these days when we write our libraries and apps, is use other libraries. Inevitably something will go wrong with those libraries and exceptions will be produced.
I spend a lot of time writing Python package documentation in reST. Nevertheless, I find reST's markup permanently unlearnable, so I format docs by trial and error: I type a few backticks and colons and angle-brackets and random crap,sphinx-build the docs as HTML, and see if they look okay.
We have recently posted data about application server market share we gathered from the free Plumbr deployments. And it resonated well – via different channels we got hundreds of comments and opinions on how to interpret the data.
Hibernate is one of the most used ORM Java frameworks out there. It is really simple to use, just add few annotations and you're ready to go. However, it is also really easy to experience strange behaviors and bugs if you don't respect Hibernate's best practices.
A rope. Eight people on either side. “Pull!” And then it begins: both parties are pulling in their own direction. A tug-of-war has started.
“A lot of it is about streamlining and bringing value to the customers sooner,” said Simon Maple, Tech Evangelist at ZT. And I suppose that’s actually what it’s ultimately about. Bridging the Dev and Ops gap is really about making us work as a team more smoothly.
You have the power to update your own profile on the ReclaimOpen Github repository, by editing and submitting a pull request. Here are some steps you will need to consider to accomplish this.
Enterprise software development is experiencing difficult times. The increasing complexity of the software leads to serious crashes already now. Significant expenses are required to fight with them. Existing technologies can treat only the symptoms but not the cause of the disease.
This week we're talking to Paul Hammant, a consultant at ThoughtWorks known for his work on Dependency Injection, Selenium browser, and Client-Side MVC frameworks.
Our series is in full swing and now it's time to walk through the installation of System Center 2012 VMM to begin managing our VMware, Hyper-V, and Xen hosts, virtual machines, and templates.
Looking to use a rich text editor in your app, or want a web-based editor for personal use? I researched existing editors and picked the best of available solutions.
To deploy my WSO2 Carbon Application aRchive (CAR) file to my WSO2 ESB instance I use this Maven plugin. I couldn’t find a lot of documentation about it so I'm posting here how I use it.
Installing Ruby and Rails on Ubuntu 12.10 can throw up some errors. I’ve found a method that worked, and wrote a few notes about it.
A must read for new Linux system administrator and anyone from the development side responsible for keeping a Linux server running.
More and more frequently I’m seeing cool use cases of Log data. Using ‘logs as data’ is the concept of writing semi-structured data to your logs which can then in turn be consumed by other services that can put the data to good use.
There was a PLOG2013 symposium in spring 2013, for developers and alike. It was organized by Abstract IT in Italy, on the coast of Mediterranean, in the city of Sorrento.
Although I didn’t go to Dev Ops Days London earlier in the year I was following the hash tag on twitter and one of my favourites things that I read was the following: “Treating servers as cattle, not as pets.”