Banks don’t like being dependent on any one particular thing. They like to have a lot of options. Typically, we’ll roll out WebLogic, but we’ll also have JBoss on the side. Who uses Weblogic? IBM Websphere? Anybody use Websphere by choice? No hands at t’all, (Laughter from the audience) I like that one. So for [...]
Two days at the San Jose Tech Museum hearing about Ruby rejuvenated the old cranium. Just in time since I had spent the previous day doing about 14 hours of troubleshooting on some Enterprise software.
The conference had somewhere above 100 attendees (I didn’t count). It was all in one big hall on [...]
Josh Susser gave a pointed talk on how you can contribute to Rails, or really any other open source project for that matter.
Maybe there’s the guilt associated with the freeloader effect that drives you to contribute. Guilt is never the strongest motivation though. Better motivations include getting some measure of control over [...]
Someone asked me if Twitter was TCP or UDP. UDP, it’s definately UDP. I can’t talk about the numbers, but UDP.
- Blaine Cook Scaling Twitter talk at 2nd Annual Silicon Valley Ruby Conference
Blaine talked about dealing with traffic on the busiest Rails based site. His comment was related to their use of DRB [...]
Alex Chafee and Brian Takita of Pivotal Labs mix regular rails tests including fixtures with Selenium tests for a full stack test in one. They kicked off the 2nd Annual Silicon Valley Ruby Conference in style with a focus on testing. Few thought it odd to be talking about testing early in the morning. Rails [...]