- The Architecture Twitter Uses to Deal with 150M Active Users, 300K QPS, a 22 MB/S Firehose, and Send Tweets in Under 5 Seconds – VP of Engineering at Twitter, describes in his superb and very detailed presentation on Timelines at Scale. If you want to know how Twitter works – then start here
- How to design a multi-user ajax web application to be concurrently safe – Stack Overflow – How to design a multi-user ajax web application to be concurrently safe – Stack Overflow
- UnQLite – An Embeddable NoSQL Database Engine – UnQLite is a in-process software library which implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional NoSQL database engine. UnQLite is a document store database similar to MongoDB, Redis, CouchDB etc. as well a standard Key/Value store similar to BerkeleyDB, LevelDB, etc.
- Nginx just became the most used web server among the top 1000 websites – 34.9% of the top 1000 web sites rely on Nginx. That makes it the most trusted web server on high traffic sites, just ahead of Apache.
- Internet Explorer 11: “Don’t call me IE” – It looks like Internet Explorer 11 could be the best Internet Explorer yet by a long shot. By finally removing the evidence of past mistakes, Microsoft is ready to take a place amongst the standards-based browsers of today
- The world’s easiest CMS for designers | Cloud Cannon – Cloud Cannon turns your static website into a CMS your clients will love
- Automating Development Environments with Vagrant and Puppet | Kloudless Blog – Hopefully I have given you a good taste of how easy it is to put these two tools together to make your development and deployment a lot easier! Puppet is a really great tool and I highly recommend learning more so you can take full advantage of this work flow
- My Fitbit Flex Hasn’t Changed My Life, But It’s Telling Me What’s Wrong – ReadWrite – Part two of a first-person experiment: Two weeks with the Fitbit Flex exposes the power, and the limits, of wearable fitness tracking devices.
- Why Mobile Developers Are Really Starting To Embrace The Enterprise – ReadWrite – Big businesses have gotten a taste of mobile's productivity bump. Now they're craving more.
- Red Hat Looks Beyond Linux For Its Next Decade Of Growth – ReadWrite – Red Hat's last 10 years were all about enterprise Linux. The next 10 will be about enterprise clouds.
- Our web development workflow is completely broken. – Visual debugging could get a whole new meaning, and we could finally show the right information in the right context.
- Create a simple blog system and learn the basics of Ruby on Rails – In this project you’ll create a simple blog system and learn the basics of Ruby on Rails
- Update for Rails 4.0 – Learn Web Development with the Ruby on Rails Tutorial – Ruby on Rails Tutorial – Learn Web Development with Rails 4.0
- Facebook TAO: The power of the graph – A massive amount of effort has gone into making TAO the easy to use and powerful distributed data store that it is today. TAO has become one of the most important data stores at Facebook — the power of graph helps us tame the demanding and dynamic social
- Salt Stack – Systems and configuration management for any enterprise cloud or DevOps organization – SaltStack is a total package – cloud deployment, configuration management, remote execution and monitoring in a clean, well-designed package
- Oracle and Salesforce: a Data-Sharing Deal – NYTimes.com – Some of the best trash-talking in tech may be over. The Oracle Corporation and Salesforce.com, two of the more contentious competitors in software, are about to announce a close alliance involving software delivered via cloud computing.
Links for June 22nd through July 8th