- The Netflix Tech Blog: Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS – Over a million writes per second – Netflix is using Cassandra on AWS as a key infrastructure component of its globally distributed streaming product. Cassandra scales linearly far beyond our current capacity requirements, and very rapid deployment automation makes it easy to manage. In particular, benchmarking in the cloud is fast, cheap and scalable, once you try it, you won't go back.
- Eclipse Xtend – A language made for Java developers. – Java is a great platform and also the language has some nice features. Xtend is not meant to replace Java all together but to be a convenient alternative in situations where Java doesn't shine. Therefore Xtend
- Migrating JEE Applications from WLS/WAS to SpringSource tc Server – Migrating JEE Applications from WLS/WAS to SpringSource tc Server
- Economics – A free community driven Q&A for economists and graduate-level economics students – This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for economists and graduate-level economics students
- Why Puppet Should Manage Your Infrastructure | Engine Yard Blog – This article will begin with a look at some of the benefits of using Puppet to manage your infrastructure. In the coming weeks we’ll also take a look at Chef and how it can benefit your infrastructure in its own unique ways.
- The Number One Trait of a Great Developer | Engine Yard Blog – While these are great aspects in moderation, they all miss the number one quality of a fantastic developer: Judgement.
- How Can Anyone Still Hate Bill Gates? – Forbes – People love to hate Bill Gates and I don’t think most of it is fair, especially in light of more recent events.
- twitter/bootstrap – HTML, CSS, and JS toolkit from Twitter – Bootstrap is Twitter's toolkit for kickstarting CSS for websites, apps, and more. It includes base CSS styles for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, alerts, and more.
- Gates, Zuckerberg, Page and Brin make Forbes’ most powerful list – Forbes has put together its list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’, including 70 individuals that it believes really “matter”. The list, published yesterday, puts politicians, religious leaders and tech founders together, ranking them in terms of how much influence they have over people.
Links for November 4th through November 6th