Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures publishes an excellent blog called Coding VC. There you can find some excellent posts, such as pitches by analogy, and an algorithm for seed round valuations and analyzing product hunt data. He recently wrote a blog post about a topic near and dear to my heart, Which Technologies do Startups […]
Over the past couple of years, several tools have come up to solve some of the long standing problems for developers, DBAs and operations teams. This list is no where near exhaustive and your mileage may vary.
These tools should let you get up and coding, saving your code to a central place.
I run (Mac/Windows), I need a Linux server to learn some of this cool stuff, right?
Not exactly. VirtualBox is a virtualization project for multiple platforms (Mac, Win, Linux, Solaris) that allows you to run a guest OS right from your laptop or desktop. There are repositories of images (alternative here) that you can use to get yourself going quickly, or you can provision your own.
I set up (cool open source package here) and now my team …[Read more]
Continuent, a leading provider of database clustering and replication software has five (5) new positions open:
Build/Test Engineer Senior Database Availability and Clustering Engineer Senior Database Replication Engineer Data Replication Sales Engineer Clustering and Replication Test Development Engineer
If you want to get in on the ground floor of a growing company in a challenging field
Lately there have been a lot of organisations trying to hire a
I myselve have been asked to fill in devops roles ..
There's a number of issues with that.
The biggest problem is that I always have to ask what exactly the organisation is looking for.
So you want a devops engineer with experience in Linux, MongoDB,
MySQL and Java , does that mean you want a Java developer who is
familiar with MySQL and Linux and breaths a devops Culture.
Or a Linux expert who understands Java developers and knows how to tune Mongo and MySQL ?
It's absolutely unclear what you want when you are hiring "A devops engineer"
The second problem is that you are trying to hire people who are knowledgeable about devops,
Yet a lot of those people know that you can't do devops on your own , devops is not a jobtitle. devops is not a new devops team you create.
To some of them you are …[Read more]
A couple of us have been taking about it a lot already .. we
wanted to host a one day #devops event in .be already last year..
then talks about starting a meetup group started again with
@wonko_be but it was @fs111 pushing the final button and calling
the rest of the .be community to order, we've set a date
and the first session will take place (agenda still needs to be detirmined)
So all you Belgian devops enthousiasts, maark October 11th in your calendar and go register here
We already have 2 other venues (Gent, Boom) lined up .. but let's get this first one started :)
Next to that here's an update for the rest of my upcoming Conference Season :
- Later this month I`ll be heading to San Francisco for a talk at PuppetConf 2012. I'll probably be around in the valley a bit …
With 2 of the bigger Open Source projects I care about talking about certifications programs questions pop up again ...
Should we certify ourselves ?
So let me tell you about my experiences in getting Open Source related Certifications ..
Over a decade ago, (2001) when RedHat was still Redhat and not yet Fedora the company I was working for was about to partner with RedHat and needed to get a number of people certified for that.
So I took the challenge, I bored myselve to death during a 4 day
RedHat fast track training and set out to do the exam the next
day. Obviosly I scored pretty well given my yearlong experience
in the subject. Back then I was told that I scored the one but
European Record on the exam which was actually held by another
collegue (hey Ico) , our CTO however was not amused when I told
that I could have scored better but I didn't bother running a
chkconfig smb on since I …
Devopsdays Mountainview sold out in a short 3 hours .. but
there's other events that will breath devops this summer.
DrupalCon in Munich will be one of them ..
Some of you might have noticed that I`m cochairing the devops
track for DrupalCon Munich,
The CFP is open till the 11th of this month and we are still actively looking for speakers.
We're trying to bridge the gap between drupal developers and the
people that put their code to production, at scale.
But also enhancing the knowledge of infrastructure components Drupal developers depend on.
We're looking for talks both on culture (both success stories and
failure) , automation,
specifically looking for people talking about drupal deployments , eg using tools like Capistrano, Chef, Puppet,
We want to hear where Continuous Integration fits in your deployment , do you do Continuous Delivery of a drupal environment.
And how do you …
Topics for this podcast:
*Opscode Chef extends to Windows for more enterprise devops
*Black Duck continues growth, gains new funding
*Cloudant expands NoSQL database focus, customers
*New open source Web server and vendor Nginx arrives
*The downside of Microsoft’s Android dollars
Debian and Ubuntu make use of the !includedir directive at the end of the packaged my.cnf to allow for extending and overriding their default configuration without having to modify the distribution config file.
This is especially nice in combination with configuration tools like puppet as it is usually much easier to add a file to the system than to modify an existing file.
I ran into a small gotcha with this though: the default my.cnf
binds mysqld to the localhost TCP interface so that it listens IP
127.0.0.1 only. To make the mysql server reachable from other
hosts the bind=127.0.0.1 setting needs to be
How to change the binding to a different IP should be obvious, but how to disable an existing binding completely if you want your mysqld to listen on all available interfaces?
The most obvious would be to simply say
, this does not have any effect …[Read more]
Topics for this podcast:
*Cloud M&A potential around OpenStack
*Oracle’s commercial extensions for MySQL
*Puppet Labs rolls out Enterprise 2.0, hosts PuppetConf
*Basho bolsters Riak distributed data store in NoSQL race
*Our latest special CAOS report, ‘The Changing Linux Landscape’