There is no question that many of our applications will move to the cloud. Pure economics will drive that. But at the same time there will continue to be resistance for a long time to come to move certain applications and data into the cloud.
As a self-taught programmer, the most inspirational book for me in my early years, what really made me want to be a coder and never look back, was Steven Levy’s Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution.
While the bulk of the networking industry’s focus is on CapEx and automation, the two major trends driving changes in these areas will have a potentially greater impact on that which matters most: availability.
For maintenance purposes, it is often beneficial to separate projects into their own projects. Furthermore, the commit history for the extracted project should not be lost. With Git, this can be achieved using git-subtree.
NoSQL is big business, but according to John A De Goes, it has a fatal flaw in its lack of analytics tooling. Given that SQL is working to incorporate some of the advantages of NoSQL, what will happen as the divide between the two becomes narrower?
So I have another nice usage for my boards and the joystick shields :-). I need to admit that I’m not very good at the game. My daughter reached level 4 in the first attempt, while my max level is 2, maybe it is just the age ;-)
MySQL Utilities are a set of tools provided by Oracle to perform many kinds of administrative tasks. When GTID-replication is enabled, 2 tools can be used for slave promotion: mysqlrpladmin and mysqlfailover. We will review mysqlrpladmin (version 1.4.3) in this post.
If you haven’t tried TokuDB yet, here’s an opportunity to do so. This first post looks into giving a bit of context about how TokuDB fits into MySQL, and the next one, to be published in the following days, will document my experience in installing it with Percona Server.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the SQL Zone. This week's best include Hibernate and UUID identifiers, the dangers of SQL joins interacting with aggregate functions, the meaning of the %util number from iostat, and more.
If you're working with Active Record and PostgreSQL, you may want to be aware of a pair of SQL injection vulnerabilities publicized by Rafael Mendonça França. According to his mailing list email, the vulnerabilities affect PostgreSQL versions above 2.0, and rely on unconventional data types found in Postgres.
One of my favourite features of SASS is the ability to use loops to dynamically create your CSS classes. A good example of this is when you want to make a set of classes to use for changing the text colours and background colours of elements you would normally have to write CSS like this.