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Pabst CIO Ben Haines Brewing Cloud First IT

Pabst Brewing Co. is battling giants in the beer market and its secret weapon may be more nimble IT. That reality means legacy systems are being swapped for cloud services at a rapid clip.

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Nichols, Jacobson: Controlling Queue Delay

Kathleen Nichols and Van Jacobson have published a paper describing a new network queue management algorithm that, it is hoped, will play a significant role in the solution to the bufferbloat problem. "CoDel (Controlled Delay Management) has three major innovations that distinguish it from prior AQMs. First, CoDel’s algorithm is not based on queue size, queue-size averages, queue-size thresholds, rate measurements, link utilization, drop rate or queue occupancy time. Starting from Van Jacobson’s 2006 insight, we used the local minimum queue as a...

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Kicking the Tires on Pinwheel and Talking to Founder Caterina Fake

On February 16, Flickr cofounder Caterina Fake announced private beta testing for Pinwheel, an online "Flickr for Places" type of service. Fake sent me an invitation to try out Pinwheel and answered a few questions about her new project, which is built and powered by Linux and open source solutions.

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How Etsy is Using Node.js

"If Engineering at Etsy has a religion, it's the Church of Graphs," Ian Malpass writes on the Etsy Code as Craft blog. And how is Etsy fulfilling its religious obligations? With a Node.js daemon called StatsD, which the company has made available on GitHub. StatsD listens for messages on a UDP port, conducts its counting or timing, and then sends the...

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Developing in Open Source

As the community manger for two different open source projects, I have witnessed first hand two development methodologies that are dissimilar. In this week’s blog post, I detail the two methodologies and look to you, the reader, for ideas on other methodologies or ways that these...

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