Basho is pretty active about reaching out to developers who might benefit from trying Riak. After doing a presentation on Amazon DynamoDB, Tim Gross was contacted by them and Tim decided to write an article about his experience creating a session store with Riak, DynamoDB and Redis.
It takes more than talent to make a great product. You also have to focus on the right things, in the right order, with the right people at hand. Learn the key points for successfully developing product so you can make the most progress on your big idea.
Popular distributed message processor, Celery, has reached version 3.0 this month and includes some great new features like a better API, an umbrella CLI command and a new "canvas" feature for complex workflows.
SaltStack is often boxed into the configuration management tools basket, but it's much different from most software like it. In fact, it is radically different than most configuration management tools.
If you've read the ZeroMQ docs before, you probably noticed a few pockets of good old-fashioned corny nerd humor. It seems that the creators and the rest of the ZeroMQ development community had a little fun when creating their docs. Maybe other open source projects should follow their example.
This video has a double-header of presentations. The first is on twelve best practices for the Go programming langauge, and the second presentation, which starts after the 50 minute mark, is about using ZeroMQ with Go.
DDD isn't well known in Ruby developer circles. Don't discount it. DDD could be a boon to the Ruby community if it gained momentum. See how this sample Ruby on Rails/MongoDB app was built using DDD techniques.
Learn about the new utilities for Dropbox and SkyDrive. Then you'll have to see if you fall in love with Angular and Python 3.4. Plus, have fun with the developer excuse generator and the startup legitimizer.
Why do we all know a developer who has been pounding out unmaintainable code for a decade or more? Why do people "believe in TDD but I don't have time to write tests during crunch?" How is it that we have an entire industry based around rescuing teams from acutely awful Rails apps?