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Mitch Pronschinske09/06/13
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Going to SDN Will Be Like Going from Ethernet's Spanning Tree to Infiniband

This very short post about why software-defined networking is "cool" makes an comparison to the evolution of Ethernet protocols.

Mitch Pronschinske09/05/13
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New Amazon CLI Can Drive 25 Different Services!

If you have been using a ton of separate third-party CLI tools to manage several different AWS services, you can throw those away now. The new AWS CLI is here and it's serious business. Here's a complete list of all the services that can be controlled with the new CLI.

Mitch Pronschinske09/05/13
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agent_zmq – An Agent Framework for Testing ZeroMQ Apps

A cool new ZeroMQ-related project popped up last week on GitHub. It's an agent framework that tests ZeroMQ applications. It can also use Cucumber scenarios. The agent types correspond to underlying ZMQ Socket types under test. Check it out if you're using ZeroMQ.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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ZeroMQ Deployment to Heroku With Rails

I found a helpful tutorial for anyone building a Ruby on Rails app for Heroku. If you are using ZeroMQ with that app or you might plan on it later, you'll want to take a look at this. It's a super-simple six-step tutorial (I wouldn't expect any less from the simplicity of Heroku deployment) and the blog looks gorgeous.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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Making Your Own Heroku (On a 7-year-old OS)

This talk is useful for any company that wants to take advantage of the 'containerized' PaaS-style deployment, made popular by Heroku, in their own private infrastructure.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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EC2Box SSH Console

There have been some updates to the relatively new project, EC2Box, which provides a web-based SSH console for managing Amazon EC2 instances. Since EC2Box is forked from Netflix's Cloud-Prize, I'd definitely have a look.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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O'Reilly Releases an SDN Book

You know a topic is legitimate when O'Reilly releases a book about it. Since software-defined networking is still in its early days, this is obviously not going to be a definitive, how-to guide. Instead it's position as an "authoritative" review of SDN technology.

Mitch Pronschinske09/03/13
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Heroku Thanks its Security Contributors

Heroku recently posted their Security Researcher Hall of Fame, where they are publicly thanking all of the third-party security researchers that have responsibly disclosed vulnerabilities that Heroku then fixed.

Mitch Pronschinske09/03/13
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3-Step Exporting of a CSV to PostgreSQL

There's a nice post up on coderwall aimed at the Heroku Postgres users out there. Apparently their Data Clips feature doesn't handle large datasets well, so this quick tip is offered as a simple method for getting the data out of Postgres in a CSV format.

Mitch Pronschinske09/03/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 3)

Jeff Atwood's new keyboard, New Zealand's new software patent law, and a new concurrent Ruby web server are just some of the stories this week. Plus, get a list of Java algorithms from Princeton and see how you can send files across browsers with WebRTC.

Mitch Pronschinske09/03/13
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Migrating from Heroku to OpenShift

If you'd like to see how your app runs on OpenShift and it's currently sitting on Heroku's PaaS, this is the go-to tutorial…

Mitch Pronschinske09/02/13
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ZeroMQ Fundamentals

This talk goes through some of the fundamental concepts of the messaging library ZeroMQ. This talk teaches you how to use it to architect distributed applications.

Mitch Pronschinske09/01/13
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Software-Defined Service-Centric Networking

Jen Rexford of Princeton introduces us to a technology developed at her university called 'serval.' It's an end-host stack for service-centric networking.

Mitch Pronschinske09/01/13
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OpenShift: Let the Web Developers Develop

Here are a few ways that the extreme usability of OpenShift's cloud platform is going to make your life as a developer a lot easier.

Mitch Pronschinske08/30/13
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Who Uses Redis?

Excluding Facebook and Google+, I'd say that Redis has permeated all of the biggest social media sites to date. It's a pretty solid endorsement.