October 2009

October 28, 2009

C++ libmemcached webinar

Guest post: Patrick Galbraith

On Thursday, November 29th (tomorrow) Padraig O'Sullivan, a graduate student and Drizzle team member extraordinaire and amazing developer who has worked on a number of projects both for Drizzle and libmemcached-- and who also helped me get the memcached functions for Drizzle off the ground is giving a webinar on the C++ API to libmemcached.

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October 26, 2009

building all the time

Recently, when Patrick Galbraith and I put together the next moxi release, we spent a bit of time getting the build clean on a number of platforms and with a number of compilers.  Continually building and testing on multiple platforms helps ensure the usefulness, quality and longevity of the code.

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October 26, 2009

memcached 1.4.1 on Windows!

This past week at Northscale has been a great week of productivity! Dustin released just this weekend SASL support for memcached so the statement that I put in my previous book about memcached having no authentication is now no longer valid!

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October 23, 2009

Third Stage (and not the repeatedly-delayed album from Boston)

As a nerdy adolescent boy growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana I discovered that I really loved computers – and computer software in particular. Creating something from nothing and instantly seeing the results in all their black-and-green, 64 column-by-16 line, ASCII-character glory gave me a level of satisfaction very few other things did.

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October 21, 2009

More memcached

Our intrepid NorthScalers have been doing some interesting work recently in memcached land... Last week, Dustin Sallings announced his memcached server implementation in Erlang, called EMemcached

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October 16, 2009

moxi 0.10.0 Released!

I'm pleased to announce the release of moxi 0.10.0, now available at http://labs.northscale.com/moxi/moxi-0.10.0.tar.gz or via Github

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October 12, 2009

scaling data at Los Angeles CloudCamp

It's just over a week ago now, but I had a good time and learned a few things from both the session and the discussions at the Los Angeles CloudCamp. I proposed, and ultimately lead a session on scaling data.  Actually, I proposed it as "Scaling Your Data: Both Before and After you Need To."

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October 1, 2009

NoSQL is a horseless carriage

There's a lot of buzz on the NoSQL, or anti-RDBMS, meme lately.  But, I don't like those category names. NoSQL? It's a backwards ref, instead of a forwards-looking connotation.

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