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Zero Downtime Application Updates with Ansible

By Michael DeHaan
July 18, 2013

Automating the configuration management of your operating systems and the rollout of your applications is one of the most important things an administrator or developer can do to avoid surprises when updating services, scaling up, or recovering from failures. However, …

Easily Invoke Common Protocols with Twisted

By Jessica McKellar
June 11, 2013

Twisted is a framework for writing, testing, and deploying event-driven clients and servers in Python. In my previous Twisted blog post, we explored an architectural overview of Twisted and examples of simple TCP, UDP, SSL, and HTTP echo servers. While …

What Kind of JavaScript Developer Are You?

By Simon St. Laurent
May 14, 2013

“JavaScript developer” is a description that hides tremendous diversity. While every language has a range of user skill levels, JavaScript has a remarkably fragmented community. People come to JavaScript for different reasons from different places, and this can make communication …

Twisted Python: the engine of your Internet

By Jessica McKellar
April 22, 2013

I want to build a web server, a mail server, a BitTorrent client, a DNS server, or an IRC bot—clients and servers for a custom protocol in Python. And I want them to be cross-platform, RFC-compliant, testable, and deployable in …

Got Your Pocket Consultant? Hope so!

Got Your Pocket Consultant? Hope so!
By William Stanek
September 12, 2012

Pocket Consultants are the portable and precise pocket-sized guides that deliver ready answers for day-to-day administration. Pocket Consultants zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. Inside each Pocket Consultant, you get focused information...

Understanding Mojito

Understanding Mojito
By Simon St. Laurent
May 10, 2012

O'Reilly editor Simon St. Laurent talked with Yahoo's Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz about the possibilities Node opened and Mojito exploits. Yahoo's Mojito is a different kind of framework: all JavaScript, but running on both the client and the server.

What is Node.js?

What is Node.js?
By Brett McLaughlin
July 6, 2011

Learning Node might take a little effort, but it's going to pay off. Why? Because you're afforded solutions to your web application problems that require only JavaScript to solve.

The secrets of Node's success

The secrets of Node's success
By Troy Topnik
June 8, 2011

What is it about Node.js that makes it interesting to developers? The key factors are performance, timing, and focusing on a real problem that wasn't easily solved with other server-side dynamic languages.

Inside Exchange Server 2010: A First Look

By William Stanek
December 1, 2009

William here, talking about my new book Exchange Server 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant. This book is designed to be a concise and compulsively usable resource for Exchange Server 2010 administrators. Exchange Server 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant covers everything you need...

Building a Simple Chat App With Adobe Flash Collaboration Services

By Andrew Trice
June 26, 2009

In this post, we will focus on getting started with Adobe Flash Collaboration Services (formerly Cocomo). If you've heard of this, but aren't really sure what it is, AFCS is a hosted service provided by Adobe which enables real-time collaboration within your own Flex applications.

What's new in Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory?

What's new in Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory?
By Kathryn Barrett
April 21, 2009

Bring your Active Directory questions and come learn what's new in Active Directory for Windows Server 2008 R2. In this free webcast, taking place Friday, April 24, Active Directory MVPs and authors Brian Desmond (Active Directory, 4th Edition) and Laura E. Hunter (Active Directory Cookbook, 3rd Edition) discuss exciting new features in R2 for AD including the AD Recycle Bin, AD PowerShell, the Active Directory Administrative Center, Managed Service Accounts, and more. They'll reserve half of the event time to answer questions about the presentation and Active Directory in general, so this is your chance to get the answers you need. Register now!

Installing Rails on Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Server)

By Simon St. Laurent
November 20, 2008

Want to install a Rails development environment on a bare-bones Ubuntu server setup? It's not that hard.

Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server Coming to EC2 this Fall

By John Osborn
October 1, 2008

Late yesterday, Amazon announced that coming this fall, developers will be able to run Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server instances on its EC2 cloud services. The implications are many, especially given the anticipated rollout of Microsoft's own cloud computing...

Ted Patrick's DARE for AIR

By RJ Owen
April 15, 2008

DARE is a simple AIR server created by Ted Patrick that allows developers to re-build their AIR apps as easily as they rebuild their AJAX apps. In this entry I'll review DARE and discuss my experiences building a quick and dirty AIR application out of the InsideRIA homepage.

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