Category Archives: open source

Basic Introduction to Mysql InnoDB Performance Tuning – What are the best resources?

I used to manage a couple very large MySQL Databases (like, 1TB+). They were huge, unforgiving beasts with an endless appetite to cause me stomach problems. I read everything I could find on MySQL Performance Tuning and innodb. Here’s a … Continue reading

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JQuery-UI verus SimpleForm for Rails Forms processing

Recently, I had a conversation with a colleague about using JQuery UI to layout form processing for a Ruby on Rails application. I cautioned them against it. In general, I’ve found more success using the simple_form library for generating form … Continue reading

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How To Get Started with Ruby on Rails — Where should you start?

A friend of mine is beginning an effort to learn Ruby on Rails. He asked me where to start and I sent him a few links that I felt covered some of the key components of Rails that were critical … Continue reading

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Interview with Eric S. Raymond – “Who Owns Unix?”

[This is a reprint of an interview I did with Eric Raymond a number of years ago that originally appeared in LinuxWorld Magazine (LWM, the initials you see in the article). I was Editor-in-Chief of the magazine at the time. … Continue reading

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