Archive for May, 2007

DTrace at Joyent

Joyent — the originators of the Ruby 1.8.5 DTrace provider and Ruby 1.8.6 DTrace provider — have set up a dedicated DTrace site, which Jason and company discuss in their latest podcast. If you are a Rails shop that cares about performance (and, yes, they very much exist), the resources at the Joyent page should become invaluable to you. [...]

Posted on May 20, 2007 at 11:52 pm by bmc · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Solaris

The inculcation of systems thinking

As is known but perhaps not widely reported, all three of us on Team DTrace are products of Brown University Computer Science. More specifically, we were all students in (and later TAs for) Brown’s operating systems course, CS169. This course has been taught by the same professor, Tom Doeppner, over its thirty year lifetime, and [...]

Posted on May 6, 2007 at 12:26 am by bmc · Permalink · 8 Comments
In: Solaris