Archive for August, 2010

DTrace, node.js and the Robinson Projection

When I joined Joyent, I mentioned that I was seeking to apply DTrace to the cloud, and that I was particularly excited about the development of node.js — leaving it implict that the intersection of the two technologies would be naturally interesting, As it turns out, we have had an early opportunity to show the [...]

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 2:55 am by bmc · Permalink · 4 Comments
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The liberation of OpenSolaris

As many have seen, Oracle has elected to stop contributing to OpenSolaris. This decision is, to put it bluntly, stupid. Indeed, I would (and did) liken it to L. Paul Bremer‘s decision to disband the Iraqi military after the fall of Saddam Hussein: beyond merely a foolish decision borne out of a distorted worldview, it [...]

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 9:49 pm by bmc · Permalink · 12 Comments
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The node.js demographic

I went to the node.js meetup last night in Palo Alto, and it was an interesting affair on several levels. First (and least surprisingly), it was packed, with the Sencha folks joking that they would need to move to a bigger space just to be able to host the event. Second, the technical content itself [...]

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 10:16 am by bmc · Permalink · 3 Comments
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OpenSolaris and the power to fork

Back when Solaris was initially open sourced, there was a conscious effort to be mindful of the experiences of other projects. In particular — even though it was somewhat of a paradox — it was understood how important it was for the community to have the power to fork the operating system. As I wrote [...]

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 10:34 am by bmc · Permalink · 8 Comments
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