• Syntax highlighting for JIRA patches

    by  • December 8, 2012 • 0 Comments

    When working with JIRA I find useful to browse attached issue patches and have the syntax highlighted in my browser. As I am too lazy to download the patch and open it locally and what I want to use is just my browser I found a neat chrome extension to does exactly this kind...

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    Rolling restart replicated services behind an application load balancer

    by  • November 7, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Usually following a new release deployment the operation engineer needs to do a rolling restart of the running services. In order to avoid restarting the services at the same time and thus generating an out-of-service window you can use the following cluster command: $ sleep $((10+`HOST=$(hostname -s) bash -c 'echo ${HOST:${#HOST}-1}'`)) $ service my-replicated-service...

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    Install maven3 in Ubuntu 11.10

    by  • January 17, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Maven3 packages deb packages are already available in few 3rd party PPAs , though in case you want to go with the latest version of maven3 here are the steps you can apply to install maven3: 1) Remove existing maven2 : sudo apt-get purge maven* 2) Install Maven3 : $ sudo su - $...

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    An IP for every single droplet in the cloud

    by  • November 13, 2010 • 3 Comments

    According to Number Resource Organisation , as of October 2010, less than 5% of the IPv4 address space remains unallocated. This put a lot of pressure on IPv6 adoption given the increasing rate of new devices connecting to our precious ‘network’.   But there’re a lot of benefits coming out of this adoption is spite...

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    Why clouds made it and grids did not

    by  • October 23, 2010 • 1 Comment

    In 2001 Foster, Kesselman and Tuecke published the “The Anatomy of the Grid” that shortly became the cornerstone for the newly born paradigm of computing. Even at that time, distributed computing was not a completly new model, the cluster computing was there, large laboratories in industry and academia were using parallel computation to solve...

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    Instead of introduction

    by  • October 19, 2010 • 1 Comment

    Quite often in the past years I’ve been tempted to start writing  my thoughts about the it-sphere, being them breakthrough ideas, silly information everybody knows except me or simply comments on current trends in this fast paced industry. So far though I was lazy enough to stick with the blog reader role….not anymore I chose cloudware to...

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