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GitHub migrated from Engine Yard to Rackspace over the weekend. This move brought them a new server architecture, more physical machines, more processors, and much more memory than before. And Anchor, the team from Australia helping the GitHub guys with the new architecture design, has started a 3-part series on the systems and the migration.
A buffer underflow vulnerability has been found and fixed in nginx. This vulnerability affects nearly all versions of nginx up to released before September 14, 2009. So, either upgrade your servers or apply the necessary patch for your version.
Recently, Twitter migrated from a custom version of Ruby 1.8.6 to Ruby Enterprise Edition 1.8.7 - again, customized with additional patches. According to Evan Weaver post last week, after the migration they saw a 25% increase in request throughput when under heavy load.
The team over at Red Hat is working on a new API called Deltacloud which attempts to bring together all proprietary cloud platforms under one programmatic interface. With it, you can manage your entire cloud infrastructure through one web interface. It currently supports EC2, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, VMware ESX, and is now bringing in support for Rackspace's cloud infrastructure.
Burke Libbey has started a project over on GitHub called MonkeySupport. He's aiming to rewrite bits and pieces of the ActiveSupport library using C extensions. If you're interested, he's looking for contributors over on GitHub.
The RailsConf 2010 dates and location have been announced. It will take place June 7-10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference is planned to be located near the heart of the city, just two blocks from the harbor.
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Ruby5 is be released Tuesday and Friday mornings. To stay informed about and active with this podcast, we encourage you to do one of the following:
Github's move to Rackspace, a Gravatar plugin, and a wrapper for a new Twitter API are all covered in this Friday's episode. We also show you an open source alternative to GitHub, tips on creating Excel friendly CSVs, and how to speed up your Shoulda tests.
friendly_id, watchr, Rubber, and jsvars are covered in this episode of Ruby5. Also, get your boots on, 'cause it's time again for another RailsBridge and Rails Core BugMash going on this weekend.
Today's Ruby5 has two new hosts, Jim & Nick who will be helping produce Friday podcasts. They talk about new database libraries, a useful caching library, and a new screencast, more or less.
CloudCrowd, Static, testing speeds, and databases optimization are covered in this episode. And, what starts with a little foreigner must also end with a little foreigner.
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