Day: August 4, 2002

  • I just finished Web Services Essentials.  I found it extremely informative, but the last few chapters reminded me of a man page dump on WSDL.  I was a little dissapointed, but overall the book was excellent.  I’m not sure if I should wait for the book on XML-RPC to show up or just dive into SOAP, but whatever happens this book has psyched me up.  I might even be productive at some point in the near future, imagine that!

  • I added my blogtree entry earlier today.  Only here can I be grouped in the same category with Doc, Paolo, Don Strickland and others.

  • OpenMosix 2.4.19: Moshe Bar and the team have released another version of the popular clustering tool.  From the announcement:

    This is a significant release. We included Robert Love’s memory over-commit protection patch and ported it to openMosix. We also make the OOM killer optional. The load balancer is now significantly faster and kernel latencies have been reduced, as well.

    Some bugs of 2.4.18-rel 2 have been fixed and DFSA now behaves correctly.


    Moshe Bar

  • MySQL, Linux, FreeBSD, and Swap Space: Good stuff from Jeremy Zawodny about tuning linux for MySQL and 2.4 virtual memory fun:

    I spent a fair amount of time of Friday trying figure out why our FreeBSD servers running MySQL 4.0.2 were doing so much better than our Linux servers running MySQL 4.0.2. They’re all slaves of the same 3.23.51 master and get roughly equal query loads, thanks to our Alteon load-balancers (yes, the ones that occasionally stop working right).

  • Ghetto SOAP: Tiberius ties together Java and C# in a slick way without lots of overhead.  What is that, pseudo services?

  • Spend A Day With .NET: Sells Brothers has a contest and a cool idea for something to do with August 30th.  The rules are simple:

    1. Thou shall submit only .NET code that you wrote in the 24-hour period on August 30th. To prove this, please send along the email of someone the judges can check with that will vouch for you.
    2. Thou may use existing unmanaged code via MC++ “IJW” (It Just Works) technology or via Win32 or COM interop, but the lines of unmanaged code may consist of no more than 49% of the total lines of code in the submission.
    3. Thou may use 3rd party libraries.
    4. Thou may work in teams, but prizes may need to be split between submitters.
    5. Thou shall include instructions for building and exercising your submission simple enough that even our judges can follow them. A description of why your code is cool is highly recommended.
    6. Thou shall check these rules again before making your submission in case I think of any more (engineers are tricky).