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February 25, 2013Estonian Science, Cybersecurity and Joyent’s Cloud by This is a guest post by Mike Gault, CEO of GuardTime.
Recent events have shown again and again the challenge of using cryptographic keys to prove the authenticity of electronic data. Whether it’s McAfee revoking keys for signing apps on the Apple store, stolen keys from Bit9 being used to sign malware or RSA losing its master private key, key compromise is a potential headache every CSO wakes up to on a daily basis. But what if you could prove the authenticity of the world’s data without relying on cryptographic keys at all?
February 14, 2013Geeklist: All the Cool Geeks Are On It by rachelbalik
“Technologists are an increasingly important force in our economy, but nobody is servicing them properly,” explained Reuben Katz, co-founder and CEO of Geeklist.
February 7, 2013Meetup: The Art of Email Explained Scientifically by joyentirene
SF Meetup, Wednesday, 2/27: The Art of Email Explained Scientifically: What Developers, Operations and Marketing are Required by Law to Know.
February 7, 2013Nodejitsu and Joyent: We Feel the Need for Speed by rachelbalik
In the past year, journalists, enterprise organizations and forward-thinking developers everywhere are realizing that Node.js is more than just a passing fad: It’s ready for the big time. But long before some of the world’s biggest and fastest growing companies were building in Node, Nodejitsu was providing a platform for developers to deploy and host their Node apps.
February 5, 2013Cloud Performance Counts - ReelSurfer the Viral Video Site by joyentirene
Video is now the king of content. However, there’s not enough time to watch a video. 4-minute videos can make us squirm in our chairs or reach for our smartphone to check email. Even if you have not heard of ReelSurfer, you probably have watched a mash-up or one of its viral videos. ReelSurfer is a free online service that lets anyone clip and share any video from any website.
February 4, 2013The Client-Server Model and the Internet of Things by rachelbalik
Engineering often requires a heads down focus on very small, detailed problems. But innovation often requires thinking very, very big - sometimes bigger than we even realize we need to think.
January 31, 2013Exams + Homework = Fun studying application from Quizlet by joyentirene
Making studying fun is almost impossible, partially because everyone learns differently. Despite the odds, Quizlet has done it. How? They’ve taken the simple concept of a “Study set,” which can be input onto flashcards, and created a vibrant community that shares and learns these sets in various study modes and competitive games.
January 30, 2013DevOps - SmartOS Operations - Ben Rockwood at illumos Day by joyentdeirdre
Watch it Wednesdays are hand-picked videos from our Joyent engineers who have given talks in the past on a variety of open-source offerings. These videos have been selected for their ability to shed light on some of the most relevant, pressing topics in today’s developer community.
January 30, 2013Joyent Takes Gaming Companies to the Next Level by rachelbalik
When it comes to gaming, surprises are often part of the fun: You never what’s just around the corner or what challenges you’ll find in the next level. But for mobile and social game makers, surprises are often the cause of a whole lot of problems, especially when it comes to traffic to a site.
January 23, 2013Joyent and Hadoop: Making Big Data Better by rachelbalik
What? You haven’t? Well perhaps that’s because it’s not quite famous yet, but once word gets out about the new Apache Hadoop-based solution we launched today, we expect this phrase to be top-of-mind for companies who are looking for better performance from Hadoop and have ambitious goals when it comes to managing big data.
January 17, 2013One of Our Favorite Kingmakers Sheds Light on Nerd Power! by rachelbalik
Our partners and friends at New Relic just sponsored a very insightful book titled, “The New Kingmakers. How Developers Conquered the World,” by Stephen O’Grady, Redmonk analyst. The book discusses the way that today’s economy is shaped by technology and the developers. New Relic offers a simple, elegant app performance management solution. Since its inception, it’s always been a big advocate for the developer community.
January 14, 2013Linux Users, Got Three Cents? We’ve Got Something for You by Jasun Wurster
We’ve just updated Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 6.0.6 to make Joyent an even sweeter ride for Linux users. Highlights of Joyent’s version 2.3.1 include Joyent GPG signed Debian and Ubuntu repos that offer secure Joyent updates and being able to set hostnames via CloudAPI using Mdata.
January 11, 2013How to reset kstat counters by Mr. Max Bruning
I have been thinking about this one for a while, because every now and again, mostly for testing purposes I find that I really wish I could reset a kstat. I have been able to figure out how to reset certain kstat(s) with MDB, but wondering if perhaps you have one method that makes it relatively easy to find and reset any kstat.
January 10, 2013MoonShadowMobile: Data Mapping for a New World by rachelbalik
If you watched the 2012 Presidential debates, you might have thought the entire election was centered on Big Bird and binders full of women. In reality, the election was about big data - the kind of data that could never be contained in a binder, no matter how many you had or how big they were.
January 3, 2013Code Forward: Meet the Developers Behind President Obama’s 2012 Re-Election by joyentlindsay
Meet the Obama for America tech team in NYC, SF or Chicago, sponsored by our partner NewRelic