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October 24, 2013Joyent Manta Storage Service: Image Manipulation and Publishing Part 4 by Christopher Hogue, Ph.D.
More sophisticated series of shell scripts that pull the originals, resize, reformat, extract XMP metadata, and use MapReduce to make a file of metadata one-line descriptions.
October 21, 2013Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud by Deirdre Straughan
Our friends from BayLISA came up to San Francisco again the other night. The occasion was the launch of Brendan Gregg's new book, Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud, and we had the first copies hot off the press to raffle off to three lucky attendees.
October 17, 2013Tracing Node.js add-on latency by David Pacheco
Node.js has some built-in DTrace probes for looking at HTTP request start/done and GC start/done, and I wrote [nhttpsnoop] to report latency based on these probes.
October 11, 2013Stopping a broken program in its tracks by David Pacheco
Last week I debugged a Node issue where under some conditions, fork() failure could result in some file descriptors being closed, leading shortly to bedlam. In the best cases, the program would immediately crash, but often it would just do the wrong thing. This happens a lot, of course, and in many ways it's worse than a crash because you have no core dump nor even a stack trace to go on.
October 8, 2013Joyent Manta Storage Service: Image Manipulation and Publishing Part 3 by Christopher Hogue, Ph.D.
Simple JPEG resizing on Manta and the speedup compared to my notebook, mjob share, tips on preserving image color, and uploading large data sets.
October 3, 2013Node.js in production: runtime log snooping by David Pacheco
This post is the one of several about how we operate Node.js in production at Joyent.
October 2, 2013Cloud Security: Plugging the Hole in Data Leakage by Carlos Cardenas & Dan Bogdanov, PhD
This is part of a series of blog posts on cloud security. Carlos Cardenas is a security expert who came to Joyent from The Institute for Cyber Security ICS at the University of Texas, San Antonio. While at ICS, Carlos worked under Ravi Sandhu, PhD, one of the leading security experts in the world.
October 1, 2013Wanelo and Joyent Fireside at Cloud Beat by Ben Wen
At Cloud Beat's fireside chat, Konstantin Gredeskoul, CTO of Wanelo and Bryan Cantrill, Joyent's SVP of Engineering discuss Wanelo's use of Joyent Manta.
September 27, 2013What the [bleep] Does Joyent Manta Have to Do with Twitter? by Mark Cavage
In Part 1 of this webinar series Joyent's lead Manta architect, Mark Cavage, provides an introduction to, and explores the motivations for building Manta. Mark also provides insight into its underlying architectural features and reveals top use cases.
September 19, 2013Surge Wrap-up by David Pacheco
Last week, several Joyent engineers attended Surge in Washington, D.C. The highlight for several of us was the keynote by Gene Kranz (of Apollo 13 fame) about his days at Mission Control.
September 12, 2013Joyent Manta Storage Service: Image Manipulation and Publishing by Christopher Hogue, Ph.D.
Joyent Manta Storage Service: Image Content Manipulation and Publishing Example Part 1: The Getty Open Content Image Set.
July 29, 2013Taking on Amazon in the Cloud by Nicole E. Spears
Jason Hoffman speaks with Bloomberg TV's Deirdre Bolton on Joyent's competitive advantage in the Cloud industry.
April 26, 2013New Versioning Scheme for SmartOS Images by Christopher Horrell
We’re switching over to a new versioning scheme for SmartOS based images.
April 16, 2013Join Us: Node Milestone Meetups in SF and Palo Alto by rachelbalik
We’re hosting two Node Milestone meetups this month taking a closer look at how Node.js is measuring up as we move towards v1.0.
April 15, 2013What's New in pkgsrc 2013Q1 by Jonathan Perkin
Jonathan Perkin gives instructions for installing pkgsrc-2013Q1 and a list of the major new features.