Joyent Blog

  • Feb
    6
    The liberation of RethinkDB by Bryan Cantrill

    I have long been a fan of RethinkDB, finding it to hit a sweet spot: developer friendliness (I <3 ReQL!) with Jepsen-grade robustness. This is the same ethos that we aspire to at Joyent, and that RethinkDB was born proprietary but later made open source made it feel like even more of a kindred spirit: I have leapt the chasm twice (first at Sun with what became illumos and then later at Joyent, where we open sourced our entire stack), so I felt I personally understood some of the arduous path that RethinkDB had walked.

  • Dec
    17
    Bringing clarity to containers by Bryan Cantrill

    At the beginning of the year, I laid down a few predictions. While I refuse on principle to engage in Stephen O'Grady-style self-flagellation, I do think it's worth revisiting the headliner prediction, namely that 2015 is the year of the container.

  • Sep
    15
    Requests for discussion by Bryan Cantrill

    One of the exciting challenges of being an all open source company is figuring out how to get design conversations out of the lunch time discussion and the private IRC/Jabber/Slack channels and into the broader community.

  • Feb
    10
    Introducing the Node.js Foundation by Scott Hammond

    This morning we — along with several prominent members of the Node.js community — announced our intent to form the Node.js Foundation.

  • Nov
    6
    SmartDataCenter and Manta are now open source by Bryan Cantrill

    Today we are announcing that we are open sourcing the two systems at the heart of our business: SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform.

  • Apr
    26
    Opscode Chef Heats Up With Joyent by Van Diamandakis

    Joyent is now fully supporting Chef, Opscode’s infrastructure automation software, on the Joyent Cloud.

  • Mar
    11
    Announcing the Latest Node Update by Isaac Z. Schlueter

    Node v0.10 brings significant improvements to many areas, with a focus on API polish, ease of use, and backwards compatibility.

  • Mar
    1
    Brendan Gregg's Talk on Linux at SCaLE 11x by Deirdré Straughan

    The talk is about Linux Performance Analysis and Tools: specifically, observability tools and the methodologies to use them.

  • Feb
    21
    Joyent: Then and Now by rachelbalik

    Here in Silicon “blink and you might miss something” Valley, we spend a lot of time talking about the present and predicting the future, but not a whole lot of time reminiscing about the past. However, in honor of President’s Day this past Monday, we realized we might also benefit from learning a little bit about the present by revisiting history and reflecting on the past.

  • Feb
    13
    Surge 2012 - When Node.js Goes Wrong by joyentdeirdre

    The event-oriented approach underlying Node.js enables significant concurrency using a deceptively simple programming model, which has been an important factor in Node's growing popularity for building large scale web services.

  • Feb
    6
    ZFS Performance Analysis and Tools by joyentdeirdre

    The performance of the file system, or disks, is often the target of blame, especially in multi-tenant cloud environments. At Joyent we deploy a public cloud on ZFS-based systems, and frequently investigate performance with a wide variety of applications in growing environments.

  • Feb
    5
    The USE Method: Thinking Methodically About Performance by rachelbalik

    When your friends and family come to you with the flood of technology questions you’ve come accept as an occupational hazard, you know how to ask the critical, mission-saving questions such as, “is it plugged in” and “have you tried turning it on?”

  • Jan
    30
    DevOps - 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.

  • Jan
    17
    Training from Joyent by joyentirene

    We’re happy to announce more training from Joyent, see the calendar for dates, details, and registration links.

  • Jan
    14
    Linux 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.