To me, this is probably the biggest news is IT and banking so far this year. I sure hope that most banks can start using the new keyfobs before the attackers multiply and become more advanced.
Great, in-depth tutorial on using syslog with your applications. If you are running software on a Unix or Linux-based system, then you definitely need to check this out.
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This was a very good article on why you would want to use NoSQL databases like Hadoop to manage verbose, “cheap” information. I would be interested in seeing what it would take to use it to aggregate logs.
Great article on the basics of performance and scalability, told in a crude in hilarious way.
I know it’s lame to already like CoffeeScript, but it really is pretty cool, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes significantly more popular very soon.
I stumbled across this article when I was looking for something else on Joel’s site. I read this years ago, and it’s definitely one of my favorite business stories ever. And if you still believe that non-technical people can run technical organizations, then this is required reading.
This is just a great resource for anyone writing an app with Jruby.