Betfairtaps Romaniafor offshore software skills
Eachan talked to Silicon.com earlier this week about the Betfair development centre that we are currently setting up in Cluj. As he says, it is going really well: the people are bright, keen and talented, we are working on some brand new products and I think it is fair to say that the work we have been doing in Cluj for the past few months has already made an impact on the way that Betfair development takes place back in London. If you are in Romania and want to see what we are up to don’t hesitate to get in touch!
- More on Google Scalability Conference
Greg has a link to Dares reports on the Google
- Seattle Scalability Conference, Pt II
… and some more from StorageMojo. Anyone else going to put something up?
Scrumfrom the trenches just went payware Continuous IntegrationServer Feature Matrix
- Seattle Conference on Scalability, Pt. I
StorageMojo’s first take on last weeks
- Joe Miller of
Linden Labspeaks at the Catalyst Conference
Jeff Barrhas got some Second Lifestats.
- Amazon EC2 and S3 disaster planning
More on the Amazon SLA discussion. Artur reckons someone should compete with Amazon – I agree – competion is good. A (VERY) tongue in cheek suggestion: as this competition will be a start up, why not bootstrap it using S3 and EC2? If it takes off then you can afford to do your own thing, if it doesn’t then who cares – you don’t own the hardware.
Must be going senile – never heard of CFEngine before and it seems to have been around for a while.
- Ubuntu bug number one
- Technical Debt
Make sure you know what the interest rate is.
- Improve continuously
- The insurance point of view
Fancy insuring the results of your development process? What would happen if we applied completion guarentees (as used in movies) to software development?
- Four hours upfront and then reevaluate
The 37signals guys are trying out 4 hour dev cycles. Less is more I suppose.
- Second life bugs
- Linux: Introducing bugs
Torvalds tells it like it is.
- i read more blogs on tuesday
Why don’t I get this from Bloglines?
- Amazon Web Services and the lack of a SLA
Interesting comments from Greg Linden and Doug Kaye where they take differing views and I think they are both right. Those SLAs suck if you are trying to run a business that is succesful – +1 to Greg. The economics of EC2 make it a very cheap way of boot strapping an idea. The probability is that the idea will fail any way. +1 to Doug.
SmugMug pdf from Greg
- WiFi: Record Range Now 382 KM
That is a long way!
- The Importance of the environment
Jan is right about the manual nature of deployments being the source of all evil. I am not sure about his definition of simplicity though. I would prefer to focus on making the deployment easier through automation regardless of the number of different systems. (but I agree that less is more).
- Google Scalability Conference
I think Dan might enjoy himself.
- Cal Henderson.
Here is an idea for Bloglines.com: why don’t they provide the ability to display my available blogs ordered by the number of times I click on the blog feed link? They should already know how often I click a particular blog to read it. The more I read it, the higher up my list of blogs it goes. That way I don’t have to manually try and order my blogfeeds (which is a COMPLETE pain in the bum).