Consequently, let’s build a bot to audit the membership of our GitHub organisation. But let’s do away with a backing store, because with a little thought GitHub can be our backing store - and let’s build only the most minimal interface, because GitHub can be our interface too. This means people using our bot need to learn absolutely nothing to use it – they’re devs, and they already know how to use these tools – they already know how to use GitHub. — How the Guardian uses GitHub to audit GitHub | Info | theguardian.com
This is a great idea and a great way to use GitHub to manage your use of GitHub
Github opened up beta testing to the world for their awesome new editor, Atom and I'm here to offer you an invite.
So what are you waiting for? Want and invite? Tweet me your email address and I'll send you an invite.
PS. It's Mac only at the mo, but a Linux and Windows version will be available soon.
Well folks, today was my last day - well, actually half day - working for Oracle. I'm off to pastures new.
I started working for Sun Microsystems way back in January 2001, stuck through the highs and lows and the Oracle acquisition, but now I must move on. An opportunity has come up I just can't refuse (thanks Michael).
I formally announced my departure to my colleagues on Monday morning, UK time, and I think someone leaked it to the press ... check what the Oracle stock price has done since Monday...
I wonder what it's like to be so important for such news to really have an impact on the stock price, maybe I'll find out one day
My new job doesn't involve Solaris (more details on what I'll be doing coming soon), but fear not: I plan to keep my grubby mitts in the Solaris pie for the foreseeable future, if only on a personal usage level, so I'll still be posting Solaris related stuff here, along with other new and exciting things.
I'm now sitting at home writing this out feeling a little sad, a little happy, a little excited, a little scared, a little woozy (I really shouldn't have eaten those Krispy Kremes I got everyone) and I have a bit of an empty feeling. Sun/Oracle was a huge chunk of my life and now it's all over.
Oh well, onto new ventures. I'm about to embark on one of the most exciting and yet scary times of my life. I can't wait.
Docker is an open-source project to easily create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare metal, OpenStack clusters, public clouds and more. — Docker: the Linux container engine
It's essentially a friendly wrapper around the commands which implement the Solaris-like zones/containers on Linux. Given time, and some commitment from some devs and this could be a useful tool for Solaris zones too.