Yearly Archives: 2011

20 Jun 2011

Cloud deployment nirvana through Chef

raghuram

I have a lot of appreciation for the amount of engineering that goes into building sophisticated tools for software deployment. A few years back, when I was working with Amazon, I learnt how large companies manage tasks like building and deploying complex and highly distributed software systems. The build system was called Bob and the [...]

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14 May 2011

O Application What Art Thou?

raghuram

Apple and Google seem to be the two companies people look up to, when trying to find out the future direction of the Web. With Internet as the foundation, these companies dictate what gets built on top. When the iPhone came out, a lot of developers started writing a lot of Objective C code. The [...]

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19 Apr 2011

Backup, backup, backup!

raghuram

A few days back a couple of computers in my uncle’s office got affected by viruses (unfortunately, I have not been able to convince my uncle to buy Macs). After about two days of effort in trying to remove them, the maintenance guy, very calmly said that the machines had to be formatted and the [...]

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