Month: November 2011

075 TMTC Jim Jagielski – Apache Software Foundation

Jim Jagielski is the president of the Apache Software Foundation and works for Red Hat. He's a founding member of the Foundation and has been a developer on the HTTP server for over a decade. We had an inspiring conversation about the Apache Software Foundation, the origins of the HTTP server, how the Foundation manages…

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074 TMTC Jonathan Ellis – Cassandra

Jonathan Ellis is the Project Chair of Cassandra and co-founder of DataStax,  a company that specializes in helping companies set up BigData stacks with Cassandra, Hadoop, and other open source software. His company just released DataStax Enterprise. We had a great discussion about the origins of Cassandra, what it's good at, how it stacks up…

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ActiveModel Callbacks

In the Jots (like tweets) in JotRod, I needed to generate a hash on creation as the key for the Jots. So, I determined that the easiest way to do that was to include ActiveModel Callbacks. The module is pretty simple to add to your classes. Here’s a demo of how to add it to…

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073 TMTC Grant Ingersoll – Lucene & Solr

Lucene is a terrific tool for powering searches. Solr adds a layer of functionality on top of it that makes things even more easy to use. In this interview, Grant and I discuss the ins and outs of using Lucene to power searches on your websites.

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