Hot Links - Level 2

LevelDB

38 month ago

nelson : LevelDB - Embeddable key/value database from the Google system wizards

joshua : LevelDB: A Fast Persistent Key-Value Store - Google Open Source Blog

snappy - A fast compressor/decompressor - Google Project Hosting

43 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : snappy - A fast compressor/decompressor - Google Project Hosting - snappy - A fast compressor/decompressor - Google Project Hosting: fast compression lib from google

nelson : snappy compression - A Google compression library: 2x bigger than gzip, but 10x faster

Anil Dash on the cultural implications of forking

49 month ago

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the cultural implications of forking - and Sippey forked his article  [via]

nelson : Forking is a Feature - Great reflection on how git has changed open source development

Anil : Forking is a Feature - While Linus Torvalds is best known as the creator of Linux, it's one of his more geeky creations, and the social implications of its design, that may well end up being his greatest legacy. Because Linus has, in just a few short years, changed the social d

Slide, Inc. - open source

52 month ago

Simon Willison : Slide, Inc. - open source - Slide, Inc.—open source. slide.com have open sourced a whole bunch of interesting Python libraries, most of them involving C extensions or greenlet non-blocking I/O. wirebin (fast binary serialization of native Python types) and meminfo (an extension

Rod Begbie : Slide, Inc. - open source - Some Python libraries opensourced from the Slide codebase. "wirebin", the superfast object serializer, is my favourite. #

Google to Open-source VP8 for HTML5 Video

54 month ago

deusx : Google to Open-source VP8 for HTML5 Video - "Google will soon make its VP8 video codec open source, we’ve learned from multiple sources. The company is scheduled to officially announce the release at its Google I/O developers conference next month, a source with knowledge of the announcement

Andy Baio : Google to open-source On2's VP8 codec for HTML5 video - Chrome, Firefox, and Opera will support; Safari and IE are less certain

CombineZM

62 month ago

nelson : CombineZM - Photo software: combine images at different focus depths to make one super-focus image

joshua : CombineZM - multifocal combination

Kirrily Robert's OSCON keynote about women in open-source projects

63 month ago

Andy Baio : Kirrily Robert's OSCON keynote about women in open-source projects - great talk, with lessons learned from two OS projects with a female majority  [via]

nelson : Women in open source - Awesome talk about gender in the open source world

TaskFreak! web based task manager / todo list written in PHP

63 month ago

joshua : TaskFreak! web based task manager / todo list written in PHP

deusx : TaskFreak! web based task manager / todo list written in PHP - "TaskFreak! is a simple but efficient web based task manager written in PHP."

ProjectPlan - unladen-swallow

67 month ago

Simon Willison : ProjectPlan - unladen-swallow - ProjectPlan—unladen-swallow. A branch of Python 2.6 aiming to radically improve performance (the target is a 5x improvement), by compiling Python to machine code using LLVM’s JIT engine. I think this is a Google 20% time project. An early version wi

nelson : Python Unladen Swallow - Google-financed open source project to make a faster CPython VM. The document is well written, also a rare public example of Google design doc format

redis

67 month ago

joshua : redis - another k/v distributed store

Simon Willison : redis - redis. An in-memory scalable key/value store but with an important difference: this one lets you perform list and set operations against keys, opening up a whole new set of possibilities for application development. It’s very young but already support [via]

Rod Begbie : redis - Key-value datastore. Fast like memcached, but persists to disk and can deal with pushing and popping with lists and sets. Just the thing to solve some of the problems I've been having with my RDBMS on a project I'm hacking on. [via#

bmilleare : Redis - A persistent key-value database with built-in net interface written in ANSI-C for Posix systems. Seems pretty fast - 110k SETs/sec and 81k GETs/sec on an entry level linux box.

maps from scratch

67 month ago

nelson : maps from scratch - detailed presentation and code for making maps from software on Linux

Simon Willison : maps from scratch - maps from scratch. An idea whose time has come: using EC2 AMIs for tutorial sessions to give everyone a pre-configured environment.

gaeunit - Google Code

71 month ago

deusx : gaeunit - Google Code - "GAEUnit is a unit test framework that helps to automate testing of your Google App Engine application. With a single configuration change (it can be completed within 30 seconds), your unit tests can be run in the real GAE app server environment usin

nelson : GAEUnit - Unit testing framework for Google AppEngine. Lets you run tests inside the GAE environment

GitHub and Git: Sharing Your Code, for What It’s Worth...

71 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : GitHub and Git: Sharing Your Code, for What It’s Worth... - GitHub and Git: Sharing Your Code, for What It’s Worth...: "This is a pivot of the traditional open source project website. A pivot from project to programmer."

deusx : Alan’s Kiloblog » GitHub and Git: Sharing Your Code, for What It’s Worth, Without a Begging Entry into Open Source Communities - "I am sharing my code. I am not launching an open source project. I am not beginning a search for like minded developers to avoid duplication of efforts. I am not showing up at someone else’s door hat in hand, asking for commit access. I am not loo

Dopplr open-sources their "find and invite" feature

73 month ago

Andy Baio : Dopplr open-sources their "find and invite" feature - Rails plugin for locating your friends on other social networks

Rod Begbie : Dopplr Blog: Find and invite your existing social networks - Dopplr have open-sourced their Ruby code to find your contacts and friends on social networks. They do a great job with it, so this'll be worth keeping an eye on until "Portable Contacts" takes off. #

Browser sync open source

76 month ago

nelson : Browser sync open source - Google puts their discontinued Firefox syncer out open source.

Jeremy Zawodny : Open Sourcing Browser Sync - Open Sourcing Browser Sync: cool!

Protocol buffers

76 month ago

nelson : Protocol buffers - Google's internal IDL gets released. It's pretty good as these things go.

Simon Willison : Protocol Buffers: Google's Data Interchange Format - Protocol Buffers: Google’s Data Interchange Format. Open sourced today. Highly efficient binary protocol for storing and transmitting structured data between C++, Java and Python. Uses a .proto file describing the data structure which is compiled to c

Rod Begbie : Protocol Buffers: Google's Data Interchange Format - A smidgen of Google's secret sauce -- a lighter-weight-than-XML data interchange format, with heavily optimized cross-language serialization routines. Just the thing for shuttling and persisting data. [via#

reddit goes open source

76 month ago

Rod Begbie : reddit goes open source - Reddit release (most of) the source for the site, allowing anyone to host their own reddit. Excellent video announcement from the mascot too. #

factoryjoe : blog.reddit -- what's new on reddit: reddit goes open source - reddit goes open source! Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: open source, reddit

A Microsoft secret plan for Yahoo's open source?

81 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : A Microsoft secret plan for Yahoo's open source? - A Microsoft secret plan for Yahoo's open source?: now that's just funny... on multiple levels!

deusx : Interop News - Interop News - A Microsoft secret plan for Yahoo's open source? - "What an irony it will be if Microsoft ends up using Yahoo’s open source software platform as a stick to beat Google."

Sun To Acquire MySQL

81 month ago

Simon Willison : Sun To Acquire MySQL - Sun To Acquire MySQL. Sun also employ Josh Berkus, one of the lead developers of PostgreSQL.

nelson : MySQL AB: $1 billion - Amazing purchase price, but would you want to be bought by Sun?

RubyForge: Starling

82 month ago

Simon Willison : RubyForge: Starling - RubyForge: Starling. “Starling is a light-weight persistent queue server that speaks the MemCache protocol. It was built to drive Twitter’s backend, and is in production across Twitter’s cluster.?

nelson : Starling - Open source release of an interesting piece of technology that Twitter has build; message queuing, lightweight

open...: Proprietary Software Does Not Scale

83 month ago

deusx : open...: Proprietary Software Does Not Scale - "The whole point about cloud computing is that it has to be effectively infinite - the more people want, the more they get. You can't do that with software that requires some kind of licensing payment, unless it's flat-fee."

Simon Willison : Proprietary Software Does Not Scale - Proprietary Software Does Not Scale. I’ve been thinking this for a while: if you’re using software with a per-CPU license you can’t just roll it out as an image across a bunch of virtual machines when you need to.

High performance ssh

84 month ago

nelson : High performance ssh - OpenSSH has some weird buffering that causes problems on long 100Mbps links

Jeremy Zawodny : High Performance Enabled SSH/SCP - High Performance Enabled SSH/SCP: some good research enabled this

Yahoo's Doug Cutting on MapReduce and the Future of Hadoop

85 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : Yahoo's Doug Cutting on MapReduce and the Future of Hadoop - Yahoo's Doug Cutting on MapReduce and the Future of Hadoop: "In this special InfoQ interview Cutting discusses how Hadoop is used at Yahoo, the challenges of its development, and the future direction of the project."

nelson : Hadoop interview - Doug Cutting is one of the smartest programmers I know

MySQL Proxy - MySQLForge Wiki

86 month ago

joshua : MySQL Proxy - MySQLForge Wiki

Jeremy Zawodny : MySQL Proxy - MySQL Proxy: "MySQL Proxy is a simple program that sits between your client and MySQL server(s) that can monitor, analyze or transform their communication. Its flexibility allows for unlimited uses."

nelson : MySQL Proxy - About time, should be quite handy

Schulze and Webb on Olinda, their digital radio for the BBC

86 month ago

Andy Baio : Schulze and Webb on Olinda, their digital radio for the BBC - not a concept piece, but a "standalone, fully operational, social, digital radio"

Simon Willison : BBC Olinda digital radio: Social hardware - BBC Olinda digital radio: Social hardware. Schulze and Webb made a social radio prototype for the BBC; the IPR will be under an attribution license so manufacturers can run with it without asking for permission first.

Rod Begbie : BBC Olinda digital radio: Social hardware - Schulze & Webb are working on an open, social digital-radio-plus-wifi prototype for the BBC. Fascinating the way they hope to apply "open source" to hardware design. [via#

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