The data-driven security analyst

This was originally posted on Gigaom. SUMMARY:How do large data volumes and increased automation change the role of the security analyst? Find out in our next GigaOM Research live analyst webinar, sponsored by Click Security. This free webinar takes place on May 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. PT. Edge-based intrusion prevention and security information and ...

10gen introduces a backup option for MongoDB

  SUMMARY:10gen, the company behind the popular MongoDB NoSQL database, has come out with a way for users to back up their data, so developers can focus on building applications. There’s no question that MongoDB is popular among developers. 10gen, the company behind the NoSQL database, has been building out its executive team. Now 10gen is ...

AMD’s “heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access” coming this year in Kaveri

Chip designer wants to replace GPU computing with heterogeneous computing. AMD wants to talk about HSA, Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA), its vision for the future of system architectures. To that end, it held a press conference last week to discuss what it’s calling “heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access” (hUMA). The company outlined what it was doing, ...

Opscode gains momentum with IBM, Microsoft deals

This was posted originally on Gigaom.   SUMMARY:IBM is integrating Chef into SmartCloud and MIcrosoft is adding support for Azure as well in a sign that enterprises are fully aboard the devops bandwagon. Opscode’s been on a bit of a roll. The devops fan favorite is the foundation of Amazon Web Services new Opsworks application lifecycle ...

Recursion or while loops: Which is better?

This article was posted originally on Arstechnica. It’s a question young programmers confront often. Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. It’s a response often encountered during technical interviews: “OK, you ...

IBM buys UrbanCode for its devops chops

This was posted originally on Gigaom. SUMMARY:Big Blue says UrbanCode’s software works well with its own Worklight mobile application development platfrom to speed up the creation and deployment of mobile (and cloud) apps. If there was any doubt that devops — the practice of getting development and operations teams to work together to design and ...

Deep thinking on complex systems: A devops reading list

This was posted originally on Gigaom photo: Shutterstock / Linda Parton SUMMARY:GigaOM contributor James Urquhart shares some of the best books, blogs and other information on the concepts of devops and complex IT systems. As I wrap up my series digging into the relationship between complex systems, devops, anti-fragility and IT systems, I wanted to give ...

I can write code, but can’t design well. Any help?

Reading books can only get you so far—and sometimes that’s just far enough. Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. user396089 is more than competent when it comes to writing code in “bits and ...

Quickly check installed version(s) of PHP

In order to quickly check installed version(s) of PHP run: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/rebuild_phpconf --current

How to find path to php.ini file

No matter what control panel you are using, the complete way to find what php.ini file to edit for specific domain is following: Create file inside your site, name it for example info.php , with content: <? phpinfo() ?> Open file in your browser window, like http://domain.tld/info.php Search for line Loaded Configuration File, it will show you full ...