Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A redbot from mnot

mnot == Mark Nottingham (RESTful Web Services guru and blogger)

redbot == Resource Expert Droid == a testing tool written in Python that "checks HTTP resources to see how they use HTTP, makes suggestions, and finds common protocol mistakes"

Use this tool if you want to see how well your Web application does in terms of HTTP connections, content negotiation, caching and validation. Very useful both for traditional Web sites and for Web services.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Presentations from AWS Start-Up Event

OpenX was invited to present as part of the AWS Start-Up Tour 2009, which stopped in Los Angeles on June 15th. John Linden, our CTO, gave a presentation on the ways we use EC2 here at OpenX. He got a lot of questions, which means people were awake and alert ;-)

Until John's slides are posted to Slideshare, here are 2 other presentations, one from eHarmony on the way they use Elastic MapReduce, and one from Amazon's own Jinesh Varia on 'Architecting for the AWS cloud'. Interesting stuff. Check out this Slideshare page for more links to other AWS-related presentations.

Modifying EC2 security groups via AWS Lambda functions

One task that comes up again and again is adding, removing or updating source CIDR blocks in various security groups in an EC2 infrastructur...