Roy Ashbrook

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Amazon S3 Outage

If you haven't heard about it, Amazon had an outtage the other day with some of it's shared services. Here's a great article explaining "what up with that" http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2008/02/why_s3_failed.php  Here's a quote from Amazon about what happened: Early this morning, at 3:30am PST, we started seeing elevated levels of authenticated requests from multiple users in one of our locations. While we carefully monitor our overall request volumes and these remained within normal ranges, we had not been monitoring the proportion of authenticated requests. Importantly, these cryptographic requests consume more resources per call than other request types. Shortly before 4:00am PST, we began to...

posted @ Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:39 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ARCH ]

Why Objects Suck

I saw this great article over at codeproject: http://www.codeproject.com/gen/design/theWrongObject.asp.   Here is one part I found to be particularly on point:      "Now, the diagram above is a bit silly, but I think it's also illustrative of the evolution in both hardware and software architectures. The last column, "Aspect Computing", is something I have totally invented, but it seems to me that as distributed services develop and components/component communication is standardized, a significant amount of "programming" will simply be gluing together disparate components, handling events, and coordinating the flow of data between them."   I totally agree with this and I would say we are almost...

posted @ Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:11 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ARCH ]

newsflash .NET > J2EE

I was surfing around today looking for information on .NET vs J2EE performance when I came across this site: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/bb499684.aspx Summary from that site: "This application is an end-to-end sample application for .NET Enterprise Application Server technologies. It is a service-oriented application based on Windows Communication Foundation (.NET 3.0) and ASP.NET, and illustrates many of the .NET enterprise development technologies for building highly scalable, rich "enterprise-connected" applications. It is designed as a benchmark kit to illustrate alternative technologies within .NET and their relative performance. The application offers full interoperability with J2EE and IBM WebSphere's Trade 6.1 sample application. As such, the application offers an...

posted @ Wednesday, August 15, 2007 9:38 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ ARCH ]

Electronification of Paper aka EOP

If you use this term, you are a moron. Electronification is a made up word. We already have digital documents. Please, US Financial Industry, stop the madness. The United States already looks retarded enough around the world without you causing anyone else to think we have to create new words because we haven't expanded our vocabulary enough to include digital documents or digitization of paper. Every time I see or hear some executive somewhere use the phrase EOP or Electronification of Paper as if they did not just babble some ridiculous sounding nonsense it makes my stomach turn. If you...

posted @ Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:48 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ ARCH ]

Top 10 "Why XML Sucks" Articles

As many of my colleagues know, I am not a really big fan of XML. I think it's bloated. I think it's not needed. I don't think it accomplishes much if anything that couldn't be done before just by sending text delimited in a different way. I'm not sure why if I want to tell someone a yes or a no answer on something being found, I have to wrap it in 1000 characters of SOAP data when i could just send a 0 a 1 or nothing and accomplish the same thing. Or why if I want a list...

posted @ Monday, July 9, 2007 8:53 PM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ ARCH ]

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