Cross Domain RESTful AJAX with jQuery and Rails 2.2.2

Flinn Mueller aka actsasflinn wrote an blog post Cross domain RESTful JSON-P with Rails back in July. There he showed how to monkeypatch Rails to allow json-p to do all the REST verbs even when going across domains. He also showed how to make the json-p calls with jquery. A very nice solution that we [...] [...]

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Installing PoolParty on Mac OS X and Ubuntu

In my search for the ultimate open source tool for deploying our service onto the “Clouds” I am now trying the new PoolParty. (Though I’m finding that the github wiki for PoolParty is a better reference). Its got what seems to be a nice clean Ruby based Domain Specific Language (DSL) and set of unix [...] [...]

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HOWTO: Install iClassify on Ubuntu and Mac OS X Leopard

Update: The folks who developed iClassify have come out with a total framework that is an alternative to iClassify/Puppet called opscode-chef. I will be looking into that soon and not do anymore work with iClassify (unless Chef turns out to suck or something, but at first glance it looks pretty good!). [After playing with Chef, [...] [...]

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Hadoop, HDFS and Hbase on Ubuntu & Macintosh Leopard

UPDATE: This has been replaced by a newer post Experience installing Hbase 0.20.0 Cluster on Ubuntu 9.04 and EC2 . I found that using the pre-built distributions of Hadoop and HBase much better than trying to build from source. I need more Java/Ant-fu to do the build from scratch. The HBase-0.20.0 Release Candidates are really [...] [...]

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