Liquibase | Database Refactoring

In Database, Dev Tools, Open Source by bchesley0 Comments

Database Change Management You never develop code without version control, why do you develop your database without it? Liquibase is an open source (Apache 2.0 Licensed), database-independent library for tracking, managing and applying database changes. It is built on a simple premise: All database changes are stored in a human readable yet trackable form and checked into source control. Liquibase …

Exploring the software behind Facebook

In Cool Stuff, Open Source, Site Optimization by bchesley0 Comments

Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world’s largest sitePosted in Main on June 18th, 2010 by PingdomAt the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren’t practical. The challenge for Facebook’s engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a …

YUI 3 — Yahoo! User Interface Library

In AJAX, CSS, Frameworks, Open Source, YUI by bchesley0 Comments

YUI 3 — Yahoo! User Interface Library YUI 3 is Yahoo!’s next-generation JavaScript and CSS library. It powers the new Yahoo! homepage, Yahoo! Mail, and many other Yahoo! sites. The YUI 3 Library has been redesigned and rewritten from the ground up incorporating what we’ve learned in five years of dedicated library development. The library includes the core components, a …