Archive for August, 2008

Back to my roots, procrastinating for fun and profit!

The psychological principle is this: anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. Robert Benchley

For the next month I will be free to wander around aimlessly. If you’ve been wanting to hang out with me [...]

Handling Eventual Consistency with Amazon SimpleDB and Ruby

Eventual consistency. The storage system guarantees that if no new updates are made to the object eventually (after the inconsistency window closes) all accesses will return the last updated value.

My coworker wrote up our experience writing ruby integration tests against Amazon SimpleDB. You should know that we were in an integration test [...]