As more and more applications are composed of several or more services, finding all the bottlenecks between the data and the user is a tough problem in itself. Twitter has added to their growing list of open source projects with Zipkin, which provides a system for distributed tracing.
Instrumented libraries in the stack send information to a Zipkin collector via Thrift. Data can then be queried and presented in Zipkin’s web interface.
Check the README or source on GitHub for more.
With so much open source software getting created every day, it’s amazing how much we all benefit from the work of others in the community. But even free software, both as in beer and speech, isn’t all unicorns and rainbows. So what do you do when you have problems with that shiny new set of […]
Apologies for the loaded headline. It’s a hat tip to the Twitter how-to articles that taught us the benefits of setting our avatars, writing a witty bios, setting a location, engaging your audience, and oh yeah, adding value. As a team that digs through a mountain of open source projects each week, so that you […]
A few weeks back we teamed up with GitHub to feature GitHub Jobs on the podcast. Starting this morning you’ll start seeing new Tweets about jobs posted that we find interesting. We’ll be scheduling tweets to go out in the morning and afternoon (using HootSuite’s scheduling feature) with no more than two jobs mentioned per […]
Wynn caught up with Chris Matthieu of Voxeo Labs to talk about Phono, Tropo, Adhearsion, and building telephony apps with open source tools. Items mentioned in the show: We’re excited to team up with GitHub Jobs! To have your job posting read on air, just check “Advertise this listing on The Changelog Podcast for an […]
Another Friday, time to spotlight some GitHub folks you should follow. tenderlove (Aaron Patterson) The author of nokogiri and mechanize, Aaron also empowers you to do fuzzy texticle searches. isaacs (Isaac Z. Schlueter) The man who helps you manage your package using npm. abraham (Abraham Williams) The author of the canonical PHP library for the […]
Wynn, Kenneth, and Micheil run through the news and highlights of a busy September on thechangelog.com. Sorry for the poor audio in this episode, due to technical difficulties we had to fall back to our single channel recording so we couldn’t cut out the typing and coughing :-/ Items mentioned in the show: Tablib: Pythonic […]
It’s Wednesday again, time for us to serve up another quick list of projects to watch on GitHub. These are projects you might have missed or should could keep an eye on. Heroku::Autoscale David Dollar makes automatically scaling your Heroku dynos a snap with this gem. Simply add the gem to your Gemfile gem ‘heroku-autoscale’ […]
This is just too awesome. /via Yehuda Katz
While in San Francisco for Chirp, Wynn caught up with Erik and John from 140Proof, Hayes Davis from CheapTweet, and Christie Koehler from Open Source Bridge about Twitter and open source development. 140 Proof Ad platform for Twitter John Manoogian III and Erik Michaels-Ober from 140 Proof Racket Monitor your log files with auralization Merb […]