Everett Toews

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    OpenStack devstack on the Rackspace open cloud

    08 Nov 2012
    I’ve written about deploying devstack before in Contributing OpenStack Support to jclouds. That post covered running devstack locally in VirtualBox. I’ve been using that method for a while now but with a devstack env in VirtualBox, a jclouds dev env, browser, chat client, mail client, etc. etc. etc. all running on the same laptop it gets bogged down. I’m pretty sure I heard gears grinding and smoke was pouring out of the laptop at one point. I just don’t have the cores, RAM, and RPMs to run everything smoothly and you need smoothly or development starts to suck.

    SDKs and an OpenStack Grizzly Summit Wrap Up

    22 Oct 2012
    The OpenStack Grizzly Summit has wrapped up and it was another huge success. The new format of having the Summit and Conference at the same time worked well. Good venue, the wifi held up, the organizers accommodated the overflow people (i.e. 200-300 unregistered attendees) with amazing aplomb, there were always healthy food choices, and coffee/water was present at all times. All in all, great organization by the OpenStack Foundation that allowed everyone to stay focused on the task at hand, improving OpenStack in every way possible.

    Introducing the Rackspace Developer Relations Group and open cloud SDKs

    15 Oct 2012
    I’m proud to help announce and to be a part of the Rackspace Developer Relations Group as a Developer Advocate. The group has been around for a little while now and I only joined them a few of months ago but we’ve had our heads down building Software Development Kits (SDKs). Well now we’ve got a killer Java SDK and PHP SDK for the Rackspace open cloud ready to go and we’d like to let the world know. We’ve been introduced on the official Rackspace blog but I wanted to throw my 2 cents in here too.

    SDKs at the OpenStack Grizzly Summit

    10 Oct 2012
    SDKs are a vital resource for any ecosystem and SDKs for OpenStack are proliferating. The OpenStack Grizzly Summit has a few sessions dedicated to SDKs that I wanted to highlight.