Everett Toews

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    Innovation in the jclouds Community

    11 Feb 2013
    Last week I had the pleasure of hosting the first jclouds meetup of 2013 at the Rackspace offices in San Francisco. The number one thing that struck me during the meetup was the amount of innovation going on and the commitment of the community. We had a great turn out and 4 presentations were given by members. Without further ado, here they are in the order they were presented.

    An Annotated GitHub Workflow

    25 Jan 2013
    After you’ve worked with any open source project hosted on GitHub for a while, you get used to its particular workflow. Well here’s mine for jclouds but it’s applicable to many projects. This guide will show you how to commit code to a project hosted on GitHub. The guide assumes you’re as least somewhat familiar with git and already have a GitHub account.

    jclouds, Netflix, and appsworld in San Francisco

    14 Jan 2013
    I’m going to be in San Francisco the first week of February and it’s going to be a packed week talking about and hacking on open source software. In addition to spending some time at the Rackspace San Francisco office, I’ll be doing a mix of hosting/attending meetups and presenting at the appsworld conference in SF.

    What is a Developer Advocate?

    28 Dec 2012
    I wrote a bit about “What is a Developer Advocate?” back in October in the article Introducing the Rackspace Developer Relations Group and open cloud SDKs. Not a whole lot of time has passed since then but my thinking on it has evolved and I missed a number of things in that first pass. I’d like to take another crack at it and I still get asked this question often enough that it’s always fresh in my mind.

    Keep Up-To-Date With Changes To The Rackspace APIs

    21 Dec 2012
    One of the trickiest parts of developing on top of an external service exposed via an HTTP API, like the Rackspace Open Cloud API, is keeping up to up-to-date with changes to the API. Since it’s delivered as a web service it can change without you necessarily being aware of it. If a new feature is released, how would you know? If a change to an existing service is made and you could benefit from it by making an update to your code, how would you discover that?