Everett Toews

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    jclouds at Gluecon 2013

    08 May 2013
    It’s time to hit the road, get some hands on keyboards, and really teach developers how to use jclouds. I’ll be giving a workshop titled “Solve the Cross-Cloud Conundrum with jclouds” at Gluecon this year. The session is on May 22 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in Breakout 2.

    jclouds 1.6.0 and the move to the ASF

    02 May 2013
    jclouds 1.6.0 has been released! Since 1.5.0 I’m both proud and (antonymically) humbled to have become a committer. We’ve done a lot of work since then, including adding new features and an extensive refactoring aimed at simplifying the code base and removing cruft. I’m pleased to announce that full support for Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers and Cloud DNS has been added. That brings the list of supported APIs to:

    Presentation Patterns

    04 Apr 2013
    Presentation Patterns is a book that takes the concept of software design patterns (and anti-patterns) and applies it to presentations and public speaking. This book is a must read for Developer Advocates and Software Developers who need to deliver a presentation to any size group of people. I would also recommend it to anyone in a technical position or even those in other roles as it’s filled with practical advice and actionable steps accessible by anyone. After reading the book through once and giving a presentation based on a handful of the patterns therein, I’m convinced this book can help improve or kick start your presentation skills.

    We Wrote an OpenStack Operations Guide in 5 Days!

    08 Mar 2013
    And here it is…the OpenStack Operations Guide. You can read it in EPUB, MOBI, PDF, or print. The electronic formats are free to download so click away. The print version costs $29.90 and all proceeds go to the OpenStack Foundation to support more book sprints like the one that produced this book.

    We're Writing an OpenStack Operations Manual in 5 Days!

    21 Feb 2013
    Anne Gentle, the OpenStack Doc Lead and Technical Committee member, must be crazy. She’s proposed that a group of us write an OpenStack Operations Manual in 5 days. But there’s a method to her madness. She’s assembled a group of long-time OpenStack operators and people known for their documentation skill. She’s handled the logistics of getting all of these people from across the world together in the same room for 5 days. She’s recruited an experienced mediator and open source manual maker to assist us during the book sprint. And it all happens next week. She may be crazy but we believe in her and we can make this happen.

    Swift Only with OpenStack DevStack on the Rackspace Cloud

    18 Feb 2013
    Swift is not installed by default when using OpenStack DevStack. Sometimes you want to install Swift only for some testing without all of the other services getting in the way. Here’s how to setup Swift (and Keystone for authentication) with DevStack on the Rackspace Cloud.