Category Archives: OSCON

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Some ZFS News

Phoronix has a really well-written article on ZFS, including news on a company planning to release a CDDL-licensed linux kernel module. ZFS is the holy grail of filesystems. Many Database Administrators have switched from Linux to Solaris because ZFS has … Continue reading

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O’Reilly Open Source Conference 2010, Portland

Once again, the O’Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON) was held in Portland, Oregon. It was a good conference, and we had beautiful weather all week long. Executive Summary The themes promoted by the conference organizers were Cloud Computing, NoSQL, Emerging … Continue reading

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OSCON 2009 – San Jose

For the first time in a decade, the O’Reilly Perl and Open Source Conference (OSCON) was held San Jose again for 2009. (I have heard that the City of San Jose Business Development office is very, very accommodating towards conferences … Continue reading

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SVLUG: The Parrot Virtual Machine, Allison Randal

Allison Randal gave an overview of the Parrot Virtual Machine, plus delved into the syntactic details of the PIR assembly language for the virtual machine. (around 1200 opcodes.) Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages. She’s … Continue reading

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OSCON 2008, Portland

I attended the O’Reilly Open Source Conference, once again in Portland, Oregon. Overall my impression was that the talks and vibe were oriented towards Web 2.0 primarily. I would say that the talks were not as strong as previous years, … Continue reading

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