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5 items tagged “assafarkin”


MySQL backups with EBS snapshots. Assaf Arkin’s 45 line ruby script shows how to lock tables / XFS freeze / create an EBS snapshot / unfreeze and unlock, with hourly snapshots preserved for the past 24 hours and daily snapshots for the past week. Is an EBS snapshot enough to restore your data to somewhere other than EC2 though? # 13th October 2009, 12:34 pm

Turns out, a lot of people are saddened by the loss of a spec they don’t understand, and if they did, would not bother using.

Assaf Arkin # 6th July 2009, 9:02 pm


REST plays the same role as open source and open APIs: It eliminates tooling and vendoring as artificial barriers to adoption.

Assaf Arkin # 10th September 2007, 10:58 am

Net::SSH revisited (via) Dependency injection (at least in Ruby) officially isn’t cool any more. # 1st August 2007, 10:42 am

Solid State Disk Changes The Game. “What if you had 2GB of RAM to compute, 32GB of SSD for fast random access, and 250GB of the slow kind. How would that change the way you design, and the kind of features you build?” # 13th January 2007, 12:53 pm