Interesting tech for June 2010

A few things that have caught my eye over the last week or two.

  • I’m finally getting around to implementing puppet at work and after a couple of false starts I found with examples and a huge amount of sample infrastructure to base things on (and in some cases recycle).
  • Slides and Video’s from the OReilly Velocity conference ( Web performance and Operations) are being posted. They are still catching up so new talks re being added each day but so far I’ve really liked

    For the videos it’s usually better to view them directly on youtube as they are a bit bigger and easier to read.

  • membase has recently been launched by Northscale . It’s a disk-backed distributed storage that talks memcached protocol. Looks quite nice ( I am playing with Tokyo Tyrant for the same thing). The free release on needs a bit (well any) documentation to be useful but it looks like something to watch.
  • Yahoo! have just released boomerang which looks interesting. It’s gives several options for putting javascript web-bugs on your page that communicate back to you with how long the user takes to load the page, their download speed etc. Have a look at the online version of the documentation.