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Chef and ActiveSupport

Mark Mzyk February 18, 2012

Upfront disclaimer: While I work for Opscode, maker of Chef, this blog post reflects my personal opinion and is not company position. Chef has a major pain point in the Ruby community: ActiveSupport. ActiveSupport is a library of useful functions that was born from Rails, adding into Ruby all sorts of helper functions. It does […]

On Google

Mark Mzyk March 23, 2010

Just like every other technology focused person on the planet, I’ve taken time to ponder Google’s immense success. I’ve predicted in the past that their rapid growth in numbers of employees would catch up with them. It’s hard to tell on the outside if Google’s size is having much effect, although they have shown some […]


Mark Mzyk July 22, 2008

I’m currently using Thrift at work.  It’s a convenient way to shuttle data across different services and to invoke remote procedure calls.  I like it because of how lightweight it is, so I don’t have to wrestle with code for a kitchen when all I need is a faucet. The one downside to Thrift at […]