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Redis and Ruby

Mark Mzyk June 2, 2009

At the May raleigh.rb meetup, Kevin Smith gave a talk on alternative databases, in which he covered CouchDB and Redis. The talk convinced me that Redis would be the perfect database to underpin Get Encouraged.  Redis is a key-value pair database that is blazing fast: perfect for a small Twitter app that really only needs […]


Mark Mzyk December 7, 2008

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. -Sir Isaac Newton In my short computer science career, I’ve already felt the influence of others. We’re all only human, so it’s impossible for us not to be influenced by others, both good and bad. Those who fall into the category […]

Erlang Hack Night

Mark Mzyk November 2, 2008

I managed to make it out to the Erlang hack night that Kevin Smith had out at Carrboro Creative Coworking recently.  It was a lot of fun.  Kevin rehashed his talk on Erlang that he had also recently given to the Raleigh Ruby Brigade.  As a reminder to him, he needs to fix the slides […]