Jeremy Andrews

In this second part, Linus offers insight and perspective gained from managing a large open source project for three decades. He also talks about his employment at the Linux Foundation, and describes what he does with his spare time when he's not focused on kernel development.

Jeremy Andrews

For Part Two, click here Thirty years ago, Linus Torvalds was a 21 year old student at the University of Helsinki when he first released the Linux Kernel. His announcement started, “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional…)”. Three decades later, the top 500 supercomputers are all running Linux, as are over 70% of all smartphones. Linux is clearly both big and professional. For three decades...

Lynette Miles

Dries Buytaert’s name is known to everyone in the Drupal community. As the originator of the project, project lead, and co-founder of Acquia, Dries has been a pivotal person in the success of Drupal. During this interview, you’ll learn more about some of the accomplishments, accidents, and purposeful decisions that have made Drupal what it is today. While Drupal is an open source project, based in code, many of the things that have made it...

Jeff Sheltren

Once upon a time, many years ago, I wrote a blog post titled Stop Disabling SELinux! as a response to seeing many users, hosting companies, and development shops disabling SELinux as a first resort without any consideration of the increased security it was bringing them. The post outlines -- in a few easy steps -- how to configure SELinux for a common Drupal setup. But it's applicable to any LAMP application (plus memcached). I'm still...

Jeremy Andrews

Tag1 Consulting is focused on improving Drupal's performance and scalability. We also believe that when information is freely shared, everyone wins. Toward these ends, we are working on an online book titled, "Drupal Performance and Scalability". The book is divided into five main sections, Drupal Performance, Front End Performance, Improved Caching and Searching, Optimizing the Database Layer, and Drupal In The Cloud. The book is primarily aimed toward users running Drupal on the LAMP stack...

Eric Searcy

Continuing my plans to set up an IPVS high-availability LAMP stack on EC2, I needed to add the kernel modules for IPVS. I have been using the CentOS machine images provided by RightScale, which have unneeded services disabled and, although they are set up to work with RightScale's software, work very well for general use. Unfortunately, the IPVS kernel modules are not among those pre-installed on the AMI. I might have expected a simple kernel...

Eric Searcy

This last week I've had the fortune to have some spare time to play around with Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). I'm pretty interested in the potential for scaling the LAMP stack by having a programmable cluster at the service of your box. A lot of the documentation I find seems to be by people either scaling via dynamic DNS additions when they add more nodes, or by using EC2 nodes as application servers used...

Jeremy Andrews

With all the excitement surrounding cloud computing, and specifically Amazon's EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) Beta service, I decided it was time to give it a try myself. Without much personal background in the new service, I found that there are an overwhelming number of pages talking about EC2, and even Drupal on EC2, but didn't locate a simple guide to quickly get me up and running. Having now spent a few hours today learning the...