Uche's tweet, WW content and the return of Riak
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Today I got a tweet from author, Uche Ogbuji, about his blog entry. I've noticed for a while that Uche is a poet as well as a technical guy. (I love it when people mix art in their life.) Here he combines a bit of both and points us to a Wikipedia report he participated in on analytics. Check it out!
World Wide offering from Russia
This week in developerWorks we are publishing our first World Wide offering with an article about IPSEC. You know the old joke: "What do you call somone who speaks many languages? A polyglot. What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual. What do you call someone who speaks just one language? American!"
I admit that I fall into this category a bit myself. I speak some French, but no one cares. I want to learn Spanish, but haven't really had the time. In general if it's not in English, I miss it. While we have a good deal of English conent on developerWorks, we have contributors world-wide, much of it in Chinese, Russian and other languages that most of us did not pick up in High School, especially if you grew up in the U.S. An effor has begun to bring some of the popular articles in other geographies into English so that they can be enjoyed by more people. This week's article, "Use of IPSEC in Linux when configuring network-to-network and point-to-point VPN connections" originally appeared on developerWorks Russia. You may find that it has a slightly different spirit and rhythm than our articles that originate in English, but I think you'll find the information useful.
IPSEC is a security protocol for doing encrypted network connections across unsecured networks. If you are using a VPN into your office, you're probably using it now. This is a great way to connect networks and systems together and the article really takes a lot of the mystery out of it.
Look for more World Wide articles like this in the future.
That sounds like a horror film with Bela Lugosi as a mad doctor who has come back for his revenge! Actually, it's the second part of our brief series introducing Riak. You might want to review Part 1. In Part 2, "Introducing Riak, Part 2: Integrating Riak as a heavy-duty caching server for web applications", you'll see how you can take a big bite out of web latency. Caching isn't always the answer, but if you can make good use of caching along with efficient applications you can make your site fast, fast, fast!
That's all for now. I hope to have that demo for you soon. I'm still tinkering with a few things to make sure the work before I start recording. You don't want me to look silly, do you?