Gnocchi talk at OpenStack Paris Meetup #16

Monday 05 October 2015 OpenStack, Ceilometer, Gnocchi Comments

Last week, I've been invited to the OpenStack Paris meetup #16, whose subject was about metrics in OpenStack. Last time I spoke at this meetup was back in 2012, during the OpenStack Paris meetup #2. A very long time ago!

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My interview in le Journal du Hacker

Thursday 17 September 2015 OpenStack, Books, Python, Work Comments

A few days ago, the French equivalent of Hacker News, called "Le Journal du Hacker", interviewed me about my work on OpenStack, my job at Red Hat and my self-published book The Hacker's Guide to Python. I've spent some time translating it into English so you can read it if you don't understand French! I hope you'll enjoy it.

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Visualize your OpenStack cloud: Gnocchi & Grafana

Monday 14 September 2015 OpenStack, Gnocchi, Grafana Comments

We've been hard working with the Gnocchi team these last months to store your metrics, and I guess it's time to show off a bit.

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Data validation in Python with voluptuous

Friday 04 September 2015 Python Comments

Continuing my post series on the tools I use these days in Python, this time I would like to talk about a library I really like, named voluptuous.

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Reading LWN.net with Pocket

Thursday 13 August 2015 LWN, Pocket, Python Comments

I've started to use Pocket a few months ago to store my backlog of things to read. It's especially useful as I can use it to read content offline since we still don't have any Internet access in places such as airplanes or the Paris metro. It's only 2015 after all.

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Ceilometer, Gnocchi & Aodh: Liberty progress

Tuesday 04 August 2015 OpenStack, Aodh, Gnocchi, Ceilometer Comments

It's been a while since I talked about Ceilometer and its companions, so I thought I'd go ahead and write a bit about what's going on this side of OpenStack. I'm not going to cover new features and fancy stuff today, but rather a shallow overview of the new project processes we initiated.

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Timezones and Python

Tuesday 16 June 2015 Python, OpenStack Comments

Recently, I've been fighting with the never ending issue of timezones. I never thought I would have plunged into this rabbit hole, but hacking on OpenStack and Gnocchi I felt into that trap easily is, thanks to Python.

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Get back up and try again: retrying in Python

Tuesday 02 June 2015 Python Comments

I don't often write about tools I use when for my daily software development tasks. I recently realized that I really should start to share more often my workflows and weapons of choice.

One thing that I have a hard time enduring while doing Python code reviews, is people writing utility code that is not directly tied to the core of their business. This looks to me as wasted time maintaining code that should be reused from elsewhere.

So today I'd like to start with retrying, a Python package that you can use to… retry anything.

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OpenStack Summit Liberty from a Ceilometer & Gnocchi point of view

Tuesday 26 May 2015 OpenStack, Ceilometer, Gnocchi Comments

Last week I was in Vancouver, BC for the OpenStack Summit, discussing the new Liberty version that will be released in 6 months.

I've attended the summit mainly to discuss and follow-up new developments on Ceilometer, Gnocchi and Oslo. It has been a pretty good week and we were able to discuss and plan a few interesting things.

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My interview about software tests and Python

Monday 11 May 2015 Python, Books, TDD, OpenStack Comments

I've recently been contacted by Johannes Hubertz, who is writing a new book about Python in German called "Softwaretests mit Python" which will be published by Open Source Press, Munich this summer. His book will feature some interviews, and he was kind enough to let me write a bit about software testing. This is the interview that I gave for his book. Johannes translated to German and it will be included in Johannes' book, and I decided to publish it on my blog today. Following is the original version.

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