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Scaling a polling Python application with asyncio

Monday 12 February 2018 Python Comments

This article is a follow-up of my previous blog post about scaling a large number of connections. If you don't remember, I was trying to solve one of my followers' problem:

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Gnocchi 4.2 release

Tuesday 06 February 2018 Gnocchi Comments

The time of the release arrived. A little more than three months have passed since the latest minor version, 4.1, has been released. There are tons of improvement and a few nice significant features in this release!

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Scaling a polling Python application with parallelism

Tuesday 23 January 2018 Python Comments

A few weeks ago, Alon contacted me and asked me the following:

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A safe GitHub workflow with Pastamaker

Friday 15 December 2017 Pastamaker, GitHub Comments

When the Gnocchi project decided to move to GitHub, we developers had to move from a Gerrit based workflow to a GitHub pull-request one.

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Scaling Python released

Tuesday 05 December 2017 Python, Books Comments

I am proud to announce today the immediate release of Scaling Python, my second book about Python! It talks about the distribution and performance of applications written in Python, and how to build them properly!

It took me a year to build this entirely new product around Python. It's an exciting moment and I am sure it will enjoy many of my dear readers that are waiting for it for a while now!

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Scaling Python: the interviewees

Tuesday 28 November 2017 Python, Books Comments

The release date for Scaling Python is now very close! Today, I'd like to talk a bit about the interviews that I've run those last months that are featured in the book.

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Mastering PostgreSQL

Tuesday 07 November 2017 PostgreSQL, Books Comments

A few months ago, my friend Dimitri Fontaine and I discussed writing books and sharing our knowledge. If you do not know Dimitri yet, he is an old-time PostgreSQL Major Contributor – meaning he writes code for the PostgreSQL software itself!

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Gnocchi 4.1 is out

Friday 27 October 2017 Gnocchi Comments

We did it again. A bit more of our usual four months were needed to do it, but Gnocchi 4.1 has been released. This is a great news and another big milestone for the project!

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My interview with Cool Python Codes

Thursday 05 October 2017 Python, Books, Gnocchi, VHFFS, OpenStack, Interview Comments

A few days ago, I've recently been contacted by Godson Rapture from Cool Python codes to answer a few questions about what I work on in open source. Godson regularly interview developers and I invite you to check out his website!

Here's a copy of my original interview. Enjoy!

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Gnocchi 4 performances

Monday 11 September 2017 Gnocchi Comments

It has been a long time since I have tested Gnocchi performances. Last time was two years ago, on version 2. The current version for Gnocchi is 4.0, released a couple of months ago. It adds a lot of new features, such as a Redis incoming driver and a new job distribution method.

Many of those features and improvement implemented over the last couple of years were made with performance in mind. It is time to check if this lives up to our expectation.

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