Category Archives: General

links for 2010-03-30

  • Web services, also known as APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), are components used to access your data and services. Mashery provides a Software as a Service (SaaS) infrastructure for supporting a company's API through management, monitoring, access control, and monetization. We provide all of the infrastructure you need to help your company control who has programmatic access to your data, and to put a business model in place that supports your revenue goals.
  • The Yahoo! Query Language is an expressive SQL-like language that lets you query, filter, and join data across Web services. With YQL, apps run faster with fewer lines of code and a smaller network footprint.

links for 2010-03-26

  • In version 3.0 the developers of WordPress introduce the custom post types. I’m not sure whether it’ll be solely built into the API or also displayed as a GUI somewhere in the settings, but it doesn’t require too much coding skills to add a couple via your functions.php or a perhaps a plugin.

links for 2010-03-25

  • With Scalr, your website and web application can grow to millions of users with little work. Scalr will provision new servers on-the-fly to handle spikes in demand, and decommission them when no longer needed to lower cost. It will scale your database, application servers, and load balancers so you never have to. The end result? With Scalr, you'll never need an $8000/month IT person – just a $99/month subscription to

links for 2010-03-03

  • I released SharDB (Download) last week as a beta release intended for larger WordPress MU installs using an existing 1-3 character MD5 hash (by blog id) based multi-database sharding structure. (Other structures will be added in early 2010.) The alpha testing of SharDB was carried out this fall with the help of a few people who I knew were using the same multi-database that we were. SharDB has been powering live sites since early October.