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Comment: Am I the only one (Score 0, Offtopic) 106

by spatley (#42971143) Attached to: Why My Team Went With DynamoDB Over MongoDB

that is getting sick of this content-free, slashdot echo chamber, clickcrack stuff. Hey Slashdot, why do you need whole nuther site to post original articles? And why do those articles make such a deafening sucking sound?
Problem is that I would be interested in a reasoned look at MongoDB v Dynamo but my experience with http://slashdot.org/topic/bi/ is not to waste my time by reading TFA.

Comment: the answer is "I don't know" (Score 1) 219

by spatley (#42279053) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Interviewing Your Boss?
The trick to managing technical people is knowing what you don't know and allowing technical experts do their job without infuriating them with stupid questions.
-- ask some technical questions, make sure at least a few the candidate will not know the answer to. If they fake it rather than saying "I don't know" PASS
-- give a situation to deal with (the server is down) and ask "what do you want me to do?" if it is anything other than "fix it and let me know the details only after you are done" PASS

Comment: Re:Hourly (Score 1) 182

by spatley (#41624299) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Often Do You Push To Production?
Minutely, as soon as the feature compiles.

We are hoping to go to real-time and have developers update Ruby scripts directly on the production server as this will save us the expense of a test environment, but that is going to require porting all our Java code to Ruby. We tried to use jRuby but that is going the wrong direction, so we are starting a new open source project for JOR (java on ruby).

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