Trip through the land of Databases

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You probably know Relational Databases, you are also most likely very used to them by now. Don’t get to devoted though – life’s too short not to try some other things from time to time. There are plenty of Database systems out there, that are not Relational and along with the rise of Cloud Computing, they’re getting a lot of attention.

This is the first part of a series about different Database systems – how they work and what are their strengths and weaknesses. In this article you’ll learn a bit about the basics – what types of Databases you can make use of.
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Cyberduck – your best friend with Swift Service

anynines’ Swift Service is a great tool enabling your apps to store files in our cloud storage solution. When you’re using it with your application, it might be handy to browse the anynines Swift storage with a GUI client.

Cyberduck is a great GUI client that can be used as OpenStack Swift browser to transfer files to and from your anynines Swift Service. Check out the following tutorial. It will show you how to use Cyberduck in order to access the anynines Swift Service instance in only a couple of simple steps. (more…)

eurucamp2015: A Tale About Unicorns, Beacons and Music

eurucamp2015 logoOnce again, Ruby friends from all around the world met in Potsdam for this year’s eurucamp and JRubyConf, taking place between 31st July and 1st August. Take a look at what happened during those two, slightly different, yet both extremely interesting developer conferences.

When we got to Potsdam  it wasn’t really difficult to find the amazing Griebnitzsee campus, where the conferences were held. The organizers had put a lot of effort into making sure that none of the participants got lost, wandering around the vast premises – the enthusiastic troop of volunteers, wearing bright pink shirts helped every incoming Ruby-lover find their place and feel like home, served with freshly brewed coffee, literally – gallons of Club-Mate and ice cream. (more…)