Barry Frost

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nginx JSON hacks

Useful tips beyond JSON as well. Proxying, header hacks, hiding API keys, JSONP and more.


Using node.js, backbone.js,, and redis to make a real time chat app

Why Your Startup Needs a Visual Dashboard

ThemeForest: Admin Skins

Gallery of attractive admin interfaces to download for a small fee

Mac app that acts as a pretend SMTP server, capturing email content so you can see how it would be delivered

Redis in Practice: Who’s Online?

Using Redis sets to store a collection of user IDs for who’s online style functionality

Ticket Servers: Distributed Unique Primary Keys on the Cheap

How Flickr keeps numeric IDs unique across multiple databases


Perl memcached interrogator that outputs in a top-like format

Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile

An entertaining and probing opinion piece on agile: what works, when and how. Required reading.

Peeping into memcached

Find out what’s happening under the memcached covers. With examples on how to buld load the data into MySQL for analysis.

Sphinx 0.9.9-rc2 - with SphinxQL

It now pretends to be a MySQL database so you can write SELECT queries

How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data

Compressed python pickles are stored in an entities table with other tables storing indexes of this data. Uses normal MySQL replication and transactions via InnoDB but without time-consuming index rebuilds whenever they add features.

OmniGraffle Wireframe Stencils | Konigi

Updated version of the definitive wireframing stencils for OmniGraffle 5 (Mac)

Lighthouse tickets and Git branching

TextMate Plug-in: ProjectPlus

SVN/Git, project panel (instead of drawer), display folders first and other tweaks

Beta testing on iPhone 2.0

one small REST call for man, one giant API for mankind

The entirety of Ning is built on their API, not just a small subset of their data methods. The standard Ning website is just another user of the API

PHP frameworks, Part 1: Getting started with three popular frameworks


Scalable cloud computing hosting from Rackspace

iPeng - the iPhone Skin for SqueezeCenter

Native looking skin to help control SqueezeCenter (v7) from your iPhone/iPod Touch