Fun with DNS

At Vena we've been recently engaged in an effort to upgrade our servers to take advantage of AWS's Autoscaling and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) services, the »

OCaml mimicry in Java

Yaron Minsky from Jane Street gave a great talk on OCaml that serves as a good introduction for someone who is accustomed to Java. In particular, »

RabbitMQ Gotchas

When you're running a cloud service like we do here at Vena, uptime is very important. We run blue-green deployments and we strive to make all »

Malloc envy

Folks using programming languages with automatic garbage collection (GC) often feel that it's a price worth paying. I disagree: outside of some fairly limited circumstances, there's »