I’m a software engineer, web content and search technologist based in Seattle, WA. I offer consulting services in these areas.
I may be reached at dek@<here>.
Some notable projects I’ve started:
These and other sources can be found on github.
Technical musings on projects and other topics indeterminate:
The dirty realities and the case for SyncWrap.
SyncWrap is all about enabling, instead of obfuscating, direct programming of your provisioning and deployment automation.
Finding a workable subset among overlapping/conflicting versioning rules.
Bundler makes developing multiple-gem projects easier.
The new Iyyov monitor and Hashdot 1.4 provide a complete solution to deploying and running java/ruby services packaged as rubygems.
Tarpit supports gem push, new RJack updates
First new post for this newly revamped blog now using the simple and surprisingly powerful Jekyll site generator.
rjack-rome and an SVG dependency diagram.
RJack project home page improved, new and updated gems.
I was a bit rash to have declared Jihad on Maven back in December. Introducing a new Rake helper gem called TarPit, which hides the Maven details in a declarative jars-in-gem rakefile recipe.
The RJack project has expanded its mission in providing common open-source java components as gems for use with JRuby.
A recap on some git conversion experience and a simple tool to help make do with Eclipse.
Hashdot 1.2 has been release on SourceForge. Initial OS X port.
The RubyGems packaging system has several advantages for java-hosted components. In this post I'll describe some of the complexities with building such ruby/java gems, and workarounds to common problems.
Updated slf4j, logback, jetty gems.
A non-trivial example on the why? and what? of Hashdot and RJack gems.
Updated to jetty 6.1.12.
Quick status update on Hashdot
Updated slf4j and logback, new jetty and jetty-jsp gems.
an alternative installation layout and setup of JRuby using Hashdot to best advantage
Why writing some C goes a long way to help Java and Ruby.