Author: jaypipes

Jay is a Principal Technical Architect at Mirantis. He works to develop core and ecosystem projects in the OpenStack cloud computing platform community. Before Mirantis, he worked at AT&T, focusing on OpenStack development and operations. Previously, he was a Director of Engineering in HP's Open Source Cloud Services team, a development manager and software engineer at Rackspace Cloud, a software engineer at Sun Microsystems and the North American Community Relations Manager at MySQL. Co-author of Pro MySQL (Apress, 2005), Jay has also written articles for Linux Magazine and regularly assists developers in identifying how to make the most effective use of MySQL and other software. He has given sessions on performance tuning at the MySQL Users Conference, RedHat Summit, NY PHP Conference, ZendCon, php-tek, OSCON, and Ohio LinuxFest, amongst others. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Julie, and his beloved dogs.

Open Source | 2012-04-06

Ushering in the OpenStack Essex Release

As some of you may have noticed, the OpenStack community published its latest six-month release, codenamed Essex, this week[1]. As shown in the release notes, there’s a massive amount of […]

All | 2012-03-30

OpenStack L.A. Meetup – The TryStack Slides

Had a blast with the gang from Dreamhost last night at the inaugural OpenStack Meetup in Los Angeles. Thanks to all who attended and asked some great questions 🙂 Here […]

openstack | 2012-03-26

Testing Essex RC1 with Devstack and Tempest

This past week, the first release candidates of a number of OpenStack projects was released. From this point until the OpenStack Design Summit, we are pretty much focused on testing […]

Open Source | 2012-02-16

TryStack.org – A Sandbox for OpenStack!

Today, a project that has been a long time in the making is finally coming to fruition. Back last summer, when I was working at Rackspace, Nati Ueno from NTT […]

openstack | 2012-01-23

Looking for a Few Good Engineers

Do you know Python? Do you get a thrill breaking other people’s code? Do you have experience with Chef, Puppet, Cobbler, Orchestra, or Jenkins? Have you ever deployed or worked […]

openstack | 2012-01-20

Diagnose and fix PEP8 issues during code review

I figured I’d write a quick post about how to deal with “pep8 issues” that come up during code reviews on OpenStack core projects. These issues come up often for […]

Git | 2012-01-19

The Science (or Art?) of Commit Messages

There are some things in the world of development that you appreciate much more when you do a lot of code reviews. One of those things is commit messages. At […]