Author: jaypipes

Jay is a Principal Open Source Engineer at Amazon Web Services in the Elastic Kubernetes Service team. Prior to AWS, he was 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.

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 […]

openstack | 2011-11-28

OpenStack Dev Tip — Easily Pull a Review Branch

Just a quick tip for developers working on OpenStack projects that work on multiple development machines or want to pull a colleague’s code from the Gerrit review system and test […]

Open Source | 2011-10-02

Essex Design Summit — QA Sessions to Note

There are quite a few folks interested in QA coming to the OpenStack Essex Design Summit next week. I wanted to give you all a heads-up on the sessions that […]

openstack | 2011-02-10

What the Heck is Hyperscale?

<rant> Please, can we not use the term “hyperscale”. It doesn’t have any meaning at all. If you say “a cloud that has 10,000 physical hosts” or “a cloud that […]

Bazaar | 2010-07-22

Developing Nova on Linux – Getting Started

In the past few weeks, I’ve gotten involved in the newly-debuted OpenStack project. Right now, my focus is on the Compute sub-project of the stack, called Nova. The initial pieces […]

MySQL | 2010-05-13

MySQL Stored Procedures Ain’t All That

I give quite a lot of presentations. A whole lot less than I used to, but still quite a few per year. Most of the time, the presentations are on […]

Drizzle | 2010-05-13

Now Recording Drizzle Contributor Tutorial

Hi all! I was swamped with registrations for the online contributor tutorial for Drizzle, and so I’ve bumped up my account to a DimDim Pro account. This means two things: […]