Here’s some bite-sized things that have been hanging out in my “Oh man, these look neat” queue for the last couple of weeks.
- A while back, I wrote something about evaluating process managers; maybe you remember?. Anyway, Crocodoc‘s Matt Long recently wrote a post where he also dove into process managers. It also got some traction on HackerNews, where the peanut gallery has something to say about the matter. By the way, congratulations Crocodoc!
You may or may not know this, but last year I lost months at $DAYJOB researching free and commercial Job Scheduling systems that can scale better than Cron1. But Airbnb recently released an exceptionally interesting scheduling tool named Chronos built on Apache Mesos and if I’d had this a year ago then the project probably would have gone very, very different.
Spoiler Alerts: Cron doesn’t scale, and we hated everything we found. ↩