Tag bbc-forge

I'm quoted at a recent Google Tech Talk

It’s nice to be quoted - by J Chris Anderson at a Google tech talk last December. CouchDB: relaxing offline javascript 16:30 in is the start of my contribution

CouchDB compaction - big impacts

CouchDB needs to have it’s databases compacted regularly. It’s quite easy to do but the ease of doing so may lead you into thinking that it’s not worthy of serious consideration. You need to be aware of a few things. Here at the beeb we...

Problems with replication maps

For a long set of reasons that I must sometime write about, I have a set of CouchDB databases which replicate with each other. Each database replicates with two others: one in the same datacentre, one in the other datacentre (we’re only...

CouchDB 0.9x - 1st read from v large views serially

On a server, we run 4 different CouchDB nodes, each with 30 or so databases. We can therefore have over 100 databases - and if you’re reading from large views - or view over large databases - you will need to do so serially. We have 4...

Colloquy demystifying JIRA references

The BBC’s Forge engineering team uses an IRC channel to hold meetings. It allows our team to not bother about exactly where everyone is - some folks work from home, people are (mostly) in the office, but can be in different parts of our...

Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

The 2009 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors is a list of the most significant programming errors that can lead to serious software vulnerabilities. They occur frequently, are often easy to find, and easy to exploit. They...