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Archive for November, 2010

python-libevent preview available

If you want to use the power of libevent in your Python programs, you might want to checkout the new library “python-libevent”.

Initial preview code has been released on github, feedback is very welcome!

Tested with Python 2.5+ and libevent2.0.9+ on Linux (x86_64).

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Development No Comments

python-continuum released

As a result of the article I discovered yesterday, there is a new Python library available now which can be used to perform consistent hashing. See this page for details and Github for some code.

Monday, November 15th, 2010 Development No Comments

Consistent Hashing

Just stumbled upon an article explaining the technique of “consistent hashing”. Something that helps in determining one of several horizontally scaled servers to use for a given (cache) key.

Nice read and something I didn’t hear of before:

Already thinking of where to use it… 😉

Sunday, November 14th, 2010 Development No Comments