Riak Webmin 0.1

I recently tried out Riak, a dynamo influenced datastore, and while I appreciate its simplicity and ease of use, working with it was slow at times due to the lack of a management utility that met my needs. I tried out Riaktive, riak-admin and Riak Admin, three of the four management tools listed on Riak's community projects page. Out of the three tools I tried out, I thought Riaktive was the best, it had the best feature set and cleanest…

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OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) – using MAMP/PECL to install PHP extensions

Need help installing PHP extensions for OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) using MAMP and the included pecl binary? Well, you have come to the right place. If you have tried this on its own, you will notice that none of the extensions pecl builds will work with MAMP. This is because MAMP is compiled as a 32-bit binary whereas pecl tries to build 64-bit PHP extensions. [Update Feb. 1, 2011] A much easier way to install PECL packages: CFLAGS=…

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Running 32-bit Apache Tomcat on a 64-bit system with JSVC

I recently ran into a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError exception after moving a Tomcat Web Application from a 32-bit system to a 64-bit system. Not being able to give the JVM more memory, I decided to install a 32-bit JDK on the machine. Getting a 32-bit Tomcat install working on a 64-bit system gave me a bit of trouble, so I decided to write this article. Installing a 32-bit JDK is very easy. First, download the right package from the sun…

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Setting up LAML (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Lua) with MAMP

As a weekend project I decided to set up a LAML, (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Lua) stack on my computer. I never worked with Lua before, but I figured it wouldn't be too hard to get it working with my MAMP setup. Getting started, I spent some time reading any articles I could find on the web that talked about setting up or using using Lua for web development. I quickly ran into the Kepler Project which as their website points…

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Intro to Zend Framework Routing

Edit: I originally started working on this article several months ago, however, as I was editing it, the Zend Framework team released a revamped reference guide that goes through much of what I discuss. Hopefully though, this still ends up being useful and informative for someone out there. Edit #2: I don't mean for this article to be followed verbatim, but rather, used as a guide to understanding Zend Framework's routing process. Now that I am using ZF for current…

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