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jro

About jro

Jason is a Senior Engineer at Kenna.

Development in the Cloud, or Cumulus Capable Clowders of Cats

jro    September 10, 2013

An old colleague of mine likened managing engineers to herding cats. I’m not so sure about herding engineers, but managing development environments quickly becomes an exercise in organizing chaos. Every engineer has different needs and a different way of doing things. During a recent data-center migration we moved all of our development environments to the AWS Cloud. Since it turned out to be one… Read more »

Rapid Prototyping the ModSecurity Application Firewall with Chef

jro    October 17, 2011

“America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad-ass speed.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, intro to Talladega Nights Here at Risk I/O we’re really, really big fans of speed,.. and data. Given the right data you can make good decisions very rapidly. It’s one of the core values we try to build into each release of Risk I/O. With that in mind, we… Read more »

Turn it up to eleven!

jro    July 25, 2011

Around here, everything needs to be done yesterday, so we really, really hate wasting time! Since we never want to waste your time, we’ve taken the performance and robustness of our site and, in the words of Christopher Guest in the movie Spinal Tap, turned it all the way up to eleven. On the performance side, we spent some time… Read more »