This is the first of a series of three articles that shows how to setup a Vagrant-based Apache Mesos test/development environment on your laptop; then how to run a Python notebook against the HTTP API; and finally, how to launch Docker containers on the running Agent VM. It is pretty jam-packed and requires a certain … More A python notebook to experiment with the Apache Mesos HTTP API – Part 1 of 3
Make your code more pythonic by using magic methods in your classes. … More Python Magic Methods
overview Uses OpenSSL library to encrypt a file using a private/public key pair and a one-time secret. A full description of the process can be found here. configuration This uses a YAML file to describe the configuration; by default it assumes it is in /etc/filecrypt/conf.yml but its location can be specified using the -f flag. … More filecrypt – OpenSSL file encryption
The code presented here makes judicious use of Optionals, Functionals and the new Streaming interfaces.
It’s all very awesome, and makes me wonder: Java, what took you so long? … More Using Java 8 Optional and Functional interfaces to reduce boilerplate
A new post of mine has just been published on Mesosphere Blog: Almost every program needs to parse some form of command-line argument. Often, this is a pretty large set of possible options, and the management of the various options is usually pretty tedious while adding virtually no value to the program’s functionality. Google’s gflags … More Using Stout to parse command-line options
Quite some time ago, I’d posted an entry about Python Class decorators; recently I happened to butt heads (again) against decorators, so I thought I’d have another go at documenting what goes where. As usual, I recommend this post as a very good summary, and I won’t repeat what is already there. In particular, I … More Python decorators (again)
I’ve now been working in Python for more than a year and we have been doing some pretty crazy stuff, especially around decorators and authorization/permissions implementations. Admittedly, Python decorators are one of the bits of the language that can be best defined as ‘magic’ and certainly remains puzzling for someone like me, used to Java … More Python Decorators