Awesome MediaWiki theme

For anyone who saw the recent launch of the new oVirt website a while back and was wondering how they could make such an attractive theme and lay-out for a MediaWiki wiki, wonder no more. In fact, you don’t even have to be jealous! Because the theme, called Strapping, so called because it’s based on the Bootstrap web framework, has just been published by  Garrett on GitHub.

Kudos to Garrett, who did amazing work on this theme to make it as beautiful and reusable as possible. I’m looking forward to using it for other websites in the near future. And so can you!

LinkedIn has just announced the release of Camus

Kafka is a high-throughput, persistent, distributed messaging system that was originally developed at LinkedIn. It forms the backbone of Wikimedia’s new data analytics pipeline.

Kafka is both performant and durable. To make it easier to achieve high throughput on a single node it also does away with lots of stuff message brokers ordinarily provide (making it a simpler distributed messaging system).

LinkedIn has just announced the release of Camus: their Kafka to HDFS pipeline.