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Christopher Farnham
Works at Kyruus
Attended Boston University
Lives in Lexington, MA
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Secure, Manage & Extend your APIs or Microservices with plugins for authentication, logging, rate-limiting, transformations and more.
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Learn how two different, but similar-purpose products are priced and how efficient those products are
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Windows... No getting around it - its a beast compared to the size of its linux step sibling. When I hear colleagues complaining about pulling down a couple hundred MB to get their linux vagrant box up and running, I feel like a third world scavenger of disk space while they whine about their first world 100mb problems. While this post does not solve this problem, it does provide a way to deliver a reasonably sized windows box weighing ...
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Making Javascript look like the bad old days of Java

http://codeofrob.com/entries/you-have-ruined-javascript.html
Rob Ashton's blog and various other things. Javascript, C#, testing, whatever.
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Great review of cryptographic tools that everybody can/should use.
It’s like this: Every­body ought to be able to use strong cryp­tog­ra­phy any time they’re go­ing to send any­thing to any­body. Ideal­ly it should just hap­pen, by de­fault, but let’s take ba­by step­s. This is a messy ram­b...
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"Google says that now, on Compute Engine, prices will automatically drop by 53 percent on virtual machines that you use 24 hours a day, seven days a week, over the course of a month. Google calls them “sustained-use discounts,” and they address the very problem that cloud customers have most complained about in the past. If their cloud workloads are consistent, the customers say, it makes more economic sense to buy and operate their own machines." 
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/03/google-cloud-prices/
Many people complain that renting computer power from Amazon and other cloud companies is too expensive. But Google wants to change this. Today, the tech giant significantly reduced the prices attached to several of its cloud computing services, seeking an edge over Amazon.
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A collection of random tips for Amazon Web Services (AWS) that I wish I'd been told a few years ago, based on what I've learned by building and deploying various applications on AWS.
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I realize I was pretty down on PaaS the past couple of days. Lest I send the wrong message, I figure a clarification is in orderI’ve posted a...
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Ooyala strongly believes in Infrastructure as Code and has recently begun extending this to our network infrastructure as well. To help facilitate this we have developed a set of Chef cookbooks which help lay the foundation to automating and testing Cumulus switches with Chef.
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Software Engineer
Employment
  • Kyruus
    Director, Engineering, 2015 - present
  • Novartis AG
    Development Operations Lead, 2011 - present
  • Charles River Analytics
    Software Engineer / Primary Investigator
  • Wrycan, Inc.
  • Independent Consultant
  • WorldStreet, Inc.
  • Allen & Gerritsen
  • Interactive Factory
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Lexington, MA
Previously
Orono, ME - Madawaska, ME
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Father, husband, software developer, Eagle Scout, ne'er do well
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Software engineer that focuses on high-throughput, high-availability networked (enterprise) systems.
Education
  • Boston University
  • University of Maine, Orono
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