Mon, 12/10/2012 - 09:32
Posted by: phil

Automating server provisioning is not only fun, it can also save you the time and pain recovering from the carpal tunnel all of the clicking and typing ordering 100's of servers from the managment portal can cause. To save you from that fate I have put together this guide in hopes to help you explore the world of order automation with the SoftLayer API :)

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 14:00
Posted by: cwolff

If you’re a developer, you know the feeling of a constant infatuation with learning new methods, strategies and languages. Earlier this year, I posted an introduction to HTML5 via game programming and I thought to myself, "There has to be a more practical use for this in my daily work". Thus my research began.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 10:10
Posted by: cwolff

If you’ve read my previous blogs, you know that I tend to focus on very user-friendly tips and tricks, small tidbits that make the browsing experience more appealing to the end users. Nowadays, if you don’t spruce up your content and make it look like a million bucks, you’ll lose your users’ interest. They say you have less than eight seconds to make an impression!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:39
Posted by: phil

Sometimes I just can't be bothered to do things in the "normal" way. Now, I can enjoy a good ole zen activity like the occasional manual data entry, but in general if I have to repeat a task more than a few times I get antsy. And I am not completely unsure that someone smart and sucessful said something good about lazy people. So in my quest for maximum return for minimal effort I find myself collecting various useful snippets and scripts. Today we will go through one in my collection.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 10:12
Posted by: cwolff

Most websites today are built with a community mindset, where the target audience is you.

Belonging to several community sites as a member I have dozens of logins to remember but I've also made building community websites my career. So it’s important for me to not only participate but to observe: what makes a successful community?

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 09:09
Posted by: phil

From time to time, I get the opportunity to travel and work with various groups and organizations around the world. Sometimes these adventures take place on the conference floor manning the SoftLayer booth trying to best khazzy’s sub 47 second time on the server challenge, talking with passersby about the wonderfulness that is the SoftLayer API or even amazing audiences with my switch-ball skills.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 18:05
Posted by: pkijowski

Automate, automate, automate...

Automation is part of our SoftLayer DNA. We automate not only our external processes and procedures, such as server provisioning and operating system reloads, but also internal processes such as our iOS mobile products testing.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 09:01
Posted by: phil

While my culinary endeavors have never been on par with Kevin's(he grills a mean steak), I wanted to take some time to provide this tasty morsel of the new Extended Object Masks which will soon be served in full portion for the feast.

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 14:46
Posted by: pkijowski

SoftLayer constantly pursues excellence in bringing the best products to our customers. We achieve this by always staying up to date with the newest and most efficient technologies, having the best employees and constantly raising our qualifications. That being said, attending Apple’s 23rd World Wide Developers Conference was a must for us!

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 15:08
Posted by: klandreth

Backups are dandy; especially when you delete everything by accident. But when some joker writes a backup script that you think will be helpful and doesn’t document how to use it properly, it’s probably more frustrating than figuring things out yourself. We’ve been busy launching a private cloud offering so this blog is much overdue.