February 28, 2014: This Week at Engine Yard

Application server updates start rolling into GA this week! More coming soon!

--Tasha Drew, Product Manager

Engineering Updates

Passenger 4 + nginx 1.4.4

We now have the Passenger 4 application server available as an option on our v4 stack, in general availability. When you select Passenger 4 you also get nginx 1.4.4 and the options to use the popular packages SPDY and PageSpeed.

Don’t worry -- nginx 1.4.4 is coming out for our other popular application server types soon (in GA). Stay tuned!

Social Calendar (Come say hi!)

Tuesday, March 4th: Our Dublin office is hosting the Fermented Polygon University. This month, Jonathan Frawley will talk about developing cog - an open source 2D game engine. More information is here!

Thursday, March 6th: Join the DevOps Ireland Meetup at our Dublin Office at 6:30pm. For more details, check out DevOps Ireland on Twitter!

Articles of Interest

One company decided to try mining bitcoins as a secondary income stream (using underutilized machines during off-peak hours). "The result: running Bitcoin mining software on those 600 quad-core servers for a year would earn about 0.43 Bitcoin, worth a total return of about $275.08 at current prices on major Bitcoin exchanges."

DNA as a long-term computer storage solution mechanism? David Rosenthal explains.