Puppet + Gephi: Visualizing Infrastructure as Code

Justin Kulesza and I have been using Puppet to manage the configuration of some virtualized servers. Recently, we added some modules that introduced unexpected dependency cycles. As we worked to untangle the complex series of dependencies, it became difficult to keep track of just how everything was connected. In order to make sense of the […]

Easy Data Visualization with JFreeChart

This week one of our customers asked us to create a small, single-purpose tool to help support one of our JRuby desktop applications. The requirement was simple: make it easy to input minimum, maximum, and beta values into a beta distribution function for a few thousand samples and visualize the results. After a few hours […]