Saturday, August 16, 2014

standalone cheap hardware principle = development principle you should apply every-time at any cost and how

Dev principle: 
Been able to develop in standalone mode on cheap hardware is a hard requirement

Why? To be efficient, you need simplicity (their is always a layer of abstraction who breaks like: internet, vpn, remote desktop, grid, file server, wiki, hardware, ....

  • Split data/code dependency (need to work on a grid, cloud or supercomputer)
  • add small testing dataset to your code base
  • Data dependency should be avoided at any cost
But I need access to my data on a file server and can't mount it?
  1. commit small anonymised data (MAT: Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit) or
  2. transfer file:
    1. scp @machine:/somewhere/abc.txt .
    2. rsync @machine:/somewhere/abc.txt .
  3. Use sshfs (warning: recommended for browsing & not recommended if you need to access lot of data from use scp or rsync instead)
    • use your favorite linux distribution like ubuntu
    • You are stuck on window, use a virtualbox
    • apt-get install sshfs
    • sshfs @machine:/somewhere somewhere -o sftp_server=/usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server

Enjoy working a a cheap unconnected hardware and be so much more efficient (time is your biggest asset). Its a win/win for you and your company. 

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