Archive for February, 2013

I’ve been hitting the limits of gigabit ethernet at home for quite a while now, and as I spend more time working with cloud technologies this started to frustrate me. I’d heard of other folk getting good results with second hand Infiniband cards and decided to give it a go myself. I bought two Voltaire […]

StreamResult, covered in my last few blog posts, has panned out pretty well. Until that is, that I sat down to do a serialised version of it. It became fairly clear that the wire protocol can be very simple – just one event type that has a bunch of optional fields – test ids, routing […]

My last two blog posts were largely about the needs of subunit, but a key result of any protocol is how easy working with it in a high level language is. In the weekend and evenings I’ve done an implementation of a new set of classes – StreamResult and friends – that provides: Adaption to […]

Of course, as happens sadly often, the scope creeps.. Additional pain points Zope’s test runner runs things that are not tests, but which users want to know about – ‘layers’. At the moment these are reported as individual tests, but this is problematic in a couple of ways. Firstly, the same ‘test’ runs on multiple […]

Subunit is seven and a half years old now – Conrad Parker and I first sketched it up at a CodeCon – camping and coding, a brilliant combination – in mid 2005. revno: 1 committer: Robert Collins <> timestamp: Sat 2005-08-27 15:01:20 +1000 message:  design up a protocol with kfish It has proved remarkably resilient […]


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