9-13 August offered two jobs, Nagios training courses, Request  Tracker mobile interface and look into the REST architectural style.
Julian tipped off a new mobile web interface for Request Tracker. The plugin automatically recognises the iPhone, Android and Blackberry, offering an optimised display of tickets and history. Tickets can be created and searched, attachments downloaded, and authenthication can be normal or external.
Karo was on the hunt for new colleagues to join the NETWAYS team, posting two positions – a Systems Engineer and a Developer. The Systems Engineer will join the Managed Services boys to implement and maintain internet platforms and independent projects, support customers on 1st and 2nd levels, prepare documentation and handover to customers. Of course all is based on open source and experience with Linux, MySQL, LVS, Heartbeat, DRBD is necessary. The Developer will have good knowledge of PHP and MVC frameworks, web technologies (HTML, AJAX, XML, XSLT and Java Script), Perl, and Object Oriented Perl, Eclipse GIT and Subversion, databanks (MySQL, PostgreSQL) and Linux systems and network technologies (Debian, Ubuntu). Applicants who enjoy customer contact and working on their own initiative are welcome to apply.
Bernd continued his development series on SOAP and REST with a look at the architecutural style of REST. As opposed to SOAP, Representational State Transfer offers an architectural model that is often found in the www,and a concrete method to deal with such interfaces. With the classic web commands- GET, POST, PUT and DELETE, developers can quickly and easily create applications, without needing to keep to defined transfer formats that SOAP requires. The decision lies however in the complexity and need for complex transactions to be bundled and routed. Most systems do come out nonetheless fine with REST and benefit from its simplicity.
Finally Manuela announced the latest dates for our Nagios training course for newbies. If you want to learn how Nagios works, how to configure it and monitor Windows and integrate SNMP based network components, keep the 6-9 September or 15-18 November free – or register with our „Blog 10%“ code to get 10% discount. Hope to see you there!