About Peter Degen-Portnoy

Mars-One Round 3 Candidate. Engineer on the Open Hub development team at Black Duck Software. Family man, athlete, inventor
Author Archive | Peter Degen-Portnoy

This is not the post I want to write

We are still in the beginnings of 2016. I’ve gathered my notes from 2015 and created a quick summary in our Confluence project to remind ourselves through posterity of what we accomplished last year and how it related to the … Continue reading

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We’re a bit behind

We’ve had a number of questions about why project analyses have gotten so far out of date. As mentioned in the last blog post, we upgraded PostgreSQL from 9.2 to 9.4, which caused some significant degradation of performance.  Not because … Continue reading

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GitHub, Performance, and Crawlers (Oh My!)

GitHub We are very pleased to announce that new and existing users can verify their accounts with their GitHub login as an alternative to using their SMS number.  Many thanks to all those Open Hubbites who contacted us to let … Continue reading

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Why Do We Ask For Your Phone Number?

A Bit About Spammers A few weeks ago we re-enabled new account creation on the Open Hub. New Account creation had been shut of for a number of months as it had become impossible to stave off the number of … Continue reading

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Open Hub offline for maintenance

Hey Hubbites; the Open Hub will be offline on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 8 PM EST.  We expect the maintenance window will be 6 hours and the site will be back online by Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2 … Continue reading

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New Accounts are Back. But so are the spammers.

New account creation is once again available on the Open Hub.  You may have already been asked for your SMS capable device when logging back into the Open Hub.  This marks a few milestones. Of course, re-enabling new account creation … Continue reading

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API not working? Get a new key!

The new Ohloh UI has been released and we are running 100% on the new code.  As mentioned in Upcoming: Moving to OAuth 2, everyone needs new API keys because we have switched our OAuth version from 1.0a to 2.0 and … Continue reading

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New UI, New Account Creation Mechanism, Project Updates

Hail Fellow Open Hubbarians!  You have been marvelously patient, for which we are eternally grateful, as we have been cleanly implementing the Ohloh UI in a new code base on the latest production versions of Ruby and Rails.  Here is … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Moving to OAuth 2

With the upcoming completion and release of Project PURR, we are announcing that we will move away from OAuth 1.0 and move to OAuth 2.0. For context, OAuth is an open protocol that permits third party applications and websites to … Continue reading

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Open Hub Offline This Weekend

We will be taking the Open Hub offline early Saturday morning, East Coast US time, for maintenance.  All functionality will be suspended. The maintenance work should be complete within 24 hours, at which point the site will be restored. We … Continue reading

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