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Clojure-Java Interop: A Better Java than Java

Posted by Stuart Halloway  on  Jan 19, 2011 2

Stuart Dabbs Halloway reviews Clojure’s syntax and explains how Clojure-Java interop works. He then talks about simplicity, attempting to prove that Clojure is a simpler and better language than Java.

Continuous Deployment to Production 50 Times a Day

Posted by Eishay Smith  on  Jan 14, 2011 4

Eishay Smith discusses the advantages of using continuous deployment (CD) at a rapid pace, dozens of times a day, the process and the tools needed to attain CD, and practices to ensure code quality.

Hacking Your Organization

Posted by Lloyd Taylor  on  Jan 13, 2011

Lloyd Taylor talks about different types of organizational culture, how to understand the culture one is in, what to do to be successful in the respective organization, and how to prepare for change.

The Role of Hypermedia and the Future of Web Integration

Posted by Guilherme Silveira  on  Jan 06, 2011 4

Guilherme Silveira considers that RESTful web services need to make use of hypermedia in order to be prepared for web integration. He shows how links can be used to create more decoupled services.

Node.js: Asynchronous Purity Leads to Faster Development

Posted by Ryan Dahl  on  Dec 22, 2010 3

Ryan Dahl demonstrates how to use Node.js’ asynchronous IO model to write simple HTTP servers that scale up serving thousands of connections while using a very low memory footprint and few CPU cycles.

Large Scale Map-Reduce Data Processing at Quantcast

Posted by Ron Bodkin  on  Dec 21, 2010 2

Ron Bodkin presents the architecture used by Quantcast to process 100s of TB of data daily using Hadoop on dedicated systems, the applications, the type of data processed, and the infrastructure used.

Netflix in the Cloud

Posted by Adrian Cockcroft  on  Dec 21, 2010 1

Adrian Cockcroft discusses the advantages of running Netflix on AWS, comparing the old data center solution against the new cloud architecture, the current implementation and plans for the future.

LMAX - How to Do 100K TPS at Less than 1ms Latency

Posted by Martin Thompson and Michael Barker  on  Dec 16, 2010 36

Martin Thompson and Michael Barker talk about building a HPC financial system handling over 100K tps at less than 1ms latency by having a new approach to infrastructure and software.

Using REST for SOA

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  Dec 14, 2010

Stefan Tilkov makes a case for using REST for SOA showing how to implement tricky features like encapsulation, transactions, stateful communication, notifications, and security at the enterprise level

Abstractions at Scale–Our Experiences at Twitter

Posted by Marius Eriksen  on  Dec 14, 2010 1

Marius Eriksen considers that leaky abstractions lead to scalability issues, while those providing narrow access to explicit resources - map-reduce, shared-nothing web apps, big table - scale better.

Development at the Speed and Scale of Google

Posted by Ashish Kumar  on  Dec 13, 2010 4

Ashish Kumar on how Google keeps the source code of over 2000 projects in a single code trunk containing 100s of M of code lines, with more than 5,000 developers accessing the same repository.

Architecting the Ultimate Control-Point-Advanced Cyber-Threat Mitigation

Posted by Blake Dournaee  on  Dec 08, 2010

Blake Dournaee presents Intel’s Service Gateway, a security control point meant to secure on-premise and in the cloud .NET/Java-based web services from various security threats.

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