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Rich Hickey on Datomic, CAP and ACID

Posted by Rich Hickey on  Jan 21, 2013

Rich Hickey explains the basics of Datomic, its approach to transactions and query, Datalog, CAP, ACID and BASE, and much more.

Stuart Halloway on Datomic, Clojure, Reducers

Posted by Stuart Halloway on  Aug 15, 2012

Stuart Halloway explains Datomic, programming transactional behavior with Datomic, Datalog and logic programming, programming with values, Clojure Reducers and much more.

Rich Hickey and Justin Sheehy about Datastores, NoSql and CAP

Posted by Rich Hickey and Justin Sheehy on  Aug 03, 2012

Rich Hickey and Justin Sheehy talk about scalability and transactionability of datastores. They explain tradeoffs for achieving read and/or write scalability on top of Datomic and Riak.

Rich Hickey on Datomic: Datalog, Databases, Persistent Data Structures

Posted by Rich Hickey on  Apr 04, 2012

Rich Hickey explains the ideas behind the Datomic database: why Datalog is used as the query language, the functional programming concepts at its core, the role of time in the DB and much more.

Jonas Bonér on Akka, Actors and Shared State, STM, Typesafe

Posted by Jonas Bonér on  Sep 02, 2011

Jonas Bonér explains the Akka project and the types of actors it offers as well as its transactional features. Also: a preview of how Akka 2.0 changes the management of (remote) actors.

Gregor Hohpe on Conversation Patterns

Posted by Gregor Hohpe on  Aug 09, 2008 1

In this interview, recorded at QCon London, Google architect Gregor Hohpe talks to Stefan Tilkov about his new work on conversation patterns. Building upon his earlier work on enterprise integration patterns, Gregor sees conversation patterns as playing a critical role in real-world interactions, with analogies in the natural world.

Eric Evans Interviews Greg Young on the Architecture of a Large Transaction System

Posted by Gregory Young on  Jun 24, 2008 3

Eric Evans, the author of Domain Driven Design, interviews Greg Young about the architecture implemented for a system processing tens of thousands of transactions per second. It's not just the sheer number of transactions that is challenging, but the time constraints imposed are those specific to real-time systems. Greg reveals some of the architecture elements of the system's design.

Mark Little on Transactions, Web Services and REST

Posted by Mark Little on  Jun 24, 2008 17

In this interview, recorded at QCon London 2008, Red Hat Director of Standards and Technical Development Manager for the SOA platform Mark Little talks about extended transaction models, the history of transaction standardization, their role for web services and loosely coupled systems, and the possibility of an end to the Web services vs. REST debate.

Randy Shoup Discusses the eBay Architecture

Posted by Randy Shoup on  Jun 05, 2008

In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2007, Randy Shoup discusses the architecture of eBay. Topics discussed include eBay's architectural principles, horizontal and vertical partitioning, ACID vs. BASE, handling data inconsistency, distributed caching, updating eBay on the fly, architectural and coding standards, eBay's search infrastructure, grid computing, and SOA.

Dan Pritchett on Architecture at eBay

Posted by Dan Pritchett on  Aug 25, 2007 6

Dan Pritchett gives us an inside look into the decisions behind on of the largest scale architectures in the world: eBay. In explaining how the scale of eBay turns simple requirements a complex engineering problem, he walks us through the technical and organizational challenges of managing eBay's architecture.

Rob Harrop and Juergen Hoeller on Spring 2

Posted by Rob Harrop, Juergen Hoeller, Floyd Marinescu on  Sep 29, 2006 2

Spring core developers Rob Harrob and Juergen Hoeller talk about what, why, and how of the new features in Spring 2, including XML configuration, custom tags, AspectJ integration, and migrationg to Spring 2. The interview also discusses how to use Spring on large scale projects, common pitfalls with using Spring, and Spring MVC vs. other frameworks. Recorded at the Javapolis conference.

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