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Elements of Scale

Posted by Ben Stopford  on  Oct 07, 2015

Ben Stopford examines tools, mechanisms and tradeoffs that allow a data architecture to scale, from disk formats to fully blown architectures for real-time storage, streaming and batch processing.


Paasta: Application Delivery at Yelp

Posted by Evan Krall  on  Oct 04, 2015

Evan Krall talks about Paasta, which is Yelp's platform for running services, built on Docker, Mesos, Marathon, SmartStack, git, and Jenkins.


Scaling Distributed Systems

Posted by Natalia Chechina  on  Oct 04, 2015

Natalia Chechina outlines features of actor and functional programming models, and the reason these models attract so much interest in parallel, concurrent, and scaling world.


Data Migration at Scale with RabbitMQ and Spring

Posted by Félix López, Alvaro Videla  on  Oct 01, 2015

Félix López, Alvaro Videla discuss about RabbitMQ and messaging architectures, both from a theoretical perspective and a practical one.


Partial Failures in a Microservices Jungle: Survival Tips from Comcast

Posted by Jon Moore  on  Sep 27, 2015

Jon Moore goes over some strategies for surviving in a jungle of partial failures. Each survival tip is explained through a concrete example, or "adventure story", from Comcast’s TV experience.


Erlang in the Cloud: The Talko Service Architecture

Posted by Ransom Richardson  on  Sep 26, 2015

Ransom Richardson presents the Talko service architecture, its implementation and operation in the cloud, why they are using Erlang for it and key things learned along the way.


REST for an Hour

Posted by Lyndsey Padget  on  Sep 26, 2015

Lyndsey Padget introduces the basic principles of RESTful APIs, terminology, design patterns, data, pitfalls, best practices, and others.


Exercises in Programming Style

Posted by Crista Lopes  on  Sep 23, 2015 4

Crista Lopes demos writing the same program using multiple styles, showcasing the richness of human computational thought and the need to avoid being stuck with one or two styles for life.


The Timeless Way of Building Erlang Apps

Posted by Garrett Smith  on  Sep 20, 2015

Garrett Smith outlines a methodology for pattern discovery and presents a number of specific patterns that Erlang programmers can use to build programs that feel alive.


Pulsar: Real-time Analytics at Scale

Posted by Sharad Murthy, Tony Ng  on  Sep 13, 2015

Sharad Murthy & Tony Ng present Pulsar, a real-time streaming system which can scale to millions of events per second with high availability and 4GL language support.


Circuit Breaking in Distributed Systems

Posted by Matt Heath  on  Sep 11, 2015

Matt Heath discusses how circuit breakers and other similar patterns can be used to increase reliability in distributed systems such as Go-based microservice platforms.


Reactive Programming at Cloud-Scale and Beyond

Posted by Bart de Smet  on  Sep 10, 2015

Bart de Smet discusses how the reactive programming paradigm can be used for event stream processing and how it can be applied from small devices all the way to cloud-scale infrastructures.

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