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Ari Zilka on RAM is the New Disk & BigMemory

Posted by Ari Zilka on  Aug 16, 2011 3

Terracotta creator Ari Zilka talks about about the RAM is the new disk and argues for scaling up before scaling out, comparing the architectural approaches of lots of VMs with small heaps vs. a few JVMs with very large heaps. Ari introduces BigMemory, a Java add-on to Enterprise Ehcache, which allows app designs with huge amounts of memory accessible in-process, with minimal garbage collection.

Randy Shoup on Evolvable Systems

Posted by Randy Shoup on  Mar 09, 2011

Randy Shoup discusses evolvable systems: how to run different versions of a system in parallel during migrations, decoupling a system with events, schemas at eBay and much more.

Jon Brisbin on Virtualization and Private Clouds

Posted by Jon Brisbin on  Jan 06, 2011

Jon Brisbin discusses his experience with Virtualization and reasons why companies would use Private Clouds, eg. regulation compliance. Also: the future role of operations, monitoring, and more.

Scott Chacon on Git and GitHub

Posted by Scott Chacon on  Sep 06, 2010 2

Scott Chacon talks about the technologies that power GitHub (Erlang, Redis,...), and the benefits of Git as a version control and as a storage system.Also: ShowOff, Scott's JS-based presentation tool.

Martin Fowler and Paulo Caroli on Continuous Integration and Deployment

Posted by Martin Fowler and Paulo Caroli on  Aug 25, 2010

Martin Fowler and Paulo Caroli discuss testing, continuous integration and continuous deployment, as well as DSLs and REST.

John Leach on Virtualization and Unix Tools for the Data Center

Posted by John Leach on  Aug 03, 2010

John Leach explains how Brightbox uses Virtualization in the data center and whether Virtualization causes performance problems. Also: a look at a few Unix tools and Linux features that Ruby developers might not know about.

Adam Wiggins on Building Heroku on Top of Amazon EC2

Posted by Adam Wiggins on  Apr 14, 2010 5

Adam Wiggins explains the experience with building Heroku on top of Amazon EC2, the pros and cons of virtualization, and the importance of automation.

Oren Teich and Blake Mizerany on Heroku

Posted by Oren Teich and Blake Mizerany on  Mar 11, 2010 2

Oren Teich and Blake Mizerany talk about the technology behind Heroku and the benefits of the new add-on system.

Ilya Grigorik on Tokyo Cabinet, MySQL and Ruby HTTP Performance

Posted by Ilya Grigorik on  Sep 22, 2009

Ilya Grigorik discusses his company's PostRank algorithm for tracking reader engagement with content. Also: his experience scaling MySQL, Tokyo Cabinet, Ruby HTTP libs, Solr, Amazon EC2 and more.

OSGi & Spring In-depth with Adrian Colyer

Posted by Adrian Colyer on  Jun 07, 2007 1

Adrian Colyer goes in-depth on OSGi, its uses, future impact on the industry, and how Spring will make development with OSGi easier. Adrian talks about how OSGi may change the definition of an application server and JSR 277 vs. OSGi. According to Adrian, OSGi is going to change the deployment and run time model for enterprise applications.

Ezra Zygmuntowicz on Engine Yard and Rails Deployment

Posted by Ezra Zygmuntowicz on  May 15, 2007 1

InfoQ has an exclusive chat with one of the original gurus of Rails deployment: Ezra Zygmuntowicz. We discuss his current venture, EngineYard, and the future of Rails. His book on Rails Deployment is due from Pragmatic Programmers in June 2007.

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