Sebastian Kanthak overviews Spanner, covering details of how Spanner relies on GPS and atomic clocks to provide two of its most innovative features: Lock-free strong (current) reads and global snapshots that are consistent with external events.
Randy Shoup details some of the pieces forming Google’s technology stack, BigTable, Megastore, Dremel, virtualization, etc. and the design principles of their their cloud-based applications.
John Penix describes the test automation system and the supporting build system infrastructure used by Google.
Rob Pike explains how Google designed Go to address major development issues they encounter while using other languages: long build times, poor dependency management, lack of robustness, etc.
Mike Solomon shares some of the experiences and lessons learned scaling YouTube over the years.
Derek Parham discloses details of the largest and most complicated user migration and code refactoring in Google’s history when all their services were made available to Google Apps users.
Roberto Peon introduces SPDY which is the starting point for HTTP 2.0, a standard in development, explaining why a new HTTP standard is needed and how SPDY helps.
Kevin Bourrillion introduces Guava, a set of open source core libraries used internally by Google.
Nathan Herring presents the available storage options at Google, the ideal characteristics of a storage service, and the actual implementation of Google Cloud Storage.
Ilya Grigorik shares details on Google’s project to make the web faster: some of their findings on what slows down the web experience and how they improved it in Chrome and services.
Micah Martin discusses creating web applications with Clojure and Joodo and Gaeshi deploying them on Google App Engine and Heroku.