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 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.
Two of ThoughtWorks’ finest, Martin Fowler and Jez Humble, talk about the notion of Continuous Delivery, which enables organizations to build software that is production ready at all times. To do this, enterprises automate the build, deployment, and testing process, and improve collaboration between developers, testers, and operations. The duo discusses a variety of related issues.
Ron Bodkin discusses big data architecture, real-time analytics, batch processing, map-reduce, and data science.
Hilary Mason, interviewed by Ryan Slobojan, discuss the engineering behind bit.ly and their use of machine learning in their system architecture. Hilary also talks about their use of MySQL and MongoDB to manage terabytes of information about users and clicks and their implications on performing real-time analysis of anthropology on the human condition.
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.
Adrian Cole discusses his jclouds project, which is an open source library that helps Java developers get started in the cloud and reuse their Java development skills. Cole also talks about some of the challenges of creating a cloud agnostic library, such as the use of different hypervisors and that various cloud implementations are written in different languages, such as VB, Python, Ruby, etc.
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.
Justin Sheehy explains how Riak was created with ideas from Amazon's Dynamo paper, Riak features and how Riak compares to other NoSQL solutions.
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.
Jon Travis explains Hyperic HQU as well as Spring Insight, a tool for monitoring Java web apps, how it uses AspectJ to instrument Java code, how to use it to find performance problems and more.
Karl Rumelhart explains VMWare's virtualization products and how they relate to cloud solutions, Open Source at VMWare, the SpringSource acquisition and much more.