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Storm: Distributed and Fault-Tolerant Real-time Computation

Posted by Nathan Marz  on  Jan 04, 2013

Nathan Marz introduces Twitter Storm, outlining its architecture and use cases, and takes a look at future features to be made available.

Faster, Cheaper Identity Management through Loose Coupling – the LIMA Approach

Posted by Ganesh Prasad  on  Jan 02, 2013

Ganesh Prasad discusses the essentials of the loosely-coupled identity management approach called LIMA,

Recovering the Ability to Design when Surrounded by Messy Legacy Systems

Posted by Eric Evans  on  Dec 27, 2012

Eric Evans shares 4 strategies for dealing with messy legacy systems: Bubble Context, ACL Synchronization, Exposing Legacy Assets, and Domain Events Channel.

Introducing Apache Hadoop: The Modern Data Operating System

Posted by Eli Collins  on  Dec 18, 2012 2

Eli Collins introduces Hadoop: why it came about, the benefits it produces, its history, its architecture, use cases and applications.

Scaling Tumblr

Posted by Ken Little  on  Dec 18, 2012

Ken Little discusses the architecture and infrastructure employed by Tumblr.

Accelerating the Web: How GPUs Make Browsers Fast

Posted by Jarred Nicholls  on  Dec 14, 2012

Jarred Nicholls explains how browsers leverage the GPU to speed up complex web pages by primitive drawing, composing layers and using tiles backing stores.

The Importance of Descriptions in Understanding the Impact of Change

Posted by Steve Ross-Talbot  on  Dec 11, 2012

Steve Ross-Talbot discusses the what, why and how of describing things, in particular requirements, along with a set of tools serving that purpose and called Zero Deviation Lifecyle.

Building and Delivering Next Generation Developer Services Using Private Cloud Infrastructure

Posted by Chris Pinkham  on  Dec 10, 2012

Chris Pinkham explains how to create an automated scalable self-service infrastructure based on principles used by Amazon to build their cloud services.

Taking Time Seriously

Posted by Bryan O'Sullivan  on  Dec 06, 2012

Bryan O'Sullivan introduces some of the technologies pioneered in the Haskell community to streamline software development and reduce operational costs, while producing beautiful code.

Patterns of Software Change

Posted by Michael Feathers  on  Dec 06, 2012

Michael Feathers overviews a number of patterns he has seen in various projects which provide a good indication that major changes are to be undertaken in the system’s future.

Agile People over Agile Process

Posted by Mike Roberts  on  Dec 03, 2012

Mike Roberts shares his view current on Agile after years of practicing it, discussing how he practices it now and how that could help others.

Fine Grained Coordinated Parallelism in a Real World Application

Posted by Mohammad Rezaei  on  Nov 29, 2012 1

Mohammad Rezaei discusses fine-grained parallelism along with an algorithm called Aggregation and a concurrent map built to help dealing with it.

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