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Gil Tene on Understanding Latency

Interview with Gil Tene on  Feb 09, 2016

Gil Tene explains latency and how it relates to service and response times, measuring latency, common misconceptions about latency, what to do when a system's latency can't meet SLAs, and much more.

29:21

Monica Beckwith on Tuning and Optimizing Java Garbage Collection

Interview with Monica Beckwith on  Jan 31, 2016

Performance engineer Monica Beckwith covers tuning java garbage collection, including: defining customer requirements; methodology; baselining and measurement; strengths and weaknesses of the different collectors; heap usage; causes of GC pauses; the distribution of pauses; tuning pause characteristics; going off-heap to avoid collection; scaling GC on multi-core and high memory machines.

26:33

Bridget Kromhout on Cloud Foundry

Interview with Bridget Kromhout on  Jan 21, 2016

Bridget Kromhout explains Cloud Foundry, how to run or use it, the tools Cloud Foundry provides for automation, and much more.

18:13

Jon Moore on Hypermedia APIs and Distributed Monotonic Clocks

Interview with Jon Moore on  Jan 19, 2016 1

The interview with Jon Moore begins with a discussion on the relevance of Hypermedia APIs in the context of micro-services as well as the impact of HTTP 2.0 on APIs in general.The second half of the interview focuses on event causality in distributed systems and Moore's research on the application of population protocols for better clock synchronization.

37:00

Adam Wick on Security, Formal Methods, Types, Unikernels, HaLVM, DRM

Interview with Adam Wick on  Jan 08, 2016

Adam Wick talks about software security, research into formal methods and randomisation as well as documentation and types to help write secure software, HalVM and other Unikernels, DRM.

33:20

Understanding Complex Software Systems by Embracing Chaos

Interview with Matt Ranney on  Jan 05, 2016

Modern software systems are complex and chaotic. Requirements, employee counts, and production environments change quickly. Yet the software produced under these circumstances must be understandable as well as useful. Matt Ranney, an architect at Uber, argues that to understand these complex systems you must embrace chaos, rather than run from it. You must also accept limits to our understanding.

20:08

Rick Hudson on Garbage Collection in Go

Interview with Rick Hudson on  Dec 21, 2015

Rick Hudson talks to Charles Humble about the evolution of Go’s garbage collector, comparing 1.5 to the forthcoming 1.6 release, and also touching on plans for 1.7.

38:30

Bryan Cantrill on Containers, Linux, Triton and Illumos, Virtualization, Node.js

Interview with Bryan Cantrill on  Dec 20, 2015

Bryan Cantrill explains Triton (a way to run secure Linux containers on bare metal), the history of DTrace and ZFS and their (lack of) adoption on Linux, the relevance of OS R&D, Unikernels and more.

26:37

Chris Richardson on Functional Programming in Scala and Java, Event Sourcing

Interview with Chris Richardson on  Oct 09, 2015

Chris Richardson explains the appeal of Scala, functional programming in Java and other languages, the basics of Event Sourcing, and his perspective on the state of the Java ecosystem.

32:09

Michael Bryzek on Handling Microservices in the Real World

Interview with Michael Bryzek on  Oct 08, 2015 2

Microservices have been a trending topic for some time now and while we talked a lot about concepts in the past there are more and more real-life experiences to draw on now. In this interview, Michael Bryzek, co-founder and former CTO of Gilt, shares some of his experience working with microservices including how we should design our architectures and APIs to avoid ending up in a dependency hell.

21:59

Tom Limoncelli on DevOps and Automation

Interview with Tom Limoncelli on  Sep 25, 2015

Tom Limoncelli explains the reasons for DevOps, how to choose which steps to automate and which not, enabling continuous deployment, and much more.

16:40

Kolton Andrus on Breaking Things at Netflix

Interview with Kolton Andrus on  Sep 18, 2015

Kolton Andrus is working as "chaos engineer" at Netflix which means he is getting paid for breaking things in production. We are talking with about how to improve overall system quality by injecting failures in production systems, about the idea of "anti-fragility" in the context of software and about how engineering teams of all layers can benefit from a failure injection infrastructure.

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