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Evolving Prolog

Posted by Michael Hendricks  on  Nov 07, 2015 1

Michael Hendricks talks about how they used genetic algorithms to evolve Prolog programs based on historic data from peer to peer lending markets.


Orchestrating Containers with Terraform and Consul

Posted by Mitchell Hashimoto  on  Nov 07, 2015

Mitchell Hashimoto shows how Terraform and Consul can be used together to easily deploy and scale large-scale containerized workloads using container runtimes like Docker.


Atlassian Hybrid Cloud/On-Premise Software Delivery and the Journey to 300,000 Applications in the Cloud

Posted by George Barnett  on  Nov 01, 2015

George Barnett discusses techniques for building the supporting infrastructure for a hybrid model, and how to make monitoring, deployment tools, and shared services work effectively.


Stress and Depression – The Taboo and What We Can Do About It

Posted by Gitte Klitgaard  on  Nov 01, 2015

Gitte Klitgaard discusses the stress and stress-induced depression that hits many knowledge workers and offers several tips and tricks to prevent it.


Functional Distributed Programming with Irmin

Posted by Anil Madhavapeddy  on  Oct 31, 2015

Anil Madhavapeddy introduces the Irmin library by means of a functional queue, shows how the Git mirroring works, and then demonstrates some more complex applications.


Powering the Industrial Enterprise: Introducing the IOT Platform-as-a-Service

Posted by Jesus Rodriguez  on  Oct 31, 2015

Jesus Rodriguez explores the characteristics of the IOT PaaS vs. predecessor PaaS architectures, focusing on device management, event driven integration, real-time analytics and offline communication.


20 Minutes from Ticket to Production. Zero Downtime.

Posted by Paul Payne  on  Oct 25, 2015

Paul Payne explains the benefits of containerization of a Go web service, discussing testing, integration, canary deploys and how they achieve 20 minute development cycles with zero downtime.


Fighting Fit: Why You Need Health, Nutrition, and Fitness to Be a Successful Technologist

Posted by Hugh Williams  on  Oct 25, 2015 1

Hugh Williams shares his experiences of why health, nutrition, and exercise are essential to being a successful engineer and leader.


FsCheck: For Each Function There Exist Properties to Be Checked

Posted by Paulmichael Blasucci  on  Oct 25, 2015

Paulmichael Blasucci takes a look at FsCheck, a powerful library for doing property-based testing and sophisticated data generation in the CLR ecosystem.


Distributing a Mobile Team: A Brave New Etsy Chapter

Posted by Hannah Mittelstaedt  on  Oct 24, 2015

Hannah Mittelstaedt talks about how Etsy dissolved the traditional Android and iOS teams and trained tons of web developers in app development.


Easier, Better, Faster, Safer Deployment with Docker and Immutable Containers

Posted by Jérôme Petazzoni  on  Oct 18, 2015 2

Jerome Petazzoni explains in detail the advantages of immutable servers, then how to implement them with containers in general, and Docker in particular.


Scaling Stack Overflow: Keeping it Vertical by Obsessing Over Performance

Posted by David Fullerton  on  Oct 18, 2015 3

David Fullerton shares some of the things the Stack Exchange tech team have learned along the way while scaling one of the top sites in the world primarily through vertical scaling.

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