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Rewriting GitHub Pages with Riak and Webmachine

Posted by Jesse Newland  on  Dec 18, 2012

Jesse Newland discusses how GitHub pages were re-written with Erlang, Riak and Webmachine in order to improve their performance.

How GitHub Works

Posted by Zach Holman  on  Aug 17, 2012

Zach Holman shares insights on creating a happy experience fueling developers’ creativity, being inspired by how things are done at GitHub.

Automating (almost) Everything Using Git, Gerrit, Hudson and Mylyn

Posted by Ryan Slobojan  on  Mar 29, 2012 6

Ryan Slobojan discusses how to perform issue tracking, code review, commits and builds in an automated manner by integrating Git, Gerrit, Hudson and Mylyn.

Code2Cloud: Automating The Whole Software Dev/Deploy Cycle

Posted by Ryan Slobojan  on  Dec 22, 2011 1

Ryan Slobojan presents Code2Cloud used to automatically set up a number of tools useful for development and deployment: Hudson, Git, task repository, wiki, Cloud Foundry Deployment Services and Maven.

A Tale of Three Trees

Posted by Scott Chacon  on  Nov 09, 2011 3

Scott Chacon explains the internal mechanisms used by Git to do version control based on three trees –head, index, work–, and some of its commands, especially ‘reset’.

Events Are Not Just for Notifications

Posted by Greg Young  on  Aug 08, 2011 5

Greg Young discusses how to use events to store data, and how testing, versioning and performance are impacted by an event-centered model.

Availability, the Cloud and Everything

Posted by Joe Williams  on  Dec 09, 2010

Joe Williams discusses how distributed systems, cloud computing and configuration management affect system’s availability. He exemplifies with a database service built on CouchDB, Erlang, Chef, EC2.

Introduction to Bespin - Mozilla's Web Based Code Editor

Posted by Joe Walker  on  Aug 05, 2010 3

Joe Walker explains Bespin, Mozilla’s open source web-based code editor, its architecture and chosen implementation solution, detailing some of its features like collaboration and version control.

Community Performance Optimization: Making Your People Run as Smoothly as Your Site

Posted by Brion Vibber  on  Dec 23, 2009 3

Brion Vibber discusses the challenges of working with user communities, social bottlenecks, scalability of software vs communities, new approaches to scaling communities, and remaining challenges.

Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design

Posted by Pramod Sadalage  on  Mar 06, 2009 3

Pramod presents material from the 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning book "Refactoring Databases : Evolutionary Database Design" on implementing evolutionary database development.

Behind the Scenes at MySpace.com

Posted by Dan Farino  on  Feb 10, 2009 5

Dan Farino talks about administering thousands of web servers from a system’s architect viewpoint, detailing on performance counter monitoring, the system profiler and the system administration site.

Conceptual Algorithms

Posted by Tom Preston-Werner  on  Jan 17, 2009 5

In this talk from RubyFringe, GitHub's Tom Preston-Werner talks about a methodical approach to solving problems and debugging, and the "Deathbed Filter".

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