In their book "Relevant Search", Doug Turnbull and John Berryman focus on the challenge of providing search results by balancing the needs and intents of the user. Using Elasticsearch and Solr, relevance engineers can constantly tune the needs of the business vs. the needs of the user.
"Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems" is an open window into Google's experience and expertise on running some of the largest IT systems in the world. The book describes the principles that underpin the Site Reliability Engineering discipline. It also details the key practices that allow Google to grow at breakneck speed without sacrificing performance or reliability.
In this week's podcast InfoQ’s editor-in-chief Charles Humble talks to Data Scientist Cathy O’Neil. Topics discussed include her book “Weapons of Math Destruction,” predictive policing models, the teacher value added model, approaches to auditing algorithms and whether government regulation of the field is needed.
InfoQ spoke with authors of Spark GraphX in Action book, Apache Spark framework and what's coming up in the area of graph data processing and analytics.
The book Liftoff, Second Edition provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding needs, building trust, and defining how to interact in the team and align with the organization.
The book Effective Debugging by Diomidis Spinellis describes 66 different approaches for effective debugging of applications and systems.
Machine learning research scientist John Langford talks to Wesley Reisz about his ML system Vowpal Rabbit, used for news personalisation on MSN.
Jon Baer & Michelle Messina have written a book exploring the secrets to success in Silicon Valley - what it takes for a startup to succeed. They look at culture, history, stories and successes.
In this week's podcast, professor Barry Burd talks to Shuman Ghosemajumder VP of product management at Shape Security on Security and Cyber-Crime at QCon New York 2016.
In the book How to Lead a Quest Jason Fox explores what can be done to develop insights for strategic decisions and innovation, and for driving progress and delivering value.
We review the book Infrastructure as Code by Kief Morris, who lays down the foundation for Infrastructure as Code and outlines the main patterns and practices recommended for building it.
In this week's podcast Caitie McCaffrey talks about engineering effectiveness, approaching diversity, and verification of distributed systems at QCon New York 2016.