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  • Managing 238M Memberships at Netflix

    In this article Surabhi Diwan shared how the Netflix membership team does distributed systems: the architecture bets, technology choices, and operational semantics that serve the needs of Netflix’s ever-growing member base.

  • Evolving the Federated GraphQL Platform at Netflix

    This article describes the journey of the migration towards a Federated GraphQL architecture. Specifically, it shows the GraphQL platform Netflix has built consisting of the Domain Graph Services framework for implementing GraphQL services in Java using Spring Boot and graphql-java, and tools for schema development. It also describes how the ecosystem has evolved at various stages of adoption.

  • Dark Side of DevOps - the Price of Shifting Left and Ways to Make it Affordable

    Topics like “you build it, you run it” and “shifting testing/security/data governance left” are popular. Moving things to earlier stages of software development, empowering engineers. Yet, what is the cost? What does it mean for the developers who are involved? What are the solutions that can help you keep DevOps and Shifting Left? What can we do to break a grip of the dark side? Let’s find out!

  • Scaling and Growing Developer Experience at Netflix

    An optimal Developer Experience will depend a lot on the company the developer is working for. This article discusses why and when changes to developer needs will occur, how to get ahead of them, and how to adapt when these changes are necessary. I talk through some of the experiences myself and peers have had at Netflix, identifying some key learnings and examples we have gained over the years.

  • Netflix Drive: Building a Cloud-Native Filesystem for Media Assets

    In this article, Tejas Chopra discusses Netflix Drive, a generic cloud drive for storing and retrieving media assets - a collection of media files and folders in Netflix. Netflix Drive ties together disparate data (such as: AWS S3, Ceph Storage, Google Cloud Storage, and others) and metadata stores in a cogent form for creating, cataloging and serving these assets to applications and workflows.

  • Solving Mysteries Faster with Observability

    At QCon plus, a virtual conference for senior software engineers and architects covering the trends, best practices, and solutions leveraged by the world's most innovative software organizations, Elizabeth Carretto discussed observability at Netflix and how their internal tool, Edgar, comes into play.

  • Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2016

    The 10th annual QCon San Francisco was the biggest yet, bringing together over 1500 team leads, architects, project managers, and engineering directors. Over 125 practitioner-speakers presented 92 full-length technical sessions and 32 in-depth tutorials, providing deep insights into real-world architectures and state of the art software development practices from a practitioner’s perspective.

  • Wiring Microservices with Spring Cloud

    As we move towards microservice-based architectures, we're faced with an important decision: how do we wire our services together? Components in a monolithic system communicate through a simple method call, but components in a microservice system likely communicate over the network through REST, web services or some RPC-like mechanism.

  • Interview: Adrian Cockcroft on High Availability, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned in the Cloud

    Netflix is a widely referenced case study for how to effectively operate a cloud application at scale. While their hyper-resilient approach may not be necessary at most organizations, Netflix has advanced the conversation about what it means to build modern systems. In this interview, InfoQ spoke with Adrian Cockcroft who is the Cloud Architect for the Netflix platform.