InfoQ sat down with Peter Bourgon, engineer at Weaveworks, and discussed how to program in idiomatic Golang, building microservices with his Go kit framework, and how Weave Net and Weave Mesh work.
Kate Heddleston explains why it's necessary to make Ops tooling easy to use, how Usable Ops and better documentation can improve the culture in teams, and much more.
Jason McGee of IBM Talks about Open Source Projects and the Interactions at the Collaboration Summit
Jason McGee of IBM talks to Rags Srinivas of InfoQ about the importance of different open source initiatives, like Container Native Cloud Foundation (CNCF), Open Container Initiative (OCI) and how to sort through them from a developer perspective.
Aviran Mordo discusses the skills required for technical leadership, his thoughts on DevOps, and the journey WIX has taken when implementing a microservice-based architecture. Mordo suggests that although architects may not be able to code full-time, they must remain 'hands-on', and although many new techniques, tools and frameworks are currently emerging, care must be taken with evaluation.
Rachel Reese on the challenges and benefits of using microservices at Jet. In particular how F# made it easier to refactor and maintain hundreds of microservices. The hard bit is the infrastructure.
Peter Alvaro discusses some of the reasons that distributed programming is hard, Lineage-driven Fault Injection, static analysis to check deterministic behaviour, CRDTs, and much more.
Gil Tene speaks to Alex Blewitt at QCon London 2016 on the upcoming support for hardware transactional memory in server-class Intel chips, and what it will mean for the JVM. Tene discusses what kinds of applications will benefit from speculative lock elision and increasing concurrency in the near future on multi-core server platforms.
Adrian Colyer explains the motivation behind publishing the "Morning Paper" (a blog discussing Computer Science research papers) and mentions some of his favourite papers of the past year.
In this interview, John Sheehan expounds on what constitutes a high quality API. The first half focuses on developer experience which will help API consumers distinguish between top tier API providers and the rest. The second half provides pointers for API providers aiming to improve various aspects of API quality, specifically performance across the API lifecycle.
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.
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.
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.