Load Balancing is Impossible
Dec 31, 2016
Tyler McMullen discusses load balancing techniques and algorithms such as Randomized Least-conns, Join-Idle-Queue, and Load Interpretation. Load balancing perfectly may be impossible in the real world, but we can do better than “random,” “round-robin,” and naive “least-conns”.
DevOps Patterns to Scale Web Applications using Cloud Services
Dec 29, 2013
Daniel Cukier shares insight in using cloud services to scale web applications, dealing with load balancing, session sharing, email, asynchronous processing, logging, monitoring, CD, RUM, etc.
Book Review: Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems
Sep 21, 2016
"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.
A Few Good Rules
Jul 25, 2014
Peter Neumark from Prezi talks about the importance of deciding what development standards to adopt and to detect when they're past their expiry date. Using Netflix and Prezi as examples, Peter illustrates with technical examples when to stick to standards and when to move on to better solutions.