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Yao Yue on Making Twitter's Pelikan Cache Fast And Reliable

Interview with Yao Yue Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 01, 2016

Yao Yue explains the motivation for building Twitter's Pelikan cache, how Pelikan differs from other caches, what to do and what to avoid when building reliably low latency software, and much more.

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Interview with Martin Thompson on High Performance Java

Interview with Martin Thompson Follow 23 Followers on  Apr 27, 2016

Alex Blewitt speaks to Martin Thompson at QCon London 2016 on his open-source high-performance networking stack Aeron, and how it avoids garbage collection delays for consistently low latency. Martin explains the use of the xadd processor instruction to avoid spinning wait loops and looks ahead to where CPU technology is heading in the future.

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David Riddoch on Bypassing the Kernel and Hypervisor for Network I/O, Solarflare, OpenOnload

Interview with David Riddoch Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 14, 2016

David Riddoch explains how bypassing the OS kernel's networking stack can improve latency and throughput, networking with Solarflare and OpenOnload, hypervisor bypass, and much more.

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Web API Follow 229 Followers

John Sheehan on Web API Quality

Interview with John Sheehan Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 27, 2016

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.

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Gil Tene on Understanding Latency

Interview with Gil Tene Follow 13 Followers on  Feb 09, 2016

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.

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Java Follow 824 Followers

Monica Beckwith on Tuning and Optimizing Java Garbage Collection

Interview with Monica Beckwith Follow 533 Followers on  Jan 31, 2016

Performance engineer Monica Beckwith covers tuning java garbage collection, including: defining customer requirements; methodology; baselining and measurement; strengths and weaknesses of the different collectors; heap usage; causes of GC pauses; the distribution of pauses; tuning pause characteristics; going off-heap to avoid collection; scaling GC on multi-core and high memory machines.

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Bryan Cantrill on Containers, Linux, Triton and Illumos, Virtualization, Node.js

Interview with Bryan Cantrill Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 20, 2015

Bryan Cantrill explains Triton (a way to run secure Linux containers on bare metal), the history of DTrace and ZFS and their (lack of) adoption on Linux, the relevance of OS R&D, Unikernels and more.

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Sadek Drobi on Architecture, Scala

Interview with Sadek Drobi Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 21, 2015

Sadek Drobi explains ways to simplify software architectures by reframing the problem and requirements. Also: Scala, Prismic.io, and much more.

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Caitie McCaffrey on Scaling Halo 4 Services, the Orleans Actor Framework, Distributed Programming

Interview with Caitie McCaffrey Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 24, 2015

Caitie McCaffrey talks about scaling game backend services for Halo 4 and others, stress & performance testing, the Orleans actor framework, and the future of distributed programming.

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Jessica Frazelle on Working at Docker

Interview with Jessica Frazelle Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 29, 2015

Jessica Frazelle tells InfoQ what it's like to work at Docker open source, what are some of the goals for Docker Inc in the near future and the rational between Docker's clustering solution (Swarm).

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Natalia Chechina on Scaling Distributed Erlang with SD Erlang

Interview with Natalia Chechina Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 13, 2015

Natalia Chechina explains the challenges of scaling distributed Erlang beyond a certain number of systems and how SD Erlang helps to overcome those problems.

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Architecture & Design Follow 1859 Followers

Peter Bourgon on CRDTs, Go at SoundCloud

Interview with Peter Bourgon Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 15, 2015

Peter Bourgon discusses distributed programming with commutative replicated data types (CRDTs), how they work, what problems they solve, and his experience with using the Go language at SoundCloud.

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