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Interview with Graham Lee on the Discworld App

Interview with Graham Lee Follow 0 Followers on  May 31, 2013

Graham Lee talks to InfoQ at QCon London 2013 about the creation of the Discworld app, and how the media-rich application benefited from automated testing and performance optimisations to be performant on retina class iPads.

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Alex Papadimoulis on Delivering Web Scale Systems

Interview with Alex Papadimoulis Follow 0 Followers on  May 25, 2013

Alex Papadimoulis shares his thoughts on distribution vs delivery, decoupling infrastructure (pull) from application (push) deployments and keeping delivery systems simple, especially for web scale applications. In particular Alex describes three different types of roll-outs: Live, Rolling and Parallel and their applicability (cloud-based delivery vs in-house servers).

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Martijn Verburg Talks About jClarity, Adopt a JSR and Java Security

Interview with Martijn Verburg Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 23, 2013

Martijn Verburg discusses his new start-up jClarity, which offers performance tooling for the Cloud. He also provides an update on the Adopt a JSR and Adopt OpenJDK programs.

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Jim Hirschauer on Application Monitoring, AppDynamics 3.7

Interview with Jim Hirschauer Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 11, 2013

Jim Hirschauer describes the application monitoring tool landscape, KPIs and metrics to consider when monitoring, and compares monitoring traditional vs. cloud-based applications. He talks about performance considerations when instrumenting code, how organizations can be 'Smarter' about their Big Data, and looks at what's new in AppDynamics 3.7.

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Javascript Performance with Stoyan Stefanov

Interview with Stoyan Stefanov Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 28, 2013

Stoyan talks about the tools and practises that help developers deal with the issues that affect performance of JavaScript applications. He also comments on the evolution of the language and the popularity of transpilers like CoffeeScript and TypeScript.

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Michael Nygard - Redefining CAP

Interview with Michael Nygard Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 13, 2013

In this InfoQ interview, Michael Nygard explores some of the available loopholes in the CAP theorem helping architects to engineer distributed systems that meet their needs. He also discusses new patterns he’s observed since his book, Realease IT and shares his thoughts on continuous delivery, DevOps and ALM.

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Rick Hudson on Parallel JavaScript (RiverTrail)

Interview with Rick Hudson Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 01, 2012

In this interview, Intel's Rick Hudson talks about Parallel JavaScript (formerly known as "RiverTrail"), a new parallel programming API designed specifically for JavaScript. Rick describes RiverTrail and its vision of how to leverage current and future parallel hardware from within the browser and JavaScript.

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Ken Little on Scaling Tumblr

Interview with Ken Little Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 24, 2012

Ken Little talks about scaling Tumblr to keep up with their blogging users: scaling the data model, sharding, their PHP frontend and the Scala backend, and much more.

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Serkan Piantino on Scaling Facebook

Interview with Serkan Piantino Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 20, 2012

Serkan Piantino explains how Facebook has managed to scale up, what types of errors occur in an architecture that size and how to handle them, RAM vs disk, and much more.

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Rich Hickey and Justin Sheehy about Datastores, NoSql and CAP

Interview with Rich Hickey Follow 46 Followers , Justin Sheehy Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 03, 2012

Rich Hickey and Justin Sheehy talk about scalability and transactionability of datastores. They explain tradeoffs for achieving read and/or write scalability on top of Datomic and Riak.

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Optimizing for Big Data at Facebook

Interview with Ashish Thusoo Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 17, 2012

Hive co-creator Ashish Thusoo describes the Big Data challenges Facebook faced and presents solutions in 2 areas: Reduction in the data footprint and CPU utilization. Generating 300 to 400 terabytes per day, they store RC files as blocks, but store as columns within a block to get better compression. He also talks about the current Big Data ecosystem and trends for companies going forward.

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Operating Node.js in Production, with Bryan Cantrill

Interview with Bryan Cantrill Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 08, 2012 2

Bryan talks about the challenges of operating Node.js in real production environments and the experiences he had working with it at Joyent. He also talks about DTrace, SmartOS, V8 and compares with other platforms.

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