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Programming and Testing a Distributed Database



Reid Draper shows how real world distributed database work, communicate and are tested, trading RPC for messaging, unit-tests for QuickCheck, and micro-benchmarks for multi-week stress tests.


Reid Draper is a Senior Software Engineer at Helium, where he is building a platform making it easy for developers and manufacturers to create internet-enabled devices. He's the author of Clojure's test.check, a QuickCheck implementation. Moreover, he's interested in concurrency, distributed systems, testing, and functional programming languages. Github: reiddraper Twitter: @reiddraper

About the conference

Code Mesh, the Alternative Programming Conference, focuses on promoting useful non-mainstream technologies to the software industry. The underlying theme is "the right tool for the job", as opposed to automatically choosing the tool at hand. By bringing together users and inventors of different languages and technologies (new and old), speakers will get the opportunity to inspire, to share experience, and to increase insight. Via presentations and case studies, we aim to raise awareness and extend the knowledge of all participants, mainstream and non-main stream users alike.

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Mar 20, 2015