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Designing Fault Tolerant Distributed Applications



Scott Andreas discussing creating fault tolerant distributed applications, and demoes Ordasity, a framework for building self-organizing systems with services.


Scott Andreas is an Engineer at Boundary, Inc. hacking on distributed stream analytics systems in Scala and Java. Former engineer at Urban Airship designing and implementing low-latency messaging systems for mobile devices.

About the conference

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.

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Mar 29, 2013

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  • Is that all ?

    by Mathieu DESPRIEE,

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    Did I spend 45mn only to watch a distributed load-balancer ????

  • Re: Is that all ?

    by Edward Ribeiro,

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    IMO, the seven principles and tips exposed by Scott in the first part of the talk are much more important to the talk as a whole while the software that he demo'ed (ordasity, pica) are examples of application of those principles in a clean and clever design. Those principles exposed in the first part will certainly be more valuable to the general distributed systems engineer in the long term, even tough I liked the demos too. :)

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