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Spotify Audio Delivery at Scale



Niklas Gustavsson goes into detail on how a Spotify service works and how the UNIX philosophy of composing components that does a single thing well, works on a greater scale. He presents how services are built in two distinct layers and common patterns for, for example, service discovery and storage.


Niklas Gustavsson is a backend engineer at Spotify, open source hacker, mountain biker and father of two awesome kids. At Spotify, he mostly works on the audio pipeline and content delivery.

About the conference

Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Jul 22, 2015