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Building an AI in the Cloud

Posted by Simon Chan  on  Oct 02, 2016

Simon Chan shares the on-going challenges, the design dilemma and the steps to be taken when building customized large-scale predictive ML applications on a ML SaaS platform.


WebSockets, Reactive APIs and Microservices

Posted by Todd Montgomery  on  Sep 30, 2016

Todd Montgomery investigates whether WebSockets, HTTP/2, Reactive Streams and microservices can deliver the high scalability, resiliency, and ease of development promised.


The Human Side of Microservices

Posted by John Billings  on  Sep 30, 2016

John Billings talks about winning over those skeptical about the benefits of microservices along with tips on caching, failure, interface changes, etc. for building a distributed system architecture.


How Containers Have Panned Out

Posted by Adrian Trenaman  on  Sep 25, 2016

Adrian Trenaman provides detailed examples of how HBC Digital has used Docker and what aspects of the technology haven't panned out as they thought they would.


Distributed Systems in Practice, in Theory

Posted by Aysylu Greenberg  on  Sep 25, 2016

Aysylu Greenberg revisits some features of modern distributed systems and shows three architectural patterns, their application, and reference papers that are relevant to today's distributed systems.


Low Latency Microservices in Java

Posted by Peter Lawrey  on  Sep 24, 2016

Peter Lawrey discusses the differences between microservices and monolith architectures, their relative benefits and disadvantages, patterns and strategies implementing low latency microservices.


0 to 100 days - Running DRTs at Dropbox

Posted by Thomissa Comellas, Tammy Butow  on  Sep 24, 2016

Thomissa Comellas shares her experiences developing and rolling out new Disaster Recovery Testing techniques at Dropbox. Tammy Butow shares how her team runs DRTs and has implemented the techniques.


What They Don't Tell You about Microservices...

Posted by Daniel Rolnick  on  Sep 20, 2016 2

Daniel Rolnick talks about the process Yodle went through adopting and deploying microservices, including database architectures and architectural patterns that emerged.


Architecting Cross-Platform Mobile Frameworks

Posted by Spencer Chan  on  Sep 15, 2016

Spencer Chan overviews Quora's architecture that allows them to share the majority of their application code across their Android, iOS and web apps, discussing challenges and benefits.


ESPN Next Generation APIs Powering Web, Mobile, TV

Posted by Manny Pelarinos  on  Sep 15, 2016

Manny Pelarinos talks about the tension of optimizing APIs for different experiences, while supporting hundreds of endpoints and many web and mobile applications at scale.


The Verification of a Distributed System

Posted by Caitie McCaffrey  on  Sep 11, 2016

Caitie McCaffrey discusses the strategies for proving a correct system and less strenuous methods of testing, which can help increase our confidence that a system is doing the right thing.


Reactive Programming for Java Developers

Posted by Rossen Stoyanchev  on  Sep 11, 2016

Rossen Stoyanchev discusses what reactive programming is all about and tries to make sense of the transition from traditional application development to reactive programming.

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