Archive for November, 2015

SE-Radio Episode 242: Dave Thomas on Innovating Legacy Systems

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SE-Radio Episode 242: Dave Thomas on Innovating Legacy Systems

Sven Johann talks with Dave Thomas about innovating legacy systems. Dave clarifies first why legacy systems are both valuable and problematic. Next, they discuss bad systemic and good incremental approaches for innovation of legacy systems; why you shouldn’t rewrite an old system but rather focus on tactical changes to reduce cost or increase productivity within […]

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SE-Radio Episode 241: Kyle Kingsbury on Consensus in Distributed Systems

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SE-Radio Episode 241: Kyle Kingsbury on Consensus in Distributed Systems

Kyle Kingsbury, known as Aphyr on Twitter and for his blog by the same name, talks to Stefan Tilkov about consensus in distributed systems and about his experience in testing systems to see how they behave in case of failures. In addition to discussing some of the theoretical foundations, such as the CAP theorem, isolation […]

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