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SE-Radio Episode 261: David Heinemeier Hansson on the State of Rails, Monoliths, and More

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SE-Radio Episode 261: David Heinemeier Hansson on the State of Rails, Monoliths, and More

David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Ruby on Rails framework and a partner at the software development company Basecamp, talks to Stefan Tilkov about the state of Ruby on Rails and its suitability for long-term development. He addresses some of its common criticisms, such as perceived usefulness for only simple problems, claimed lack of scalability, […]

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SE-Radio Episode 260: Haoyuan Li on Alluxio

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SE-Radio Episode 260: Haoyuan Li on Alluxio

Jeff Meyerson talks to Haoyuan Li about Alluxio, a memory-centric distributed storage system. The cost of memory and disk capacity are both decreasing every year–but only the throughput of memory is increasing exponentially. This trend is driving opportunity in the space of big data processing. Alluxio is an open source, memory-centric, distributed, and reliable storage […]

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SE-Radio Episode 259: John Purrier on OpenStack

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SE-Radio Episode 259: John Purrier on OpenStack

John Purrier talks with Jeff Meyerson about OpenStack, an open-source cloud operating system for managing compute resources. They explore infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, virtualization, containers, and the future of systems development and management. Cloud service providers like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft provide both infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service. Infrastructure-as-a-service gives developers access to virtual machines, servers, and network infrastructure. […]

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SE-Radio Episode 258: Cody Voellinger on Recruiting Software Engineers

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SE-Radio Episode 258: Cody Voellinger on Recruiting Software Engineers

Robert Blumen talks with Cody Voellinger, the founder of a recruiting firm that specializes in filling software engineer roles for San Francisco-area startups, about how jobs are created and how companies and engineers get matched up. Their discussion covers the entire job search process, from job descriptions to salary negotiations. They look at the job […]

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SE-Radio Episode 257: Michael Nygard on Clojure in Practice

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SE-Radio Episode 257: Michael Nygard on Clojure in Practice

Michael Nygard of “Release It!” fame talks with Stefan Tilkov about his experience using the Clojure programming language. Topics include the tool chain and development process, the Clojure learning curve, and on-boarding new developers. Michael explains the similarities and differences compared to typical OO languages when implementing domain logic, and uses both game development and […]

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