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SE-Radio Episode 285: James Cowling on Dropbox’s Distributed Storage System

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SE-Radio Episode 285: James Cowling on Dropbox’s Distributed Storage System

James Cowling of Dropbox (architect of their distributed storage system), speaks to Robert Blumen about their move from Amazon’s S3 to their own infrastructure; The show covers: the size, scope and scale of Dropbox’s data management; their experience on Amazon’s S3; why S3 over time did not meet their needs; how the decision was made […]

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SE-Radio Episode 284: John Allspaw on System Failures: Preventing, Responding, and Learning From

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SE-Radio Episode 284: John Allspaw on System Failures: Preventing, Responding, and Learning From

John Allspaw CTO of Etsy speaks with Robert Blumen about systemic failures and outages; how are systems defended against outages?; why do they fail anyway?; why are failures not entirely preventable?; why do outages involve multiple failures?; the time that Etsy identified it’s own office as a potential source of fraud; the human as part […]

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SE-Radio Episode 283: Alexander Tarlinder on Developer Testing

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SE-Radio Episode 283: Alexander Tarlinder on Developer Testing

Felienne talks with Alexander Tarlinder on Developer Testing. Topics include Developer Testing, Agile Testing, Programming by Contract, Specification Based Testing, Venue: KTH, Stockholm Related Links Alexander on Twitter https://twitter.com/alexander_tar Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Testing-Practical-Guide-Testers/dp/0321534468 Clean Code https://www.amazon.com/Clean-Code-Handbook-Software-Craftsmanship-ebook/dp/B001GSTOAM Alexander’s book review site http://www.techbookreader.com/ Developer […]

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SE-Radio Episode 282: Donny Nadolny on Debugging Distributed Systems

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SE-Radio Episode 282: Donny Nadolny on Debugging Distributed Systems

Donny Nadolny of PagerDuty joins Robert Blumen to tell the story of debugging an issue that PagerDuty encountered when they set up a Zookeeper cluster that spanned across two geographically separated datacenters in different regions.  The debugging process took them through multiple levels of the stack starting with their application, the implementation of the Zookeeper […]

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Welcome New Host

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Welcome New Host

We’re pleased to welcome Edaena Salinas to the SE Radio team. Edaena is a software engineer at Microsoft where she has worked on front-end and back-end development for web applications. In 2017, she started working in the Knowledge and Technologies group at Microsoft Research. Her technical interests include software engineering, web development, artificial intelligence, testing, and DevOps. She […]

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