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SE-Radio Episode 256: Jay Fields on Working Effectively with Unit Tests

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SE-Radio Episode 256: Jay Fields on Working Effectively with Unit Tests

Stefan Tilkov talks with Jay Fields, author of the book “Working Effectively with Unit Tests,” about unit testing in practice. Topics include how to write good unit tests, what mistakes to avoid, and different categories of unit tests. Jay explains the value of unit tests and why you might want to delete them if you […]

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SE-Radio Episode 255: Monica Beckwith on Java Garbage Collection

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SE-Radio Episode 255: Monica Beckwith on Java Garbage Collection

Monica Beckwith joins Robert Blumen for a discussion of java garbage collection. What is garbage collection? GC algorithms; history of GC in the java language; fragmentation and compaction; generational strategies; causes of pauses; impact of pauses on application performance; tuning GC; GC on multi-core and large memory machines; should production servers be implemented in non-GC […]

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SE-Radio Episode 254: Mike Barker on the LMAX Architecture

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SE-Radio Episode 254: Mike Barker on the LMAX Architecture

Mike Barker talks with Sven Johann about the architecture of the LMAX system. LMAX is a low-latency, high-throughput trading platform. Their discussion begins with what LMAX does; the origins of LMAX; and extreme performance requirements faced by LMAX. They then delve into systems that LMAX communicates with; LMAX users; the two main components of the […]

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SE-Radio Episode 253: Fred George on Developer Anarchy

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SE-Radio Episode 253: Fred George on Developer Anarchy

Fred George talks with Eberhard about “Developer Anarchy” – a development approach Fred has been using very successfully in different organizations. Developer Anarchy is a manager-less process. All team members write code. There are no stories. Instead developers figure out how to reach specific business goals. Besides writing code some team members have additional responsibilities: […]

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SE-Radio Episode 252: Christopher Meiklejohn on CRDTs

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SE-Radio Episode 252: Christopher Meiklejohn on CRDTs

Robert Blumen talks to Christopher Meiklejohn about conflict-free replicated data types (CRDTs). The discussion covers forms of consistency in distributed systems; conflicts and conflict resolution algorithms; consistency and concurrency; the discovery of CRDTs; state-based and operations-based CRDTs; examples of some well-known CRDTs, including counters and sets; time and space complexity; uses of CRDTs in chat […]

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