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SE-Radio Episode 355: Randy Shoup Scaling Technology and Organization

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SE-Radio Episode 355: Randy Shoup Scaling Technology and Organization

WeWork’s VPE, Randy Shoup, discusses how to scale technology and organization together. Host Travis Kimmel spoke with Randy (formerly VPE at Stitch Fix and CTO at KIXEYE) about the culture, process, and technology changes necessary to scale an organization without experiencing attrition. They discuss how rapidly growing companies can leverage best practices from DevOps, how […]

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SE-Radio Episode 354: Avi Kivity on ScyllaDB

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SE-Radio Episode 354: Avi Kivity on ScyllaDB

Avi Kivity of Scylladb deep dives into the internals of Scylladb and what makes it a high performant version of Cassandra, a distributed key-value datastore. Host Nishant Suneja spoke with Avi about how Scylla’s shared nothing architecture helps it in “scaling up” on every single node in the cluster. The discussion further goes into Scylla’s […]

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SE-Radio Episode 353: Max Neunhoffer on Multi-model databases and ArangoDB

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SE-Radio Episode 353: Max Neunhoffer on Multi-model databases and ArangoDB

Max Neunhoffer of ArangoDB discusses about multi-model databases in general, and open source ArangoDB, in specific, with show host Nishant Suneja. The discussion starts with comparing multi-model databases with polyglot persistence style modeling, and what are the advantages of one over the other. The discussion further delves into exploring the internals of ArangoDB, a multi […]

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SE-Radio Episode 352: Johnathan Nightingale on Scaling Engineering Management

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SE-Radio Episode 352: Johnathan Nightingale on Scaling Engineering Management

Johnathan Nightingale talks with SE Radio host Travis Kimmel about scaling engineering management. Their conversation covers: how and when to hire engineering managers; how to onboard, train and plan for their growth; compensations reviews and promotions; advice for new managers, and what to expect at different management levels. Related links Johnathan and Melissa Nightingale’s and […]

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Episode 351 – Bernd Rücker on Orchestrating Microservices with Workflow Management

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Episode 351 – Bernd Rücker on Orchestrating Microservices with Workflow Management

Bernd Rücker, who has contributed to multiple open source workflow management projects, discusses orchestrating microservices with workflow management.  As distributed systems evolve into a family of microservices that must handle long-running stateful processes with time-dependent actions, events, multiple paths through the system, and complex rollbacks, the workflow management model provides a way to ensure clear […]

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