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SE-Radio Episode 277: Gil Tene on Tail Latency

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SE-Radio Episode 277: Gil Tene on Tail Latency

Gil Tene joins Robert Blumen for a discussion of tail latency. What is latency? What is “tail latency”? Why are the upper percentiles of latency more relevant to humans? How is human interaction with an application influenced by tail latency? What are the economics of tail latency? What are the origins of tail latency within […]

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SE-Radio Episode 276: Björn Rabenstein on Site Reliability Engineering

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SE-Radio Episode 276: Björn Rabenstein on Site Reliability Engineering

Björn Rabenstein discusses the field of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) with host Robert Blumen. The term SRE has recently emerged to mean Google’s approach to DevOps. The publication of Google’s book on SRE has brought many of their practices into more public discussion. The interview covers: what is distinct about SRE versus devops; the SRE […]

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SE-Radio Episode 275: Josh Doody on Salary Negotiation for Software Engineers

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SE-Radio Episode 275: Josh Doody on Salary Negotiation for Software Engineers

Marcus Blankenship talks with Josh Doody about salary negotiation. Topics include a framework for thinking about salary negotiations, how you can know what you’re worth, the employers view of salary negotiation, and missed negotiation opportunities. Also discussed are common fears about negotiating and how to overcome them, common mistakes during negotiations, and how negotiation makes […]

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SE-Radio Episode 274: Sam Aaron on Sonic Pi

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SE-Radio Episode 274: Sam Aaron on Sonic Pi

Felienne talks with Sam Aaron on Sonic Pi. Topics include how to design a programming language with a broad audience, what features enable a language to be powerful and fun for children to play with, what the role of programming and programming education is in the world in general and the world of music in […]

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SE-Radio Episode 273: Steve McConnell on Software Estimation

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SE-Radio Episode 273: Steve McConnell on Software Estimation

Sven Johann talks with Steve McConnell about Software Estimation. Topics include when and why businesses need estimates and when they don’t need them; turning estimates into a plan and validating progress on the plan; why software estimates are always full of uncertainties, what these uncertainties are and how to deal with them. They continue with: […]

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