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SE-Radio Episode 263: Camille Fournier on Real-World Distributed Systems

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SE-Radio Episode 263: Camille Fournier on Real-World Distributed Systems

Stefan Tilkov talks to Camille Fournier about the challenges developers face when building distributed systems. Topics include the definition of a distributed system, whether developers can avoid building them at all, and what changes occur once they choose to. They also talk about the role distributed consensus tools such as Apache Zookeeper play, and whether […]

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SE Radio Episode 262: Software Quality with Bill Curtis

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SE Radio Episode 262: Software Quality with Bill Curtis

Sven Johann talks with Bill Curtis about Software Quality. They start with what software quality is and then discuss examples of systems which failed to achieve the quality goals (e.g. ObamaCare) and it’s consequences. They then go on with the role of architecture in the overall quality of the system and how to achieve it […]

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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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