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SE-Radio Episode 243: RethinkDB with Slava Akhmechet

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SE-Radio Episode 243: RethinkDB with Slava Akhmechet

Slava Akhmechet and Jeff Meyerson discuss RethinkDB, an open source database for the real-time Web. RethinkDB pushes data to the application rather than requiring the application to poll the database for updates. The discussion begins with the question of why databases need to be rethought–why is it better to build JSON-pushing into the database layer […]

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SE-Radio Episode 242: Dave Thomas on Innovating Legacy Systems

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SE-Radio Episode 242: Dave Thomas on Innovating Legacy Systems

Sven Johann talks with Dave Thomas about innovating legacy systems. Dave clarifies first why legacy systems are both valuable and problematic. Next, they discuss bad systemic and good incremental approaches for innovation of legacy systems; why you shouldn’t rewrite an old system but rather focus on tactical changes to reduce cost or increase productivity within […]

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SE-Radio Episode 241: Kyle Kingsbury on Consensus in Distributed Systems

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SE-Radio Episode 241: Kyle Kingsbury on Consensus in Distributed Systems

Kyle Kingsbury, known as Aphyr on Twitter and for his blog by the same name, talks to Stefan Tilkov about consensus in distributed systems and about his experience in testing systems to see how they behave in case of failures. In addition to discussing some of the theoretical foundations, such as the CAP theorem, isolation […]

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SE-Radio Episode 240: The Groovy Language with Cédric Champeau

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SE-Radio Episode 240: The Groovy Language with Cédric Champeau

Josh Long talks to Cédric Champeau about the latest and greatest in the Groovy JVM language, how it has evolved over the years, and where it’s going. They start by talking about the existing features in the language, the language’s history and then move on to discuss where the language is going, how Java 8 […]

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SE-Radio Episode 239: Andrew Clay Shafer on Modern Platform-as-a-Service

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SE-Radio Episode 239: Andrew Clay Shafer on Modern Platform-as-a-Service

Josh Long talks to Pivotal’s Andrew Clay Shafer about the state of platforms-as-a-service (PaaS; like Cloud Foundry). They cover how pass relates to the fast-evolving container-ready distributed runtimes such as Lattice, Kubernetes and Mesos. The discussion starts with a look at what PaaS means and moves on to how the technology has evolved, the community […]

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