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SE-Radio Episode 285: James Cowling on Dropbox’s Distributed Storage System

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SE-Radio Episode 285: James Cowling on Dropbox’s Distributed Storage System

James Cowling of Dropbox (architect of their distributed storage system), speaks to Robert Blumen about their move from Amazon’s S3 to their own infrastructure; The show covers: the size, scope and scale of Dropbox’s data management; their experience on Amazon’s S3; why S3 over time did not meet their needs; how the decision was made […]

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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 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 236: Rebecca Parsons on Evolutionary Architecture

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SE-Radio Episode 236: Rebecca Parsons on Evolutionary Architecture

Johannes Thönes talks to Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer at ThoughtWorks, about evolutionary architecture. The practice of evolutionary software architecture means making decisions as late as possible (last responsible moment) and setting up cross-functional requirements that the architecture has to meet (architectural fitness function). In the beginning, Parsons and Thönes introduce the term evolutionary architecture and […]

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