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SE-Radio Episode 344: Pat Helland on Web Scale

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SE-Radio Episode 344: Pat Helland on Web Scale

Pat Helland talks about building systems at web scale that are prepared to handle failure. Pat has been working on databases, transactions and distributed systems since 1978.  Host Edaena Salinas spoke with Helland about the components of a system including physical hardware and data centers; the role of humans in a production system;  automation by […]

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SE-Radio Episode 337: Ben Sigelman on Distributed Tracing

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SE-Radio Episode 337: Ben Sigelman on Distributed Tracing

Ben Sigelman CEO of LightStep and co-author of the OpenTracing standard discusses distributed tracing, a form of event-driven observability useful in debugging distributed systems, understanding latency outlyers, and delivering “white box” analytics.  Host Robert Blumen spoke with Sigelman about the basics of tracing, why it is harder in a distributed system, the concept of tracing […]

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SE-Radio 336: Saša Jurić on Elixir

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SE-Radio 336: Saša Jurić on Elixir

Saša Jurić, author of Elixir in Action, talks about the Elixir programming language, language gaining in popularity. Topics include: Host Nate Black talks with Juric about: Elixir’s relationship to the Erlang virtual machine (BEAM); the advantages of the Erlang ecosystem; the “sweet spot” for Elixir programs; why a new language was needed for the Erlang […]

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SE-Radio Episode 282: Donny Nadolny on Debugging Distributed Systems

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SE-Radio Episode 282: Donny Nadolny on Debugging Distributed Systems

Donny Nadolny of PagerDuty joins Robert Blumen to tell the story of debugging an issue that PagerDuty encountered when they set up a Zookeeper cluster that spanned across two geographically separated datacenters in different regions.  The debugging process took them through multiple levels of the stack starting with their application, the implementation of the Zookeeper […]

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SE-Radio Episode 270: Brian Brazil on Prometheus Monitoring

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SE-Radio Episode 270: Brian Brazil on Prometheus Monitoring

Jeff Meyerson talks with Brian Brazil about monitoring with Prometheus, an open source tool for monitoring distributed applications. Brian is the founder of Robust Perception, a company offering Prometheus engineering and consulting. The high level goal of Prometheus is to allow developers to focus on services rather than individual instances of a given service. Prometheus […]

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