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SE-Radio Episode 264: James Phillips on Service Discovery

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SE-Radio Episode 264: James Phillips on Service Discovery

Charles Anderson talks with James Phillips about service discovery and Consul, an open-source service discovery tool. The discussion begins by defining what service discovery is, what data is stored in a service discovery tool, and some scenarios in which it’s used. Then they dive into some details about the components of a service discovery tool […]

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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 252: Christopher Meiklejohn on CRDTs

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SE-Radio Episode 252: Christopher Meiklejohn on CRDTs

Robert Blumen talks to Christopher Meiklejohn about conflict-free replicated data types (CRDTs). The discussion covers forms of consistency in distributed systems; conflicts and conflict resolution algorithms; consistency and concurrency; the discovery of CRDTs; state-based and operations-based CRDTs; examples of some well-known CRDTs, including counters and sets; time and space complexity; uses of CRDTs in chat […]

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SE-Radio Episode 246: John Wilkes on Borg and Kubernetes

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SE-Radio Episode 246: John Wilkes on Borg and Kubernetes

John Wilkes from Google talks with Charles Anderson about managing large clusters of machines. The discussion starts with Borg, Google’s internal cluster management program. John discusses what Borg does and what it provides to programmers and system administrators. He also describes Kubernetes, an open-source cluster management system recently developed by Google using lessons learned from […]

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SE-Radio Episode 235: Ben Hindman on Apache Mesos

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SE-Radio Episode 235: Ben Hindman on Apache Mesos

Ben Hindman talks to Jeff Meyerson about Apache Mesos, a distributed systems kernel. Mesos abstracts away many of the hassles of managing a distributed system. Hindman starts with a high-level explanation of Mesos, explaining the problems he encountered trying to run multiple instances of Hadoop against a single data set. He then discusses how Twitter uses […]

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