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SE-Radio Episode 289: James Turnbull on Declarative Programming with Terraform

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SE-Radio Episode 289: James Turnbull on Declarative Programming with Terraform

James Turnbull rejoins the show with Robert Blumen for a conversation mostly about Terraform, as well as a bit about Puppet. Terraform is a declarative programming tool for automating infrastructure resource creation; it targets resource providers, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Digital Ocean, and other cloud and SAAS back ends. The discussion explores the […]

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SE-Radio Episode 284: John Allspaw on System Failures: Preventing, Responding, and Learning From

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SE-Radio Episode 284: John Allspaw on System Failures: Preventing, Responding, and Learning From

John Allspaw CTO of Etsy speaks with Robert Blumen about systemic failures and outages; how are systems defended against outages?; why do they fail anyway?; why are failures not entirely preventable?; why do outages involve multiple failures?; the time that Etsy identified it’s own office as a potential source of fraud; the human as part […]

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SE-Radio Episode 268: Kief Morris on Infrastructure as Code

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SE-Radio Episode 268: Kief Morris on Infrastructure as Code

Kief Morris, cloud specialist at ThoughtWorks and author of the recent book Infrastructure as Code, talks to Sven Johann about why this concept is becoming increasingly important due to cloud computing. They discuss best practices for writing infrastructure code, including why you should treat your servers as cattle, not pets, as well as how to […]

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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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Episode 227: Eric Brewer: The CAP Theorem, Then and Now

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Episode 227: Eric Brewer: The CAP Theorem, Then and Now

Robert BlumenĀ talks with Eric Brewer, who discovered the CAP (consistency, availability, partition tolerance) theorem. The first part of the show focuses on Brewer’s original thesis presented at the 2000 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC): What set of problems motivated the formulation of CAP? How was it understood at the time? What are […]

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