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Episode 472: Liran Haimovitch on Handling Customer Issues

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Episode 472: Liran Haimovitch on Handling Customer Issues

Liran Haimovtich, CTO of Rookout, joins host Robert Blumen for a discussion of handling customer issues. The discussion covers types of customer issues; handling of issues by a customer-facing support team; how customer support can resolve issues; when issues cannot be resolved by support; escalation path to engineering; how issues are transferred from direct support […]

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Episode 471: Jason Meller on Choosing the Right Tech Stack for a Greenfield Project

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Episode 471: Jason Meller on Choosing the Right Tech Stack for a Greenfield Project

Jason Meller, CEO and CTO of Kolide, discusses the strategies and heuristics for finding a tech stack for your next startup or project. Host Adam Conrad spoke with Meller on the basics of modern tech stacks, understanding trade-offs for these stacks as well as use cases for each choice, and then took a deep dive […]

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Episode 470: L. Peter Deutsch on the Fallacies of Distributed Computing

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Episode 470: L. Peter Deutsch on the Fallacies of Distributed Computing

L. Peter Deutsch of Aladdin Enterprises and formerly of Sun Microsystems joined host Jeff Doolittle to discuss the fallacies of distributed computing. Peter retold the history of the fallacies themselves and corrected some frequent misattributions and misunderstandings regarding their origin. The discussion also addressed interrelationships between the fallacies and changes in the relevance of particular […]

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Episode 469: Dhruba Borthakur on Embedding Real-time Analytics in Applications

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Episode 469: Dhruba Borthakur on Embedding Real-time Analytics in Applications

Dhruba Borthakur, CTO and co-founder of Rockset, discusses the core requirements of real-time analytics, how it differs from traditional analytics, and the use cases that benefit from it. Host Kanchan Shringi spoke with Dhruba about the evolution from Batch to streaming to real-time analytics and the relation to big data. They also explored how people […]

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Episode 468: Iljitsch van Beijnum on Internet Routing and BGP

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Episode 468: Iljitsch van Beijnum on Internet Routing and BGP

Iljitsch van Beijnum, author of the book BGP: Building Reliable Networks with the Border Gateway Protocol https://www.oreilly.com/pub/au/970┬ádiscusses internet routing and BGP – the border gateway protocol used by ISPs to update routing information. Host Robert Blumen spoke with Iljitsch about the topology of the internet, autonomous systems (AS), regulatory bodies that coordinate the AS space, […]

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