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Episode 497: Richard L. Sites on Understanding Software Dynamics

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Episode 497: Richard L. Sites on Understanding Software Dynamics

Richard L. Sites discusses his new book Understanding Software Dynamics, which offers expert methods and advanced tools for understanding complex, time-constrained software dynamics in order to improve reliability and performance. Philip Winston spoke with Sites about the five fundamental computing resources CPU, Memory, Disk, Network, and Locks, as well as methods for observing and reasoning […]

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Episode 496: Bruce Momjian on Multi-Version Concurrency Control in Postgres (MVCC)

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Episode 496: Bruce Momjian on Multi-Version Concurrency Control in Postgres (MVCC)

This week, Postgres server developer Bruce Momjian joins host Robert Blumen for a discussion of multi-version concurrency control (MVCC) in the Postgres database. They begin with a discussion of the isolation requirement in database transactions (I in ACID); how isolation can be achieved with locking; limitations of locking; how locking limits concurrency and creates variability […]

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Episode 495: Vaughn Vernon on Strategic Monoliths and Microservices

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Episode 495: Vaughn Vernon on Strategic Monoliths and Microservices

Vaughn Vernon, author of Strategic Monoliths and Microservices, discusses topics covered in his latest book on strategies for purposeful software architecture from the perspective of both business and technical leaders. Host Akshay Manchale talks to Vaughn about barriers that businesses face in managing change in software due to organizational hurdles and technological challenges. Vaughn talks […]

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Episode 494: Robert Seacord on Avoiding Defects in C Programming

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Episode 494: Robert Seacord on Avoiding Defects in C Programming

Robert Seacord, author of Effective C, The CERT C Coding Standard, and Secure Coding in C and C++, discusses the top 5 security issues and the tools and techniques you can employ to write secure code in C. Host Gavin Henry spoke with Seacord about the C standards, strings, arrays of chars, null pointers, buffer […]

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Episode 493: Ram Sriharsha on Vectors in Machine Learning

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Episode 493: Ram Sriharsha on Vectors in Machine Learning

Ram Sriharsha of Pinecone discusses the role of vectors in machine learning, a technique that lies at the heart of many of the machine learning applications we use every day. Host Philip Winston spoke with Sriharsha about the basics of vectors, vector embeddings, feature engineering versus deep learning, hyperparameters, vector search, k-Nearest Neighbor search, alternative […]

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