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Episode 109: eBay’s Architecture Principles with Randy Shoup

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Episode 109: eBay’s Architecture Principles with Randy Shoup

In this episode we discuss with Randy Shoup, Distinguished Architect at eBay, about architectural pinciples and patterns used for building the highly scalable eBay infrastructure. The discussion is structured into four main ideas: partition everything, use asynchrony everywhere, automate everything, and design the system keeping in mind that everything fails at some point in a large distributed system.

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Episode 68: Dan Grossman on Garbage Collection and Transactional Memory

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Episode 68: Dan Grossman on Garbage Collection and Transactional Memory

This episode features a discussion with Dan Grossman about an essay paper he wrote for this year’s OOPSLA conference. The paper is about an analogy between garbage collection and transactional memory. In addition to seeing the beauty of the analogy, the discussion also serves as a good introduction to transactional memory (which was mentioned in the Goetz/Holmes episode) and – to some extent – to garbage collection.

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