Hey, it's HighScalability time:
NASA captures Guatemala volcano erupting from space
- 40,000 exabytes: from now until 2020, the digital universe will about double every two years; $650,000: amount raised by the MaydayPAC in one week.
- Quotable Quotes:
- @BenedictEvans: Masayoshi Son: $20m initial investment in Alibaba, current stake worth $58bn.
- @iamdevloper: I sneezed earlier and Siri compiled it to valid Perl.
- @cdixon: "There is not enough competition in the last mile market to allow a true market to function"
- @PatrickMcFadin: Get ready for some serious server density. AMD is working on K12, brand-new x86 and ARM cores. This plus 8T SSD?
- With age comes changing priorities. Facebook is now 10 and has grown up. They are no longer moving fast and breaking things. They are now into the stability thing. Letting developers know they are a stable platform. The play is to get all that beautiful data from developers by being the platform for the Internet. On which an ad platform is built like a castle protecting a river valley. Interesting that Twitter said No! to becoming a platform, turning away developers. What has happened to Twitter's growth? The thought processes that lead to such different conclusions about the future would be interesting to understand.
- Better than a Tauntaun roasted over an open light saber. An ode to 17 database in 33 minutes - RailsConf2014 by tobyhede. My favorite is "MySQL - The same as PostgreSQL but controlled by an evil overlord."
- Well, when you explain it that way...why GNU grep is fast: GNU grep is fast because it AVOIDS LOOKING AT EVERY INPUT BYTE; GNU grep is fast because it EXECUTES VERY FEW INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH BYTE that it *does* look at.
- How Gilt's Insane Traffic Spikes Pushed It Off Rails To Scala. It's unusual to have your expected traffic pattern to be a 100x spike once a day for 15 minutes, but that's the life of flash sales. Started as a Rails app. That didn't scale. They switched from Java to Scala because the Java system became too monolithic. They also bought into Akka and the whole Reactive platform idea. Architecture is terms of hundreds of microservices. Microservices keep a wall between unrelated services, reduces complexity, and keeps development friction-free.
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