Hey, it's HighScalability time:
100 years ago people saw this as our future. We will be so laughably wrong about the future.
- $24 billion: amount telcos make selling data about you; $500,000: cost of iOS zero day exploit; 50%: a year's growth of internet users in India; 72: number of cores in Intel's new chip; 30,000: Docker containers started on 1,000 nodes; 1962: when the first Cathode Ray Tube entered interplanetary space; 2x: cognitive improvement with better indoor air quality; 1 million: Kubernetes request per second;
- Quotable Quotes:
- Zuckerberg: One of our goals for the next five to 10 years is to basically get better than human level at all of the primary human senses: vision, hearing, language, general cognition.
- Sawyer Hollenshead: I decided to do what any sane programmer would do: Devise an overly complex solution on AWS for a seemingly simple problem.
- Marvin Minsky: Big companies and bad ideas don't mix very well.
- @mathiasverraes: Events != hooks. Hooks allow you to reach into a procedure, change its state. Events communicate state change. Hooks couple, events decouple
- @neil_conway: Lamport, trolling distributed systems engineers since 1998.
- @timoreilly: “Silicon Valley is the QA department for the rest of the world. It’s where you test out new business models.” @jamescham #NextEconomy
- Henry Miller: It is my belief that the immature artist seldom thrives in idyllic surroundings. What he seems to need, though I am the last to advocate it, is more first-hand experience of life—more bitter experience, in other words. In short, more struggle, more privation, more anguish, more disillusionment.
- @mollysf: "We save north of 30% when we move apps to cloud. Not in infrastructure; in operating model." @cdrum #structureconf
- Alex Rampell: This is the flaw with looking at Square and Stripe and calling them commodity players. They have the distribution. They have the engineering talent. They can build their own TiVo. It doesn’t mean they will, but their success hinges on their own product and engineering prowess, not on an improbable deal with an oligopoly or utility.
- @csoghoian: The Michigan Supreme Court, 1922: Cars are tools for robbery, rape, murder, enabling silent approach + swift escape.
- @tomk_: Developers are kingmakers, driving technology adoption. They choose MongoDB for cost, agility, dev productivity. @dittycheria #structureconf
- Andrea “Andy” Cunningham: You have to always foster an environment where people can stand up against the orthodoxy, otherwise you will never create anything new.
- @joeweinman: Jay Parikh at #structureconf on moving Instagram to Facebook: only needed 1 FB server for every 3 AWS servers
- amirmc: The other unikernel projects (i.e. MirageOS and HaLVM), take a clean-slate approach which means application code also has to be in the same language (OCaml and Haskell, respectively). However, there's also ongoing work to make pieces of the different implementations play nicely together too (but it's early days).
- After a tragedy you can always expect the immediate fear inspired reframing of agendas. Snowden responsible for Paris...really?
- High finance in low places. The Hidden Wealth of Nations: In 2003, less than a year before its initial public offering in August 2004, Google US transferred its search and advertisement technologies to “Google Holdings,” a subsidiary incorporated in Ireland, but which for Irish tax purposes is a resident of Bermuda.
- The entertaining True Tales of Engineering Scaling. Started with Rails and Postgres. Traffic jumped. High memory workers on Heroku broke the bank. Can't afford the time to move to AWS. Lots of connection issues. More traffic. More problems. More solutions. An interesting story with many twists. The lesson: Building and, more importantly, shipping software is about the constant trade off of forward movement and present stability.
- 5 Tips to Increase Node.js Application Performance: Implement a Reverse Proxy Server; Cache Static Files; Implement a Node.js Load Balancer; Proxy WebSocket Connections; Implement SSL/TLS and HTTP/2.
- Docker adoption is not that easy, Uber took months to get up and running with Docker. How Docker Turbocharged Uber’s Deployments: Everything just changes a bit, we need to think about stuff differently...You really need to rethink all of the parts of your infrastructure...Uber recognizes that Docker removed team dependencies, offering more freedom because members were no longer tied to specific frameworks or specific versions. Framework and service pawners are now able to experiment with new technologies and to manage their own environments.
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