Hey, it's HighScalability time:
The future of technology in one simple graph (via swardley)
- $50 billion: the worth of AWS (is it low?); 21 petabytes: size of the Internet Archive; 41 million: # of views of posts about a certain dress
- Quotable Quotes:
- @bpoetz: programming is awesome if you like feeling dumb and then eventually feeling less dumb but then feeling dumb about something else pretty soon
- @Steve_Yegge: Saying you don't need debuggers because you have unit tests is like saying you don't need detectives because you have jails.
- Nasser Manesh: “Some of the things we ran into are issues [with Docker] that developers won’t see on laptops. They only show up on real servers with real BIOSes, 12 disk drives, three NICs, etc., and then they start showing up in a real way. It took quite some time to find and work around these issues.”
- Guerrilla Mantras Online: Best practices are an admission of failure.
- Keine Kommentare: Using master-master for MySQL? To be frankly we need to get rid of that architecture. We are skipping the active-active setup and show why master-master even for failover reasons is the wrong decision.
- Ed Felten: the NSA’s actions in the ‘90s to weaken exportable cryptography boomeranged on the agency, undermining the security of its own site twenty years later.
- @trisha_gee: "Java is both viable and profitable for low latency" @giltene at #qconlondon
- @michaelklishin: Saw Eric Brewer trending worldwide. Thought the CAP theorem finally went mainstream. Apparently some Canadian hockey player got traded.
- @ThomasFrey: Mobile game revenues will grow 16.5% in 2015, to more than $3B
- John Allspaw: #NoEstimates is an example of something that engineers seem to do a lot, communicating a concept by saying what it’s not.
- Improved thread handling contention, NDB API receive processing, scans and PK lookups in the data nodes has lead to a monster 200M reads per second in MySQL Cluster 7.4. That's on an impressive hardware configuration to be sure, but it doesn't matter how mighty the hardware if your software can't drive it.
- Have you heard of this before? LinkedIn shows how to use SDCH, an HTTP/1.1-compatible extension, which reduces the required bandwidth through the use of a dictionary shared between the client and the server, to achieve impressive results: When sdch and gzip are combined, we have seen additional compression as high as 81% on certain files when compared to gzip only. Average additional compression across our static content was about 24%.
- Double awesome description of How we [StackExchange] upgrade a live data center. It was an intricate multi-day highly choreographed dance. Toes were stepped on, but there was also great artistry. The result of the new beefier hardware: The decrease on question render times (from approx30-35ms to 10-15ms) is only part of the fun. Great comment thread on reddit.
- A jaunty exploration of Microservices: What are They and Why Should You Care? Indix is following Twitter and Netflix by tossing their monolith for microservices. The main idea: Microservices decouples your systems and gives more options and choices to evolve them independently.
- Wired's new stack: WordPress, PHP, Stylus for CSS, jQuery, starting with React.js, JSON, Vagrant, Gulp for task automation, Git hooks, Lining, GitHub, Jenkins.
- Have you ever wanted to search Hacker News? Algolia has created a great search engine for HN.
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