Posts by Jeff

Prometheus Monitoring with Brian Brazil

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/prometheusbrian_edited_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Prometheus is a tool for monitoring our distributed applications. It allows us to focus on the services we are deploying rather than the individual machines that make up instances of that service.   The monitoring service itself is a portion of a distributed system that is treated differently than the services we are monitoring. We don’t want to use a consensus-based tool like

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Podcast Infrastructure with Mikael Emtinger

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Podcast-tech_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The technology underlying podcasts is simple–a podcaster publishes mp3 files to an RSS feed, and the listener subscribes to that feed, receiving mp3s whenever the feed is updated. Unfortunately, the simplicity of podcasts makes it difficult to build automated advertising infrastructure on top of that simple RSS model. This lack of rich automated advertising has kept podcasting from flourishing. aCast is a company

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GraphQL as a Service with Scaphold.io

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Scaphold.io_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download GraphQL was open sourced out of Facebook, and gave developers a way to unify their different data sources into a single endpoint. Although the promise of GraphQL is appealing, the process of setting up a GraphQL server that can communicate with each disparate data source can prove to be complex. Scaphold.io provides GraphQL as a service, and today’s guests are the creators of

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You Are Not A Commodity

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/You_Are_Not_A_Commodity.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost episodes of Software Engineering Daily are interviews with an expert about a technical software concept. Occasionally I write editorials, and also record them as a podcast. The first editorial was about 10 Philosophies for Engineers, the second was about how poker relates to software engineering, and the third was about music and software engineering. Today’s episode is called “You Are Not A Commodity”. Since it

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Industries of the Future with Alec Ross

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Industries_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Alec Ross worked in the White House as a Senior Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton. His book Industries of the Future explores the biggest technological opportunities and threats to our society. The industries addressed in his book include robotics, genetics, and cybersecurity. Technological familiarity is increasingly correlated with an individual’s optimism. Cyberwarfare presents attack vectors that are difficult to insulate against. Arguments about

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Clojure with Alex Miller

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Clojure_edited_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Clojure is a dynamically typed functional language that runs on the JVM. Today’s guest Alex Miller gives us an overview of Clojure’s core functionality. Alex is a developer of Cognitect, and a founder of the the Strange Loop conference.     We discuss the data structures, garbage collection, and concurrency support. How does Clojure compare to other JVM languages like Scala and Groovy? How

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Odd Networks with Kris Walker

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Odd_Networks_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Odd Networks is building a platform for anyone to launch their own over-the-top streaming video service. With Odd Networks, you can deploy your own video channel using a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and other services. Creating a streaming video service with interoperability between these different platforms presents numerous technical challenges, and today’s guest Kris Walker explains how Odd Networks is addressing

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Mobycraft with Aditya Gupta

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Mobycraft_edited_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download MobyCraft is a client-side Minecraft mod to manage and visualize Docker containers. MobyCraft was created by Aditya Gupta. I met him at DockerCon, where he gave a presentation about his project. He also discussed his interaction with the Netflix team, who integrated MobyCraft with their container management tool called Titus.   You can watch a video online of Titus managing hundreds of 3-D

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Prometheus with Julius Volz

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Prometheus_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Prometheus is an open-source monitoring tool built at SoundCloud. It can be used to produce detailed time-series data about a distributed architecture. Prometheus is based on the monitoring system inside Google’s infrastructure, called Borgmon.   Julius Volz is the creator of Prometheus, and he joins the show to explain why he built Prometheus and how it differs from previous monitoring tools. Prometheus is

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The Art of Monitoring with James Turnbull

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/The_Art_of_Monitoring_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Monitoring translates machine data into actionable business metrics, and is a key component of a modern software company. James Turnbull’s new book “The Art of Monitoring” describes how organizations can build their monitoring infrastructure.     James joins the show today to outline the strategies that a company can use to proactively monitor their systems. We talk about pull- vs. push-based monitoring, events,

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Fintech Hiring with Ed Donner

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/untapt_edited_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Financial technology has changed significantly in the last decade, and companies both new and old are adapting to that change. Newer companies like TransferWise and Stripe are often called “fintech” companies–short for “financial technology”. Established companies like banks may not refer to themselves as fintech companies, but the way that they do business is changing, due to technological advances like blockchain. Ed Donner

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Scaling github with Sam Lambert

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/github_edited_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download github has grown to have 10 million users and 30 million repositories. Getting to this scale has required innovation in many places–github has significantly altered the code for git itself, and has built unique infrastructure and written low level code to architect for git repository management at scale.   Despite the need for cutting-edge technologies to support github, the development culture at github

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Pixar in a Box with Kitt Hirasaki

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Pixar_in_a_Box_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Pixar has made some of the most successful movies of all time: Toy Story, WALL-E, Monsters Inc, and many others.   These movies are made with cutting-edge computer animation techniques that Pixar often has to invent in order to tell the story it wants to tell. Pixar has teamed up with Khan Academy to teach anyone who wants to learn the basics of

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Open Source Culture with Rachel Roumeliotis

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/OSCON_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Open source software has become the rule for how software is written rather than the exception. OSCON is O’Reilly’s open source conference, where companies and individuals talk about where the open-source world is going.   Rachel Roumeliotis is the chair of OSCON, and she joins the show today to talk about the state of open source, and how the conference has developed since

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Android on iPhone with Nick Lee

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/android_on_iphone_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Finally–the Android operating system has been put on an iPhone, and today’s guest is Nick Lee, who accomplished that feat. Nick works at Tendigi, a design and engineering firm.   In the past, Nick has put Windows 95 on an Apple Watch. Why would you do something like this? In today’s interview with Nick, we talk about the technical challenges of bringing Nick’s

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Kubernetes Origins with Craig Mcluckie

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Kubernetes_Origins_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The container management system Kubernetes was open sourced by Google with the intention of creating a cloud service based on the project. Today, the Kubernetes ecosystem is looking similar to the Android ecosystem, with different vendors providing different ways to use Kubernetes, from RedHat’s OpenShift to Google Container Engine.   Craig Mcluckie was a member of the team who originally devised Kubernetes, and

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Container Platforms with Darren Shepherd

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/rancherlabs_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadContainer management systems like Kubernetes and Docker Swarm give us a higher level management tool for architectures built out of distributed containers.   Container platforms like Rancher provide a higher layer of usability, and today’s guest Darren Shepherd of Rancher Labs takes us through what a container platform is. This interview is part of our continued coverage of Kubernetes, Docker, and the other components

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Peter Bailis on the Data Community’s Identity Crisis

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/database_crisis_edited_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Breakthroughs in modern data research tend to come from companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, with projects like MapReduce, Cassandra, and Dynamo.   Twenty years ago, this types of breakthroughs would be happening in academia, which causes today’s guest Peter Bailis to ask: is the academic data community having an identity crisis?   Peter is an assistant professor at Stanford University, where he

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Apache Arrow with Uwe Korn

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/arrow_edited_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download In a typical data analytics system, there are a variety of technologies interacting. HDFS for storing files, Spark for distributed machine learning, pandas for data analysis in Python–each of these different technologies has a different format for how data is represented.   Serialization and deserialization between these different formats causes significant latency across the overall system. Apache Arrow is a tool for improving

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Economics of Software with Russ Roberts

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Economics_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download EconTalk is a weekly economics podcast that has been going for a decade. On EconTalk, Russ Roberts brings on writers, intellectuals, and entrepreneurs for engaging conversations about the world as seen through the lens of economics.   Russ Roberts is today’s guest, and it is a treat because I have been listening to EconTalk since 2006 and it was a central point of

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