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Information Theory with Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ClaudeShannon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download We write code in a language that looks like English. Whether it is JavaScript, Fortran, or assembly language, that code is an abstraction on top of layers of intermediate languages, binary, transistors, and physics. 100 years ago, this would have seemed like magic. Most of us know about Alan Turing, who described the vision of a multipurpose computer with the concept of the

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Computer Logic with Chris Dixon

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ChrisDixon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The history of computing can be thought of as a series of ideas rather than objects. From Aristotle’s formalization of the syllogism, to Alan Turing’s model for an all-purpose computing machine, to Satoshi Nakamoto’s distributed transaction ledger–these breakthroughs did not come in the form of polished, tangible objects. In fact, the objects which end up changing computing fundamentally are often built from ideas

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Google Early Days with John Looney

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/googleearlydays_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download John Looney spent more than 10 years at Google. He started with infrastructure, and was part of the team that migrated Google File System to Colossus, the successor to GFS. Imagine migrating every piece of data on Google from one distributed file system to another. In this episode, John sheds light on the engineering culture that has made Google so successful. He has

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Microsoft History with Richard Campbell

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/HTBox.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Microsoft’s past is full of stories. It’s early period of corporate domination in the 1990s was followed by a period of government antitrust scrutiny, and a period of unsure product direction. Today, Microsoft’s focus on cloud has allowed the company to regain its footing with a clear trajectory for growth. Since 2002, Richard Campbell has chronicled the Microsoft developer community as co-host of

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Complacency with Tyler Cowen

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/complacency_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Engineers in Silicon Valley see a world of constant progress. Our work is creative and intellectually challenging. We are building the future and getting compensated quite well for it. But what if we are actually achieving far less than what is possible? What if, after so many years of high margins, gourmet lunch, and self-flattery, we have lowered our standards for innovation? And

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Debugging Stories with Haseeb Qureshi

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/debuggingstories_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Everyone has debugging stories. We have all had the experience of wrestling with a seemingly impossible bug for days until we finally come to a solution. In today’s episode, Haseeb Qureshi retells some of his favorite debugging stories: The case of the 500-mile email, Debugging Behind the Iron Curtain, and My Hardest Bug Ever.

Zuckerberg Files with Michael Zimmer and Nick Proferes

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ZuckerbergFiles_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Mark Zuckerberg may be the most powerful person in the world. At no other time in history has a single human had such fine-grained control over the most influential tool for media. Today’s guests are Michael Zimmer and Nick Proferes, the creators of The Zuckerberg Files, an index of every recorded word that Mark Zuckerberg has said in text, video, or audio. Why

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Creating the Wiki with Ward Cunningham

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Wiki_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “I believe that there’s something deeply personal, natural, and human going on as we construct these abstract devices called computers.” Wiki technology was invented decades ago to improve how software developers communicate. Today, Wikipedia has taken the ideas of the wiki to a new level, creating a free knowledge graph for the world to learn from. Ward Cunningham developed WikiWikiWeb in 1994. He

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Hadoop: Past, Present and Future with Mike Cafarella

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Hadoop_2_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “HDFS is going to be a cockroach – I don’t think its ever going away.” Hadoop was created in 2003. In the early years, Hadoop provided large scale data processing with MapReduce, and distributed fault-tolerant storage with the Hadoop Distributed File System. Over the last decade, Hadoop has evolved rapidly, with the support of a big open-source community. Today’s guest is Mike Cafarella,

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Browser Wars with Eric Sink

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Browserwars_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Its not just that we didn’t have git, we didn’t have Subversion, and before that we didn’t have CVS. Basically all that we had was RCS.” Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox–it’s easy to forget that these modern browsers descended from the war between Microsoft and Netscape. Today, we hear from a software engineer who was on the front lines of that war, back

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The History of Hadoop

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/hadoop_history_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis episode is different from the traditional interview format of Software Engineering Daily, and focuses on the history of Hadoop. Thanks to Marco Bonaci for allowing us to republish this in audio format. You can find the original post here: History of Hadoop If you like this podcast, check out Marko’s book Spark in Action (affiliate link benefits Marko). Spark in Action coupon code for 39%

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Language Design with Brian Kernighan

“The best computer science is the kind where the theory is inspired by some practical problem, you develop a better theoretical understanding of what you want to do, and that feeds back into better practice.”

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