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Software engineers, architects and team leads have found inspiration to drive change and innovation in their team by listening to the weekly InfoQ Podcast. They have received essential information that helped them validate their software development map. We have achieved that by interviewing some of the top CTOs, engineers and technology directors from companies like Uber, Netflix and more. Over 1,200,000 downloads in the last 3 years.
Pat Helland on Software Architecture and Urban Planning
Today on The InfoQ Podcast, Wes Reisz talks to Pat Helland about the relationship between software architecture and urban planning. Pat explores planning for future growth, regulations/standards, and communication practices that cities--and software architecture--had to evolve to use. He uses these comparisons to distil lessons that architects can use in building distributed systems. A key theme throughout the podcast is constraints improve system design by restraining project scope. Listen to the podcast for more. Curated transcript and more information on the https://bit.ly/33IFR8A Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube: @InfoQ Follow us on Instagram: @infoqdotcom Stay informed on emerging trends, peer-validated early adoption of technologies, and architectural best practices. Subscribe to The Software Architects’ Newsletter: www.infoq.com/software-architects-newsletter/
Sep 21
26 min
John DesJardins on In-Memory Data Grids, Stream Processing, and App Modernization
In this podcast, John DesJardins, field CTO and VP solution architecture at Hazelcast, sat down with InfoQ podcast co-host Daniel Bryant. Topics discussed included: how in-memory data grids have evolved, use cases at the edge (IoT, ML inference), integration of stream processing APIs and techniques, and how data grids can be used within application modernization. Listen to the podcast for more. Curated transcript and more information on the https://bit.ly/2FtBIgp Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube: @InfoQ Follow us on Instagram: @infoqdotcom Stay informed on emerging trends, peer-validated early adoption of technologies, and architectural best practices. Subscribe to The Software Architects’ Newsletter: www.infoq.com/software-architects-newsletter/
Sep 14
33 min
Akhilesh Gupta on the Architecture of LinkedIn’s Real-time Messaging Platform
Charles Humble talks to Akhilesh Gupta, the technical lead for LinkedIn's real-time delivery infrastructure, and also LinkedIn messaging. They discuss the architecture behind LinkedIn’s real-time platform, its building blocks, the frameworks used and other technical details. Listen to the podcast for more. Curated transcript and more information on the https://bit.ly/2DujU3U Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube: @InfoQ Follow us on Instagram: @infoqdotcom Stay informed on emerging trends, peer-validated early adoption of technologies, and architectural best practices. Subscribe to The Software Architects’ Newsletter: www.infoq.com/software-architects-newsletter/
Sep 7
22 min
Yan Cui on Serverless Orchestration & Choreography, Distributed Tracking, Cold Starts, and more
Today on the InfoQ Podcast, Yan Cui (a long time AWS Lambda user and consultant) and Wes Reisz discuss serverless architectures. The conversation starts by focusing on architectural patterns around choreography and orchestration. From there, the two move into updates on the current state of serverless cold start times, distributed tracing, and state. Today’s podcast, while not specific to AWS, does lean heavily on Yan’s expertise with AWS and AWS Lambda. Listen to the podcast for more. Curated transcript and more information on the https://bit.ly/2YPOLj5 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube: @InfoQ Follow us on Instagram: @infoqdotcom Stay informed on emerging trends, peer-validated early adoption of technologies, and architectural best practices. Subscribe to The Software Architects’ Newsletter: www.infoq.com/software-architects-newsletter/
Aug 31
24 min
Liran Haimovitch on Understandability, Complexity, and Live Debugging
In this podcast, Liran Haimovitch, CTO at Rookout, sat down with InfoQ podcast co-host Daniel Bryant. Topics discussed included: the concept of “understandability” and how this relates to building modern software systems, how complexity impacts a system’s understandability, and the benefits of live debugging tooling. Listen to the podcast for more. Curated transcript and more information on the podcast: https://bit.ly/3ggFE0r Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube: @InfoQ Follow us on Instagram: @infoqdotcom Stay informed on emerging trends, peer-validated early adoption of technologies, and architectural best practices. Subscribe to The Software Architects’ Newsletter: https://www.infoq.com/software-architects-newsletter/
Aug 21
22 min
Ana Medina on Chaos Engineering, Game Days, and Learning
In this podcast, Ana Medina, senior chaos engineer at Gremlin, sat down with InfoQ podcast co-host Daniel Bryant. Topics discussed included: how enterprise organisations are adopting chaos engineering with the requirements for guardrails and the need for “status checks” to ensure pre-experiment system health; how to run game days or IT fire drills when everyone is working remotely; and why teams should continually invest in learning from past incidents and preparing for inevitable failures within systems. Listen to the podcast for more. Curated transcript and more information on the podcast: https://bit.ly/2Pmsq7F Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube: @InfoQ Follow us on Instagram: @infoqdotcom Stay informed on emerging trends, peer-validated early adoption of technologies, and architectural best practices. Subscribe to The Software Architects’ Newsletter: https://www.infoq.com/software-architects-newsletter/
Aug 10
29 min
Stefan Prodan on Progressive Delivery, Flagger, and GitOps
In this podcast, Stefan Prodan, developer experience engineer at Weaveworks and creator of the Flagger project, sat down with InfoQ podcast co-host Daniel Bryant. Topics discussed included: how progressive delivery extends the core ideas of continuous delivery; how the open source Flagger Kubernetes operator can be used to implement a progressive delivery strategy via canary releasing with an API gateway or service mesh; and the new “GitOps toolkit” that has evolved from the Flux continuous delivery operator. Listen to the podcast for more. Curated transcript and more information on the podcast: https://bit.ly/3f9CZ8p Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube: @InfoQ Follow us on Instagram: @infoqdotcom Stay informed on emerging trends, peer-validated early adoption of technologies, and architectural best practices. Subscribe to The Software Architects’ Newsletter: https://www.infoq.com/software-architects-newsletter/
Jul 28
38 min
Rancher on Hybrid Cloud, Kubernetes at the Edge, and Open Standards
In this podcast, Shannon Williams, co-founder and president at Rancher Labs and Darren Shepherd, co-founder and CTO at Rancher Labs sat down with InfoQ podcast co-host Daniel Bryant. Topics discussed included: the adoption of hybrid cloud across organisations, the evolution of Kubernetes as a key abstraction for portability and cross-cloud security, running thousands of Kubernetes clusters at the edge, and the value of open standards. Why listen to this podcast - Organisations are adopting hybrid cloud strategies. The use of containers to package and run applications across clouds has seen large adoption over the past five years. Containers and Kubernetes are everywhere: the datacenter, the edge, embedded systems, and other locations. - Two enterprise use cases for Kubernetes stand out: providing standardised abstractions and APIs to increase portability across vendors and cloud platforms; and providing a framework and homogenised foundation on which to build and implement (cross cloud) security solutions. - Open standards support interoperability and drive innovation. The CNCF is becoming the natural home for open cloud technologies. The Rancher team have donated Longhorn, their cloud-native distributed storage platform for Kubernetes that was recently announced as generally available, to the CNCF. - With the success of lightweight Kubernetes distributions, such as Rancher’s K3s, engineers are starting to deploy standalone Kubernetes clusters “by the thousands” to edge locations. Rancher has recently released Fleet, a new open source project that is focused on managing large collections (“fleets”) of Kubernetes clusters. - Many developers and end users of Kubernetes simply want a platform-as-a-service (PaaS)-like experience. The next 12 months will see the community focus on the simplification of the Kubernetes ecosystem. More on this: Quick scan our curated show notes on InfoQ https://bit.ly/31ZjYT1 You can also subscribe to the InfoQ newsletter to receive weekly updates on the hottest topics from professional software development. bit.ly/24x3IVq Subscribe: www.youtube.com/infoq Like InfoQ on Facebook: bit.ly/2jmlyG8 Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/InfoQ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/infoq Check the landing page on InfoQ: https://bit.ly/31ZjYT1
Jul 10
31 min
Nora Jones on Resilience Engineering, Mental Models, and Learning from Incidents
In this podcast, Nora Jones, Co-Founder and CEO at Jeli and co-author of O’Reilly’s “Chaos Engineering: System Resiliency in Practice”, sat down with InfoQ podcast co-host Daniel Bryant. Topics discussed included: chaos engineering and resilience engineering, planning and running effective chaos experiments, and learning from incidents. Why listen to this podcast: - The chaos engineering and resilience engineering fields, although inextricably linked, are often incorrectly conflated. Resilience engineering is focused on “identifying and then enhancing the positive capabilities of people in organizations that allow them to adapt effectively and safely under varying circumstances.” - The UX of internal or engineering-focused tooling, such as chaos experimentation tooling, is extremely important. However, engineers that create these tools often overlook the value of UX, or don’t have the relevant skills in user design research to undertake this. - We all work in socio-technical systems. It is important to take the time to understand both aspects. Developing empathy and working alongside teams that you are trying to influence is essential. It is extremely important to continually work to build correct “mental models” of a system. - The before and after of running a chaos experiment is as important as running the experiment itself. However, the aspects of planning, creating effective hypotheses, and analysing and disseminating the results are often under-resourced. - Incident analysis can be a catalyst to help you understand more about your system. The Learning from Incidents website, alongside books such as Sidney Dekker’s The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error and Scott Snook’s Friendly Fire, can provide excellent background information to these topics. More on this: Quick scan our curated show notes on InfoQ https://bit.ly/2C4R6xL You can also subscribe to the InfoQ newsletter to receive weekly updates on the hottest topics from professional software development. bit.ly/24x3IVq Subscribe: www.youtube.com/infoq Like InfoQ on Facebook: bit.ly/2jmlyG8 Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/InfoQ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/infoq Check the landing page on InfoQ: https://bit.ly/2C4R6xL
Jul 3
36 min
Rob Skillington on Metrics Collection, Uber’s M3, and OpenMetrics
In this podcast, Rob Skillington, co-founder and CTO at Chronosphere, sat down with InfoQ podcast co-host Daniel Bryant. Topics discussed included: metrics collection at scale, multi-dimensional metrics and high-cardinality, developer experience with platform tooling, and open standards related to observability. Why listen to this podcast: - Over the past ten years the requirements related to monitoring and alerting, and the approach taken to implement this, has changed considerably. Compute is now ephemeral and dynamic, services are more numerous, and engineers want to instrument more things. Scalability of a monitoring solution is vitally important. - One of the challenges with metric data is the limited information for providing context for collected values. This can be solved by using multi-dimensional metrics. Dimensions of a metric are name-value pairs that carry additional data to describe the metric value. High dimensionality can lead to high cardinality. - Uber’s M3 metrics collection system initially used open source components such as Cassandra and ElasticSearch for storage and indexing. As the scale of usage of M3 increased, these OSS components were gradually replaced by custom components, such as M3DB. - Building an effective user experience for operational tooling, especially observability-foused tooling, is vitally important. Engineers will be interacting with these tools on a daily basis. They will also be relying on these tools for both alerting and being able to locate and understand what is occurring during production issues. - Open standards are vitally important for interoperability. The OpenMetrics project is an effort to create an open standard for transmitting metrics at scale, with support for both text representation and protocol buffers. More on this: Quick scan our curated show notes on InfoQ https://bit.ly/3i3dMPO You can also subscribe to the InfoQ newsletter to receive weekly updates on the hottest topics from professional software development. bit.ly/24x3IVq Subscribe: www.youtube.com/infoq Like InfoQ on Facebook: bit.ly/2jmlyG8 Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/InfoQ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/infoq Check the landing page on InfoQ: https://bit.ly/3i3dMPO
Jun 26
33 min
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