19 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Netflix

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 5 days ago.
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…management, and have the state replicated in the backup region. That or sidestep ELB in your region to a team of stateless load balancers that terminate SSL.

Jeremy Edberg to a question about how to run databases without EBS, says : By having good replication, either hand rolled or built in.

At Netflix we use Cassandra and store all data on local instance storage. We don't use EBS for databases.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 11 days ago.
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…software systems in this style.

This popularity is partly off the back of trends such as Cloud, DevOps and Continuous Delivery coming together as enablers for this kind of approach, and partly off the back of great work at companies such as Netflix who have very visibly applied the pattern to great effect.

Let me say up front that I am a fan of the approach. Microservices architectures have lots of very real and significant benefits:

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By Kirby Frugia of New Relic 1 month ago.
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…Damien Guard. CTO at Attack Pattern , formerly at Netflix on Windows 8/ Windows Phone/ Silverlight, Microsoft on Xbox.com, LINQ to SQL, Entity Framework & CodeFirst.

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8. Scott Guthrie. Cloud and enterprise executive vice president at Microsoft. Runs or has run development teams building ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, CLR, IIS, Media Server, and the Visual Studio Tools for web development and Windows Phone…

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 1 month ago.
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…is to fail fast and often. Frequently causing failures leads to a more resilient system, see e.g. Netflix's Chaos Monkey http://techblog.netflix.com/2012/07/chaos-monkey-released-into-wild.html .

DevOps, and the one-team approach

The "one-team approach" fosters communication and collaboration by bringing different parties together to form one team that shares the same business goals (i.e., successful software development; increased market share; better customer …

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On Coding Horror 1 month ago.
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…massive differences between the Amazon apps (and the eBay apps, and the Netflix apps, and the..) on these different platforms. At some point, you just get fed up with all the inconsistencies and oddities and quirks and say to hell with these apps, can I please just use the website instead?

Now, if your website is an awful calcified throwback to 2003, like eBay, then the mobile apps can be a valuable opportunity to reinvent your user interface without alienating all your existing …

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By Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror 1 month ago.
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…massive differences between the Amazon apps (and the eBay apps, and the Netflix apps, and the..) on these different platforms. At some point, you just get fed up with all the inconsistencies and oddities and quirks and say to hell with these apps, can I please just use the website instead?

Now, if your website is an awful calcified throwback to 2003, like eBay, then the mobile apps can be a valuable opportunity to reinvent your user interface without alienating all your existing …

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By Holly of Blog | The Working Group 2 months ago.
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# FOMTECH

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Television has been forever disrupted. We live in a world where Netflix is Oscar-nominated, and where Aereo wants to permanently terminate the cable box. Our collective viewing experiences are built around time-shifting, streaming, content binges and the second screen.

As traditional broadcasters move to stay competitive, they are opening themselves up to experimentation in the pursuit of amazing content experiences. Join us for a conversation that explores the opportunities that exist for startups hoping to shape the future of media.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 22 days ago.
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@ PariseauTT : I feel a Netflix case study coming...everybody get your drinks ready...# AWSSummit

seanmccann : That's no different than startups of the past having to pay thousands to millions of dollars to setup servers. These days those same servers can be setup in minutes for a fraction of the cost. Timing is everything. Sometimes the current market pricing for a commodity is too expensive to make your business viable today but in the future that will not be the …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.
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So you think Verizon is stealing your Netflix bandwidth? Not so fast says Dan Rayburn, Netflix's Streaming Quality Is Based On Business Decisions by Netflix & ISPs, Not Net Neutrality : It's both, it is Netflix but it's also ISPs who don't want to spend the money to improve the end result to the customer.

DIDO is back! Many moons ago I wrote How Will DIDO Wireless Networking Change Everything? DIDO, a low-latency high bandwidth wireless …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 4 months ago.
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Hey, it's HighScalability time:

Test your sense of scale. Is this image of something microscopic or macroscopic? Find out .

80 billion : Netflix logging events per day; 10 petabytes : Ancestry.com data; six million : Foursquare checkins per day;

Quotable Quotes:

George Lakoff : What can't all your thoughts be conscious? Because consciousness is linear and your brain is parallel. The linear structure of consciousness could never keep up.

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