February 14th, 2012 |
availability, conferences, distributed systems, scalability | 1 Comment | Bookmark on Pinboard.in
At QCon London March 7-9 I’ll be hosting a track on Highly Available Systems, which I’ll describe in more detail below.
But first, be aware that if you register for the conference using promotion code VINO100, you’ll save yourself £100 off the registration fee plus I’ll donate £100 to the World Food Programme.
This track is compelling. As track host I focused on inviting speakers with significant experience in building and deploying real working systems that exhibit high availability, with the goal of maximizing the transfer of ideas, approaches, tools, and techniques from the speakers to the attendees.
- The track kicks off with Joe Armstrong, the father of Erlang, talking about building highly-available systems with Erlang.
- Next up, Mark McGranaghan of Heroku will present approaches they use at Heroku to ensure high availability.
- After lunch, John Allspaw of Etsy will talk about fault tolerance, anomaly detection, and anticipation patterns. John is well known for his excellent books on capacity planning and web operations. John is also giving the Friday morning keynote, “Resilient Response In Complex Systems”.
- Following John will be Jodi Moran, CTO at Plumbee, who will tell us about what it takes to build systems capable of going from zero to ten million users in 4 weeks.
- We’ll wrap up the track with Martin Thompson, a specialist in high-speed, highly-available and low-latency systems who helped build the LMAX Disruptor, who will talk about event-sourced architectures and what we’ve forgotten about high availability.
It’s gonna be great, no doubt, and I’m really looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!
I’ll also be giving a talk at the conference about distributed systems and Riak Core.
January 10th, 2012 |
column, erlang, functional programming, HTTP, REST, web | Bookmark on Pinboard.in
For the “Functional Web” column in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Internet Computing, I wrote about Wriaki, an Erlang sample application my Basho colleague Bryan Fink wrote that implements a wiki on top of Webmachine and Riak. Wriaki is a nice, clean, and easy to understand example of how to write Webmachine applications. Here’s the PDF.
November 5th, 2011 |
[Update: I forgot to include a link to the actual article. Oops! Find it here. Thanks for letting me know, Stefan!]
As always, all feedback on this or any other “Functional Web” column is welcomed.
BTW if you enjoy the “Functional Web” column, be sure to attend the Functional Web track I’m running at QCon San Francisco coming up in mid-November. It’ll be fun and informative.
October 28th, 2011 |
call for papers, HTTP, REST, services, web | Bookmark on Pinboard.in
A number of folks planning to submit to our call for papers for “Programmatic Interfaces for Web Applications” requested an extension on the submission deadline, so we’ve decided to do just that, extending the deadline by a week from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8. We’re already expecting a pretty good number of submissions, and hopefully the extra week will allow for more submissions and submissions of extra high quality. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
September 20th, 2011 |
column, framework, functional programming, HTTP, scala, web | Bookmark on Pinboard.in
For the Sep/Oct 2011 issue of Internet Computing, I am very fortunate to have Dean Wampler as a guest columnist. Dean put together a great column on Scala web frameworks (PDF) in which he looks beyond the venerable Lift and takes a peek into Play, Scalatra, and Finagle.