Watch this presentation from Randy Shoup, distinguished engineer at eBay.
He goes on talking about the lessons learned from his organization to scale a service.
He brings in 10 lessons:
- Partition Everything
- Asynchrony Everywhere
- Automate Everything
- Everything Fails
- Embrace Inconsistency
- Expect (R)evolution
- Dependencies Matter
- Respect Authority
- Never Enough Data
- Custom Infrastructure
Those are valuable lessons for any...
Microsoft is going to deploy a new simplified user experience to login in its different services.
You can opt-in to this new UX by going here. You will have to opt-in every week though.
The video is a nice and comprehensive introduction to Windows 8 for everyone (i.e. not geek only).
My experience with Windows 8 is that once you’ve figured out a few things (e.g. how to activate contextual Search), you can start appreciating the product. Before that, it just looks...
Web Socket is a new protocol, standardised in RFC 6455, attempting to bring the best features of HTTP & TCP together. More specifically, it aims at being Connected & full-duplex (as TCP), allowing server to call-back clients and universal (as HTTP).
This wasn’t done without pain. Web Socket has a non-trivial handshake process, done over HTTP, after which the...
Agile is more than 10 years old but still have whimsical attributes of a brand new artefact. I believe this isn’t unique to agile but tend to be the case for any delivery methodology. It seems that however how...