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Building epic open source tools the HashiCorp way, with Seth Vargo

Published on 03/30/2016

Take a look at how HashiCorp's engineering culture promotes building well-polished open source tools. We also go over each tool to see how they simplify infrastructure and development. Building epic open source tools the HashiCorp way, with Seth Vargo

A look inside Etsy's scale and engineering culture

Published on 03/16/2016

This episode gives us unique insight into Etsy's engineering culture, thanks to Jon Cowie's remote work experience as a Staff Operations Engineer. In addition to that, we peek inside their architecture and scale. A look inside Etsy's scale and engineering culture

Building and scaling Code School with Docker and a service-oriented architecture

Published on 02/29/2016

In this interview with Thomas Meeks, Code School's CTO, we learn about how they use a service-oriented architecture to spread around the load. We also talk about Docker, which they use in their newer coding sandboxes to run student's code and verify it. On top of that, we discuss caching, databases, monitoring, and company culture. Building and scaling Code School with Docker and a service-oriented architecture

Large scale image processing on the fly in 25ms with Google's first Network Engineer

Published on 02/02/2016

We talk about his experience at Google, ImageShack, and how his engine can process images in 25ms on the cloud. Large scale image processing on the fly in 25ms with Google's first Network Engineer

Building an API for many devices and choosing native vs. web apps at Plex.tv

Published on 01/18/2016

Should you still build apps natively, or can you use web apps? What about building an API that can support all of these different devices? Schuyler from Plex.tv joins us to explain their decision making. Building an API for many devices and choosing native vs. web apps at Plex.tv

Building SaaS apps that scale, and building great teams with Heroku co-founder

Published on 01/04/2016

This episode covers principles to build SaaS apps that scale. We also talk about building strong teams with hiring, onboarding, and culture tips. Building SaaS apps that scale, and building great teams with Heroku co-founder

Speed up your web apps with Google web performance engineer, Ilya Grigorik

Published on 12/14/2015

This episode explains: what developers should know to speed up their web apps, how to read the Chrome DevTools waterfall, and how HTTP/2 works. Speed up your web apps with Google web performance engineer, Ilya Grigorik

How to optimize images for faster load times with Kelly Sutton

Published on 11/30/2015

Optimizing images can result in the largest byte savings and performance improvements for your websites. This interview answers the big question: "How do you optimize images?" How to optimize images for faster load times with Kelly Sutton

Millions of requests per hour and processing rich video analytics at Wistia

Published on 11/16/2015

Streaming videos is difficult enough, but it gets even more complicated when you start collecting very detailed stats. See how Wistia's different layers handle intense processing. Max also gives us a sneak peek of new projects they're working on. Millions of requests per hour and processing rich video analytics at Wistia

Handling trillions of events daily and conquering scaling issues with Keen CTO

Published on 10/31/2015

Dan knows a thing or two about scaling APIs. This episode teaches how to avoid outages and how Keen processes a lot of critical data using queues, stream processing, and scalable storage Handling trillions of events daily and conquering scaling issues with Keen CTO

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