Irrational Exuberance!

From lambda to kappa and dataflow paradigms.

November 22, 2017 A look at the evolution of data infrastructure over the past four or five years, from the lambda architecture to the kappa architecture and beam paradigm.

Productivity in the age of hypergrowth.

October 10, 2016 There are few things more exciting than being at a company during hypergrowth, but it's easy to let hypergrowth get away from you, and to end up reacting instead of planning. It's hard to steer when you're rebuilding a plane mid-flight, but you can always nudge it in the right direction.

Developing software oriented architectures.

June 1, 2014 Having spent the last four years rolling out a handful of software oriented architectures, some lessons are finally coming together, and this is an attempt at documenting them.

Introduction to architecting systems for scale.

April 4, 2011 Designing a system which scales to a high number of requests isn't critical for most applications, but you'll never know that it was important until after the fact, so it's worth putting some thought into ensuring your architecture can grow with your success.

Genetic algorithms: cool name & damn simple.

January 2, 2009 Genetic Algorithms are one of the most natural approaches to optimization. Did you learn about evolution in grade school? Then you already "get" GA.