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Yunong Xiao
Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes scaling challenges the company has encountered and explains how the company delivers content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms.

Slaying Monoliths at Netflix with Node.js

The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company...
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SDN redefines travel
Rashesh Jethi will speak at Open Networking Summit about how software-defined networking and data centers are redefining the travel industry and moving millions of people every day.

Amadeus: Redefining Travel Industry Tech Through Open Source and SDN

Travel tech giant Amadeus has been moving toward a fully software-defined data center strategy over the past few years -- one based on open source and software-defined networking (SDN). rashesh-jethi-amadeus-2016.jpg Rashesh Jethi, SVP of Engineering at Amadeus, will speak at Open...
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Docker swarm
John Kinsella shows how to allow services outside the Swarm Mode cluster to discover services running in the cluster.

How to Set Up External Service Discovery with Docker Swarm Mode and Træfik

In my previous post, I showed how to use service discovery built into Docker Swarm Mode to allow containers to find other services in a cluster of hosts. This time, I’ll show you how to allow services outside the Swarm Mode cluster to discover services running in the cluster. It turns out this isn...
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Stack Overflow Developer Survey Results 2017

Each year since 2011, Stack Overflow has asked developers about their favorite technologies, coding habits, and work preferences, as well as how they learn, share, and level up. This year represents the largest group of respondents in our history: 64,000 developers took our annual survey in January...
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A Beginner-Friendly Introduction to Containers, VMs and Docker

If you’re a programmer or techie, chances are you’ve at least heard of Docker: a helpful tool for packing, shipping, and running applications within “containers.” It’d be hard not to, with all the attention it’s getting these days — from developers and system admins alike. Even the big dogs like...
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Open Source JavaScript, Node.js Devs Get NPM Orgs for Free

NPM Inc.'s NPM Orgs tool, which has been available as a paid service for JavaScript and Node.js development teams collaborating on private code, is now available for free use by teams working on open source code. The SaaS-based tool, which features capabilities like role-based access control,...
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Bash Scripting Quirks & Safety Tips

Yesterday I was talking to some friends about Bash and I realized that, even though I’ve been using Bash for more than 10 years now there are still a few basic quirks about it that are not totally obvious to me. So as usual I thought I’d write a blog post. We’ll cover some bash basics (“how do you...
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Simulate the Internet with Flashback, a New WebDev Test Tool from LinkedIn

The internet is a harsh mistress. Sites go down, change without notice, or even just disappear entirely. The web — are you sitting down? — is not 100 percent reliable. This means that testing a project that has external dependencies, things can fail that aren’t even your bugs. What’s a software...
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An Efficient Approach to Continuous Documentation

An outside observer watching a software developer work on a small feature in a real project would find the process to look less like engineering and more like a contrived scavenger hunt for knowledge new and old. The problem is that we scatter what we learn and teach to the winds. A quick comment...
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CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack

CoreOS and OpenStack have a somewhat intertwined history, which is why it's somewhat surprising it took until today for CoreOS's Tectonic Kubernetes distribution to provide an installer that targets OpenStack cloud deployments. The founders of CoreOS originally worked at Rackspace, alongside the...
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