Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Heisenberg's back!

A long time ago (longer than I care to remember), I made the analogy between Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and large-scale data consistency (weak/eventual consistency). It got reported by InfoQ too. Over the weekend I came across a paper from friend/colleague Pat Helland where he made a similar analogy, so I figured I'd mention it here. What's that they say about "great minds" ;) ?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The modern production stack

Over a year ago I wrote the first of what was supposed to be the start of a series of articles on how research our industry had been doing years (decades) ago was relevant today and even in use today, i.e., had moved from blue-sky research into reality. I never got round to updating it, despite several valiant attempts. However, thanks to James I got to see a nice article called Anatomy of a Modern Production Stack, I probably don't need to, or at least not as much as I'd expected. And before anyone points out, yes this stuff is very similar to what James, Rob and the team have been doing with Fabric8, OpenShift etc.