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Notes on Distributed Systems for Young Bloods, a blog post for the new distributed systems engineer http://www.somethingsimilar.com/2013/01/14/notes-on-distributed-systems-for-young-bloods/ …
Yes: "The secret to programming is having smart friends."
So excited. Think I'm down to only a decade or so away from being a good software engineer.
The abuse of memcached in modern web software is because robust, easy-to-use distributed databases haven't made it to the masses.
When people say "Why do we need easy to build distributed systems?", I hear ancient Sumerians asking "Why do we need a system of writing?"
lmao if you've never shipped a bug to hundreds of millions of users.
Few engineers know what modern hw is capable of, in part, because the only people that see the numbers are in orgs that had to care or die.