Friday, 30 November 2012
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Fundamental Principle - EVERYTHING IS A PROGRAMMABLE RESOURCE
- Decompose into small, loosely coupled, stateless building blocks
- Automate processes and services
- Let business levers control the system
- Architect with cost in mind
- Protecting your customer is the first priority
- In production, deploy to at least two availability zones
- Integrate security into your application from the group up
- Build, test, integrate and deploy continuously
- Don't think in single failures
- Don't treat failure as an exception
- Entla non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitiatem - dont make things more complicated than it should be
- Assume Nothing
- Use late binding
- Instrument everything, all the time
- Inspect the whole distribution
- Put everthing in logs
Some of the quotable quotes from the session include
"you are allowed to make mistakes"
"if you cannot collect data, you cannot act"
"whole distribution not average or median - inspect 99.9 percentile"
"Thou shalt turn off the lights"
Thursday, 28 June 2012
My name is Shankar Vasudevan, a developer and architect, working for a leading investment bank within the London city. I have been architecting large scale enterprise applications for the past 15 years. You can visit my professional profile on LinkedIn or follow me @vshank77 on Twitter.
Over the past 15 years, I have grown a great fascination for data storage and analysis. The advent of Big Data and NoSQL in the recent years have got me drooling and my professional work in the fields of information retrieval, analytical processing, adword classification and scoring, enterprise search have added fuel to the fire. More recently I have become a true believer of Polyglot Persistence a keyword coined by Martin Fowler and apply the philosophy in day-to-day job.
Polyglotted.org is to give back to the community, projects that I conceive in the area of information analysis and polyglot persistence.
If you are still interested, Martin Fowler has an interesting introduction to NoSQL Databases and Polyglot Persistence
Cross-posted from Polyglotted Blog