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11: You want your system to bend, not to break



Ben Orenstein is joined by Sean Cribbs, Software Engineer at Basho, the makers of Riak. Ben and Sean start off discussing the interesting overlap of programmers and musicians and why it seems to happen so much. They then discuss Sean's role at Basho, what Riak is, how it works, and how it differs from other NoSQL databases. Sean works remotely for Basho, which has several offices, so Ben and Sean discuss remote workers and remote offices, and the ins and outs of navigating that set up, and how he got paid to work on open source. Finally, they discuss Erlang, which most of Riak is written in. These topics, plus much more. Corpus callosum Riak Overview Basho Ruby client for Riak Dynamo: Amazon’s Highly Available Key-value Store - PDF Eventual consistency Riak: Read Repair BitTorrent Swarms Distributed hash table Riak: Ring Riak: Gossiping Cassandra Project Voldemort Strangeloop, Sept 23-25, 2012 RICON, Oct 10-11, 2012 Why Riak Erlang Programming Language Pragmatic Programmers: Erlang in Practice screencast Erl