Reliable Insights

A blog on monitoring, scale and operational Sanity

October 29, 2015

Cooking a meal isn’t the same as running a restaurant

I enjoy cooking and regularly make scrumptious meals for myself. Does this mean that I'm capable of running a busy kitchen? Of course not! So why assume that all software engineers can automatically run production services?

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August 12, 2015

The Three Types of Cache

Caches are a common feature of distributed systems, often added to improve performance. There are three main types of cache, and knowing about them will help you design robust systems.

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