Blog: Baron Schwartz (xaprb)

213 blogs updated: 17 min. ago
Quantifying Scalability With the Universal Scalability Law
Scalability is a mathematical function that's simple, precise, and really useful. It describes the relationship between system performance a...
08-11-2018 05:51:30 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
DevOps for the Database
Why is it hard to apply DevOps principles and practices to databases, and how can we get better at it? This talk explores real-life stories ...
05-11-2018 17:46:13 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
How to Monitor Your Database
The first time I tried to monitor a database, I was overwhelmed. There were hundreds of variables to monitor, and there were lots of Nagios ...
28-10-2018 02:10:36 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
Golang's Database/SQL in Action
Google's Go language is now very popular for systems programming. It's efficient and fun to program in Go, and it produces high-performance ...
27-10-2018 19:31:02 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
The Browser Wars in 2018
I grew up in the age of Internet Explorer versus Netscape, and frequently used lesser-known browsers like Opera, Konqueror, and Phoenix. I d...
21-10-2018 02:54:21 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
How to Index Your Database
Do you know what database indexes are and how they work? Do they seem hard to understand? They don't have to be. The basic principles you ne...
16-10-2018 17:26:57 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
How to Advocate Technical Decisions to Your Manager
As a founder and CTO, one of the biggest surprises I encountered was how different my working relationship became with my former technical p...
16-10-2018 10:47:00 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
Book Review: Chaos Engineering
Chaos Engineering: Building Confidence in System Behavior through Experiments. O'Reilly Media, 2017. Casey Rosenthal, Lorin Hochstein, Aaron...
06-10-2018 03:51:51 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
Track Host, Distributed Data
How we leverage distributed data and state is today's key competitive advantage. This track explores the technical challenges and lessons le...
03-10-2018 15:57:58 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
System Performance Theory
Note: this event isn't open to the public. In college Henrik Ingo got to do an exercise on queueing theory: how to optimize the number of ca...
03-10-2018 09:19:55 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL

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