Technical interviews about software topics.
Episodes with Smash Notes
Agriculture infrastructure allows plants such as corn, soy, and wheat to move from large scale farms to consumers all around the world. The relevant players in the agricultural infrastructure includes growers, shippers, and planners.
Network discovery allows enterprises to identify what devices are on their network. These devices can include smartphones, servers, desktop computers, and tablets. Being able to index the devices on a network is crucial to figuring out the security pro...
Large technology companies are a new type of industry. Their power and reach is resistant to a comparison of previous generations, such as big oil. Alex Kantrowitz is a journalist who has covered big technology for much of his career,
Cost management is growing in importance for companies that want to manage their significant cloud bill. Kubernetes plays an increasing role in modern infrastructure, so managing cost of Kubernetes clusters becomes important as well.
TensorFlow Lite is an open source deep learning framework for on-device inference. TensorFlow Lite was designed to improve the viability of machine learning applications on phones, sensors, and other IoT devices.
Data lakes and data warehouses store high volumes of multidimensional data. Data sources for these pieces of infrastructure can become unreliable for a variety of reasons. When data sources break, it can cause downstream problems.
When Tim Wagner worked at Amazon, he invented AWS Lambda. After working on the early serverless infrastructure, he joined Coinbase and worked as VP of Engineering. Since leaving Coinbase, he has started a new company called Vendia.
Serverless has grown in popularity over the last five years, and the space of applications that can be built entirely with serverless has increased dramatically. This is due to two factors: the growing array of serverless tools (such as edge-located ke...
Originally published July 30, 2019 “Internet of Things” is a term used to describe the increasing connectivity and intelligence of physical objects within our lives. IoT has manifested within enterprises under the term “Industrial IoT,
Originally published July 19, 2019 In 2011, Facebook had begun to focus its efforts on mobile development. Mobile phones did not have access to reliable, high bandwidth connections, and the Facebook engineering team needed to find a solution to improve...
Originally published September 13, 2019 Amazon Web Services first came out in 2006. It took several years before the software industry realized that cloud computing was a transformative piece of technology. Initially,
Originally published May 29, 2020 Kubernetes has become a highly usable platform for deploying and managing distributed systems. The user experience for Kubernetes is great, but is still not as simple as a full-on serverless implementation–at least,