Sorry for the delay, Sunday was my birthday (also, Elmo’s, and The Day The Music Died as well) and I spent the day without access to a computer.
Software/data engineering, psychology, formal systems. Expect a similar wide range in the future as well. You can check all my weekly readings by checking the tag here . You can also get these as a weekly newsletter by subscribing here.
Excellent post as usual by John D. Cook mixing something interesting with a bit of mathematical analysis (which is also obviously interesting). Also makes Soviet license plates sound more interesting than they should.
I’ve known about the pain of non-deterministic Spark operators (went down some of the codebase rabbit holes while investigating a weird predicate push down rule I suspect is conceptually wrong). This post will actually get you scared: how do you test this?
An awesome post about the Kubernetes scheduler and its internal workings, with partial TLA+ specs of the moving pieces. It may be a bit over-the-top if you don’t know a lot about K8s internals or any TLA+, but if you know a bit of two, you’re in for a treat.
Another one by John (I think he has won the readings of this week? There’s no prize, though). I’m a mathematician by training, so I didn’t get to study some of the cool (and, according to CS major friends, boring) stuff I love to hear about, like… queuing theory.
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