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A daily podcast hosted by Jeff Meyerson that covers everything related to software engineering, from machine learning to bitcoin, bootcamps to hackathons, data science to databases, and more. The show hosts a wide variety of technical interviews about software topics.

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Software Engineering Daily • Wednesday, December 4th 2019
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Heroku Infrastructure with Mark Turner

Jeffrey Meyerson, Mark Turner

Mark Turner, an engineer at Heroku, joins the Software Engineering Daily show to discuss the architecture and engineering of a Layer 2 cloud provider, of which they were the first. Heroku is built on top of Amazon Web Services, and the core compute infrastructure is built on top of a pool of EC2 virtual machines that are continually scheduled with applications that users create on Heroku.

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Software Engineering Daily • Monday, May 6th 2019

Relational databases such as Postgres are often used for critical workloads, such as user account data. To run a relational database service in the cloud requires a cloud provider to set up a highly durable, highly available system.

Jon Daniel is an infrastructure engineer at Heroku. Jon joins Software Engineering Daily to describe the engineering and operations required to build a managed relational database service.

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Software Engineering Daily • Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

Continuous delivery is a model for deploying small, frequent changes to an application. In a continuous delivery workflow, code changes that are pushed to a repository set off a build process that spins up a new version of the application. Testing is performed against that new build before advancing it to production, merging it with the existing codebase.

Many continuous delivery products are getting built today because it is a wide open space–much like cloud providers or monitoring tools. There are subjective product and engineering decisions to be made depending on the audience for the product.

Heroku Flow is a continuous delivery platform built on top of Heroku, a platform as a...

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    Continuous Delivery Heroku Flow
Software Engineering Daily • Tuesday, February 28th 2017
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Andrew Gwozdziewycz

Andrew Gwozdziewycz is an operational experience engineer with Heroku. He talks about how Heroku build Autoscaling in this episode, and how Heroku’s metrics pipeline - using Kafka and Cassandra - supports the high volume of health check data.

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    Autoscaling Data health check
Software Engineering Daily • Tuesday, October 25th 2016
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Tom Crayford

Tom Crayford is an engineer at Heroku, where he helped engineer the recent Heroku Kafka product, which is a managed version of Apache Kafka. He talks about the use cases of Kafka and how to build Kafka as a cloud service at scale in this podcast.

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    Apache Kafka Kafka on Heroku Distributed systems