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Ryan Svihla
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Buffer Cache Makes Slow Disks Seem Fast, Till You Need Them.
Linux has this wonderful thing called the buffer cache (for more detail read  here  ). In summary, it uses all your free ram as a cache for file access. Because of buffer cache you can easily get under 1 millisecond response times. However, this sets a lot ...

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Reads and the perils of index tables. I frequently see index tables in Cassandra being used to allow a One Source Of Truth. It’s important to remember when designing a truly distributed system relational algebra really doesn’t scale, and in memory joins wil...

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How to become in polyglot in 5 hard steps.
With today’s world of programming languages where many languages are better at certain tasks than other’s you’ll find it useful to learn multiple languages over the course of your career (as well as keeping your skill sets current). Here are some tips I’ve ...

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An attempt to standardize json apis. http://jsonapi.org/

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Great article. Untile you've been on the wrong side of illness you cannot appreciate how silly our system can get. http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/20/bitter-pill-why-medical-bills-are-killing-us/

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perfectly said

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