April 28 –
May 4, 2014

Latest Content

How do Cassandra, Riak, and PostgreSQL Behave Under Partition?

Kyle Kingsbury tested over eight databases to see how they behave under partition. In this talk, he explains the impact of partitions on consistency, isolation, and transactions across multiple databases. Toward the end of the talk, he pays particular attention to Cassandra.

This talk was given at the DataStax Cassandra SF Users meetup. Be sure to join us for Cassandra Week! It starts on Monday, April 28th.

A Reading List for CTOs: What Tech Leaders at Spotify, Bitly, Shutterstock, and Handybook Read Each Week

Successful CTOs must keep up with the latest tools, technologies, and trends. We've asked a few CTOs, engineering VPs and engineering managers to tell us which blogs, aggregators, and Twitter feeds they check each week.

Whether you’re already a CTO or aspire to become one someday, these resources shouldn’t be missed.

Chris Angove, Engineering Chapter Lead at Spotify


"We have a strong culture of sharing things within Spotify so I find myself reading things from around the web. Here’s a list of my regular visits."

Cap Watkins’s Blog
Cap Watkins is a Senior Product Design Manager at Etsy. He writes insightful posts about design, management, hiring, and productivity.


Engineering Leadership Talk: Managing Extroverted and Introverted Developers

As an engineer, I have always been curious about why people, and especially other engineers, behave the way they do. How do engineers get “in the zone” when coding and why do they like it so much? Why are so many engineers (including myself) so averse to holding meetings?

This curiosity led me to research two topics, Introversion/Extroversion and Flow. I presented them at an internal tech talk at Shutterstock called “The Psychology of Engineers.” The talk generated enough interest and discussion that I recorded a version to share it more widely.


Scaling Search: We Used Solr to Reduce Indexing Time for Millions of Records from 14 Hours to 12 Minutes

We took the indexing time of over a million records from 14 hours to just 12 minutes using a combination of Solr’s native bulk import functionality (called DataImportHandler) and Sunspot.

Solr is used by some of the biggest sites on the web, including Netflix, Zappos and even NASA, to improve search functionality. I discovered Solr in 2009, when I was trying to search through over a million orders for an ecommerce site I was building.