Tech Talk: Distributed Systems – The bare minimum for building reliable applications


Distributed systems are hard. They introduce new failure modes, they force us to deal with consistency concerns. Researchers keep throwing scary acronyms such as CRDT, CAP or PACELC and we are forced to think about trade-offs all the time. What’s considered to be a bug in one system can be a completely valid design in another system. It’s easy to feel lost in all the intricacies.

This talk gives you a gentle introduction into consistency models and will help you with reasoning about trade-offs.

Presented By:

Jaromir Hamala
Jaromir Hamala
Director of Engineering

Jaromir wrote his first line of code when he was seven years old. Since then, he has been interested in understanding how systems work ‘under the hood,’ and enjoys blogging about it. Jaromir’s areas of specialty include: performance and stability tuning of JVM, garbage collectors, data grids, application servers and architecture and design of applications. He enjoys pushing systems towards their limits, sharpening his skills by exploring HotSpot source code, contributing to open source projects and arguing about development over a pint of beer.