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Around IT in 256 seconds

Around IT in 256 seconds

By Tomasz Nurkiewicz

Podcast for developers, testers, SREs... and their managers. I explain complex and convoluted technologies in a clear way, avoiding buzzwords and hype. Never longer than 4 minutes and 16 seconds. Because software development does not require hours of lectures, dev advocates' slide decks and hand waving. For those of you, who want to combat FOMO, while brushing your teeth. 256 seconds is plenty of time. If I can't explain something within this time frame, it's either too complex, or I don't understand it myself.

By Tomasz Nurkiewicz. Java Champion, CTO, trainer, O'Reilly author, blogger
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Around IT in 256 secondsMay 24, 2021

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#95: SQLite: the most ubiquitus database on the planet. And beyond!
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#94: Scala: language with academic background and huge industry adoption
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#93: K-means clustering: machine learning algorithm to easily split observations into multiple buckets
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#92: Clojure: a languages that will change the way you think about programming
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#91: Asynchronous communication: loose coupling in distributed systems
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#90: Mastodon: next-generation, open source social network
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#89: RabbitMQ: A proven message broker for asynchronous communication

#89: RabbitMQ: A proven message broker for asynchronous communication

RabbitMQ is a message broker, allowing asynchronous communication in distrubuted systems. The key advantages of RabbitMQ include: 15 years of open source history, battle proven Erlang implementation and support for industry standard protocols. RabbitMQ is among the most popular implementations of message brokers. Others include ActiveMQ for Java, celery for Python and Kafka - if you consider it a message broker. Also, pretty much all cloud providers have their proprietary implementations, like, Google Pub/Sub, Amazon Kinesis, Azure Service Bus and so on. RabbitMQ at its core implements AMQP, a standard protocol for information interchange. So not only it’s open source, it’s also built on top of open standards.

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