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  • 2022-02-13 Paul Butler – What does it mean to listen on a port?

    In the corner of the student union building there is a coffee shop, and in the corner of the coffee shop are two students. Liz taps away at the keyboard of the battered hand-me-down MacBook her brother gave her when she moved away to college. To her left on the bench seat, Tim scrawls equations on a coil-bound notebook. Between them is a half-empty cup of room temperature coffee that Liz sporadically sips from to stay awake.

  • 2022-01-28 Hive: A Globally-Distributed Key/Value Store - This paper reports our experience creating, developing, and deploying a globally distributed key-value store intended as a database backend for our S3 API, Hive. Hive is a system to distribute data on a global scale, with various desired consistency, replication, and database sharding for linear read and write latency.
  • 2022-05-14 Time-series compression algorithms, explained

    Delta-delta encoding, Simple-8b, XOR-based compression, and more - These algorithms aren't magic, but combined they can save over 90% of storage costs and speed up queries. Here’s how they work.

  • 2022-05-22 Dictionary implementation in C# - Dotnetos - courses & conferences about .NET

    In the previous post we explained the implementation details of List<T>. This time we will look at another generic collection defined in System.Collection.Generic namespace which is Dictionary<TKey TValue>.

  • 2022-05-08 Modern Microprocessors - A 90-Minute Guide!

    A brief, pulls-no-punches, fast-paced introduction to the main design aspects of modern processor microarchitecture.