Production Twitter on One Machine: 100Gbps NICs and NVMe are fast

A Guide to the Terminal, Console, and Shell

Bitmovin Ad Placements

Rust vs C++ Formatting

Issue #315

1/10/2023

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Production Twitter on One Machine: 100Gbps NICs and NVMe are fast

Published: 2 January 2023
Tags: rust, software architecture


Tristan Hume explores how different features of twitter would work if the entire service was run on a single, very powerful machine.
Some highlights:

  • First step is calculating what kind of load needs to be handled, based on real twitter stats
  • If that one machine dies, you're screwed
  • Pricing data is included for the fantasy system


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A Guide to the Terminal, Console, and Shell

Published: 28 December 2022
Tags: bash, history, shell, terminal


Matthieu Cneude discusses the history of the terminal, the shell, and the console and how they are used in Linux-based systems.
Some highlights:

  • From telegraphs to terminal emulators
  • The virtual console itself runs in the kernel, and your shell as well as its child processes run in user land
  • "knowing how the terminal and most common shells work gives you an edge, especially when your terminal don’t behave as you want it to"


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Bitmovin Video Developer Report

Published: 12 December 2022
Tags: research, sponsored, video


The report dives deeply into a number of topics surrounding the streaming industry, including the biggest challenges faced by developers, where the future opportunities are, and how engineers are optimizing video delivery. Get the report.


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Rust vs C++ Formatting

Published: 2 January 2023
Tags: rust


In short, Barry Revzin compares the formatting abilities of Rust to those of C++.
Some highlights:

  • Rust has various ergonomic features that make it easier to format strings
  • Rust has multiple different formatting traits
  • Implementing static reflection and interpolated literals from Rust, in C++ could lead to good improvements for formatting in the latter


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