December picks

“Random picks from all over the Internet”.



  • Files Are Hard Fantastic read! Reminded me Aphyr’s series, where he shows that DBs do not work as intended sometimes.

  • How we’re building a system to scale for billions of requests per day It’s good to see what people are choosing for their projects from time to time. Lots of advices, although some of them are only applicable if your app is supposed to handle tons of RPS.

  • Why Percentiles Don’t Work the Way you Think “There’s a big problem with most time series data and percentiles. The issue is that time series databases are almost always storing aggregate metrics over time ranges, not the full population of events that were originally measured.”