Software Engineering Radio Podcast, Episode 263: Camille Fournier on Real-World Distributed Systems

In this episode of the SE Radio podcast, Stefan Tilkov talks to Camille Fournier about the challenges developers face when building distributed systems. Topics include the definition of a distributed system, whether developers can avoid building them at all, and what changes occur once they choose to. They also discuss the role distributed consensus tools, such as Apache Zookeeper, play, and whether and when they are needed, and give some examples from Fournier’s experience building real-world systems at Goldman Sachs and Rent the Runway.

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