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Distributed Systems for a Living

Distributed Systems for a Living

So, you're interested in distributed systems? Where to start? Actually, the job description that Werner Vogels just posted is a great way to see what'll be expected. Learn what every sentence in that job description means. Meditate on it, they are your koans.

But Steve, that stuff is complicated. Throw a brother a bone.

One day, when I grow up, my systems will stop relying on caching layers and liveness guarantees. It's tough, friends, but there's a brave new world out there and I don't think SQL is anywhere to be seen.

Update: I just noticed that my name is in the history of the E project. Wow, that's very generous of them.

# — 03 February, 2005