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August 2012

Caching HTTP POST Requests and Responses

by Suresh Mathew August 20, 2012 Software Engineering

The basic purpose of HTTP caching is to provide a mechanism for applications to scale better and perform faster. But HTTP caching is applicable only to idempotent requests, which makes a lot of sense; only idempotent and nullipotent requests yield the same result when run multiple times. In the HTTP world, this fact means that […]

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Cassandra Data Modeling Best Practices, Part 2

by Jay Patel August 14, 2012 Data Infrastructure and Services

In the first part, we covered a few fundamental practices and walked through a detailed example to help you get started with Cassandra data model design. You can follow Part 2 without reading Part 1, but I recommend glancing over the terms and conventions I’m using. If you’re new to Cassandra, I urge you to […]

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Now You See It: A Peer Feedback System for Scrum Teams

by Daniel Gu August 3, 2012 Software Engineering

eBay Analytics Platform & Delivery (APD) has a roughly 100-person division within the eBay China Technology Center of Excellence (COE). In September of 2008, the APD COE team started its first  Scrum pilot project – one of the earliest Agile pilots within eBay. Since then, the team has completed its transition to the Scrum framework […]

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