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rqlite 7.0: Designing Node Discovery and Automatic Clustering

rqlite is a lightweight, open-source, distributed relational database written in Go, which uses SQLite as its storage engine and Raft for distributed consensus. Release 7.0 is out now and introduces the first wave of new Node Discovery and Automatic Clustering  features.

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Logs and Time Series are not the same

When it comes to logs and time series, there is no magicIf you work in the logging, monitoring — or even Observability — space long enough, you eventually end up on team that tries to build a system that handles both logs and time series in a high-performant and cost-efficient manner.

Well, it’s a lot harder than it sounds — because logs and time-series are not the same.

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Why Slack isn’t working

Slack: Where work happens

Something is happening at companies that use Slack. Slack, the company, may claim it’s work, but it’s less and less productive work, and it’s having a destructive affect upon my own field of software development.

I like really Slack, Flowdock, Hipchat and their ilk — I’ve written about it before. I couldn’t do my job without them. But it’s time to confront the damage these tools are causing.

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