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Episode #413

October 22nd, 2013

This week: new Rails releases, upgrading to Rails 4 open-sourced, migrant attributes, a look at evolution of the distributed Travis architecture, and how GitHub models...


The Smallest Distributed System

Mathias Meyer of the Travis CI team wrote an interesting blog post about the growth of the distributed architecture of Travis. In the post, Mathias goes over the lessons the team learned over the last few years as they went from 700 to 7000 builds a day, how they reduced the number of responsibilities of each piece of the system, and how — surprisingly — Travis is still running on a single Postgres database.

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