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HTTP/3 and QUIC – What’s behind the next major update for HTTP?

If you are not a network administrator occupied with web server optimization, there is no reason why would stumble over HTTP/3. If you actually try to get into the reading about HTTP/3, you will probably drown in a bunch of acronyms and terms like qQUIC, iQUIC, HTTP over QUIC or HTTP / QU...

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Bringing people together through robots

Communication is Key Everybody has heard this at least once before: “Communication is Key”. In reality, improving communication within a company can be quite challenging. A lot of factors impact how people communicate with each other, one of which being the extent to which you know the person you are talking to. It’s way easier to give constructive criticism to someone if you can predict how it will be received. Another important factor is understanding the challenges of each other’s daily work. Most of us have heard phrases like “simply add another button” and “w...

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Educating your own engineers

Motivation The acquisition of qualified IT workers is becoming increasingly challenging – salaries and expectations are rising sky-high, making skilled workers difficult to hire in a market that is already struggling with supply. While more and more companies put their emphasis on improv...

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Pro7Sat1 Hackathon #codeTwentyFour

After a company-wide call for developers to compete in the ProSiebenSat.1 (P7S1) Hackathon in Munich, three of our willing and motivated developers quickly volunteered: Kevin from our User Experience (UX) team Stephan from our Mobile team Alexander from our Middleware (MW) team This is t...

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Kafka partitioner at scale

Apache Kafka is a distributed log storage platform. It is usually used for building real-time data pipelines and streaming apps. It is horizontally scalable, fault-tolerant and very fast. In return, it is append-only and there is only one index based on message time. At Yieldlab, each ad r...

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Zabbix is awesome 😉

Our Current Setup Just shy of a thousand physical machines running 24/7/365 in addition to an increasing number of virtual machines and containers, we have a lot of moving parts to keep on top of. Some of the services are unique to our company and need special attention. Others are more st...

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