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Getting more bang for the buck — Parallelizing an adserver

At ADITION technologies, we develop an adserver that processes more than one billion requests per day. In order to use our data center resources most efficiently, we want to scale up the number of requests we can handle per node before scaling out the number of nodes in the cluster. In th...

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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 / QUIC which are not exactly self-explanatory. What’s behind these acronyms? How are they connected? How do they relate to HTTP? That’s what this article is all about.The Hypertext Transfer Protocol, HTTP for short, is one of the three cornerstones of the World Wide Web, along with the Uniform Res...

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Bringing people together through robots

Communication is KeyEverybody 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 ...

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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) teamThis 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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