David J. Paola

“Programming and Scaling” is a 2011 lecture given by Alan Kay. It’s about an hour long, and full of excellent, concise advice. You can find the four parts here: Programming and Scaling

My notes:

One of the ideas I had during this talk was to think about heroku dynos as biological cells. A dyno would have the property that it “dies” if there’s no activity for a long time, and could clone itself if there was too much activity for it to handle. An attempt to grow a complex system rather than architecting it.