Spotlight on Data: Refactoring a Million-Line Codebase with Maude Lemaire

Video description

In late 2017, Slack's largest customers were plagued with relentless performance-related outages, due in part to the fact that public channels, private channels, and DMs were stored in completely distinct ways. Instead of shipping scrappy, short-term fixes, the company opted to address the root problem and completely refactor problematic functionality by consolidating any redundant database schemas.

In this Spotlight on Data, Maude Lemaire explains how Slack succeeded by mapping out a precise plan that was careful to scope the effort to only its necessary components. Join in to learn real-world, successful techniques for modernizing your infrastructure from the ground up—live and in production.

Recorded on November 18, 2019. See the original event page for resources for further learning or watch recordings of other past events.

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Product information

  • Title: Spotlight on Data: Refactoring a Million-Line Codebase with Maude Lemaire
  • Author(s): Maude Lemaire
  • Release date: November 2019
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0636920406372