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February 16, 2017
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Fault Domains and the Vegas Rule

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Our teams at Expedia are active public cloud users. We use a simple design principle called the “Vegas Rule”, and a complimentary concept called “fault domain” to make resiliency-related decisions. Fault Domain A fault domain is a coarse-grained enclosure of apps, data and all the dependent infrastructure. Below is an example. The outer circle represents a fault domain. The primary property of a fault domain is that any fault inside the fault domain does not cascade outside. Any external dependency is soft, and the the services in the fault domain…

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June 15, 2016
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HomeAway Tech Blog Launches

By Rob Meyer (@robfromca) in General, Travel Technology on June 15, 2016 |

HomeAway, The newest member of the Expedia Inc. family of companies has launched a HomeAway tech blog. They’ve kicked it off with some interesting postings; my personal favorites of which are an interesting statistical analysis of payment gateway response times and a great exploration of eCommerce for developers new to the space. It’s definitely worth following and I’m excited to see what they post next.

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April 28, 2016
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Hotwire Tech Blog

By Rob Meyer (@robfromca) in General, Travel Technology on April 28, 2016 |

Our engineering colleagues at Hotwire launched a tech blog recently similar to this one, with tangible tips and tricks that their team wants to share with the world. Today’s post is a look at continuous integration on iOS using a tool (set of tools really) called fastlane. I’m using fastlane for an internal app and have so far have been pretty impressed, I recommend checking out both the tool and the Hotwire blog.

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