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Friday, January 25 • 5:30pm - 5:55pm
The evolution of a flight recorder

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The 'recorder' library is a small library that replaces your printf or log entries and can turn them into real-time graphs giving you insights into a running application. It started as a way to improve logging, but when confronted with a real project, namely SPICE, it evolved and morphed into something much more interesting.

At first sight, it may seem like it tries to do too many things: logging, tracing, configuring, tweaking, graphing… what else?

Step by step, retracing the evolution of the recorder, this session will show how each feature appeared, why it was indispensable, how a better design emerged under somewhat intense external pressure, and offer more general insights on how software designs crystalize.

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Christophe de Dinechin

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Christophe is primarily working on Kata Containers at the moment. He also contributed to SPICE, qemu, and initiated a few free software projects like make-it-quick, recorder, XL or Tao3D. He's passionate about 3D, virtualization, programming languages and physics research. His GitHub... Read More →

Friday January 25, 2019 5:30pm - 5:55pm CET