Choosing the programming language or framework for a project can be to the success of the project.
In today’s episode, Sean Allen shares a story of picking the right tool for a job. The tool he ends up picking will surprise you.
His problem: make a distributed stream processing framework, something that can take a fire hose of events and perform customer’s specific calculations on them but the latency needs to be less than a millisecond and the calculations might be CPU intensive. Who would need something like this? The initial use case was risk systems for Wall Street banks.