How Netflix handles failovers, Anaconda Python, Linux command-line tricks, Python datetime libraries, Jenkins, microservices, and more

How Netflix handles failovers, Anaconda, Linux command-line tricks, Python datetime libraries, GDPR, microservices, and more

With more than 12,000 page views, Amjith Ramanujam's article on how Netflix does failovers in 7 minutes flat was our runaway hit last week.

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With more than 12,000 page views, Amjith Ramanujam's article on how Netflix does failovers in 7 minutes flat was our runaway hit last week. Do you have a story about how your organization ensures maximum uptime? Share your organization's story with readers.

Here's a look back at the most popular articles from the week of April 16-22:

  1. How Netflix does failovers in 7 minutes flat, by Amjith Ramanujam
  2. Getting started with Anaconda Python for data science, by Don Watkins
  3. Using less to view text files at the Linux command line, by Scott Nesbitt
  4. Running Jenkins builds in containers, by Balazs Szeti
  5. Understanding metrics and monitoring with Python, by Amit Saha
  6. 5 guiding principles you should know before you design a microservice, by Jake Lumetta
  7. 6 Python datetime libraries, by Lacey Williams Henschel and Jeff Triplett
  8. How will the GDPR impact open source communities?, by Robin Muilwijk
  9. A handy way to add free books to your eReader, by Greg Pittman
  10. Win a full year of fun electronics projects in our AdaBox giveawa, by Alex Sanchez

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Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is a community architect and editor for In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and Follow her on Twitter at: @rikkiends.