I buy a lot of music so I don’t often get a chance to blog about it. However Cerebral Bore are really something else. Hailing from Scotland and with a singer from Holland they’re the best death metal band I’ve discovered since Annotations of An Autopsy. I originally read about them in Metal Hammer, where they were described as concerned no one would take them seriously as they are a death metal band with a female vocalist. After the success of Arch Enemy I really couldn’t believe it would be a problem, so I bought their debut album Maniacal Miscreation and I wasn’t disappointed.
I was out walking with a techie friend of mine I’d not seen for a while and he asked me if I’d written anything recently. I hadn’t, other than an article on data sharing a few months before and I realised I was missing it. Well, not the writing itself, but the end result. In the last few weeks, another friend of mine, John Cricket , has been setting weekly code challenges via linkedin and his new website, https://codingchallenges.fyi/ . They were all quite interesting, but one in particular on writing load balancers appealed, so I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and write up a worked example. You’ll find my worked example below. The challenge itself is italics and voice is that of John Crickets. The Coding Challenge https://codingchallenges.fyi/challenges/challenge-load-balancer/ Write You Own Load Balancer This challenge is to build your own application layer load balancer. A load balancer sits in front of a group of servers and routes client requests across all of the serve