I’ve just got home from my first Norwich Ruby Users Group meeting. Tonight’s meeting was a Language Agnostic Programming Session held at Blurtit (the regular venue for SyncNorwich) in Norwich. It was fantastic! There was no internet for most of it so it was about a dozen geeky guys, plus the wonderful Kathryn Wright, laughing and joking about geeky things in a room. And of course there was pizza, beer, tea, coffee and programming! Loved it! Haven’t had so much fun in ages. I’m already looking forward to the presentations or ruby lessons at the next meet. Well done guys!
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