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- Your host as usual is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Jason Dixon and Dan Cech about Graphite
- How did you get introduced to Python?
- What is Graphite and how did you each get involved in the project?
- Why should developers be thinking about collecting and reporting on metrics from their software and systems?
- How do you think the Graphite project has contributed to or influenced the overall state of the art in systems monitoring?
- There are a number of different projects that comprise a fully working Graphite deployment. Can you list each of them and describe how they fit together?
- What are some of the early design choices that have proven to be problematic while trying to evolve the project?
- What are some of the challenges that you have been faced with while maintaining and improving the various Graphite projects?
- What will be involved in porting Graphite to run on Python 3?
- If you were to start the project over would you still use Python?
- What are the options for scaling Graphite and making it highly available?
- Given the level of importance to a companies visibility into their systems, what development practices do you use to ensure that Graphite can operate reliably and fail gracefully?
- What are some of the biggest competitors to Graphite?
- When is Graphite not the right choice for tracking your system metrics?
- What are some of the most interesting or unusual uses of Graphite that you are aware of?
- What are some of the new features and enhancements that are planned for the future of Graphite?
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