Take a look at what Mr. Gates thinks are the greatest technology breakthroughs right now. The list might surprise you.
How Netflix leverages AWS technologies to build world-scale, highly-availbile, fault-tolerant distributed video streaming system.
Lyft architecture evolution on AWS.
From Farnam Street – an interesting blog site I found recently.
Also on Farnam Street and its “mental models”: The Mental Model Fallacy. TL;DR: The so-called “mental models” from Farnam Street is not of much value when it’s from non-practitioners. And to learn businees, like basketball, swimming, etc., you’ll need to actually practice to learn the intricate knowledge that are not easily translated into writings.
Unfortunately I didn’t have time to finish reading this paper. But it’s good to learn the concept of branchless algorithms to fill the CPU pipeline and achieve amazing performance.