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Python as a configuration language

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Speaker: Guillermo Pérez

The enormous size of Facebook's infrastructure and its ""Move Fast"" culture pose a challenge for the configuration framework, requiring a safe, fast and usable system to deploy settings to hundreds of thousands of servers.

Python plays a special role in this framework, being the tool for generating the configuration, paired with thrift for enhanced schema validation and type-safety.

Slides can be found at: https://speakerdeck.com/pycon2016 and https://github.com/PyCon/2016-slides

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