Simone Scarduzio is a backend software engineer at MPme, a mobile music startup based at the heart of "silicon roundabout" in London. His current quest is to make the MPme music search and recommendation engine as feature-rich and snappy as possible.
At MPme, it is a functional requirement for the core services to respond with a very low latency, regardless of the traffic. If this constraint were not respected, the system would send irrelevant recommendations to the clients. In terms of systems architecture, this means everything needs
to scale horizontally. That's why, any mobile client connecting to MPme, actually connects to a Vert.x application.
The use of Vert.x at MPme is massive and growing: reverse TCP proxies, Web radio monitors, and internal and external REST APIs are an example of this.
He has been involved in the Vert.x project since October 2012, as an early adopter. Countless development versions of Vert.x have crossed MPme servers in a continuous cycle of build, test, deploy, and feedback to the Vert.x team.
Before MPme, he lived for 3 years in Finland. Here, he cut his teeth as a software developer working on distributed mobile messages-processing systems at Mavenir, for customers such as Vodafone, Telefonica, Airtel, Idea, and T-Mobile.
The pleasure of discovery and exploration drives his relationship with all his main hobbies: technology, travelling, and food.