At the core of the redesign is a Dynamic Scripting Platform which provides us the ability to inject code into a running Java application at any time. This means we can alter the behavior of the application without a full scale deployment. As you can imagine, this powerful capability is useful in many scenarios. The API Server is one use case, and in this post, we describe how we use this platform to support a distributed development model at Netflix.Holy crap.
essentially decoupling the client services from ZK using a local daemon on each client host; very similar to Airbnb’s Smartstack. This is a bit of an indictment of ZK’s usability though