Nathan Kleyn

Scala by day — Rust, Ruby and Haskell by night. I hail from London.

Hi! I currently work for Intent HQ as Head of Engineering, writing functional Scala by day and Rust by night. I write for SitePoint about Ruby, and I’m on Twitter and on GitHub. You can get in touch with me at mail/at/

Distributed ID Generation

25 Feb 2015

I presented a talk on distributed ID generation using Redis Lua scripting as we do at Intent HQ! The slides are available on Speaker Deck and we’re planning on open-sourcing our implementation from Intent HQ soon!

In the meantime, you might find this useful as a guide on the theory and ideas behind generating unique IDs in a distributed fashion.