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Centralized Application Configuration with Spring and Apache ZooKeeper

Posted by Ryan Gardner  on  Apr 12, 2015

Ryan Gardner focuses on how leveraged the powerful attributes of both Apache ZooKeeper and Spring to rid their application of local configuration files.


Consul: Service-oriented at Scale

Posted by Armon Dadgar  on  Mar 07, 2015

Armon Dadgar presents Consul, a distributed control plane for the datacenter. Armon demonstrates how Consul can be used to build, configure, monitor, and orchestrate distributed systems.


Gaining Application Lifecycle Intelligence

Posted by Damien Dallimore  on  Nov 02, 2014

Damien Dallimore demonstrates some of the ways in which Splunk software can be used to collect and correlate data throughout the various stages of the lifecycle of your code.

Lessons Learned in Deploying PaaS

Posted by Colin Humphreys  on  Jul 06, 2012

Colin Humphreys discusses PaaS: why they chose a certain PaaS solution for their customers, PaaS in ALM, lessons learned from their experiences and what to expect from different PaaS vendors.

Evolving Database Design and Architecture: Patterns and Practices

Posted by Pramod Sadalage  on  Apr 05, 2012 1

Pramod Sadalage discuses several patterns in database changes related to Architecture, Structure, Data Quality, Referential Integrity, Database Code, along with associated practices.

Automating (almost) Everything Using Git, Gerrit, Hudson and Mylyn

Posted by Ryan Slobojan  on  Mar 29, 2012 6

Ryan Slobojan discusses how to perform issue tracking, code review, commits and builds in an automated manner by integrating Git, Gerrit, Hudson and Mylyn.

How We Got Here, And What To Do About It

Posted by Barry Hawkins  on  Feb 17, 2012

Barry Hawkins considers as necessary to have a development process but in the same time maintaining a critical view of it in an attempt to improve it and make it fit within the current context.

Want Better Estimates? Stop Estimating!

Posted by Joel Semeniuk  on  Feb 15, 2012 7

Joel Semeniuk discusses ways of making better project estimates excluding guessing as much as possible.

A Dash of Kanban Anyone?

Posted by Joel Semeniuk  on  Feb 02, 2012

Joel Semeniuk shares some of the lessons he learned managing development teams, how he got into Kanban and why its principles are helpful.

Test First Development v.Next with Pex and Moles

Posted by David Starr  on  Oct 24, 2011

David Starr demoes Pex –a parameterized white box unit test tool- and Moles –an isolation framework-, two .NET tools useful for test-first development.

Design and Architecture Tools in Visual Studio 2010

Posted by David Starr  on  Aug 05, 2011

David Starr presents some of the tools in Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 helpful for building an application’s architecture: Architecture Explorer, Dependency Graphs, UML Modeling, and Layer Diagrams.

Availability, the Cloud and Everything

Posted by Joe Williams  on  Dec 09, 2010

Joe Williams discusses how distributed systems, cloud computing and configuration management affect system’s availability. He exemplifies with a database service built on CouchDB, Erlang, Chef, EC2.

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