Ryan Gardner focuses on how Dealer.com leveraged the powerful attributes of both Apache ZooKeeper and Spring to rid their application of local configuration files.
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.
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.
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.
Pramod Sadalage discuses several patterns in database changes related to Architecture, Structure, Data Quality, Referential Integrity, Database Code, along with associated practices.
Ryan Slobojan discusses how to perform issue tracking, code review, commits and builds in an automated manner by integrating Git, Gerrit, Hudson and Mylyn.
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.
Joel Semeniuk discusses ways of making better project estimates excluding guessing as much as possible.
Joel Semeniuk shares some of the lessons he learned managing development teams, how he got into Kanban and why its principles are helpful.
David Starr demoes Pex –a parameterized white box unit test tool- and Moles –an isolation framework-, two .NET tools useful for test-first development.
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.
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.