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Moving Beyond the Monolith

Posted by David Harrison  on  Oct 03, 2015

David Harrison presents the API and culture journey at


Partial Failures in a Microservices Jungle: Survival Tips from Comcast

Posted by Jon Moore  on  Sep 27, 2015

Jon Moore goes over some strategies for surviving in a jungle of partial failures. Each survival tip is explained through a concrete example, or "adventure story", from Comcast’s TV experience.


Organizing for Innovation

Posted by John Housego  on  Sep 13, 2015

John Housego describes how W. L. Gore & Associates manages to maintain a global corporation without hierarchies, that keeps the bureaucracy as small as possible.


Build Something That Your Users Want - an Introduction to BDD

Posted by Nathan Peterson  on  Sep 12, 2015

Nathan Peterson introduces Behavior Driven Development, showcasing its adoption by his team along with successes and failures using it.


DaaS – Liberating Your Data with APIs for Fun & Profit

Posted by Mark O’Neill  on  Aug 30, 2015

Mark O’Neill presents a number of real-life case studies about how businesses worldwide are succeeding with APIs, enabling new business channels and revenue.


How we Build Rock-solid Apps and Keep 100M+ Users Happy at Shazam

Posted by Iordanis Giannakakis, Savvas Dalkitsis  on  Aug 28, 2015

Giannakakis and Dalkitsis present how Shazam releases faster, more predictably and with more features by using BDD and automation testing, without slowing down or hindering the development process.


No Free Lunch, Indeed: Three Years of Microservices at SoundCloud

Posted by Phil Calcado  on  Aug 13, 2015

Phil Calcado shares the toolkit and strategy SoundCloud uses to keep its microservices explosion manageable, dealing with operations overhead, DevOps, breaking changes and asynchronous behaviors.


Practical Insights when Designing an API from Scratch

Posted by Paul Glavich  on  Aug 07, 2015

Paul Glavich discusses design decisions to be made when building a new API regarding versioning, hypermedia usage, authentication and other aspects.


One Team's Experience Using Kanban for Maintenance & Support, and Small Projects

Posted by Stuart Williams  on  Aug 02, 2015 1

Stuart Williams shares from experience how his company implemented Kanban, what worked for them in handling maintenance, support and a number of small projects.


The Good, Bad and Ugly of Growth

Posted by Aaron Quint  on  Jul 29, 2015

Aaron Quint shares an honest story of a team's journey, taken from his experience as CTO of Paperless Post, an organization which went from 5 to over 100 people and from a dev team of 2 to 40.


Portable Code - The Trials of Porting Total War from Windows to Mac OS X

Posted by Guy Davidson, Tom Miles  on  Jul 23, 2015

Guy Davidson, Tom Miles discuss 64-bit programming pitfalls, Unity builds, writing portable code, and persuading a large development team of varying levels of skill to write portable code as well.


Spotify Audio Delivery at Scale

Posted by Niklas Gustavsson  on  Jul 22, 2015

Niklas Gustavsson presents Spotify's 2-layer services, and how the UNIX philosophy of composing components that does a single thing well works on a greater scale.

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