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Modeling Complex Game Economy with Neo4j

Posted by Yan Cui  on  Oct 13, 2015

Yan Cui shares lessons learned using Neo4j to model the in-game economy of the "Here Be Monsters" game and automate the balancing process.


Ground-up Introduction to In-memory Data

Posted by Viktor Gamov  on  Oct 10, 2015

Viktor Gamov covers In-Memory technology, distributed data topologies, making in-memory reliable, scalable and durable, when to use NoSQL, and techniques for Big In-Memory Data.


Scaling Distributed Systems

Posted by Natalia Chechina  on  Oct 04, 2015

Natalia Chechina outlines features of actor and functional programming models, and the reason these models attract so much interest in parallel, concurrent, and scaling world.


Managing Complexity, Functionally

Posted by Ryan Trinkle  on  Sep 26, 2015

Ryan Trinkle explores functional techniques for managing complexity, examines what makes them successful in pure functional programming, and proposes ways that they can be applied in any context.


Spectrum Testing - Unit to Browser before Deploy

Posted by Alan Blount  on  Sep 25, 2015 3

In this talk Alan Blount gives a quick overview of the main categories of testing and how they may apply to various web application projects.


API Virtualization – Mocking on Steroids

Posted by Ole Lensmar  on  Sep 20, 2015

Ole Lensmar takes a look at a number of common API virtualization use cases - design-first development, sandboxing and load testing - to see how and when virtual APIs can help and when they can’t.


Pulsar: Real-time Analytics at Scale

Posted by Sharad Murthy, Tony Ng  on  Sep 13, 2015

Sharad Murthy & Tony Ng present Pulsar, a real-time streaming system which can scale to millions of events per second with high availability and 4GL language support.


Exploratory Data Analysis with R

Posted by Matthew Renze  on  Sep 13, 2015 3

Matthew Renze introduces the R programming language and demonstrates how R can be used for exploratory data analysis.


Circuit Breaking in Distributed Systems

Posted by Matt Heath  on  Sep 11, 2015

Matt Heath discusses how circuit breakers and other similar patterns can be used to increase reliability in distributed systems such as Go-based microservice platforms.


Spreadsheets for Developers

Posted by Felienne Hermans  on  Sep 11, 2015

Felienne Hermans presents various algorithms that outlining the power of Excel, showing that spreadsheets are fit for TDD and rapid prototyping.


Crafting an Effective Security Organization

Posted by Rich Smith  on  Sep 06, 2015

Rich Smith discusses the progressive approaches taken by the Etsy security team to provide security while not destroying the freedoms of the Etsy engineering culture that are loved so much.


Real Threat and Real Defenses – Case Study of the Unknown

Posted by Alex Holden  on  Sep 03, 2015

Alex Holden examines hackers’ techniques, skills, and shortfalls. He takes a snapshot of the current threat landscape and derives practical lessons by analyzing a number of high profile breaches.

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