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59:59

Web & Database Load Testing with JMeter

Posted by Michael Dowden  on  Jul 09, 2014 1

Michael Dowden introduces JMeter and explains how to develop a data-driven methodology to determine some of the limits of a web application: max number of concurrent users, bottlenecks, etc.

53:16

Finding the Needle in a Big Data Haystack

Posted by Eva Andreasson  on  Jul 08, 2014

In this solutions track talk, sponsored by Cloudera, Eva Andreasson discusses how search and Hadoop can help with some of the industry's biggest challenges. She introduces the data hub concept.

43:33

Continuous Improvement: Hell on Earth?

Posted by Katherine Kirk  on  Jul 08, 2014 4

Katherine Kirk reflects through case study examples on what continuous improvement feels like on the ground and explores how it can be better by learning from other industries, research and real-life.

46:00

Garbage Collection is Good!

Posted by Eva Andreasson  on  Jul 08, 2014 1

Eva Andreasson has a fairly entertaining and yet painful presentation around garbage collection that will probably will end with more questions than answers.

49:51

Interpreting the Unwritten Rules - or Are They Guidelines?

Posted by Shane Hastie  on  Jul 08, 2014

Shane Hastie presents examples of how the most innocent of question or suggestion can send teams into a spin, and suggests a number of techniques to help create an environment where real communication can happen, irrespective if your team is co-located or distributed.

53:56

Understanding Latency: Some Key Lessons & Tools

Posted by Gil Tene  on  Jul 05, 2014

In this solutions track talk, sponsored by Azul Systems, Gil Tene discusses common pitfalls encountered in measuring and characterizing latency, and ways to address them using some new open source tools.

01:17:28

Scala: The Good Parts

Posted by Jack Singleton  on  Jul 05, 2014

Jack Singleton discusses how to improve code readability and maintainability in Scala, and how to be productive with Options, Immutability, and the Collections library.

01:26:43

Lies, Damn Lies, and Estimates

Posted by Seb Rose  on  Jul 04, 2014

Seb Rose wonders if estimates are worthwhile and discusses what business people – Steve McConnell, Demarco, Lister, Disraeli - have to say about this.

55:18

Are You Ready for 1000-Way Parallelism on a Single Chip?

Posted by Andreas Olofsson  on  Jul 03, 2014 2

Andreas Olofsson reviews the history of processors and outlines some of the challenges ahead, introducing project Parallella meant to speed up the transition to massively parallel computing.

49:59

Practicing at the Cutting Edge

Posted by Martin Thompson  on  Jul 03, 2014

Martin Thompson focuses on the evolution of Java and how it contrasts to C/C++, covering the cultural challenges of pushing the limits of performance and how to collaborate with industry experts and organize teams, which often stands at odds with the culture in many organisations.

49:28

Deliberate Advice from an Accidental Career

Posted by Dan North  on  Jul 02, 2014 1

Dan North shares some of the interactions that have shaped his accidental career: the time he killed the production database, the time the team was imploding, the time the boss was wrong, the time he was the boss who was wrong, the time he tried to quit and failed, and a few others, outlining the impact that interactions with people can have on someone.

51:27

Fighting Bit Rot with your Mind

Posted by Viktor Klang  on  Jul 01, 2014 1

Viktor Klang discusses approaches to writing software without building a complex, full of bugs and hard to maintain basecode.

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