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43:50

Software is Dead; Long Live Software!

Posted by Peter Wang  on  Nov 13, 2014

Peter Wang keynotes on the existential question of what software "is", in an age when hardware ranges from smartphones to bacterial DNA to data centers, and what developers can do today about it.

46:03

The Idea Stack: Finding Your Product Vision

Posted by Josh Wexler  on  Nov 08, 2014 2

Josh Wexler takes participants through the Idea Stack exercises and use case studies, illustrating how to build a vision for a product before developing it.

35:55

The Functional Programming Concepts in Facebook's Mobile Apps

Posted by Adam Ernst  on  Nov 08, 2014

Adam Ernst shows how his team at Facebook encountered spiraling complexities and declining reliability and decided to make the shift to functional, in the data model and the view layer of News Feed.

49:23

TestOps: Continuous Integration when Infrastructure is the Product

Posted by Barry Jaspan  on  Nov 08, 2014

Barry Jaspan describes how they test Acquia Cloud, a large PaaS and DevOps project, and what they have learned over several years of developing those tests.

49:24

The Business Value of IT in Today's Digital World

Posted by Joe Weinman  on  Nov 08, 2014

Joe Weinman, the author of Cloudonomics, argues that IT is the weapon of choice in today's global marketplace and increasingly digital world.

41:33

Spike Lean Visual Design Directly into Your Live Style Guide

Posted by Ward Penney  on  Nov 06, 2014

Ward Penney discusses a few tools, benefits and war stories surrounding Live Style Guides.

47:05

Strategic Design: Embrace Imperfection!

Posted by Eric Evans  on  Nov 06, 2014

Eric Evans shares approaches that have helped him with issues in architecture, with a focus on establishing boundaries between software with different conceptual approaches and discipline levels.

44:52

Structure, Personalization, Scale: A Deep Dive into LinkedIn Search

Posted by Asif Makhani, Daniel Tunkelang  on  Nov 01, 2014

The authors discuss some of the unique challenges they've faced delivering highly personalized search over semi-structured data at massive scale.

43:26

SpiderMonkey Parser API: A Standard For Structured JS Representations

Posted by Michael Ficarra  on  Nov 01, 2014

Michael Ficarra discusses the SpiderMonkey Parser API, evaluating its design and flaws, and showcasing some of the more useful and prominent projects that have adopted it.

40:16

Scaling Gilt: from Monolithic Ruby Application to Distributed Scala Micro-Services Architecture

Posted by Yoni Goldberg  on  Oct 30, 2014

Yoni Goldberg describes some of the technological innovations that have helped Gilt to reach its current size, and highlight some of the core challenges that the company's engineering team faces.

39:18

Solidifying the Cloud: How Google Backs up the Internet

Posted by Raymond Blum  on  Oct 26, 2014

Raymond Blum discusses some of the challenges, solutions and discarded alternatives in creating durable storage systems at Google scale.

46:06

Scaling Foursquare: From Check-ins to Recommendations

Posted by Jon Hoffman  on  Oct 26, 2014

Jon Hoffman discusses the general architecture, storage systems and development practices created to handle the ever increasing volume and complexity at Foursquare.

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