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A Crystal Ball to Prioritize Technical Debt

Posted by Adam Tornhill  on  May 04, 2017 1 Posted by Adam Tornhill  on  May 04, 2017 1

Adam Tornhill offers an overview of techniques that help uncover both problematic code and the social dimension of the teams that build software. He illustrates each point with a case study.

42:23

Refactoring Mount Doom - Tackling Legacy Code

Posted by Franziska Sauerwein  on  May 04, 2017 Posted by Franziska Sauerwein  on  May 04, 2017

Franziska Sauerwein discusses how to refactor code for the right reasons and the right methods to use for time efficiently.

43:10

Strategic Code Deletion

Posted by Michael Feathers  on  May 02, 2017 Posted by Michael Feathers  on  May 02, 2017

Michael Feathers describes techniques that generate more certainty around assessments of feature liveness, and strategies that can be used to remove code that does not have high value

48:43

Reaching Production Faster with Containers in Testing

Posted by David Xia  on  Sep 04, 2016 Posted by David Xia  on  Sep 04, 2016

David Xia explains how Helios testing framework drives integration tests and spins up self-contained environments during test runs, increasing Spotify’s code quality and successful deployments.

50:00

Safe Systems Programming in C# and .NET

Posted by Joe Duffy  on  Aug 20, 2016 Posted by Joe Duffy  on  Aug 20, 2016

Joe Duffy shares some of his key experiences from building an entire operating system in a C# dialect and dealing with errors and concurrency robustly, focusing on open source C# and .NET.

59:49

Code Quality in Practice

Posted by Bryan Helmkamp  on  Jul 16, 2016 Posted by Bryan Helmkamp  on  Jul 16, 2016

Bryan Helmkamp discusses insights from analyzing over 1T LoC daily, what makes a code metric valuable, when unmaintainable code may be preferable, and what prevents maintaining quality code over time.

48:21

An Introduction to Property Based Testing

Posted by Aaron Bedra  on  May 11, 2016 2 Posted by Aaron Bedra  on  May 11, 2016 2

Aaron Bedra focuses on describing a system as a series of models that can be used to systematically and automatically generate input data and ensure that a code is behaving as expected.

42:36

Why Building the Right Thing Means Building the Thing Right

Posted by Liz Keogh  on  Mar 20, 2016 2 Posted by Liz Keogh  on  Mar 20, 2016 2

Liz Keogh takes a look at why experimentation underpins everything done in technology, and why it is necessary to be able to move and change the right thing.

28:16

Kill the Mutants - A Better Way to Test Your Tests

Posted by Roy van Rijn  on  Sep 19, 2015 Posted by Roy van Rijn  on  Sep 19, 2015

Roy van Rijn explains what mutation testing is and how it works, comparing several Java frameworks (PIT, Jester, Jumble) that enable automatic mutation testing in a continuous build.

43:02

Introduction to Java Profiling

Posted by Jerry Yoakum  on  Sep 17, 2015 Posted by Jerry Yoakum  on  Sep 17, 2015

Jerry Yoakum discusses how code profiling tools and techniques can be used to evaluate code for constructions and errors that are likely to cause problems, highlight places in need of refactoring.

01:20:51

Making the Case for Review

Posted by Austin Bingham  on  Sep 16, 2015 Posted by Austin Bingham  on  Sep 16, 2015

Austin Bingham answers questions on reviews: how long should they be, what should be reviewed, how do reviews account for an increase in quality and ROI?

48:17

Microservices: Software that Fits in Your Head

Posted by Dan North  on  Aug 09, 2015 Posted by Dan North  on  Aug 09, 2015

Dan North describes a model for thinking about the age of code and argues for replaceability as a first class concern, ending up with something that looks a lot like microservices.

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