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It's Systems All The Way Down!

Posted by Chris McDermott  on  Jun 23, 2016

Chris McDermott introduces systems and systems thinking, complex adaptive systems, and some Lean techniques that help develop more effective systems.

44:57

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.

46:41

Microservices Are (Conceptually) Too Big

Posted by Philip Wills  on  Aug 02, 2015

Philip Wills believes that thinking about independent services and single responsibility applications rather than microservices can help to clarify the architectural complexity trade-offs.

40:37

Complexity Is Outside the Code

Posted by Dan North, Jessica Kerr  on  Jan 18, 2015

Dan North and Jessica Kerr make a journey through complexity. At the other side we may find simplicity, or we may find the light at the end of the tunnel is just another oncoming ESB.

10:20

Uncertainty, Complexity, the Cynefin Framework and Knowing Enough to Act

Posted by Greg Brougham  on  Jan 02, 2015

Greg Brougham introduces the Cynefin model and related practices which can be used to address uncertainty in the modern world.

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.

32:29

Complex Projects Aren't Planable but Controllable

Posted by Jutta Eckstein  on  Sep 20, 2014 1

Jutta Eckstein provides insights in the latest scientific research on planning and shows how Beyond Budgeting and Agile principles can be combined so that even complex projects remain controllable.

56:02

Real-Time Systems at Twitter

Posted by Brian Degenhardt  on  Aug 01, 2014

Brian Degenhardt discusses lessons that Twitter learned managing a high rate of change and complexity, and how those can be applied anywhere.

01:36:26

Automated Test Hell, or There and Back Again

Posted by Wojciech Seliga  on  Jun 26, 2014 3

Wojciech Seliga shares from experience how complex it can be to deal with thousands of tests -unit, functional, integration, performance- for Atlassian JIRA and what they did to bring it under control

48:18

Tackling Complex Data with Neo4j

Posted by Ian Robinson  on  May 03, 2013

Ian Robinson discusses the complexity of highly connected data and how graph databases can help, illustrating the talk with practical examples implemented using Neo4j.

Runaway Complexity in Big Data, and a Plan to Stop It

Posted by Nathan Marz  on  Oct 25, 2012

Nathan Marz outlines several sources of complexity introduced in data systems - Lack of human fault-tolerance, Conflation of data and queries, Schemas done wrong - and what can be done to avoid them.

Breaking the Monolith

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  May 09, 2012 1

Stefan Tilkov suggests breaking a system into several subsystems, separating the micro and macro architecture, and addressing various integration issues in order to get a suppler architecture.

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