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Delivering Value While behind Enemy Lines

Posted by Matt Barrett  on  May 16, 2017 Posted by Matt Barrett  on  May 16, 2017

Matt Barrett talks about how his team at Adaptive Financial Consulting manages to get things done in the face of huge cultural resistance while maintaining their own engineering culture.

53:46

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.

42:57

Using Quality Views to Tackle Tech Debt @Tesla

Posted by Colin Breck  on  May 03, 2017 Posted by Colin Breck  on  May 03, 2017

Colin Breck discusses how quality views may help improve communication in support of tackling technical debt in an organization.

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

44:16

Social Coding for Effective Teams and Products

Posted by Phil Haack  on  Mar 01, 2017 Posted by Phil Haack  on  Mar 01, 2017

Phil Haack discusses the secret ingredient to great teams and products, usually misnamed "soft" skills, and how they help teams be more effective, backing all of it with hard data.

50:13

Scaling Quality on Quora Using Machine Learning

Posted by Nikhil Garg  on  Jan 15, 2017 Posted by Nikhil Garg  on  Jan 15, 2017

Nikhil Garg talks about the various Machine Learning problems that are important for Quora to solve in order to keep the quality high at such a massive scale.

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.

49:42

Adaptive Availability for Quality of Service

Posted by Theo Schlossnagle  on  Aug 14, 2016 Posted by Theo Schlossnagle  on  Aug 14, 2016

Theo Schlossnagle talks about lessons learned in building an always-on distributed time-series database with aggressive quality of service guarantees, and techniques for dealing with bad machines.

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.

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