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  • Neuro-diversity in the Work Place

    Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg talked about neuro-diversity in the work place at QCon London. Programming is a complex creative task, and Freudenberg explored a number of the techniques that programmers in general use to help them achieve it.

  • Lessons Learned From Scaling Services at Google and eBay

    Randy Shoup shared his experiences to the QCon London audience in scaling services at Google and eBay, giving advice on building and operating services. A successful services strategy requires end-to-end service ownership, decentralized decision-making and standardization efforts focused on protocols of communications and supporting infrastructure.

  • Uber Unveils its Realtime Market Platform

    Matt Ranney, Chief Systems Architect at Uber, gave an overview of their dispatch system, responsible for matching Uber's drivers and riders. Ranney explained the driving forces that led to a rewrite of this system. He described the architectural principles that underpin it, several of the algorithms implemented and why Uber decided to design and implement their own RPC protocol.

  • Phil Calcado on Lessons Learnt During SoundCloud's Microservice Migration

    At QCon London 2015 Phil Calcado shared lessons learnt from SoundCloud’s move from a monolithic to microservices architecture, and stated that the core requirements for building a microservice platform include developing capabilities for rapid provisioning, basic monitoring and rapid application deployment.

  • Luke Marsden: Using Flocker to Enable Mobility of Docker Container State

    Luke Marsden stated at QCon London 2015, that although Docker containers provide a very useful deployment mechanism for development and test, the absence of host mobility for containers with state may provide problems in production deployments. The open source Flocker tool provides a mechanism to overcome this by allowing stateful containers to be moved between hosts.

  • Peter Lawrey Describes Petabyte JVMs

    It’s not unusual in financial service systems to have problems that requires significant vertical, as opposed to horizontal, scaling. During his talk at QCon London Peter Lawrey described the particular problems that occur when you scale a Java application beyond 32GB.

  • Microservices and the Goal of Software Development

    The goal of software is to sustainably minimize lead time to positive business impact, everything else is detail, Dan North claimed in a presentation at the QCon London conference describing ways of reasoning about code and how this leads him into an architecture style that may fit microservices.

  • How to Use Metrics to Influence an Agile Environment

    Larry Maccherone, a Data Scientist at Tasktop Technologies, gave a talk at QCon London 2015 regarding the importance of metrics usage and how they should influence important decisions in the organizations.

  • Dave Farley on the Rationale for Continuous Delivery

    At QCon London 2015, Dave Farley proposed that although the state of software development has been suboptimal in the past, studies are revealing that the implementation of continuous delivery leads to considerable improvement. Farley stated that continuous delivery changes the economies of software development, and provides more rapid business idea validation and reduced defect rates.

  • DevOps at the UK Government

    Anna Shipman, technical architect at UK's Government Digital Service (GDS), revealed to the QCon London attendees how DevOps permeates their culture. GDS aims to lead the digital transformation of UK's government, "mak[ing] digital services and information simpler, clearer and faster". Its most well known site is GOV.UK, which provides government information and services.

  • Microservices and Evolutionary Architecture

    Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) made us think about breaking up monolithic systems into individual services but also encouraged building producer driven monster services with centralised control. With microservices we are going back to the underlying notions of why SOA made sense, Rebecca Parsons claimed in a presentation at the QCon London conference.

  • An Architect's World View: A Guide to Values, Principles and Practices

    At QCon London 2015, Colin Garlick presented “An Architect’s World View”, which provided a set of values, principles and practices to act as guidance for a software architect. The core values included people, the big picture, teamwork and integrity. Garlick proposed that these values are essentially characteristics that can be prioritised in order to work as a successful software architect.

  • QCon London in 2 weeks - 10 Key Reasons to Attend

    Going into its 9th year, QCon London is UK's premier event designed exclusively for senior enterprise software development professionals: Technical Team Leads, Architects, Software Engineers, and Project Managers. If you've thought of attending, there is still a chance to go to one of the best conferences for our craft. QCon is now less than 2 weeks away! Why still register now?

  • QCon London 5 Weeks Away; Top Tracks, Sessions, and Speakers

    The ninth annual QCon London (March 2-6) will feature in-depth presentations and case studies from Netflix, Google, Facebook, Uber, eBay, SoundCloud and others. Learn from front line, industry practitioners on topics like Microservices, Docker, Engineering Culture, Go, Reactive Architecture, Low Latency Trading, Continuous Delivery, and more.

  • QCon London 2015: Google, Netflix Keynotes Confirmed; Tutorials At-a-Glance (March 2-6, 2015)

    John Wilkes, ​Principal Software Engineer at Google and Roy Rapoport, Manager of Insight Engineering at Netflix have been confirmed to keynote at the 9th annual QCon London (Mar 2-6, 2015). All four keynotes, 65/100 speakers, and 13 tutorials are now confirmed, including 19 conference tracks. Register before Jan 26 and save £290.

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