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Benefits of Agile Transformation at Barclays

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 08, 2016

Increased throughput, reduced code complexity, less production incidents, shorter deployment cycles and higher happiness in teams; these are some of the benefits that the agile transformation at Barclays has delivered. Within the first year of the transformation, which is based on Disciplined Agile, more than 800 teams adopted agile making this one of the largest agile implementations.

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How Business Mapping Increases Agility at Lloyds Bank

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  May 10, 2016

Tony Grout and Chris Matts spoke about the emerging areas of business mapping and skills liquidity at QCon London 2016 and how they apply them at Lloyds Bank. They showed how they deploy these techniques and explained how they combine business strategy with the abilities and aspirations of people to improve collaboration between business and technical stakeholders. InfoQ interviewed them.

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Q&A with John Willis on Burnout in the Software Industry

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Apr 14, 2016

InfoQ interviewed John Willis about what made him decide to talk about burnout, the possible effects of burnout for a person, how burnouts are impacting the software development industry, leading indicators of a potential burnout and how they can be used to prevent burnouts, and suggestions for dealing with mismatches between employees and organizations that can cause a burnout.

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“Monkeys in Labs Coats”: Applied Failure Testing Research at Netflix

by Daniel Bryant Follow 766 Followers on  Mar 27, 2016 1

At QCon London 2016 Peter Alvaro and Kolton Andrus shared lessons learned from a fruitful collaboration between academia and industry, which ultimately resulted in the creation of a novel method for automating failure injection testing at Netflix. Core learnings included: work backwards from what you know; meet in the middle; and adapt the theory to the reality.

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Applying Feedback Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Mar 17, 2016

Dan North talked about models and techniques for giving and receiving feedback and how to apply them effectively at the QCon London 2016 conference.

Architecture & Design Follow 2424 Followers

The Past, Present and Future of Enterprise Integration

by Jan Stenberg Follow 37 Followers on  Mar 17, 2016

The way companies use integration technologies have changed significantly during the last 10 years. It will also will continue to change the coming 10 years, Senaka Fernando claimed in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference when describing his view on enterprise integration the last 10 years, todays situation and what he believes the next 10 years will bring.

Architecture & Design Follow 2424 Followers

Chaos Testing of Microservices

by Jan Stenberg Follow 37 Followers on  Mar 16, 2016

The world is naturally chaotic, and we should both plan for and test that our systems can handle this chaos, Rachel Reese claimed at the recent QCon London conference describing how Jet, an e-commerce company launched in July 2015, work with microservices and chaos engineering.

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Bootable Apps for Immutable Infrastructure and Security

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 15, 2016

Axel Fontaine on the "Bootable App" pattern, a bare bones machine image for deploying immutable infrastructure to the cloud. This minimal image covers all layers of the stack, including OS kernel, libraries and runtime environment but still has a small footprint, reducing both image upload time and storage costs while also significantly reducing the attack surface on running instances.

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Anti-Patterns Working with Microservices

by Jan Stenberg Follow 37 Followers on  Mar 15, 2016 4

The main problem with monolithic applications is that they are hard to scale, in terms of the application, but more importantly, in terms of the team. The main reason for a switch to microservices should be about teams, Tammer Saleh claimed at the recent QCon London conference when describing common microservices anti-patterns and solutions he has encountered.

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Microservices for a Streaming World

by Jan Stenberg Follow 37 Followers on  Mar 14, 2016

Embrace decentralization, build service-based systems and attack the problems that come with distributed state using stream processing tools, Ben Stopford urged in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference.

Development Follow 688 Followers

Programming Patterns in Go

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 13, 2016

Peter Bourgon has recently presented Successful Go Program Design, 6 Years On at QCon London 2016, discussing patterns to use or anti-patterns to avoid when programming in Go.

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Moving from Transactions to Streams to Gain Consistency

by Jan Stenberg Follow 37 Followers on  Mar 13, 2016

With many databases in a system they are rarely independent from each other, instead pieces of the same data are stored in many of them. Using transactions to keep everything in sync is a fragile solution. Working with a stream of changes in the order they are created is a much simpler and more resilient solution, Martin Kleppmann stated in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference.

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New Year's Resolutions, New Talks Posted, & Workshop Registrations Open

by Wesley Reisz Follow 17 Followers on  Jan 12, 2016

Some of this year’s confirmed QCon London sessions include: Survival to Ubiquity: Netflix Global Architecture by Josh Evans; Spring Framework 5 - Preview & Roadmap by Juergen Hoeller; The quest for low-latency with concurrent Java by Martin Thompson.

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QCon London in 3 months; New Tracks and Workshops confirmed

by Wesley Reisz Follow 17 Followers on  Dec 16, 2015

QCon London 2016 returns to the Queen Elizabeth II Conference center on March 7-9, 2016. While the influence of Silicon Valley is heavily present at all QCons, each conference features topics relevant to the local area. In addition to tracks like Back to Java, Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About & Containers (in Production), QCon London features tracks such as Disrupting Finance.

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QCon London 2016 Tracks Announced and Registrations off to a fast start!

by Wesley Reisz Follow 17 Followers on  Oct 26, 2015 1

New this year to QCon London is an extra concurrent track (each day) for 2016. That means three new tracks to bring the total track (or conference themes) number up to 18. More tracks means more content to pick from. Here are QCon London’s 2016 tracks.

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