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  • Benefits of Agile Transformation at Barclays

    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.

  • How Business Mapping Increases Agility at Lloyds Bank

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Applying Feedback Techniques

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

  • The Past, Present and Future of Enterprise Integration

    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.

  • Chaos Testing of Microservices

    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.

  • Bootable Apps for Immutable Infrastructure and Security

    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.

  • Anti-Patterns Working with Microservices

    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.

  • Microservices for a Streaming World

    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.

  • Programming Patterns in Go

    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.

  • Moving from Transactions to Streams to Gain Consistency

    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.

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

    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.

  • QCon London in 3 months; New Tracks and Workshops confirmed

    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.

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

    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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