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Scaling Push Messaging for Millions of Devices @Netflix - Susheel Aroskar at QCon NY

by Srini Penchikala Follow 36 Followers on  Jul 16, 2018 1

Susheel Aroskar from Netflix's Engineering team spoke at the recent QCon New York 2018 Conference about Zuul Push, a scalable push notification service that asynchronously pushes data like personalized movie recommendations from cloud to devices.

Architecture & Design Follow 2125 Followers

Designing Microservice Architectures the Right Way: Michael Bryzek's Lessons Learned at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 702 Followers on  Jul 15, 2018

At QCon New York 2018, Michael Bryzek discussed how to design microservice architectures “the right way”. Key takeaways included: engineers should design schema first for all APIs and events, as this allows the automated code generation of boilerplate code; and investment should be made in automation, such as deployment and dependency management.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 872 Followers

A Team's Transformation from Software Development to ML: Golestan Radwan at QCon NY

by Srini Penchikala Follow 36 Followers on  Jul 12, 2018

As companies start to add Big Data and Machine Learning initiatives to their project portfolios, they face several challenges including the teams' transition from software engineering to data engineering and machine learning. Golestan "Sally" Radwan spoke at QCon New York 2018 Conference about her experience in leading a traditional software engineering team on a machine learning/AI journey.

Architecture & Design Follow 2125 Followers

QCon NY: Joe Emison on Serverless Patterns and Anti-Patterns

by Srini Penchikala Follow 36 Followers on  Jul 09, 2018

Joe Emison, CTO at Branch, spoke at QCon New York 2018 Conference about the design patterns and anti-patterns in serverless architecture.

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Complex Event Flows in Distributed Systems: Bernd Rücker Discusses Workflow Engines at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 702 Followers on  Jul 08, 2018 2

At QCon New York, Bernd Rücker presented “Complex Event Flows in Distributed Systems”, and cautioned that although event-driven architectures can be extremely powerful, it can also be easy to create complex and highly-coupled peer-to-peer event chains. He proposed that lightweight, open source workflow engine solutions provide many advantages for the business, developers and ops.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Breaking Codes, Designing Jets and Building Teams: Randy Shoup Discusses High Performing Teams

by Daniel Bryant Follow 702 Followers on  Jul 06, 2018

At QCon NY, Randy Shoup, VP Engineering at WeWork, presented “Breaking Codes, Designing Jets and Building Teams”. He began the talk by quoting Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”, and stated that throughout history he believes the most effective teams have focused on purpose, organisational culture, people, and engineering excellence.

Architecture & Design Follow 2125 Followers

QCon NY: Jonas Bonér on Designing Events-First Microservices

by Srini Penchikala Follow 36 Followers on  Jul 05, 2018

Events-first domain driven design (DDD) and event streaming are critical in developing a resilient and scalable microservices architecture. Jonas Bonér from LightBend engineering team spoke at QCon New York 2018 Conference last week about the events-first design.

DevOps Follow 827 Followers

Learning to Bend But Not Break at Netflix: Haley Tucker Discusses Chaos Engineering at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 702 Followers on  Jul 05, 2018

At QCon New York, Haley Tucker presented “UNBREAKABLE: Learning to Bend But Not Break at Netflix” and discussed her experience with chaos engineering while working across a number of roles at Netflix. Key takeaways included: use functional sharding for fault isolation; continually tune RPC calls; run chaos experiments with small iterations; and apply the “principles of chaos”.

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QCon NY: Matt Klein on Lyft Embracing Service Mesh Architecture

by Srini Penchikala Follow 36 Followers on  Jul 03, 2018

Matt Klein from Lyft spoke at QCon New York 2018 Conference about Envoy service mesh architecture. Facing the operational difficulties with the initial microservice deployment, Lyft team migrated to using service mesh.

DevOps Follow 827 Followers

Shopify’s Journey to Kubernetes and PaaS: Niko Kurtti at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 702 Followers on  Jul 01, 2018

At QCon New York, Niko Kurtti presented “Forced Evolution: Shopify’s Journey to Kubernetes”, and described the Shopify engineering team’s journey to building their own PaaS with Kubernetes as the foundation.

Architecture & Design Follow 2125 Followers

QCon New York 2018: What the Speakers Will Be Watching

by Wesley Reisz Follow 17 Followers on  Jun 20, 2018

The 7th Annual QCon New York is just a week away. A major theme for this year's conference is around successful lessons operating, managing, and debugging Microservice environments from companies like Google, Shopify, Square, IBM, Github, and Lyft.

DevOps Follow 827 Followers

Building Observable Distributed Systems

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 12, 2018

Today's systems are more and more complex; microservices distributed over the network and scaling dynamically, resulting in many more ways of failure, ways we can't always predict. Investing in observability gives us the ability to ask questions to systems, things we never thought about before. Some of the tools that can be used for this are metrics, tracing, structured and correlated logging.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Finding Talented People and Building Sustainable Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  May 10, 2018

Meetups, hackathons and conferences are fantastic opportunities to promote your company's work and ethos and meet talented people. You can learn a lot more about a person if you let them drive the conversation initially in a job interview. Having room to grow professionally and psychological safety are key to building sustainable teams, and establish a collaborative, cohesive engineering culture.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Software Engineering for Creativity, Collaboration, and Inventiveness

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Apr 12, 2018

A software engineering discipline must be iterative, based on feedback, incremental, experimental, and empirical. Craftsmanship is not sufficient; engineering is an amplifier, it enhances creativity, collaboration, and inventiveness. Continuous delivery is grounded in engineering principles.

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What Resiliency Means at Sportradar

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Apr 06, 2018

Pablo Jensen, CTO at Sportradar, talked about practices and procedures in place at Sportradar to ensure their systems meet expected resiliency levels, at this year's QCon London conference. Jensen mentioned how reliability is influenced not only by technical concerns but also organizational structure and governance, client support, and requires on-going effort to continuously improve.

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