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.
QCon San Francisco, the largest English speaking conference organized by InfoQ, returns to the Bay Area November 7-9 for its tenth successive year. There are 18 tracks at QCon San Francisco, each an individually curated full-day vertical conference focused on important topics for software developers.
Mike Cavaliere was doing well in his career as a software developer. However, he felt like there were things that were harder for him to do than they should be. Eventually he found out he had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) . Cavaliere presented at QCon New York 2016 the strategies he experimented with to improve his brain over the years.
QCon San Francisco, the 10th annual bay area software conference that attracts attendees from all over the world, returns to the Fishermen's Wharf area of San Francisco November 7-9, 2016.
In his presentation "Understanding Hardware Transactional Memory" at QCon New York 2016, Gil Tene introduces hardware transactional memory (HTM). Whereas the concept of HTM is not new, it is now finally available in commodity hardware. The purpose of HTM is to be able to write to multiple addresses in memory in an atomical way so that there cannot be inconsistencies in cooperation other threads.
In her presentation "Large-Scale Stream Processing with Apache Kafka" at QCon New York 2016, Neha Narkhede introduces Kafka Streams, a new feature of Kafka for processing streaming data. According to Narkhede stream processing has become popular because unbounded datasets can be found in many places. It is no longer a niche problem like, for example, machine learning.
As mobile applications increase in popularity and as more transactions are carried out via mobile devices, security is a topic of growing concern. In his talk "Modern iOS Application Security" at QCon New York 2016, Dan Guido takes a closer look at iOS security. While Apple already provides the means to create highly secured applications, there are still threads that may render them useless.
Although the definition of system programming is fuzzy, it can be described as having to think at the bit, byte, instruction or CPU cycle level. Systems programming also implies demanding performance and reliability requirements. Joe Duffy, engineering director at Microsoft, presented strategies for system programming in C# at QCon New York. He also discusses pitfalls and how to mitigate them.
Moving applications to the cloud has somewhat become commodity in the meantime - not only for big players, but also for smaller companies that rely on flexibility and resource utilization. In his presentation "Implementing Infrastructure as Code", Kief Morris, cloud practice lead at ThoughWorks, shares some key principles and recommendations on how to leverage cloud based infrastructure.
Marking its 5th anniversary, QCon New York returns June 13-15. This is QCon New York’s last year holding the event in Brooklyn. Next year, QCon moves to a new venue in Manhattan.
The 10th Annual QCon San Francisco, a practitioner-driven conference designed for software architects/tech leads/leaders who influence innovation in their teams, has opened registrations. QCon SF will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco and has tickets on sale for $1695 through May 14th. There will be a full 3-day conference from Nov 7-9 and two days of workshops from Nov 10-11.
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.
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.
QCon NY: 4 Confirmed Keynotes, Google/NASA/Uber/And More Abstracts Posted, Final Workshops Confirmed
An annual software conference designed for software architects/tech leads/leaders who influence innovation in their teams, QCon NY strives to achieve a mission helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices. We're expecting 800 attendees and that doesn’t include the over 100 speakers, trackhosts, and committee members who guide and direct the conference.
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.