Is it Possible to Test Programmable Infrastructure? Matt Long at QCon London Made the Case for "Yes"
At QCon London, Matt Long, QA Consultant at OpenCredo presented “Testing Programmable Infrastructure with Ruby”. Key takeaways included: it is possible to test programmable infrastructure at the unit, integration, and acceptance level; Ruby provides the power of a full programming language for integration and acceptance tests, and is often understood by both testers and sysadmins;
At QCon London, Jonas Bonér, CTO at Lightbend, presented “From Microliths to Microsystems”, and explored microservices from first principles, and discussing the architectural style in the context of distributed systems. Key takeaways included: avoid building ‘microliths’, and instead create systems that are resilient and elastic; and practice events-first Domain-Driven Design (DDD).
Women are leaving the tech industry because they are unhappy, don't feel valued or lack access to opportunities. We need to create environments that retain and grow employees, regardless of what they look like on the outside, argued Kate Heddleston. During her QCon London talk she suggested a process that organizations can use if they want to create equal access opportunities.
Tracks Announced & Registrations off to a Fast Start: QCon New York 2017 (June 26 - 30, 2017) Update
The 6th Annual QCon New York, a practitioner-driven conference designed for software architects/tech leads/leaders who influence innovation in their teams, has opened registrations. QCon New York will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis and has tickets on sale for $1840 through Feb 4th.
With just under 50 days to go before QCon London 2017, tickets for the 11th annual technology conference hosted at the iconic Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center March 6-8 are moving quickly.
QCon London 2017, the 11th annual practitioner-driven conference designed for team leads, architects and influencers driving innovation in their teams, hosts more than 125 speakers across 18 concurrent tracks over three days. Track topics have been finalized and published. Ticket sales for this year’s conference are off to a fast start - register before December 17 2016 and save £360.
Ronit Avni’s QConSF session provided information on how to ensure that your verbal message (your speech) does not get lost among other messages sent by visual or other vocal distractions.
Mitch Shepard discussed why there are fewer women in leadership roles, why diversity is better for business, and what the IT community can do to encourage women in leadership.
Michael Lopp gave the second keynote at QCon San Francisco; titled "The Second Act" he explored what cultural changes are necessary when growing an organisation from building one product to building a business that builds products.
Amber Case gave the opening keynote talk at QCon San Francisco. She spoke about the history and current state of virtual reality interfaces, the challenges faced by augmented reality and how these can be overcome as people become more comfortable with the advances in technology.
QConSF 2016 Early Look: facts about the conference, best talks, networking dinners and much more.
QCon returns to London for the 11th annual software conference March 6-8, 2017.
QCon San Francisco tracks are heavily focused on architecture, including topics like: Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About, Distributed Systems War Stories, Architecting for Failure, and Next Generation Microservices. You can find tracks focused on Culture, Optimizing You, & Softskills. Additionally, there are tracks that offer deep-dives in areas like DevOps, Security, and Web Tier Apps.
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.