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Dan Guido: Modern iOS Application Security

by Ralph Winzinger on  Jun 17, 2016

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.

Systems Programming in C#

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Jun 14, 2016 1

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.

Kief Morris: Implementing Infrastructure as Code

by Ralph Winzinger on  Jun 14, 2016

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.

3 weeks until QCon New York: New Talks, Podcasts, & Workshops

by Wesley Reisz on  May 16, 2016

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.

QCon SF 2016 Registrations Open, Program Committee Announced, & Last year’s Top 10 Lists

by Wesley Reisz on  May 10, 2016

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.

How Business Mapping Increases Agility at Lloyds Bank

by Ben Linders 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.

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

by Ben Linders 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.

QCon NY: 4 Confirmed Keynotes, Google/NASA/Uber/And More Abstracts Posted, Final Workshops Confirmed

by Wesley Reisz on  Apr 08, 2016

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.

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

by Daniel Bryant 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.

Applying Feedback Techniques

by Ben Linders 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.

The Past, Present and Future of Enterprise Integration

by Jan Stenberg 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.

Chaos Testing of Microservices

by Jan Stenberg 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.

Bootable Apps for Immutable Infrastructure and Security

by Manuel Pais 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.

Anti-Patterns Working with Microservices

by Jan Stenberg 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.

Microservices for a Streaming World

by Jan Stenberg 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.

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