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Managing Data in Microservices

by Srini Penchikala Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 28, 2017 2

Randy Shoup from Stitch Fix team spoke at QCon New York 2017 Conference about managing the data and isolated persistence in Microservices based applications. He also talked about events as a first class construct for microservices.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

QCon New York Day 1 – High Velocity Development Teams Track Summary

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 28, 2017

QCon New York was heeled this week. This is a summary of the key messages from the opening keynote and from the High Velocity Development Teams track.

Development Follow 58 Followers

QCon San Francisco 2017 Tickets on Sale; Committee Announced; Top Podcasts & Top Talks from 2016

by Wesley Reisz Follow 5 Followers on  May 18, 2017

QCon San Francisco, the 11th annual Bay Area software conference that attracts attendees from all over the world, returns to the Silicon Valley area November 13-15, 2017 and tickets are officially on sale.

Development Follow 58 Followers

10 Weeks to QCon New York: Keynotes Announced and Early Peek into the Speaker Lineup

by Wesley Reisz Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

QCon New York (the 6th annual software conference) is just 10 weeks away. June 26-28 QCon returns to its new location at Times Square’s Marriott Marquis, but with the same great lineup of speakers. 2017 features speakers from Stitch Fix, Google, Netflix, Lyft, Pivotal, Redis Labs, among others.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Lending Privilege for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 20, 2017 8

A grassroots movement is necessary to increase diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Everyone has privilege; lending it to marginalized groups can make it happen, claimed Anjuan Simmons. If we have a diverse tech industry we will all win, as lending privilege increases value for everyone.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Evolving the Engineering Culture at Criteo

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 03, 2017

Senior management should make engineering culture a top priority and create the framework which supports building a good engineering culture. You need values for culture to evolve, supported by rules that govern how things are done.

Architecture & Design Follow 285 Followers

A Crystal Ball to Prioritise Technical Debt in Monoliths or Microservices: Adam Tornhill's Thoughts

by Daniel Bryant Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 02, 2017

At QCon London, Adam Tornhill presented “A Crystal Ball to Prioritise Technical Debt”, and claimed that although the technical debt metaphor has taken the software world with storm, most organizations find it hard to prioritise and repay their technical debt. Key takeaways from the talk included methods to identify ‘hotspots’ of code complexity and churn.

DevOps Follow 103 Followers

Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices: Sarah Wells at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 02, 2017

At QCon London, Sarah Wells presented “Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices”, and cautioned that developers and operators must fundamentally change the way they think about monitoring when building a microservice system. Key takeaways included: build a system that can be supported; focus on ‘stuff that matters’ when creating monitoring and alerts; and cultivate and improve alerts.

Architecture & Design Follow 285 Followers

Overview of the Reliable Event Delivery System at Spotify

by Jan Stenberg Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

Spotify clients generate up to 1.5 million events per second at peak hours and all are handled by their Event Delivery System, designed to have a predictable latency and to never lose an event, Igor Maravic noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, where he gave a high level overview of the system and some of the key operational aspects.

Architecture & Design Follow 285 Followers

Challenges Building Facebook Live Streams

by Jan Stenberg Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 30, 2017 2

Facebook Live started in a hackathon two years ago, and was launched to users eight months later. One of the challenges has been dealing with the unpredictable number of viewers of a single stream, Sachin Kulkarni noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, where he described his team's architecture and design considerations when building Facebook live streams.

Architecture & Design Follow 285 Followers

Building a Bank with Golang, Microservices and Containers: Matt Heath at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 20, 2017 2

At QCon London, Matt Heath, Distributed Systems Engineer at Monzo Bank, presented “Building a Bank with Golang”. Key takeaways included: Golang’s focus on simplicity and readability in combination with excellent concurrency primitives making this a language well-suited for creating “high volume, low latency, distributed applications”.

Architecture & Design Follow 285 Followers

Moving Deliveroo from a Monolith to a Distributed System

by Jan Stenberg Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 17, 2017

Deliveroo has grown dramatically the last years, both in terms of business and IT, and is facing a lot of technical challenges with its large monolithic application. The solution is to go distributed, but without microservices, Greg Beech noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, describing their move from a monolith into a distributed system.

Architecture & Design Follow 285 Followers

Concurrent and Distributed Programming in the Future

by Jan Stenberg Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 15, 2017

The world is concurrent with everything around us asynchronous and event oriented. Concurrency and the cloud are things every developer will have to deal with in the future, Joe Duffy claimed in his keynote at the recent QCon London conference. At the heart of this is communication, which is essential both for concurrent and distributed systems.

DevOps Follow 103 Followers

Is it Possible to Test Programmable Infrastructure? Matt Long at QCon London Made the Case for "Yes"

by Daniel Bryant Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 12, 2017

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;

Architecture & Design Follow 285 Followers

From Microliths to Microsystems: Jonas Bonér at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 12, 2017

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).

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