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Adaptive Availability for Quality of Service

Posted by Theo Schlossnagle  on  Aug 14, 2016 Posted by Theo Schlossnagle  on  Aug 14, 2016

Theo Schlossnagle talks about lessons learned in building an always-on distributed time-series database with aggressive quality of service guarantees, and techniques for dealing with bad machines.

59:49

Code Quality in Practice

Posted by Bryan Helmkamp  on  Jul 16, 2016 Posted by Bryan Helmkamp  on  Jul 16, 2016

Bryan Helmkamp discusses insights from analyzing over 1T LoC daily, what makes a code metric valuable, when unmaintainable code may be preferable, and what prevents maintaining quality code over time.

48:21

An Introduction to Property Based Testing

Posted by Aaron Bedra  on  May 11, 2016 2 Posted by Aaron Bedra  on  May 11, 2016 2

Aaron Bedra focuses on describing a system as a series of models that can be used to systematically and automatically generate input data and ensure that a code is behaving as expected.

41:10

Reactive Systems: From Drug Development to Functional Programming

Posted by Jonathan Graham  on  Apr 28, 2016 Posted by Jonathan Graham  on  Apr 28, 2016

Jonathan Graham takes a look at the Reactive Manifesto and Functional Programming from the perspective of the pharmaceutical industry and the quality of the processes used to produce drugs.

14:53

Quality Within - The Scrum Way

Posted by Owais Zahid  on  Apr 06, 2016 Posted by Owais Zahid  on  Apr 06, 2016

Owais Zahid talks about establishing quality requirements for products, including quality aspects in the definition of Done, and communicating goals with the development team.

42:36

Why Building the Right Thing Means Building the Thing Right

Posted by Liz Keogh  on  Mar 20, 2016 2 Posted by Liz Keogh  on  Mar 20, 2016 2

Liz Keogh takes a look at why experimentation underpins everything done in technology, and why it is necessary to be able to move and change the right thing.

22:34

Five Elements of Superior Developer Portals

Posted by Hadi Michael  on  Sep 24, 2015 Posted by Hadi Michael  on  Sep 24, 2015

Hadi Michael explores the elements commonly found on developer portals, and identifies those that consistently contribute to superior developer experiences.

28:16

Kill the Mutants - A Better Way to Test Your Tests

Posted by Roy van Rijn  on  Sep 19, 2015 Posted by Roy van Rijn  on  Sep 19, 2015

Roy van Rijn explains what mutation testing is and how it works, comparing several Java frameworks (PIT, Jester, Jumble) that enable automatic mutation testing in a continuous build.

43:02

Introduction to Java Profiling

Posted by Jerry Yoakum  on  Sep 17, 2015 Posted by Jerry Yoakum  on  Sep 17, 2015

Jerry Yoakum discusses how code profiling tools and techniques can be used to evaluate code for constructions and errors that are likely to cause problems, highlight places in need of refactoring.

01:20:51

Making the Case for Review

Posted by Austin Bingham  on  Sep 16, 2015 Posted by Austin Bingham  on  Sep 16, 2015

Austin Bingham answers questions on reviews: how long should they be, what should be reviewed, how do reviews account for an increase in quality and ROI?

48:17

Microservices: Software that Fits in Your Head

Posted by Dan North  on  Aug 09, 2015 Posted by Dan North  on  Aug 09, 2015

Dan North describes a model for thinking about the age of code and argues for replaceability as a first class concern, ending up with something that looks a lot like microservices.

47:16

Beautiful Structure

Posted by Chris Chedgey  on  Aug 05, 2015 Posted by Chris Chedgey  on  Aug 05, 2015

Chris Chedgey explores how “locality of relationship” affects coupling, cohesion, and the width of interfaces, showing structural patterns that increase or decrease complexity.

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