Simplifying Microservices with Dapr

Presented by: Matthew Sheehan

In the world of modern software development, microservices have emerged as the go-to solution for building scalable and deployable applications. However, the path to realizing their promised benefits can be riddled with challenges, leaving engineers with concerns about achieving a truly clean...

Tags: Cloud, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The User Experience Eclipse: Rise Against Dark Design Patterns

Presented by: Scott Showalter

Dark isn't just a trendy UI mode, nor what the sky looks like in the middle of the day in Ohio on April 8th. It's a deceitful design scheme we all encounter from time to time, against our will. ...

Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, CSS, UI/UX, Architecture, System Design, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Using Web Components to Scale Your UX

Presented by: Burton Smith

Whether you're a company with a variety of projects or an app that uses micro-front-end architecture, creating a consistent and reliable user experience can be difficult. ...

Tags: Javascript, Front End, Accessibility, CSS, UI/UX, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Don’t Build a Distributed Monolith: How to Avoid Doing Microservices Completely Wrong

Presented by: Jonathan "J." Tower

As a consultant, I get to see many systems built by many different developers. Recently, I’ve seen an uptick in the number of systems built with a microservice architecture in mind, but those systems often include a lot of the same mistakes that keep them from working well. ...

Tags: ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Tactics for Building Background Services in .NET

Presented by: Kevin Griffin

Mature applications often find themselves in the predicament of having to do work "behind the scenes." Frequently this could be simple tasks such as sending emails or updating statistics. Or it could be something more complicated, like processing incoming files or building reports. These tasks...

Tags: .NET, C#, Backend, Programming Principles, Cloud, Architecture, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Scaling Web Frontends Across Teams

Presented by: Cory House

At some point, a web app's frontend becomes too complex to manage via a single dev team. In this session, we'll explore patterns and techniques for splitting an app across teams. We'll discuss component-driven development patterns, micro-frontends, shell apps, reorg strategies, monorepos, vertical...

Tags: Javascript, React, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

A Contrarian View of Software Architecture

Presented by: Jeremy Miller

I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time the past half decade across multiple companies working with very large, long running enterprise systems. Especially in long running, constantly changing systems, you want the code to be easy to understand, relatively painless to extend or modify, and when...

Tags: Programming Principles, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Out of Control: How to Rescue a Struggling Software Project

Presented by: Cory House

We were drowning in bugs. We had countless partially implemented features. We had no tests, few types, no CI, no error handling, and we couldn't demo our work reliably. Developers kept copying anti-patterns in our code. Our software was out of control. ...

Tags: Architecture, System Design, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Application Architecture Patterns

Presented by: Joseph Guadagno

Architecting an application can be challenging. What do you do to keep your application flexible to ever-constant requirement changes? How do you handle landscape changes (cloud, on-premises, databases)? How do you avoid over-engineering the application? How do I make sure my application plays well...

Tags: Programming Principles, Architecture, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Clean Architecture with ASP.NET Core 8

Presented by: Steve Smith

Clean Architecture is a very popular approach for DDD and Microservices, and for good reason. It's not a new approach, and went by other names in the past (e.g. Onion, Hexagonal, Ports-and-Adapters). One of the main benefits of the approach is its focus on business logic and its reduction in...

Tags: .NET, C#, Backend, Object Oriented Programming, Programming Principles, Architecture, System Design, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Expect the Unexpected: Handling Exceptions in Enterprise Applications

Presented by: Kito Mann

One of the most common reasons for software defects is poor exception handling. The more complex the application, the more difficult it can be to track down the root cause of a bug. An exception at the service or database layer may manifest itself as unpredictable behavior at the user interface...

Tags: Java, Programming Principles, Architecture, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Harnessing the Power of Asynchronous Messaging and Eventing for Distributed Systems at Scale

Presented by: Eric Boyd

Distributed applications, microservices solutions and systems at scale depend on In today's era of distributed applications, microservices, and systems at scale, the key to achieving agility, resilience, and scalability lies in mastering the art of asynchronous messaging and eventing. ...

Tags: Architecture, System Design, PerformanceFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The Right Database for the Right Job

Presented by: Nuri Halperin

Picking a database for your particular purpose is hard, and vendors don't make it easier. So which database is right for which workload? ...

Tags: Databases, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

CQRS with Event Sourcing using the “Critter Stack”

Presented by: Jeremy Miller

Do you have a system where you think would be a good fit for a CQRS architecture that also uses Event Sourcing for at least part of its persistence strategy? Are you intimidated by the potential complexity of that kind of approach? ...

Tags: .NET, Databases, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Best of Both Worlds: Apache Pulsar and Apache Kafka

Presented by: Mary Grygleski

Which streaming technology is right for me? Do I need to use Apache Pulsar or do I choose Apache Kafka? ...

Tags: Java, Backend, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Micro-Frontend Playbook

Presented by: Marko Skugor

Micro-frontend architecture can provide a lot of great benefits to team autonomy and can play a crucial role in enabling technical and organizational scalability. At the same time, it also comes with a lot of potential pitfalls and anti-patterns to avoid. In this talk we'll learn how to apply Domain...

Tags: Javascript, Front End, Cloud, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

From Legacy Monolith to Microservices via Event Storming

Presented by: Sarah Dutkiewicz

It can be overwhelming to take a legacy monolith and split it into microservices, especially if the code seems messy. However, conversations with techies and non-techies over policies and process through an exercise called Event Storming can help ease your migration from a monolith to microservices....

Tags: ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Unveil the Magic Without Hoodini: Transform Your Data Lake into a Fountain of Insights

Presented by: Nadine Farah

Many people have been using their data lake as vast reservoirs of data. Yet, there’s been a real struggle to harness the full potential of this data to power actionable insights. These data lakes often become stagnant because processing and analyzing them is hard. Hudi’s magic, however, brings a...

Tags: Databases, Architecture, System Design, PerformanceFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview