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14 01, 2017

Rules as an Architectural Pattern For Development

By |2017-01-14T09:12:02-05:00January 14th, 2017|

Rule-based architectural patterns produce solutions that are highly performant, composable, loosely coupled, flexible, and can be thoroughly tested. A rule-based approach to application logic integrates well with other architectural patterns such as big data analysis output, streaming data pipelines for real-time processing, or message-oriented processing. Rule-based architectures complement microservices architectures too. Large unwieldy opaque rule engines of the past are not required. Nor are rule-specialized languages and tooling. Developers don't need specialized training when rules are implemented with the language of the project, available collections API, and business domain language. This session describes an internal architectural pattern to implement complex [...]

14 01, 2017

Sunlight & Air: 10 Lessons for Growing Junior Developers

By |2017-01-14T09:12:02-05:00January 14th, 2017|

How do we become software developers with the knowledge and skill to do our work well? Training junior developers is an essential piece of building a successful team, but it's a complex and challenging task. The lessons shared in this talk are drawn from experiences training, coaching, and mentoring over 50 junior developers in the past 2 years, and successes, failures, challenges, and rewards will be discussed. Attendees will learn strategies for identifying potential, assessing team fit, guiding technical growth, and coaching new developers in soft skills and interpersonal development.

14 01, 2017

Your DBA Says “It Depends”. Now What?

By |2017-01-14T09:12:03-05:00January 14th, 2017|

Do you feel like most interactions with your DBA/IT team result in statement "It Depends"? Do you wonder what metrics your DBA is evaluating to make assertions about the system? Do you want to know key tips for performance tuning applications? A former DBA turned full-stack web developer will take you through some of the metrics and tools that DBAs use to evaluate performance so that you can more easily communicate with your DBA or troubleshoot your SQL server personally.

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