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Joy of Coding experience report

Joy of Coding has totally exceeded my expectations and proved to be one of the best conferences I have attended this year (and there has been a few already ).  Rotterdam is also a city I’d like to visit again – it’s quiet, clean, packed full of beautiful architectures and the people are so friendly and helpful! “happy speakers, happy attendees” – …

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CraftConf 15–Takeaways from “Architecture Without an End State”

In enterprises we tend to sell architectural projects by showing you the current messy state and pitch you an idealized end state. But the problem is that, the ideal end state we’re pitching exists only as an idea, without having gone through all the compromises and organic growth that made the current state messy. Once we …

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CraftConf 15–Takeaways from “Microservice AntiPatterns”

This is another good talk on micro-services at CraftConf, where Tammer Saleh talks about common antipatterns with micro-services and some of the ways you can avoid them. Personally I think it’s great that both Tammer and Adrian have spent a lot of time talking about challenges with micro-services at CraftConf. There has been so much …

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CraftConf 15–Takeaways from “The Hidden Dimension of Refactoring”

One of the great things about CraftConf is the plethora of big name tech speakers that the organizers have managed to attract. Michael Feathers is definitely one of the names that made me excited to go to CraftConf.   Know your commits We have a bias towards the current state of our code, but we …

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CraftConf 15–Takeaways from “Scaling micro-services at Gilt”

There were a couple of micro-services related talks at this year’s edition of CraftConf. The first was by Adrian Trenaman of Gilt, who talked about their journey from a monolithic architecture to micro-services, and from self-managed datacentres to the cloud.   From Monolith to Micro-Services They started off with a Ruby on Rails monolithic architecture …

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QCon London 2015–Takeaways from “The Bad Idea Terminator”

It’s very uncharacteristic of me, but I went to a session on the product management track at QCon London – Melissa Perris’ “The Bad Idea Terminator”. Having gone in the room with the expectation of coming out not much wiser, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself in one of the best talks at the …

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QCon London 2015–Takeaways from “Scaling Uber’s realtime market platform”

On day three of QCon London, we were treated to some really insightful stories from the likes of Google, Atlas and Spotify. And for the first time in a while Uber is talking publically about what they’ve been up to.   The challenge for Uber’s platform is that both supply (Uber drivers) and demand (riders) …

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QCon London 2015–Takeaways from “Service Architectures at Scale, Lessons from Google and eBay”

Day three of QCon London was a treat, with full day tracks on architecture and microservices, it presented some nice challenges of what to see during the day. My favourite talk of the day was Randy Shoup’s Service Architectures at Scale, Lessons from Google and eBay.   Randy kicked off the session by identifying a …

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