Takeaways

QCon London 2015–Takeaways from “Small is Beautiful”

From the first day of QCon London, I really enjoyed Kevlin Henney’s Small is Beautiful talk. Titled after E.F. Schumacher’s book (below) of the same name, the title itself should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from this talk.   I’m a big fan of Kevlin, and his “Seven Ineffective Coding …

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QCon London 2015–Takeaways from “Code as Crime Scene”

The first day of this year’s QCon London is over, and it’s been a thoroughly enjoyable day of talks. Most of the  talks are on softer, more philosophical topics, which is a nice change of pace from last week’s LambdaDays. One of my favourite talks from today was Adam Tornhill’s Code as Crime Scene and …

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NDC Oslo 2014 – Takeaways from “Career reboot for the developer mind”

Cory House gave a good talk titled “Becoming an Outlier: Career Reboot for the Developer Mind“ at this year’s NDC Oslo conference (there’s really so many to choose from!) and it’s one that has really resonated with me as it aligns with many of my personal goals and experiences. To help me better remember these …

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NDC Oslo 2014 – Takeaways from keynote “It’s a write/read web”

So NDC Oslo 2014’s finished, it was the first time I’ve attended the conference and I must say it has been a fantastic experience for me. No only was I given the privilege to see so many smart people talking about interesting topics happening in our field, I was also able to meet quite a …

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Takeaways from Theo Schloss’s talk on Scalable Internet Architecture

This is my list of takeaways from a very good talk by Theo Schlossnagle on things you should be thinking about when designing a system for large scale. I hope you enjoy the talk as much as I did, it certainly leaves plenty of food for thought and personally it is encouraging to see that …

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Takeaways from Hewitt, Meijer and Szyperski’s talk on the Actor model

This is a list of my takeaways from the excellent talk between Erik Meijer (of the LINQ and Rx fame), Carl Hewitt (creator of the Actor model) and Clemens Szyperski, on the Actor model.   Disclaimer : this conversation revolves around the conceptual model of an actor, as opposed to specific implementations of the Actor …

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Takeaways from Gael Fraiteur’s multithreading talk

After watching Gael’s recent SkillsMatter talk on multithreading I’ve put together some notes from a very educational talk:   Hardware Cache Hierarchy Four levels of cache L1 (per core) – typically used for instructions L2 (per core) L3 (per die) DRAM (all processors) Data can be cached in multiple caches, and synchronization happens through an …

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