Track: Performance Mythbusting
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In our post-fact world, it is so easy to be mislead on many subjects unless we immerse ourselves in that subject. Performance is a subject that gathers more attention and myths than most other subjects in technology. In this track we gather the experts who can demystify this subject and distil what matters to answer the questions people struggle with.
by Mark Price
Senior Performance Engineer @Improbableio
In our world of continuous delivery with repeatable builds and automated deployments, performance testing is often bolted on as an afterthought.
This can be an acceptable strategy until your application becomes popular, after which customers can start complaining about application response. As technologists, it is our responsibility to be able to reason about and improve the responsiveness of our systems....
by Martin Thompson
High Performance & Low Latency Specialist
by Todd Montgomery
Asynchronous is the new normal! Or is it? Many of our languages, runtimes, and libraries are built around synchronous behaviour and usage as we keep trying to make RPC work by force of will. Primitives such as futures and promises present a synchronous facade. Blocking I/O dominates the vast majority of designs. Most of our communication models and architectures depend on synchronous methods of communication. For many years, we've been told that synchronous is...
by Andres Almiray
Java/Groovy Developer and Java Champion
by Ix-chel Ruiz
Groovy Enthusiast, Teacher of Computer Science
Writing software is regarded by many developers as a craft or an art. However when it comes to performance tuning and/or testing many believe it to be more of a dark art. Nothing farther from the truth. We can gain a lot by applying a concrete methodology and similar reasoning techniques we follow when writing production code. There are tools in the Java space that can help us get better measurements and results, JMeter perhaps one of the most well known, JMH is probably the next likely...
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Engineering Culture @ <insert cool company names here>
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Modern CS in the Real World
Applied, practical, & real-world dive into industry adoption of modern CS ideas
Modern Distributed Architectures
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Modern Learning Systems
Real world use of the latest machine learning technologies in production environments
Observability Done Right: Automating Insight & Software Telemetry
Tools, practices, and methods to know what your system is doing
Performance myths that need busting and the tools & techniques to get there
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Softskills: Essential Skills for Developers
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