Sunday, March 07, 2021

Good talks/podcasts (March 2021 I)


These are the best podcast/talks I've seen/listen to recently:

  • Ep. #29, Testing in Production with Glen Mailer of CircleCI (Glen Mailer, Charity Majors) [Operations, Testing in production, testing] An interesting discussion about testing in production and rethinking socio-technical systems from the ground up.
  • GOTO 2020 • Talking With Tech Leads (Patrick Kua) [Engineering Culture, Technical leadership, leadership] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Practical tips to be a successful Tech Lead. Very interesting for anyone interested in a leadership role for an engineering team.
  • GOTO 2020 • Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Servers! (Sam Newman) [Architecture, Architecture patterns, Microservices, Serverless] Interesting talk about: why serverless, especially FAAS, technology is so powerful, how serverless technology and microservices fit together, and some tips for adopting serverless incrementally.
  • The Limited Red Society (Joshua Kerievsky) [Agile, Continuous Delivery, Technical Practices, XP] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Joshua Kerievsky discusses the need to reduce “red” periods of time while developing software. One is in the red when he spends too much time designing, or having compilation errors or the tests do not pass. Kerievsky demonstrates a method (Parallel Change) of reducing the red while refactoring code, and discusses another approach called Narrowed Change, and answers refactoring related questions.
  • Chris Matts on BDD, Real Options, Risk Management and the Impact of Culture for Effective Outcomes (chris Matts) [Agile, Company Culture] Lots of topics in this podcasts: Real options, last responsible moment, a community of needs vs community of practices.
  • Reliable Messaging Without Distributed Transactions (Udi Dahan) [Architecture patterns, Design] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Particular CEO, Udi Dahan, describes how you can still do reliable messaging without using distributed transactions
  • How To Build Big Software With Small Agile Teams (Dave Farley) [Agile, Continuous Delivery, Engineering Culture] In this episode, Dave Farley explores the trade-off at the heart of scaling-up and describes useful techniques to allow you to scale your big software projects.
  • How Fast is Your Computer? | DESIGNING FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE (Mechanical Sympathy) (Dave Farley) [Inspirational, Performance, Scalability] Mechanical Sympathy is a term that Dave Farley's team at LMAX started to use to describe how they took the constraints of their hardware into consideration when designing their software to maximise its performance in the high-performance computing world of financial trading systems.
  • Acceptance Testing | Webinar (Dave Farley) [Continuous Delivery, Technical Practices, XP, testing] In this talk Dave Farley will describe approaches to Acceptance Testing that allow teams to: work quickly and effectively; build excellent functional coverage for complex enterprise-scale systems; manage and maintain those tests in the face of change, and of evolution in both the codebase and the understanding of the business problem.

Reminder, All these talks are interesting even just listening to them, without seeing them.


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