Topic: qcon

QCon: How to create effective teams like Google

One way to accelerate the software side of human technological processes is to continuously learn and adopt new technologies and processes. But, it shouldn’t stop there, according to Matt Sakaguchi, site reliability manager at Google, who kicked off the software development conference QCon today in New York City. The motivation for his talk today stemmed … continue reading

QCon New York kicks off its first day

QCon New York kicked off its fifth annual event at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge today. Some of the popular panels included the Netflix API Platform for Server-Side Scripting, hosted by Katharina Probst, an engineering manager at Netflix; Scaling Uber to 1,000 Services, hosted by Matt Ranney, chief systems architect at Uber; … continue reading

From the Editors: When microservices are frozen, it’s time to let them go

While attending QCon last month, we happened upon a great talk from Matt Ranney, chief architect at Uber. His company has more than 700 internal microservices. This has come about because the philosophy at Uber is to let new engineers write new code, rather than dive into some old crusty software that’s been handed down … continue reading

QCon highlights microservices, troubleshooting

Now that we all live in this cloudy, serverless world, what in the heck do we do when something goes wrong? This was a major topic of discussion at QCon San Francisco’s second day. Today’s talks and gatherings focused heavily on engineering reliability at scale, and on how to build services that can fail gracefully. … continue reading

Uber: Embracing the chaos

At QCon San Francisco today, Matt Ranney, chief architect at Uber, detailed the chaotic internal workings of the company’s software stack. The talk included references to three of Uber’s open-source projects, but also highlighted the utter chaos going on inside the organization. When Uber was created, said Ranney, it was little more than an outsourced … continue reading

Software quality the main course of QCon

Data structures, HTML5 and the difficulties of running a large development organization were some of the topics talked about … continue reading

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