Track: Sponsored Solutions Track II

Location: Marina

Day of week: Monday

Industry practitioners and technical product managers from leading vendors demonstrate solutions to some of today's toughest software development challenges in the areas of performance monitoring, Big Data, software delivery, scalability, and more.

Track Host:
Nitin Bharti
Managing Editor and Product Manager C4Media

Nitin has helped build several notable online developer communities including, DZone, and The Code Project. He is known for his extensive editorial work in the Enterprise Java, .NET, SOA, and Agile communities. As Managing Editor and Product Manager at C4Media - the producer of and QCon events - Nitin continues to pursue his primary passion: helping spread knowledge and innovation throughout the enterprise software development community.

10:35am - 11:25am

by Omer Azmon
Staff Tools Engineer @Intuit

by Sumit Nagal
Principal Engineer in Quality @Intuit

Intuit’s Small Business Group is responsible for one of the company’s flagship products, QuickBooks. As one of the biggest business units in the company, its main objective is to improve velocity and productivity for every engineer. Fast and feature rich release cycles are critical to QuickBooks' success.

In this talk, Omer Azmon, Staff Tools Engineer, and Sumit Nagal, Principal Engineer in Quality, will uncover how Intuit automates tasks that take the average engineering team days or...

11:50am - 12:40pm

by Sheroy Marker
Head Of Technology @ThoughtWorks

This talk serves to be a practical guide for teams endeavoring to design a Continuous Delivery workflow for systems based on microservice architectures.

More and more organizations are moving towards microservice based architectures for their complex systems. Unfortunately organizational behaviors often do not change to properly take advantage of this newer way of thinking.

This talk is based on several years’ of experience architecting, building and deploying microservice...

1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Ketan Gangatirkar
Senior Director of Engineering - Job Seeker Products @Indeed

Indeed has been conducting A/B tests for a decade on millions of job seekers around the world. Over the years, we learned a lot. Many of our practices are built into Proctor, our open source A/B testing framework.

In this talk, I will cover requirements for A/B testing at scale, the architecture and algorithms behind Proctor, and best practices for running A/B tests. Learn how you can apply Proctor in your own products to get the benefits of rapid, data-driven experimentation.

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Chris McFadden
VP of Engineering @Sparkpost

Steve Jobs once said, “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.” This is certainly true when it comes to building a simple and easy-to- use API. SparkPost used microservices to build v1 of their email API. Since launching three years ago it continues to grow in functionality and gather more developer fans. Chris shares some lessons learned and best practices for building an API that developers will love for years to come. Some...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Will Shulman
CEO @mLab is an application framework based on Node.js and MongoDB that dramatically accelerates the process of building, testing, and documenting well-designed APIs and microservices.

In this talk we will walk through a series of live examples starting with a simple “Hello World!” app and ending with a full-featured REST API. Topics covered will include endpoint creation, input and output validation, database access, and authentication and access control. Finally, you will see how...

5:25pm - 6:15pm

by Nicolas DeRico
MySQL Principal Sales Consultant

The last few years saw the advent of JavaScript on the server-side, and particularly Node.js. The schema-less literal objects known as JSON that are used to express data-structures are key to the dynamic functional nature of the language.

Matching this environment, MySQL recently introduced the MySQL Document Store, which enables using a regular MySQL database to manage schema-less data organized in JSON documents. This presentation will describe the key concepts of the MySQL Document...



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