April 2016 Blog Posts (5)

Attend OSCON for Free May 16-19 in Austin, TX



The O'Reilly Open Source Convention is just a few weeks away and we have free expo plus passes available. OSCON is the best place to sharpen your skills and discover important new trends, making you better at what you do and rekindling your love of all things digital. The Expo Plus pass includes access to the expo hall, all evening events, sponsored sessions and…

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Added by Michael Levin on April 25, 2016 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Articulating Design Decisions

Added by Michael Levin on April 18, 2016 at 2:03pm — No Comments

What's 18F?

Since 18F’s mission is to transform government, we’re constantly thinking about how to scale up our impact. How can our custom-developed work get more mileage in benefitting the federal government and beyond? One way is through reuse of our open source code.



We encourage you to adapt 18F open source projects for your work and personal purposes, whether you’re a fellow federal employee or outside government. We’ve put together a list of some 18F repositories that might be especially… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 12, 2016 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Apply to Speak at Strata + Hadoop World in New York

Apply to Speak at Strata + Hadoop World in New York

September 26-29, 2016

New York, NY



Do you have a story waiting to be heard? A big idea to share? A skill to teach? Strata + Hadoop World has become the gathering place for those who work with and consume data. It’s where the industry charts a course towards better decision-making and navigating our connected, always-on world. Strata + Hadoop World showcases the cutting-edge science that’s making organizations worldwide… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 11, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

Hay Caramba! CFP for JavaOne Latin America 2016 extended!

Folks, The CFP for JavaOne Latin America 2016 has been extended to April 18th. Please expect the web site to be updated shortly with this information. Would appreciate your help circulating this news with your developer peers.

https://www.oracle.com/br/en/javaone/call-for-proposals.html



Here's some info. The deadline is 4/18.





"Welcome to the Call for Papers for JavaOne Latin America,… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 7, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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Microsoft Introduces a Fully-Managed Azure Load Testing Service in Preview

Recently Microsoft announced a preview of Azure Load Testing. With this fully-managed load testing service, users can generate high-scale load with custom Apache JMeter scripts and gain actionable insights to catch and fix performance bottlenecks.

By Steef-Jan Wiggers

Podcast: Becoming a Great Engineering Manager is Hard

In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Anand Safi about making the shift from being an individual contributor to an engineering manager

By Anand Safi

Presentation: More More More! Why the Most Resilient Companies Want More Incidents

John Egan discusses how companies of any scale can improve their understandability by lowering their barriers to incident reporting and simplifying their processes for documenting postmortems.

By John Egan

AWS Introduces Amazon S3 Event Notifications with Amazon EventBridge

During the annual re:Invent, AWS introduced Amazon S3 Event Notifications for its serverless event bus service Amazon EventBridge. With S3 notifications, developers can leverage a more reliable and faster “directly wired” model.

By Steef-Jan Wiggers

Article: Lightweight External Business Rules

Complex enterprise applications usually come with varying business logic. Such conditions and subsequent system actions, known as rules, are ever varying and demand involvement of domain specific knowledge more than technology and programming. The rules must reside outside the codebase, authored by people with core domain expertise with minimal tech knowledge.

By Soham Sengupta, Srijeeb Roy

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