Agile Dev West 2018 - Cloud Computing | TechWell

Agile Dev West 2018 - Cloud Computing

Tuesday, June 5

Allen Holub
Holub and Associates

The Architecture of Microservices

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Server-side monoliths—single programs that provide all back-end services—just don't work. They are hard to build, impossible to maintain, and gradually accrete so much baggage that forward development slows to a crawl. Agile development is impossible over this sort of system. Allen Holub says that microservices—systems of small, cooperating server-side agents—solve these problems. However, building a microservice system is not easy, and doing it wrong is disastrous. Taking a deep dive into practical microservice architecture and implementation, Allen covers a lot of practical details to...

Danilo Sato

Continuous Delivery in Practice: A Hands-On DevOps Workshop

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

For many organizations, delivering software into production has become increasingly more complex with long testing cycles and a division between development and operations teams. DevOps is a cultural movement that is breaking down those barriers. Focusing on automation, collaboration, tools, and knowledge sharing, DevOps is showing that developers and system engineers have much to learn from each other. Through a series of hands-on exercises, Danilo Sato will use a sample web application to demonstrate how to automate its build and deployment pipeline, using infrastructure and pipeline as...

Wednesday, June 6

Break the Monolith

Managing Microservices Using Terraform, Docker, and the Cloud

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Much has been written about how to write microservices, but not enough about how to effectively deploy and manage them. Microservices architecture multiplies the number of deployables IT has to manage by at least ten. In that world, tooling to manage cloud deployments and related infrastructure has become essential for success, and Terraform and Docker are increasingly being leveraged to facilitate microservices environments. Derek Ashmore will share his hard-learned best practices for deploying and managing microservices in production. He will leverage true infrastructure as code using...


Container Orchestration: What's in the Box?!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Many organizations are leveraging virtualized microservices to achieve greater efficiency and high availability. Containers facilitate this move, allowing faster scaling and simplified adoption of continuously changing requirements. However, challenges regarding how to best continuously deploy microservices remain, as well as which particular containers and orchestration mechanisms are best for any given situation. Join Alicja Gilderdale as she tackles these challenges. This session will provide an overview of different orchestration platforms with emphasis on their functionality and...

Thursday, June 7

Amit Mishra
Credit Karma

Product Delivery Powered by Continuous Integration: A Case Study

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Are you a developer who wants to easily manage and customize continuous integration and delivery? Do you work in a team environment where everyone collaborates and depends on CI for automation and delivery of clean code to production? In this session, Amit Mishra will share a case study of how Credit Karma evolved from a single, standalone CI instance to a self-service, Dockerized CI infrastructure combined with bots, webhooks, and GitHub APIs. He will cover GitHub's features and powerful APIs that were most valuable in this process, and how using GitHub freed up time previously spent on...

Viktor Farcic
Cloud Bees

Scaling to Infinity: The Quest for Fully Automated, Scalable, Self-Healing Systems

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The number of servers in our systems is constantly increasing. With the move to microservices and continuous deployment practices, deployments frequency is higher than ever, yet we are expected to handle increased demand with the same workforce as before. How can we operate clusters at scale with minimum human involvement? The answer lies in adoption of new practices and tools. Join Viktor Farcic as he discussions how container schedulers are becoming a de facto standard for deploying services at scale and continuous deployment is the new norm for complete automation of software delivery....

Logan Daigle

Managing DevOps Complexity with Systems Thinking

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Many teams make the mistake of starting their DevOps journey without a plan. They are excited that there is a way to eliminate pain and increase value in their delivery cycles and value streams, but starting without a plan often relieves pain in one part of the value stream but only causes more pain elsewhere. In this case study-style presentation, Logan Daigle will discuss the methods he has used with a variety of companies to ensure they are thinking about the whole DevOps picture from the beginning. He'll discuss best steps and practices for applying systems thinking to DevOps and give...

Subash Newton
HCl Technologies

Aligning Zero-Touch Nonfunctional Testing in DevOps Implementation

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

When a host of applications and data centers get migrated from their traditional IT systems to a cloud-based data center using an automated DevOps model of deployment, effective testing is critical to success. True DevOps value is realized when all development, testing, and operations functions collaborate and operate on a zero-touch automation model. In this session, Subash Newton will review the prerequisites for creating an effective DevOps testing strategy that includes nonfunctional testing. He will share how to set up an effective test strategy using a zero-touch process automation...

Rachel Burger

I, Project Manager: Meet the Future of AI Software Delivery

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you ready for business agile? Machine learning? Chatbots and intelligent decision support? What about hiring new people and delivering high-quality projects on time and on budget in this new paradigm? Emerging technology and embedded IT teams are entering into a symbiotic relationship, where DevOps is inefficient without AI and business leaders are involved in the everyday of the tech team. In this session, Rachel Burger will discuss how IT leaders can determine which DevOps technologies are hype and which are real. You'll learn how to best leverage new technology to empower your teams...