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Architecture Practices

Application Architecture Jumpstart

This presentation distills the best industry guidance into a hands-on approach to designing application architectures. Along the way, we'll examine the key decisions that must be made when choosing ou ... more

Level: Intermediate

Speaker: Clint Edmonson

Topics: Architecture Practices  

Apps Are Making Us Dumber

As applications get smarter, design becomes more spartan. Augmented Intelligence allows us to be more anticipatory with our software, and user experience turns into a world of distraction free not ... more

Level: Intermediate

Speaker: Heather Wilde

Topics: Architecture Practices  

Are these security defects in your apps?

From lazy dev mistakes, to misconfigurations of frameworks, to accidentally disabling security features in code, and some design flaws sprinkled in for good measure—this talk will be a run down of com ... more

Level: Intermediate

Speaker: Tim MalcomVetter

Topics: Architecture Practices   Development Practices   Security  

Deconstructing the Scaled Agile Framework

With so many process frameworks and methodologies out there, it’s hard to know where to begin. And just when everyone seems to be warming up to agile, here comes SCALED agile. But how is SAFe really d ... more

Level: Beginner

Speaker: Angela Dugan

Topics: Agile   Architecture Practices  

Design Pattern Abuse

There is a right and wrong way to use design patterns. In my experience, this has been a surprisingly controversial topic. Don't believe me? Come with your experiences and opinions. I'll bring mine an ... more

Level: Beginner

Speaker: Patrick Delancy

Topics: Architecture Practices  

Don't Forget the Middle-Tier: Pragmatic Middle-Tier Design

In the age of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the constant debate on whether monolithic or micro services might be the best design path, let’s not forget middle-tier design, which is foundatio ... more

Level: Intermediate

Speaker: John Gobble

Topics: Architecture Practices  

Getting Started with Ember.js 2.0

Ember.js is an exciting client-side application framework that makes it very easy to get a lot accomplished with very little code. Once you understand the basics of how Ember.js handles basic web appl ... more

Level: Beginner

Speaker: Brent Schooley

Topics: Architecture Practices   Development Practices   JavaScript  

Scaling architecture for your shop

A dive into scaling architecture to meet your business' needs. When making these decisions it is easy to get bogged down in a myriad of decisions on is an ORM needed, should we go with Web API or WCF ... more

Level: Intermediate

Speaker: Paul Sears

Topics: Architecture Practices  

Scenarios for Taking Advantage of Cloud Computing

You’ve heard of the cloud but you are unclear how it is relevant to you and how to use it for your business. In this session, I will cover a number of scenarios in which cloud computing can help a bus ... more

Level: Beginner

Speaker: David Giard

Topics: Architecture Practices   Azure & Cloud