Best talk of the conference for me. Lots of inspiring and thought provoking material. However the answer to the final delegate question about relating TDD to BDD confused the hell out of me - TDD (BDD) is TDD done right, no... what?!
A great first talk of the day by Ole who came across very enthusiastic and humorous too, and took us through a comprehensive overview of SOA. Some direct application tips were covered as well as interesting points about the history, as well as his own experiences. Definitely lots of useful info here.
I love the hands on approach, going over the actual code and evolving the design while explaining the process. This was probably my favourite talk of the conference with lots to take away and try for myself. Would have liked a little more fleshing out of the example if there was more time, and perhaps not all of the terminology was so obvious. Overall it was useful, insightful and most of all practical! Great stuff.
Could have done with some more complex caching strategy examples, 50% of the talk was pretty straightforward. But I found the rest of it quite affirming of techniques that I have used already. A well rounded talk aimed at relatively inexperienced cachers!
A fascinating peek "under the hood" at security solutions of the behemoth that is the Facebook source. Ben clearly outlined the reasoning behind various unusual techniques to combat security issues on a large scale platform as he confidently charged through the talk.
Well worth attending this talk if only to learn about the usefulness of Charles. Great to hear techniques and tales from someone experienced in grappling with REST APIs. Some things were slightly over explained such as illustrating the cURL arguments, however, which I did feel interrupted the pace a little. I felt bad that no one had any questions at the end but I think that was just because the subject was so well covered.
I think this was the most important talk of the whole conference. Covered some of the serious sticking points that those attempting to break into testing will encounter. I for one will be replaying the slides to hone my testing abilities.
These "deep" topics are hard to cover in a 1 hour talk but I found it useful and interesting, though still unsure about how to go about implementing without further learning. Enjoyed a few laughs, always good. Had several lightbulb moments so definitely worthwhile.
Jenny clearly cares a great deal about bringing communities together and it's a commendable topic. Though I felt the points were laboured to the state where I felt we were almost being told off. Not the motivational vibe I was hoping for.