Session List

Session List2019-10-02T20:07:53-05:00

The Elegance of “The Simplest Possible Thing”: Applying Simplicity Principles to Complex Problems

Presented by: Nate Berent-Spillson

Software development is complex work. Business requirements, platforms, and technology itself are all complex elements. Through all this complexity, software developers often try to create complex solutions that meet all the requirements at once. Similarly, when faced with a complex problem, they...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Functional Programming, Java, Javascript, Leadership, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Exploring the Reactive Landscape

Presented by: Mary Grygleski

As Java is an object-oriented language that inherently supports the imperative programming style, asynchronicity presents a challenge that can turn the code into nightmare. One way to deal with the complexity of asynchronicity is to introduce reactivity onto the coding level (reactive programming),...

Tags: Functional Programming, JavaFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Introduction to Functional Programming: It Isn’t So Scary

Presented by: Justin Pihony

Functional programming has been around for decades, yet only recently has it become mainstream. It yields simpler, terser code which is easier to both test and debug, among other benefits. However it is still often seen as unapproachable, with zealots touting words like monad, functor, and other,...

Tags: Functional Programming, JavaFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Crafting an interpreted programming language in 60 minutes

Presented by: Granville Schmidt

Are you curious how programming languages are designed and implemented? Do you have nightmares about the “magic” that happens when you run/compile your code? Have you ever wanted to create your own programming language from scratch? ...

Tags: Functional Programming, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced

If You Don’t Have a Failing Test, You Don’t Have S***

Presented by: Nate Berent-Spillson

My go-to technique for just about every problem is a failing unit test. Many developers think of unit tests as something they're forced to write to hit some coverage metric, but when you look at it as a way to prove or disprove a hypothesis—it becomes a very powerful tool for problem-solving. It's...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Functional Programming, Java, Javascript, Mobile, Leadership, Ruby/Rails, Python, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate