TheROIOf Refactoring

September 21, 2010 @ 7:00pm – The ROI of Refactoring: Lego vs. Play-Doh

Description

Refactoring is one of the most powerful tools for improving the intrinsic quality of any code base. Yet, as important as refactoring is, non-technical business stakeholders tend to see little value in the practice. After struggling for a decade to articulate refactoring in such a way that the ROI was obvious, I finally stumbled upon an analogy that seems to work: Building with Lego vs. Play-Doh. In this presentation I will demonstrate the techniques I use to turn an apprehensive room of business owners into the biggest supporters of refactoring in your organization.

Speaker

Neil Green is currently a Technical Team Lead at Silverpop. He formerly served as Web Team Lead at Incomm and Principal User Interface Engineer for AutoTrader. By day, he works with Java and HTML/CSS/JavaScript to build browser based RIA’s. By night, he tinkers with Scala and Flex on his own pet projects. Neil was born and raised in the sunny islands of the Bahamas, and often wonders why he isn’t living on a beach drinking rum instead of being stuck in traffic on 285.

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AJUG Meetup

Developing scalable, concurrent + fault-tolerant applications with Akka Actors

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This presentation will cover the use of Akka Actors as a method of developing highly-scalable systems in a highly fault-tolerant manner. It will begin with a look at the Akka Actors and their asynchronous, message-passing, share-nothing nature. Next, we will look at some of the flexible options available to developers using Akka, such as using the Akka Event-Bus for inter-Actor communication, Persistent Channel Communication, PArent-Child relationships, and EventSourcing with Akka. Lastly, a full-featured example will illustrate how we can leverage the previous concepts to develop a CQRS-with-EventSourcing high-volume enterprise-class application with minimal effort. Although Akka is built on Scala, the examples presented here will be in Java (this is AJUG, right?)

Location:


Holiday Inn Atlanta-Perimeter/Dunwoody

4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road,
Atlanta, GA (map)

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