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

Using Redis and BloomFilters to fail fast

Sept. 16 2014

From redis.io: “Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets”.

In this talk I will introduce Redis and go over some common uses. I will then introduce the concept of BloomFilter (a space-efficient probabilistic data structure) and show examples of how combining Redis and BloomFilters opens a very interesting set of uses cases typically requiring expensive RDBMS queries.

Location:


Holiday Inn Atlanta-Perimeter/Dunwoody

4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road,
Atlanta, GA (map)

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