Performance is key as companies may lose customers and even have to close if their applications are slower than competitors’ ones. We will see some strategies to improve it using caching in microservices architectures
Accessibility is one of the most underestimated areas in software development but it is key for users, companies and society. We are going to see what it is and why we should pay more attention to it.
Credential management is one of the most critical parts of the Ops/DevOps world as a leaked password may give full access to a database or queue that stores confidential data from customers. This could not only impact the reputation of the business but also imply very high fines, e.g. due to a GDPR data breach. Below are some practices that may sound obvious but you would be surprised by the number of companies that get hacked due to not following them.
Batch jobs are essential for many applications but sometimes there is too much hassle to stop and re-enable them when needed. We are going to see what they are, the scenarios in which it is needed and how to use a standard microservice pattern to address it.
Some queries, mostly reporting ones, have to be optimised when they use tables with millions of rows because their execution times make them unusable. We will see how to improve their performance including certain features that are specific for Oracle databases.
Cloud native applications are built and deployed differently, what presents a number of challenges that require new approaches and tools to prevent data breaches. Let’s see some of them.
Security is becoming a key point in the development process as data breaches appear in the news every day and make company lose money and have reputation damage. Let’s see what can be done to protect the applications.
It is becoming more frequent to work with remote teams as companies are opening offices in other countries and outsourcing. Also many developers are working remotely so they can live close to their families. I will share what I have learnt working with remote teams.
As applications grow it is normal to break them down into smaller pieces that are easy to combine and maintain. The challenge comes in the integration between these pieces as an small change in one of them may break the communication with the others, and we may not notice it until we get emails from users. We are going to see how to detect this automatically using contract testing.
What most successful professionals have in common is a great attitude and strong work ethic that help them improve and progress on their careers. Let’s see a few ways to do it.