Davis Frank, one of the maintainers of Jasmine, presents some of the thinking behind the most recent major version release and focuses in particular on code changes to the Jasmine matchers.
Brad Scheppler from tenXer shows how workplace data can be used to help inform decisions, improve individual performance, and raise the productivity of a team.
Christopher Larsen visits from the Pivotal Labs office in Toronto and introduces a curated collection of techniques and tools for iOS development.
Diego Ongaro gives an overview of how consensus is used in building fault-tolerant, distributed systems as well as how the Raft algorithm itself works. More info on Raft can be found here.
Nicole Sullivan and Colin O’Byrne share their approach to Style Guide Driven Development (SGDD) in redesigning the Cloud Foundry developer console. To learn more about it, check out the developer console live style guide. This post explains tooling around Style Guide Driven Development. You might also be interested in the Hologram open source project, a style guide generation tool.
Faraz Khan and Don Goodman-Wilson of Screenhero give an overview of the engineering challenges involved in building a high-quality video streaming system while also offering a detailed look at some of the ways Screenhero solves these problems.
Jeff Hui gives an in-depth presentation of all the details involved in reverse engineering Objective-C, covering compilers, linkers, assembly language, as well as some useful tools to aid in the process. The slides from Jeff’s talk can be found here.
Francesc Campoy Flores, a developer programs engineer for the Go language at Google, demonstrates how to build a web-app in Go, exposing a REST API for an AngularJS client.
Matt Van Horn, an engineer at New Relic, discusses the Cucumber toolset with a focus on the practices and principles of BDD in general as well some useful techniques for keeping tests maintainable.
Russell Smith of Rainforest discusses some of the lessons learned in building the human-powered QA testing service.