2018-10-05 05:28:14 +0000 - Written by Carl Burks
Items in the picture:
- two code magazines
- Starting Agile book
- Tervis Tumbler
- Eyeglass wipe
- Code promo
- Process Illustration Tokens
- Various Stickers
- LRTF notebook
- drawstring bag
- fidget cube
- tiny frisbee
- bottle cap opener
- web cam privacy slider
I have been going to every year Tech fest since 2013 with one exception. In 2017 I had a scheduling conflict with work, but this year I was once again able to attend:
I was able to get an early bird ticket for 100 USD which I am hoping to get reimbursed. I parked in the wrong lot and it cost 12 USD.
This morning I attended the CSS Bloat talk which was really good.
The talk slide deck is linked here.
He gave several patterns for dealing with the problem and showed GitLab’s custom solution.
He also showed the tool storybook
Some of the important bits:
Production application checklist
- NOC monitoring
- connection pooling
- async logging
- built in health checks
- ci/cd pipeline
- Automated quality checks
- Test Automation
- Load Test Results
- Secret management
- Endpoint security protection
- log aggregation
- Document API
- Service Discovery
- Externalized Config
- Dynamic security scan
- on call support
Next I went to the MySQL 8 talk
My take away from a developer at a Microsoft shop is that MySQL has been investing in JSON, document stores, built in api and histograms.
SQL 2018 also has some JSON support
Lunch was provided Tacos for life I got the vegetarian option which was a red tofu taco which was pretty good.
Next up was just what was needed after lunch.
this was also one of my favorites. Rethinking flow is really important to how fast things can be done through the entire organization.
Another coworker and I had a nice long conversation with the speaker afterwards.
The final course of the day was a by Neal David
Here are some thoughts from that item:
Node development makes developers happy.
Edge.js gives you .NET with Node.
Some take items from this session:
It was really great to have a small group talk with Tristan Sokol