The Pony Express & How Technology Moves Fast • PJ Hagerty • GOTO 2021

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia Chicago 2021. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia

PJ Hagerty - Developer Advocate at Mattermost, who's traveled the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact

It's been said many times - technology moves fast. As do the philosophies behind it. This isn't new - the Pony Express lasted only 18 months before being replaced by telegraph. Why is turnover so fast? What are the benefits and pitfalls to this turnover? Where is the value in what we do?
This talk will take a look at certain aspects of tech to see where we find value, where things have been built on shaky ground, and where strong foundations will move the industry forward. We'll take a look at:
• Philosophies and Fads (Agile, DevOps, BDD/TDD/Shame Driven Development)
• Programming Languages: Emerging vs Established
• Hardware, the Cloud, Containers, and Serverless [...]

00:00 Intro
01:24 Some history
07:33 Tech philosophy
08:17 Waterfall
11:28 Agile
13:55 DevOps
16:52 TDD - Test Driven Dev.
18:01 BDD - Behavior Driven Dev.
18:50 SDD - Shame Driven Dev.
19:55 Language zealotry
20:42 Innovation: Startup world
23:10 Innovation: Moving forward
24:12 Conclusion
26:59 Outro

Download slides and read the full abstract here:

Wynne, Hellesoy & Tooke • The Cucumber Book •
Robert C. Myers • Essential Test-Driven Development •
Roy Osherove • The Art of Unit Testing •
Eric Ries • The Lean Startup •
Forsgren, Humble & Kim • Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps •
Ronnie Mitra & Irakli Nadareishvili • Microservices: Up and Running•
#Innovation #DevOps #TDD #BDD #QA #QualityAssurance #Waterfall #Agile #TestDrivenDevelopment #BehaviorDrivenDevelopment #ChaosEngineering #Serverless

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