Twin Cities Software Symposium
October 12 - 14, 2007 - Minneapolis, MN
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Design for the Data Center
Did you know the most common way of opening a socket is dead wrong?
A server is not just an overgrown PC, and a data center is not just a bigger server room with bone-chilling air conditioning. Yet we develop on workstations, build on workstations (even if we call them servers), and, often, test on workstations.
Come learn the right way to open a socket on a server.
In this session, we will examine the numerous challenges your software will face in moving from a workstation-based development environment into the controlled environment of the data center.
Along the way, we'll look at how the hardware, network, security, operational, and permission differences can dramatically affect how your software succeeds, or fails, when it moves into production.
About Michael Nygard
Michael strives to raise the bar and ease the pain for developers across the country. He shares his passion and energy for improvement with everyone he meets, sometimes even with their permission. Michael has spent the better part of 20 years learning what it means to be a professional programmer who cares about art, quality, and craft. He's always ready to spend time with other developers who are fully engaged and devoted to their work--the "wide awake" developers. On the flip side, he cannot abide apathy or wasted potential.
Michael has been a professional programmer and architect for nearly 20 years. During that time, he has delivered running systems to the U. S. Government, the military, banking, finance, agriculture, and retail industries. More often than not, Michael has lived with the systems he built. This experience with the real world of operations changed his views about software architecture and development forever.
He worked through the birth and infancy of a Tier 1 retail site and has often served as "roving troubleshooter" for other online businesses. These experiences give him a unique perspective on building software for high performance and high reliability in the face of an actively hostile environment.
Most recently, Michael wrote "Release It! Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software", a book that realizes many of his thoughts about building software that does more than just pass QA, it survives the real world. Michael previously wrote numerous articles and editorials, spoke at Comdex, and co-authored one of the early Java books.More About Michael »