Scalable Distributed Design – Let me show you my architectures

inStruct event recorded at SA Agile, 21 April 2016.

Architects, those that design buildings, study architecture from the past to the present to best understand their craft.

As software developers we aren’t easily afforded this opportunity, this has always frustrated me, and has thus lead me to always want to share with my fellow craftsmen.
In this talk I lift the veil on two of my enterprise projects implemented using a message based architecture.

I walk through the architecture of the projects highlighting the SOA patterns used.
The first architecture focuses on patterns employed for performance and scalability and the second focuses on big data principles for data visualization using projections .

This presentation also focuses on the do’s and don’ts when designing a scalable message based architecture, as well as potential technology you may consider such as NServiceBus.

-Chris

Kind thanks to SA Home Loans who sponsored and hosted the event.

Advertisements

Team Dynamics – Adrenalin Junkies and Template Zombies

inStruct event recorded at SA Home Loans, 26 March 2015.

Managing and working with knowledge workers can be a real challenge, the old adage applies “Managing developers is like herding cats”. Seven years ago Chris picked up a book which changed his outlook on team dynamics and working with knowledge workers. “Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies” compiles 150 years of software team experience into simple easy to understand patterns. In this talk Chris shares his experiences and observations after applying some of these patterns to his working environment.

Xamarin Mobile Applications Unpacked – Video Release

inStruct event recorded at Riverside Hotel, 10 March 2015.

KitKat, Jelly Bean, iOS, Windows Mobile … where on earth do you start when you get into mobile development.

Mobile applications development is an ever shifting space, and transitioning into this environment means a steep learning curve. Differing operating platforms and the various development environments add layers of complexity.

The Kaleidocode team faced a mountain of questions when we started mobile development on a large enterprise driven application. In an attempt to modify the extremity of learning required and accommodate the myriad of operating platforms, we reached for Xamarin Studio.

In this session we look at;

  • Xamarin Studio, why did we select this particular tooling?
  • A demonstration on writing an iOS and Android app using a common C# code base.
  • The good, the bad and downright ugly truth about developing mobile apps.
  • The future of Xamarin using Xamarin Forms.

Free Instruct Event – Xamarin Mobile Apps Unpacked

instruct_small

Join us for a coffee and muffin Instruct event hosted by Chris Tite (entrepreneur, architect and speaker) and joined by Kaleidocode Developers, Steven van der Merwe and Divan Visagie on Xamarin Mobile Apps Unpacked.

Eventbrite - Xamarin Mobile Apps Unpacked

KitKat, Jelly Bean, iOS, Windows Mobile …

Where on earth do you start when you get into mobile development!

Mobile applications development is an ever shifting space, and transitioning into this environment means a steep learning curve. Differing operating platforms and the various development environments add layers of complexity!

The Kaleidocode team faced a mountain of questions when we started mobile development on a large enterprise driven application. In an attempt to modify the extremity of learning required and accommodate the myriad of operating platforms, we reached for Xamarin Studio.

Join us for coffee and muffins as we share the tales of trials and triumphs we experienced when embarking on this journey.

In this session we look at;

  • Xamarin Studio, why this particular tooling?
  • A demonstration on writing an iOS and Android app using a common C# code base.
  • The good, the bad and downright ugly truth about developing mobile apps.
  • The future of Xamarin using Xamarin Forms.

For more information about Chris please see christite.net.

For an invitation contact Chris at chris.tite@kaleidocode.co.za or Rory at rory.clarke@kaleidocode.co.za / 031 303 2299 or register below.

Eventbrite - Xamarin Mobile Apps Unpacked

To review the video of the last KC Instruct event, Domain Driven Design go to http://youtu.be/BPAZwFNxgrg or catch up with all past events at https://www.youtube.com/user/instructchannel/videos

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

@kaleidocode
Kaleidocode Pty Ltd
Office 200, 295 Florida Rd Morningside Durban

Domain Driven Design Instruct Event recording available for streaming

Recorded on 28 October 2014 at the Riverside Hotel in Durban.

This presentation offers insights into an extensive set of design best practices, experience-based techniques, and principles that assist in the implementation of software projects that deal with complex domains. Merging design and development practice, this session incorporates fundamental examples based on real projects that Chris has been involved with to clearly illustrate domain-driven design being applied to real-world software.

Key areas include:

  • Placing the project’s primary focus on the core domain and domain logic.
  • Basing designs for a complex system on the model of the domain.
  • Creating a collaboration between technical and domain experts to iteratively improve the conceptual model.
  • Ubiquitous Language – what is it and why does it matter
  • Common DDD Patterns
  • A hands on walk thru of a DDD designed project, explaining the tradeoffs and the wins

Free Instruct Event – Domain Driven Design

instruct_small

Join us for a coffee and muffin Instruct presentation by Chris Tite, entrepreneur, architect and speaker on Domain Driven Design.

Eventbrite - Domain Driven Design

This presentation is not about specific technologies. Rather it will offer attendees insights into an extensive set of design best practices, experience-based techniques, and principles that assist in the implementation of software projects that deal with complex domains.

Merging design and development practice, the session will incorporate fundamental examples based on real projects that Chris has been involved with to clearly illustrate domain-driven design being applied to real-world software

Key areas will include:

  • Placing the project’s primary focus on the core domain and domain logic.
  • Basing designs for a complex system on the model of the domain.
  • Creating a collaboration between technical and domain experts to iteratively improve the conceptual model.
  • Ubiquitous Language – what is it and why does it matter
  • Common DDD Patterns
  • A hands on walk thru of a DDD designed project, explaining the tradeoffs and the wins

For more information about Chris please see christite.net.

For an invitation contact Chris at chris.tite@kaleidocode.co.za or Rory at rory.clarke@kaleidocode.co.za / 031 303 2299 or register below.

Eventbrite - Domain Driven Design

To review the video of the last KC Instruct event, Evolutionary Database Design go to http://youtu.be/QuZnVn_6cBY or catch up with all past events at https://www.youtube.com/user/instructchannel/videos

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

@kaleidocode
Kaleidocode Pty Ltd
Office 200, 295 Florida Rd Morningside Durban

Free Scalable Distributed Design Instruct Session in Johannesburg – 25 September 2015

logo_instruct_jhb

Join us for a presentation by Chris Tite, entrepreneur, architect and speaker on Scalable Distributed Design hosted by Microsoft Bizspark at the Microsoft offices in Bryanston, JHB.

To register for this event please click HERE.

Designing scalable distributed systems is not an easy task; it requires a completely different approach to system architecture design. A key consideration in distributed systems is the need to maintain consistency, availability and reliability in the face of system failures. New technologies are at hand to make it easier to implement distributed systems, but are no silver bullet when it comes to designing such systems.

A key principle of distributed system design is Service Orientated Architecture (SOA). Implemented correctly, SOA reduces unnecessary dependencies that can over time creep into large systems concretising interactions and integrations that should ideally remain flexible. The real practice of SOA reduces and resolves the “corporate arthritis” and injects flexibility back into your systems, encouraging the reuse of functionality and reducing the total maintenance costs of operations and development.

In this session Chris introduces the principle of distributed system design, giving insights to help you apply what you learn in a practical way. The session will cover;

  • SOA Architectural patterns
  • Introduction to the Service Bus
  • Hands-on with NServiceBus:
    • An introduction to NServiceBus
    • Setting up the environment
    • Writing a SOA empowered application with NServiceBus
  • Practical examples of Kaleidocode implementations.

For more information about the speaker please see christite.net. NServiceBus is a product of Particular Software. They describe it it as “The most developer-friendly service bus for .NET”. NServiceBus is a service bus technology used by 50,000 developers globally.

To review videos of previous KC Instruct events, please click HERE.

Date: 25 September 2014
Time: 09:00 to 11:00
Venue: Microsoft Johannesburg Office, Auditorium 1, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg, 2191

Map: CLICK HERE

To register for this event please click HERE.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

Brought-to-you