Tools and Techniques

Find the best new tools and approaches for developing and managing your projects

Add to your personal schedule
Location: Portland 252
Matthew McCullough (GitHub, Inc.), Tim Berglund (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 34 ratings)
Matthew McCullough, trainer for GitHub.com, and Tim Berglund, co-presenter of the O'Reilly Git Master Class videos and Mastering Advanced Git videos, will guide you through the fundamentals and a few intermediate elements of Git in three hours of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: D135
Oscar Baechler (Baechler Creative, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Blender is a 3D animation suite that excels at every part of the animation pipeline, and has found its way into Hollywood blockbusters and AAA game titles. This introductory presentation will teach you 3D pipeline in a nutshell, followed by a hands-on demo where attendees can model, sculpt and render their first 3D project. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: E147
Joe Gregorio (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.23, 13 ratings)
So you've shipped an API. But what if you had to ship over 100 APIs? Come hear the lessons Google learned, and the unique challenges we faced, as we scaled our system for developing and serving APIs from a handful to over 100. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: E147
Ward Cunningham (Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Federation lets you have your data and share it too. Learn how you can use this new wiki to provide or consume open data in an environment architected to make this safe and easy. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: E147
Steve Burton (AppDynamics)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
As applications become more distributed, virtual and elastic, many organizations are losing their grip on application performance and scalability. This session will use customer case studies to look at the biggest performance bottlenecks of the past year, as well as best practices around finding and troubleshooting them. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: D136
Matt Neuburg (TidBITS)
The process of writing, editing, and publishing an O'Reilly programming book has been tending increasingly into the open source domain, relying on open source tools and technologies. This talk describes one author's experience, along with considerations about the possible future of the book in an increasingly open source world. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: E147
Drew Engelson (Celerity)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Bring your ideas to life! Convince your boss to that open source development is faster and cheaper than the "safe" COTS solution they probably hate anyway. Let's investigate ways to get real-life, functional prototypes up with blazing speed. We'll look at and compare tools for truly rapid development including Python, Django, Flask, PHP, Amazon EC2 and Heroku. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: D136
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
Database backed Full-Text Search (MySQL) and why companies like Craigslist, LivingSocial, and Boardreader from a technical perspective have chosen to utilize Sphinx. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: E147
Peter Eckersley (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
EFF has a long-term plan to switch the insecure, unencrypted Web of 2009 over to an encrypted Web of 2013 or 2014. This talk will summarize our methods, successes to date (including HTTPS Everywhere, the SSL Observatory, and the crazy things we had to do to get them to work as Firefox and Chrome extensions) and a number of research and protocol-development projects that are in the pipeline. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: E147
Tags: git
Michael Schwern (eval Empire)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
Learn how to think like a Git using nothing more than children's toys! If you’re using git, but are uncomfortable with it and don’t really get it, this is for you. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small Parts. Not For Children Under 4 Years. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: E147
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 12 ratings)
Web developers dream of continuous deployment: new code in production without a hitch. In this talk I'll cover the full story from building deployable code through working out a build and release process through continuous integration, automation, and continuous deployment. We'll also look at deployment velocity and why CD might not be for you. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: E147
John Goulah (Etsy), Erik Kastner (Kickstarter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 14 ratings)
Its common to discuss the production environment in public but it is a black art on how to construct the development environment correctly, in fact it is a common problem that development doesn’t closely mirror the production experience. We will address why this is important, some common anti-patterns, and how it can be done correctly. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: Portland 256
Keith Fahlgren (Safari Books Online)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
Modern developers use an ever-expanding set of online tools to help them solve problems, develop skills, and get their work done. Analyzing the usage data from one of these tools reveals a surprising amount about emerging technologies and how some developers are learning more effectively. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: E147
Brian Clapper (Circonus, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 8 ratings)
Message Queues are a hot topic, but not all are created equal. After reviewing most of the popular choices, I will review my findings and offer suggestions for which to use when, and pros and cons of each. On the list are RabbitMQ, Kafka, Apache Qpid, Kestrel, ZeroMQ and more as time permits. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: D136
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Google makes extensive use of open source software in running Google - both making use and contributing back to that. By using and contributing to open source software, we have been able to fundamentally change how managing an enterprise-size work force and their computing needs. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: D136
Wayne Beaton (The Eclipse Foundation), Susan McCourt (IBM)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Orion is a browser-based open tool integration platform: tools are written in JavaScript and run in the browser. Unlike other attempts at creating browser-based development tools, this is not an IDE running in a single tab. Links work and can be shared. You can open a file in a new tab. Great care has been taken to provide a web experience for development. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: D135
Christopher Webber (Creative Commons)
MediaGoblin is a decentralized, extensible, and forward-looking free software media hosting system (and includes cool features like HTML5 video hosting). Hear about the state of the project, why decentralized media hosting matters, lessons learned from organizing the community, and why this is an important direction for the GNU project and free and open source software to head. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: F150
Aaron Parecki (Esri)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
If you've ever written any code to authenticate wtih Twitter, you may have been confused by all the signature methods and base strings. You'll be happy to know that OAuth 2 has vastly simplified the process, but at what cost? Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: D138
Peter Neubauer (Neo Technology)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
You know the drill - prototype, code, test, docs. The last part of the chain is either omitted or will rot in Wikis and manuals. This session introduces what Neo4j did to get O'Reilly quality DocBook content out of the codebase without getting in the way of the developers and extending the amount of docs from JavaDoc to PDF-book quality. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: E147
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 27 ratings)
If you're one of the 50% of developers who uses vi/Vim on a regular basis, but you still only use the 5% of the editor features that you learned in school, this talk will offer you a dozen ways to instantly make your editing more efficient and productive. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Location: F150
George DeMet (Palantir.net, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
In this session, we'll look at the website development process through the lens of Hollywood storytelling. We’ll examine how the narrative structure of various films compares to different process models for site development. And along the way, we'll talk about some best practices for delivering successful projects that are on time, on budget, and meet customer expectations. Read more.

Sponsors

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or scordesse@oreilly.com.

View a complete list of OSCON contacts