New examples of the hybrid workforce are appearing all the time. Amazon’s warehouse with robotic shelves, the exoskeleton trialled at Daewoo and the financial services startups using algorithms to deliver advice show us what is already possible.
My presentation will be about the challenges that a Product Owner regularly encounters and how they manage and influence an application's development, whilst often working with many conflicting requirements.
The current age where privacy is no longer regarded as "a social norm" may not long survive the coming of the Internet of Things. To a lot of people the digital Internet still isn't as real as the outside world. But it's going to be a different matter altogether when your things tattle on you behind your back.
An introduction to A-Frame - a Mozilla-led open-source framework for building virtual and augmented reality experiences. It abstracts the complexities of the VR hardware and software stack to provide a simple web-like API for three-dimensional 360 degree environments.
About a year ago Microsoft announced a SharePoint Framework (SPFx) - a new way of development for SharePoint Online.
Now you can use your own machine with your favourite OS and just write the client-side web part. You don't even need to have an O365 subscription because you can test your code on localhost.
The Agile Manifesto captured the mindset of 17 software delivery thought leaders in how they wanted to deliver software. Since then the agile landscape has exploded with all sorts of different tools, techniques and practices.
Modern applications need to scale, and our infrastructure needs to scale with it. Scaling needs to be on-demand, hands off, repeatable and reliable. Gone are the days of "snowflake" servers, hand crafted with little or no documentation, uptimes measured in years, nobody even sure if it would survive a restart.
Originally purely academic research fields, Machine Learning and AI are now definitely mainstream and frequently mentioned in the Tech media (and regular media too). We’ve also got the explosion of Data Science which encompasses these fields and more. There’s a lot of interesting things going on and a lot of positive as well as negative hype.
Writing software has been compared to many other professions such as science, engineering, architecture, craft and art. However, while these analogies can be useful, nearly all of them assume that the goal is a finished product. One that might require the odd bit of maintenance and occasional bit of redecoration perhaps, but fundamentally, a more or less static, completed artefact.
This talk is a reflection on the things I’ve learnt having spent the last 17 years (and counting) providing infrastructure to the engineering communities at ARM Ltd.
Modern software release cycles are getting shorter and shorter. Modern development languages and frameworks enable developers to produce new features faster than ever. With the trend of shorter sprints and a general move towards continuous delivery it is becoming more and more difficult to get everything ready to release without testing becoming a bottleneck.
GraphQL is a query language for your API, and a server-side runtime for executing queries by using a type system you define for your data. GraphQL isn't tied to any specific database or storage engine and is instead backed by your existing code and data.
In order to analyse the petabytes of data we have at the Met Office we need very large clusters of servers. However procuring these pieces of infrastructure takes months or even years of planning and large up-front capital expense.
The Informatics Lab has been working alongside the Met Office College to deliver a virtual-reality prototype application to enrich the college’s courses.
Serverless technology has shaken the development world with a low-cost pay-per-execution pricing model enabling companies to reduce operational cost and get to market sooner at a fraction of the cost.
Cognitive Applications at IBM have come a long way from Watson's debut on the game show Jeopardy in 2011. As well as introducing the Cognitive topic, this session will look at examples (in particular manufacturing but also healthcare, buildings and retail) to discuss where Cognitive and AI is being used and how organisations are driving value from the technology.