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Daniele Fontani
David Frappart
Fletcher Kelly
Peter Piper
Susanne Tedrick
Gitte Vermeiren
Marcel Lupo
Christos Matskas
Dr. Keith McNally
Asanka Abeysinghe
Giulio Vian
Cherish Santoshi
Tools of a Software Architecture for Everyone!

Architecture is something for the whole development team, not just architects. In this episode, Chris is joined by John Kilminster, who shares his Tips & Tricks on a wide variety of architecture tools, including C4 Diagrams, Docs as Code, Architecture Design Records, Tech Radars and Backstage. Plenty to learn and apply to your day-to-day in this episode!

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September 8, 2022
ToolUp Days #12

ToolUp Days is all about showing the thought process and decisions made when creating an application. Join Chris and Matt as they build a new application from the ground up, including development processes, tooling, service choices and architectural decisions!

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September 6, 2022
Microservices have communication issues, especially when they fail

Communication between entities has been a long lasting topic in Software engineering. IPC, Message brokers, Queues are only few of the main actors in this drama. In this episode, Chris is joined by Francesco who will cover a couple of Microservices communication patterns and give a deep dive into the Saga pattern to resolve multi-step transaction flows.

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September 1, 2022
Automate Azure Role Based Access Control (RBAC) using Github

Technical discussion on how to automate and maintain custom RBAC role definitions in Azure using GitHub actions.

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August 25, 2022
ToolUp Days #11

ToolUp Days is all about showing the thought process and decisions made when creating an application. Join Chris and Matt as they build a new application from the ground up, including development processes, tooling, service choices and architectural decisions!

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August 23, 2022
Software rotting and why you need to change your approach to security

A new phenomenon stand out in recent years: security must pervade the entire software development lifecycle. Except it isn’t. Current generation of processes and tools is lacking crucial features to properly manage modern security risks. Think of the Log4J event. Were you able to identify all affected components? Were they internally developed, or you need a vendor support? How fast you were able to deliver a fix? In this talk we’ll explore the challenges, what you can do with current tools, and which gaps should be addressed by communities through better practices and new tools.

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August 18, 2022
Code is Read

What separates the highly-skilled developer from the one fresh out of college? Why is it that some developer’s code is far easier to maintain and others are nearly impossible to decipher? Both boil down fundamentally to whether you can easily understand the ideas and intent conveyed in their code. So what makes for easily understood code? There are some communication principles we can apply to our code to make it cheaper to change, and faster to understand. After all Code is read more often than it is written. It ought to be easy to read!

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August 11, 2022
ToolUp Day #10

ToolUp Day is all about showing the thought process and decisions made when creating an application. Join Chris and Matt as they build a new application from the ground up, including development processes, tooling, service choices and architectural decisions!

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July 26, 2022
ToolUp Tuesday - #9

ToolUp Tuesday is all about showing the thought process and decisions made when creating an application. Join Chris and Matt as they build a new application from the ground up, including development processes, tooling, service choices and architectural decisions!

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June 28, 2022
ToolUp Tuesday - #8

ToolUp Tuesday is all about showing the thought process and decisions made when creating an application. Join Chris and Matt as they build a new application from the ground up, including development processes, tooling, service choices and architectural decisions!

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May 31, 2022

Coming Up...

Beyond Monitoring: The Rise of Observability Platform

System availability and performance are not stand-alone goals hence non-availability and under-performance of applications and systems in IT landscape will negatively affect user experience and customer satisfaction causing revenue losses for organizations.

September 15, 2022
ToolUp Days #13

ToolUp Days is all about showing the thought process and decisions made when creating an application. Join Chris and Matt as they build a new application from the ground up, including development processes, tooling, service choices and architectural decisions!

September 20, 2022
React, Azure and Github Actions on the Go!

Let's build it from scratch! in this session we will have a simple React Project that we will deploy on the cloud using GitHub Actions and Azure, a useful skill that you can use showing off your portfolio to the world

September 29, 2022