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Adam Bellemare

Building event-driven microservices with Adam Bellemare

Event-driven architectures are known to improve agility and scalability in systems while offering a great advantage when used with microservices. In this episode, we take a deeper dive into event-driven microservices with Confluent Staff Technologist Adam Bellemare, who discusses the concepts, patterns and workflows behind event-driven architectures in a microservices setting.

Daniel Terhorst-North

What’s wrong with SOLID and Test Driven Development with Daniel Terhorst-North

While SOLID is the known standard when it comes to software design and architecture, it may be hard to apply for some as it limits developers to specific techniques in going about it. In this episode, Daniel Terhorst-North, originator of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)and Deliberate Discovery, presents his arguments on why SOLID isn't exactly the best bet when if comes to design principles, offering an alternative that can help against the misapplications of various agile practices.

Clement Escoffier and Kai Waehner

JMS vs. Kafka: Technology Smackdown with Clement Escoffier and Kai Waehner

Two of the most popular message brokers used today are JMS and Kafka. While both have their own pros and cons, which one should you actually use? In this episode, we have our first-ever Technology Smackdown, where we pit two technologies or architectural styles against each other for a friendly sparring match. Today, we find out how JMS and Kafka stack up against each other and how they apply to certain use-cases. Joining us are Red Hat’s Senior Principal Software Engineer Clement Escoffier for the JMS side, and Confluent’s Field CTO Kai Waehner for the Kafka side.

Mehdi Medjaoui

Enabling GDPR compliance through APIs with Mehdi Medjaoui

What exactly does GDPR mean for businesses and API developers? In this episode, we talk about the important concepts on GDPR and how APIs can help organisations with compliance. We are joined by the APIDays Conference founder and ALIAS co-founder Mehdi Medjaoui, who also discusses the API-as-a-product mindset and some of the most popular API styles today.

Luis Weir

What you need to know about Streaming APIs with Luis Weir

APIs are one of the pillars in enabling digital transformation. In this episode, we discuss the business value of APIs and API strategies and why implementing them is beneficial to an organisation and to several industries. We are joined by Oracle Hospitality Senior Director of Product Management Luis Weir, who talks about his first-hand experiences in overseeing API strategies and tackles some concepts behind Streaming APIs.

Joshua Ponelat and Lukas Rosenstock

Designing APIs with Swagger and OpenAPI with Joshua S. Ponelat and Lukas L. Rosenstock

What makes OpenAPI today’s standard when it comes to designing APIs? This episode, we tackle the advantages of using the OpenAPI description format and its proper applications when designing APIs. SmartBear senior architect Joshua Ponelat and API consultant Lucas Rosenstock, co-authors of “Designing APIs with Swagger and OpenAPI,” give us a closer look at the specification and tooling that has become the standard choice today and share some tips in building well-designed APIs .

Mark Winteringham

Testing Web APIs with Mark Winteringham

In this episode, we take a look at the importance of testing and a good test strategy model when developing software and APIs. We are joined by Ministry of Testing's OpsBoss and author of Testing of Web APIs Mark Winteringham, who tells us why he advocates for API testing even before a line of code is written. He also talks about how testing helps control risk and quality during the development lifecycle, and how it can help bring IT teams and stakeholders together on the same page.

Linda Luu

Navigating the edge of digital transformation with Linda Luu

How do you drive value to your organisation's digital transformation? In this episode, we are joined by one of the co-authors of "Edge: Value Driven Digital Transformation" Linda K. Luu, who educates us on where organisations should invest in to find success with their digital initiatives. She also gives an overview of the "lean value tree" and how it can help set priorities and put value in the organisation's work.

Dana Gardner

Embracing a security-minded culture through operational resiliency with Dana Gardner

What should companies prioritise as we continue to shift towards a more digitally transformed world Interarbor Solutions Principal Analyst and host of the BriefingsDirect podcast Dana Gardner answers this and discusses the values that should be fostered inside organisations in order to keep up with the technological change that comes with digital transformation.

Cheryl Miller Van Dyck

Addressing the IT gender gap with Cheryl Miller Van Dyck

How does the existing gender gap permeate the areas of IT and digital transformation? In this episode, we tackle how we can make opportunities in the tech industry more accessible for women and how they add value to the workforce. Joining us is Director of the Digital Leadership Institute Cheryl Miller Van Dyke, who also educates us on their approach to bringing women to the IT space by equipping them with skills on leadership, entrepreneurship and digital literacy.