GOTO is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 90 top speaker and 1300 attendees. The conference cover topics such as .Net, Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture and Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes

Rachel Laycock, Lead Consultant @ ThoughtWorks

Rachel Laycock

Biography: Rachel Laycock

Rachel Laycock works for ThoughtWorks as a Lead Consultant with 10 years of experience in systems development. She has worked on a wide range of technologies and the integration of many disparate systems. Since working at ThoughtWorks, Rachel has coached teams on Agile and Continuous Delivery technical practices and has played the role of coach, trainer, technical lead, architect, and developer. She is now a member of the Technical Advisory Board to the CTO, which regularly produces the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar. Rachel is fascinated by problem solving and has discovered that people problems are often more difficult to solve than software ones.

Presentation: Continuous Delivery: Tales from Windowsland

Track: DevOps In Depth / Time: Wednesday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Store Sal, Musikhuset

Once you've been on a continuously-delivered project, there's no way back. The combination of rapid feedback, high levels of collaboration, and great software quality produces a rapid and effective delivery cycle. With the advent of distributed version control systems and infrastructure automation tools like Puppet and Chef, it is easier than ever to have a deployment pipeline providing fast feedback to the whole team on every check-in. So there are no excuses to not automate everything again, right?
"Well that's all great, but my software is on Windows..."

OK, fair enough, it is still hard and that is why I want to talk about some of the patterns and anti-patterns of continuous integration and deployment pipelines, what tooling is available and what is so hard about windows. I will share some of the ways I have seen these problems solved - good, bad and ugly - and set the stage to make Continuous Delivery a little bit easier in Windowsland.

Presentation: GOTO 2020 - A Speculative View

Time: Wednesday 16:50 - 17:40 / Location: Store Sal, Musikhuset

We are not clairvoyants or fortune tellers, but we do have some strong opinions on what is the next thing to worry about/look forward to in the IT industry. Join our panel to share your views and hear theirs on what will be important to developers in 2020.

Erik Dörnenburg: In 2020 an even smaller number of developers will create the majority of business value. They will benefit from two decades of incremental improvements in development tools and practices. The remaining developers will struggle with endless package customisation and integration or they will be masters of fantastically overengineered frameworks and technologies that don't help them to solve business problems.

Dave Thomas: The future is never clear, but often patterns of fact emerge from the fiction of future predictions. Will it be post agile, post OO and if so what will we be doing? Will end users really be empowered to develop themselves? How will methods, languages and tools change? Will NoSql be YesSql? Will FP be mainstream or bypassed by something else? Will computers truly begin to augment our capabilities? Is HTML5 and the DOM still dominant? Will everything be little things loosely coupled?

Ola Bini: The complexity of software systems seems to increase exponentially. By 2020 I suspect we will have had at least one complexity crash and are either living in the metaphorical stone age ruins, or we have finally found better tools and techniques to manage complexity with.

Brian Goetz: I'm not really one for predicting the future. My talents are more in the area of "explaining the present"!

David Nolen: Concurrency pervades real software systems, yet only in recent years have some programming languages started providing better control structures to manage this source of complexity. We need better tools - the future is relentlessly asynchronous, distributed, and parallel.

Rachel Laycock: Windows automation will be better than Linux and women will outnumber men in both leading and participating in the community. But maybe seven years isn't long enough for that... Realistically, I expect that asynchronous programming and security will be first class concerns and the languages and tools that support those concerns will be what we'll be talking about. And it would be nice if proprietary software that is expensive and hard to use is a horror story from our the past


Moderator: Kresten Krab Thorup