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Devving on the Edge

Sometimes, you have your development processes all figured out: your integration tests are green, your CI system is a well-oiled code-deploying machine, and your developers' IDEs are tweaked to perfection. But the more comfortable you are, the scarier change becomes. New ideas start to sound worrisome. Will writing code in a different language kill your team's momentum? Will targeting a new platform render your prior technology investments useless? Must innovation be a threat to the status quo?

This talk will be a case study in introducing new technology to an established development team. We added Rust, WebAssembly, and edge computing to a product that used none of those things - and didn't lose our wits or sacrifice quality doing it. Learn how we prepared, what we guarded against, and where we got lucky.


Ezra Stevens

Back-end Developer @LaunchDarkly

Ezra Stevens is a backend developer at LaunchDarkly. He has been building observability systems and other infrastructure at growing software companies for the last six years. When not writing code, he can be found trying out new board games until his cats knock the pieces off the table.

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LaunchDarkly is a feature management platform that empowers all teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, LaunchDarkly enables you to deploy faster, reduce risk, and iterate continuously.

Over 1500 organizations around the world -- including Microsoft, Atlassian, and IBM -- use LaunchDarkly to build, operate, and learn from their software.


Tuesday May 18 / 02:00PM EDT (45 minutes)

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