Steve Poole | Devoxx US

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Steve Poole is an eclectic mix of DevOps practitioner, a long time IBM Java developer, leader and evangelist. (Not to mention a JavaOne Rockstar) He’s been working on IBM Java SDKs and JVMs since Java was less than one year old. He’s also had time to work on other things including representing IBM on various JSRs, being a committer on various open source projects including ones at Apache, Eclipse and OpenJDK. He’s also member of the Adopt OpenJDK group championing community involvement in OpenJDK. Steve is a seasoned speaker and regular presenter at JavaOne, JAX, Devoxx and other conferences on technical and software engineering topics.


future Future

The rise of the machine - is Skynet closer than ever?

BOF (Bird of a Feather)

Skynet - really? How close are we to self aware, self replicating machines? In this fun session learn what computers can do and what they can’t. You think you know. You may be surprised. The emerging focus on Cognitive computing, general AI, Computer Vision, Internet of Things etc signpost the way to new opportunities and new challenges for computers and humans alike.

Get the answers to important questions like: Can we build a Java Skynet yet? Can my computer be my best friend? Will I really be able to program without a keyboard? Can a computer read my mind? Will drones be able to deliver beer at the right temperature?

method_archi Methodology & Architecture

Ten Simple Rules for Writing Great Testcases


We've all been there: debugging problems in a test case and silently screaming into the dark. (Sometimes not even silently.) Poor test case design can cost you significant time and effort let alone impact the quality of your application or product. Testing is vitally important, but so is having a test suite you can use effectively and can rely on. This session will take you through the top ten rules for writing effective and reliable testcases.

The new kids on the block such as Cloud or Docker and general "Infrastructure as Code" style solutions may make you believe old rules are just old. This talk will make you think again. Knowledge gained from personal experience is always best. Learn from these old masters how to design great test cases and maybe you'll never have to visit the dark side again.