Richard Warburton

Richard Warburton
Co-founder of Opsian, author of Java 8 Lambdas, PhD in Computer Science

Richard Warburton (@RichardWarburto) is the cofounder of and maintainer of the Artio FIX Engine. He’s worked as a developer in different areas including Developer Tools, HFT and Network Protocols. He has written the book “Java 8 Lambdas” for O’Reilly and helps developers learn via and Richard is an experienced conference speaker having spoken at dozens of events and sat on conference committees for some of the biggest conferences in Europe and the USA. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick.

TOPIC: Fantastic Performance and where to find it

This example driven talk will guide you through concrete approaches to using continuous profilers in a production environment.

Remember the old days – when your software stack was simple to understand and requirements were less demanding? With modern systems distributed microservices talk to each other all the time over the network. Cloud deployments mean a huge variance in the type of hardware that you deploy to. Rapid iteration and deployment cycles result in rapidly changing workloads that invalidate performance tests before they’re written. Globalised, 24/7 uptimes mean that functional or performance outages aren’t acceptable at any point in time.

These changes have helped businesses get their product out to market much more rapidly but they often make it harder for developers to find and fix performance problems or to improve the efficiency of their systems. From attending this talk you’ll understand:

* Common profiling visualisations and reports
* How to use profilers to solve performance problems
* The benefits of continuous, exploratory, profiling
* How to improve scalability, have happier customers and reduce infrastructure costs