Join Cassandra London for an evening of exciting lightning talks followed by a talk on testing with Cassandra by Christopher Batey.
Phil joined Credit Suisse as a software engineer two years ago after graduating from computer science. He has developed an interest in big data problems and has been working on the banks leading big data team for just over 6 months.
Paul is currently a development manager building retail POS and booking software for Neill technologies. He has been working with databases since Oracle v6, and since then, he has done training, consultancy, development, analysis and most things in between. He is currently 3 months into my NOSQL adventure.
Ashic Mahtab is a passionate and highly respected member of London's developer community, Passionate about Software Craftsmanship, Software Design, Messaging, DDD, CQRS, Event Sourcing, Git and Versioning and almost anything to do with software, Ashic regularly speaks about these topics at international conferences, meetups and user groups..
Oleksii is a senior software engineer at ZoneFox. He has been involved in IT for the last 10 years, coding, hacking, configuring, deploying, and testing. Oleksii's area of expertise is real-time forensic and behavioural analysis. He is responsible for architecting scalable, high performance, analytical system to detect insider thread attacks and holds an MSc in computer science. He is currently writing up a PhD thesis on a stack of computer science and health.
Alok is a senior developer working for Symantec, with over 14 years of Software development and design experience mainly in RDBMS and various server side technologies using Java/C++/C#. Since last year Alok has been working on NoSQL and Big Data technologies mainly Cassandra.
In this talk Christopher will talk about how to test your applications that use Cassandra.
Starting at the unit test level through to the black box acceptance tests. Most of the talk will be around a new framework, Stubbed Cassandra (http://www.scassandra.org/), that has been developed that stubs Cassandra so that all failure scenarios can be deterministically reproduced without having to create a multi node cluster.
Christopher is a Senior Engineer at Lightbend. He is currently on the core Akka team responsible for developing Akka (https://akka.io/), Akka Http, Akka Streams, Reactive Kafka and Alpakka (https://github.com/akka/alpakka). He has previously built trading systems, online television platforms and worked extensively with Apache Cassandra. Likes: Scala, Java, the JVM, Akka, distributed databases, XP, TDD, Pairing. Dislikes: Untested software and code ownership.