A talk on how as programmers and architects we must think ahead of the game and in somewhat larger scales when writing our code to create scalable applications. This talks focuses on methods/rules, patterns, techniques/tools and the mindset we can apply to achieve scalability. We will also discuss guidelines to determine what is a good balance of performance, scalability & cost. As a Software Architect, I am amazed at how many talented programmers write code that is too coupled and specific to a task that serves for no other purpose. When minor changes with low cost could make the code versatile and extendable. This applies to procedural and Object Oriented programs.
About Rolando Lopez
Rolando serves as a Software Architect and Adobe Practice Lead for AboutWeb, LLC in the Washington, DC area. He has over 10 years of experience in application development and has served in both, the private and public sectors. He is also the author of two ColdFusion open-source projects (EnvironmentConfig & TransferConfig). On his spare time he enjoys long distance running and photography among other things.