On 22nd September 2015, we were delighted to host Stefano Germani from TheTrainLine, who gave us a talk about building Anti Fragile systems.
The abstract is:
When building a software system the biggest problem we face is change. Requirements change, technologies change, traffic on our web application changes, everything changes and our software that was perfect just a moment ago, now is broken and no longer suitable for our purpose.
The usual solution to this problem is to ignore it or, even worse, to resist changes. So we end up with a requirement change that requires the system to be completely rewritten or with a spike of traffic that will collapse it.
Antifragile systems instead of fighting the change, embrace it. This is the story of the Trainline journey into the antifragile world.
This was the third in a series of reciprocal tech talks that we’re organising with companies that also have interesting things to say about shipping software. We’re always on the lookout for more speakers!