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Modern Tools for Modern Applications

Modern Tools for Modern Applications

We're all distributed systems programmers now. Services are the new processes. Our tools don't realize this yet. This talk covers some of the first-generation tools for modern distributed applications.

John Sheehan

October 02, 2013
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  1. John Sheehan
    CEO, Runscope
    Modern Tools
    for Modern Applications
    Thursday, October 3, 13

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  2. What is a
    modern
    application?
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  3. Mobile &
    Desktop
    Apps
    Web Sites &
    Applications
    Internal APIs
    3rd-party
    Service APIs
    Public APIs
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  5. A Modern
    Application
    Is Distributed
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  6. “There's just no
    getting around it:
    you're building a
    distributed system.
    -- Mark Cavage, ACM Queue
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  7. The Old Way
    Process-Oriented
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  8. Database
    Web Apps
    fn(x)
    Client
    Apps
    fn(x)
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  9. Troubleshooting a performance
    issue in a process-oriented
    architecture
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  10. Debug process-level code.
    Inspect inter-process communication.
    Analyze network/hardware issues.
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  11. The New Way
    Service-Oriented
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  12. Mobile &
    Desktop
    Apps
    Web Sites &
    Applications
    Internal APIs
    3rd-party
    Service APIs
    Public APIs
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  13. “Services are the
    new processes.
    -- Mark Cavage, ACM Queue
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  14. Mobile &
    Desktop
    Apps
    Web Sites &
    Applications
    Internal APIs
    3rd-party
    Service APIs
    Your Public APIs
    fn(){}
    fn(){}
    fn(){}
    fn(){}
    fn(){}
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  15. fn(){} fn(){}
    fn(){}
    fn(){} fn(){}
    YOUR APPLICATION
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  16. Troubleshooting a performance
    issue in a service-oriented
    architecture.
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  17. The API’s code.
    The API’s database.
    The API’s server.
    The API’s network.
    Your code.
    Your server.
    Your network.
    Debug
    Test
    Monitor
    Mitigate
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  18. Debugging
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  19. printf  ("new  value:  %d",  i);
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  21. console.log("status:  "  +  
    resp.status);
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  22. But there's hope!
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  23. RequestBin Inspect webhooks
    ngrok Introspectable localhost proxy
    mitmproxy Man-in-the-middle proxy
    Postman Chrome HTTP request editor
    PonyDebugger iOS HTTP request inspector
    Runscope API debugging and testing
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  24. Testing
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  25. frisbyjs Node.js API testing framework
    VCR Ruby HTTP record/playback
    FakeWeb Ruby mock HTTP response
    Mocky.io Mock HTTP responses via URL
    httptest Go HTTP testing utilities
    Runscope Stay tuned :)
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