The integrator's guide to duct-taping

A session at EuroPython 2012

Thursday 5th July, 2012

11:15am to 12:15pm (CET)

“Duct-taping” different systems together is a common task, and is generally regarded as “mostly harmless”.

However, “duct-taping” hides much more pitfalls than a cursory examination might reveal, especially when the constraints outside the developer’s control are many.

In this talk, a classification of the different integration scenarios is presented, along with methodologies to identify them and asses their complexity: those hiding the most dangerous pitfalls will be examined in detail, and methodologies and best practices to avoid them will be exposed, with a special care put into considerations about security and scalability.

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Simone Deponti

Developer, Abstract

Developer and senior analyst at Abstract, started exploring Python and web development 7 years ago after an experience developing industrial automation systems.An Open Source enthusiast, has participated in the development of Plone, and has experience developing with many Python web development frameworks, with a personal preference for Django.Amongst his professional experiences are such diverse items as web publishing solutions for various music labels, several e-commerce platforms (including the CMS part of an important Italian e-commerce site) and a lot of "duct-taping" tasks on various web projects at Abstract.

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EuroPython 2012

Italy Italy, Florence

2nd8th July 2012

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Time 11:15am12:15pm CET

Date Thu 5th July 2012


Ravioli, Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

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