Kito Mann

Principal Consultant, Virtua, Inc.

Kito D. Mann is the Principal Consultant at Virtua, Inc., specializing in enterprise application architecture, training, development, and mentoring with Web Components, Polymer, Angular, JavaServer Faces, and Jakarta/Java EE technologies. He is also the co-host of the Enterprise Java Newscast, and the author of JavaServer Faces in Action (Manning). Mann has participated in several Java Community Process expert groups (including CDI, JSF, and Portlets) and is an internationally recognized speaker. He is also a Java Champion and Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

 

Talks on Wurreka:

Building a web app? Should you pick Angular, React, Vue, or the something else? Did you know that browsers have a built-in standard for building reusable components, called Web Components? With a little bit of help from LitElement and LitHtml — libraries from Google’s Polymer team — you can build powerful web apps that run natively in all modern browsers (and can even work in IE). This means faster performance, less overhead, and most importantly, long-term compatibility (once it’s in the browser, it stays in the browser). This session dives into LitElement and LitHtml, and explains how how you can build components and entire applications using property binding, templating, and other common framework features in a simple, performant, and standards-based manner.

Delivering software often takes longer than we anticipate. Why is that? Part of the reason is not understanding the nuances of the system’s expected behavior.

Understanding that behavior starts by ensuring that each story is handled with extreme focus. “Works on my machine” is just the first step of story delivery; it also includes code quality, tests, documentation, adherence to Acceptance Criteria.

Definition of Ready and Definition of Done are a set of guard rails that help us overcome these issues and achieve predictability in software delivery. In this talk, you’ll learn how to make a case for each of these definitions to your team and how you can ensure the last few days of a Sprint are something to actually look forward to.

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