As the Lead Principal Software Engineer at ASOS, Nix is responsible for making sure that engineering and our engineers are constantly improving. Through technology, approaches, practices and talent acquisition, to parachuting in to hotspots and helping teams deliver high quality code and devops automation while meeting tight deadlines.
Nix joined ASOS in March 2015 after six years at Avanade where he lead the Cloud & Integration Practice. Nix worked on both Azure and on-premises solutions with customers such as Skype, Blinkbox, Barclays, Best Buy and ASOS.
Nik talks through the ugly stepsister of the shiny new codebase - monolithic legacy systems. Topics discussed include how to work with an older framework that has a host of technology, resource and attrition issues.
Nix will talk about test, deploy and solving problems fast! He highlights why people should adopt a test-driven-development approach.
Shared understanding, shared ownership and a test-first approach leads to high quality software, trust and high performance.