Mercury Team Contributes Insights During 2017 Tampa Code Camp

Tampa Code Camp is a free, annual one day learning event where developers have the opportunity to take part in practical, hands-on, and interactive sessions to grow your skills and build your career, hear from seasoned developers on web, mobile, native, and cloud development, and connect with the Tampa area tech community!

This year’s event held at Keiser University on October 28th featured over 50 speakers covering topics such as Power BI, IOT, React and Selenium Testing to name a few.  Mercury’s newest Principal Application Developer, Matt Wagner shared his insight on Resiliency Patterns in a session titled “Managing Failure in a Chaotic World”.

This session included a survey of the resiliency patterns and techniques for managing transient failures in a distributed or cloud-connected world. Topics included circuit breakers, retries, timeouts, and bulkheads using the Polly library for C# and the Hysterix library for the JVM.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn to anticipate where communication could fail
  • Adapt to latency, downtime, and error conditions for your dependencies
  • Provide resilient solutions for your customers

Mercury’s Senior Interface Designer Zach Winnie covered the topic of Bootstrap in a session titled “What’s New in Bootstrap 4”.

Key takeaways:

  • Beta 1: 8/11/2017
  • There have been over 5,000 commits, 650+ files changed, 67,000 lines added, 82,000 lines removed in V4
  • V4 drops browser support for IE 8 and 9
  • V4 uses Reboot vs. Normalize
  • Most components refactored with flexbox
  • Covered components that have been removed
  • Covered components that have been added
  • Moved from LESS to SASS in V4
  • V4 Global font increased

Did you miss one of our presentations at Tampa Code Camp?  No worries, email us at to get a copy.

To learn more about Tampa Code Camp, please visit  We look forward to sharing again next year!

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