Didier Verna keynotes on the bonds between biology and computer science, how these bonds developed over the years, and how software could behave like living organisms.
Seb Rose wonders if estimates are worthwhile and discusses what business people – Steve McConnell, Demarco, Lister, Disraeli - have to say about this.
Christopher Simons suggests using SBSE to iterated through multiple possible solutions and select the one that performs the best, offering insight into some available tools and techniques.
Dan North believes Agile scales if teams achieve contextual consistency through shared guiding principles, a clear vision and a common understanding.
Wojciech Seliga shares from experience how complex it can be to deal with thousands of tests -unit, functional, integration, performance- for Atlassian JIRA and what they did to bring it under control.
Roger Orr solves a problem with different levels of complexity trying to answer what the complexity notation actually means and why it is important in practice.
Bjarne Stroustrup discusses features that might appear in C++14: braces for copy initialization, return type deduction in functions, generic (polymorphic) lambdas, user-defined literals, etc.
Alan Griffiths shares the organizational process, the technological challenges and the solutions adopted by a team developing a C++ systems component.
Tobias Darm discusses how some of the GoF patterns can be implemented differently in C++11 using Boost libraries.
Charles Bailey takes a look at Git Index’s internals, explaining why it is used, what and how is stored in it, and what operations can be used against it.
Zsolt Fabok presents several methods that can be used to find areas which are worth testing so that organizations do not have to spend more effort on testing than what is absolutely necessary.
Arjan van Leeuwen overviews code reviews advantages and disadvantages, how much can be done in a code review, types of critiques, how to handle critiques and conflicts that might arise from them.