Andrew Stellman affirms that having great teams with a collaborative mindset takes more than great people, visionary leaders and good organizers, providing insights into what needs to be added.
Burt Beckwith explains the general process of creating a Grails plug-in, the different types of plug-ins, and how to deploy, release and test them.
Siva Raghupathy discusses DynamoDB Design Patterns & Best Practices for realizing DynamoDB benefits at the right cost.
Sid Anand uses examples from LinkedIn, Netflix, and eBay to discuss some common causes of outages and scaling issues. He also discusses modern practices in availability and scaling in web sites today.
Jakub Nesetril, Tony Tam, Kirsten Jones share tools and tips for building great APIs.
Allan Kelly explains What Agile is, Why companies are adopting it in increasing numbers and How it works, providing suggestions on how to start an Agile initiative and how to do things right.
Russ Miles shares the patterns and anti-patterns he's observed when teams attempt to really deliver valuable software, imparting principles and practices that guide him when helping teams deliver.
Garrett Smith discusses building reliable systems starting with lessons from Erlang, then outlining a set of principles and the practices for applying these principles in languages such as Ruby, Python, and Java.
Manvir Singh Grewal and Brandon Byars propose a business intelligence workflow along with Lean principles and practices for implementing a data warehouse and reporting capability.
Naveed Khawaja and Carl Bruiners introduce various Agile principles and practices and conduct a hands-on practice session meant to explain how to build a performing team.
Darci Dutcher provides practical advice for introducing UX to agile teams.
David Bulkin introduces various agile practices to beginners interspersed with advice for advance practitioners.