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Kill the Mutants - A Better Way to Test Your Tests

Posted by Roy van Rijn  on  Sep 19, 2015

Roy van Rijn explains what mutation testing is and how it works, comparing several Java frameworks (PIT, Jester, Jumble) that enable automatic mutation testing in a continuous build.


Introduction to Java Profiling

Posted by Jerry Yoakum  on  Sep 17, 2015

Jerry Yoakum discusses how code profiling tools and techniques can be used to evaluate code for constructions and errors that are likely to cause problems, highlight places in need of refactoring.


Making the Case for Review

Posted by Austin Bingham  on  Sep 16, 2015

Austin Bingham answers questions on reviews: how long should they be, what should be reviewed, how do reviews account for an increase in quality and ROI?


Microservices: Software that Fits in Your Head

Posted by Dan North  on  Aug 09, 2015

Dan North describes a model for thinking about the age of code and argues for replaceability as a first class concern, ending up with something that looks a lot like microservices.


Beautiful Structure

Posted by Chris Chedgey  on  Aug 05, 2015

Chris Chedgey explores how “locality of relationship” affects coupling, cohesion, and the width of interfaces, showing structural patterns that increase or decrease complexity.


Opportunities to Improve System Reliability and Resilience

Posted by Donald Belcham  on  Jul 02, 2015

Donald Belcham explains how to improve a system’s reliability by using appropriate code patterns.


Naming Things

Posted by Ian Barber  on  Apr 24, 2015

Ian Barber discusses the importance of behavior, domains and clarity of the names used when writing software or building systems.


Reducing External Risk

Posted by Donald Belcham  on  Apr 22, 2015

Donald Belcham presents design patterns and development concepts that protects one’s code from external systems that may change in uncontrollable ways.


Groovy and Grails Puzzlers - As Usual - Traps, Pitfalls, and End Cases

Posted by Baruch Sadogursky,Fred Simon  on  Apr 16, 2015

Baruch Sadogursky and Fred Simon discuss the Groovy version of the epic Java Puzzlers.


Treat Your Code as a Crime Scene

Posted by Adam Tornhill  on  Apr 11, 2015

Adam Tornhill teaches how to predict bugs, detect architectural decay and find the code that is most expensive to maintain, how to evaluate knowledge drain in a codebase, and much more.



Posted by Chad Fowler  on  Mar 26, 2015

Chad Fowler attempts to convince people that keeping things "tiny" –small iterations, small methods, small teams - is the best thing one can do for himself and his team.


Workflows of Refactoring

Posted by Martin Fowler  on  Dec 09, 2014 1

Martin Fowler keynotes on the need for refactoring and different ways to approach it. You can view here part 2 of this presentation:

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