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Sky.com: Behind Britain’s Entertainment Infrastructure

Posted by Glenn Saqui and Jon Mullen  on  Jul 13, 2010

Glenn Saqui and Jon Mullen present the details of the development environment and the process they are using at Sky.com: selecting team members, work area, dealing with continuous integration, tools, how they pair, weekly and daily process, story cards and how they are used, and the production environment.

Making the Work Visible

Posted by Alisson Vale  on  Jul 12, 2010 6

Alisson Vale presents how Kanban is used by Phidelis in order to make the main elements of a process - the work, the workflow, the communication, time, information, engineering traceability, movements – visible in order to express the understanding of a system.

Standards are Great, but Standardisation is a Really Bad Idea

Posted by Paul Downey  on  Dec 12, 2009 1

Paul Downey discusses the risks of premature standardisation, unnatural constraints, partial implementations and open extensions, how to avoid cloud computing lock-in, formal activities versus lightweight open processes as exemplified by open source, Microformats, OpenID, OAuth and other Web conventions being ratified through open, lightweight, continuous agreement.

Pimp My Architecture

Posted by Dan North  on  Nov 12, 2009 8

Dan North discusses an example of rearchitecting an application without rewriting it from scratch, and explains general strategies for a holistic rearchitecture such as changing the team culture, removing obsolete technologies, allowing mistakes to be made (and learned from), transitional architectures, introducing bounded contexts, refactoring and emergent simplicity, and rotating through roles.

Closing the Gap Between Apps and Ops

Posted by Jake Sorofman  on  Oct 07, 2009 1

Jake Sorofman talks on how to glue together the application development world and the business operations one in an automated, virtualized and cloud computing environment where everything moves faster than ever.

Bindings, Platforms, and Innovation

Posted by Bob Frankston  on  Jul 02, 2009

Bob Frankston offers a vision of the Internet that focuses on communication and connection uninhibited by artificial barriers like carrier exclusivity, arbitrary differences in protocols, and vendor constraints. He uses stories as his organizing and presentational metaphor to share a vision of what could be, if we had free reign to follow our imagination.

Kent Beck: Just You Wait

Posted by Kent Beck  on  Jun 12, 2009 1

Kent Beck takes a look at trends and how they affect us. Communication, simplification, unintended consequences, disappearing models, and new approaches of design and tests are examined. Kent takes diverse set of issues that are changing in our world and asks "why are we doing this?"

Transforming Software Architecture with Web as Platform

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe  on  May 17, 2009 3

This session takes a comprehensive look the "Web as Platform," implications for software architecture and innovations and ideas that are just now being fully appreciated. Changing concepts of system design and the discipline and practice of software architecture, that architects and technical leads must know today are addressed in this far ranging discussion.

Shaw and Fowler About Forging a New Alliance

Posted by Scott Shaw and Martin Fowler  on  Oct 06, 2008 10

Scott Shaw, Director of Services at ThoughtWorks, and Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist at ThoughtWorks, talk about the need for a new relationship between the business department and the IT department. Studies have constantly shown that the main culprit for unsuccessful projects lies in miscommunication between the business people and the IT ones.

Martin Fowler and Dan North Point Out a Yawning Crevasse of Doom

Posted by Martin Fowler & Dan North  on  Aug 13, 2008 3

In this presentation filmed during QCon London 2007, Martin Fowler and Dan North talk about the communication gap existing between the developers and the customers or users. Closing this gap is extremely important in order to create successful software.

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