InfoQ.com is a web app/portal implemented with the latest in portal technology and web development. This session shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of building InfoQ.com; from (lack of) initial requirements, design/implementation choices, deployment issues, and lessons learned along the way. The talk examines features of the site and their implementation in the web layer, domain model, and DB.
In this presentation @ QCon London, Zed Shaw explains the impact Mongrel's 2500 lines of code have had. He also goes into what makes a project successful (good documentation, make the product is to install and extend, etc) and how companies can get on the good side of open source projects they use.