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Statistical Graphics, ClojureScript, &c.

Posted by Kevin Lynagh  on  Jun 13, 2012 2

Kevin Lynagh discusses information design and why he thinks programmers suck at that, and how one can implement great data visualizations with Clojure and ClujureScript.

Seven Secrets Every Architect Should Know

Posted by Frank Buschmann  on  Apr 04, 2012

Frank Buschmann’s secrets: User Tasks-based Design, Be Minimalist, Ensure Visibility of Domain Concepts, Use Uncertainty as a Driver, Design Between Things, Check Assumptions, Eat Your Own Dog Food.

Strategic Design - Responsibility Traps

Posted by Eric Evans  on  Sep 03, 2009 6

Eric discusses the need for strategic thinking an how early design decisions have major impact on the organization and the entire development process. He uses the lens of DDD Strategic Design principles (emphasizing "Context Mapping" and "Distilling the Core Domain") to show how to avoid strategic failures and achieve strategic successes. Winning strategy starts with the domain.

Responsive Design

Posted by Kent Beck  on  Jun 04, 2009 4

Purpose and intent are just as important as skill in effective software development. Skill allows you to deliver value in difficult technical circumstances. Clear purpose and positive intent allow you to deliver value in difficult social and business circumstances. Kent Beck shares his design technique which involves both intent and a small set of strategies he uses when designing.

Meeting the Challenge of Simplicity

Posted by Giles Colborne  on  May 15, 2009 2

This session addresses abstract notion of simplicity, looks at why it is critical in modern UI design and answers questions: Why does simplicity matter? Is there a meaningful definition of simplicity? Why do design processes and good intentions undermine simplicity? What processes and techniques can software developers use to achieve simplicity?

Investment Banking: Technology Space and Integration Issues

Posted by John Davies  on  Apr 26, 2009 6

John Davies discusses technology problems and solutions encountered in the investment banking domain. Issues covered include: transport and data integration, protocols, XML, complex validation, persistence, and scaling via distributed systems. SWIFT MT to MX migration is also discussed.

REST: A Pragmatic Introduction to the Web's Architecture

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  Jan 29, 2009 6

In this presentation, recorded at QCon London, Stefan Tilkov introduces the key principles of REST, explaining the differences to other distributed systems architectures and highlighting its benefits. Topics covered include mapping business logic to resource interactions, hypermedia, and documentation.

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