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Scaling Devops - Breaking Down the Barriers between Development and IT Operations

Posted by Jez Humble  on  May 03, 2012 2

Jez Humble discusses how to deal with risk management, regulation compliance, ITIL, audit requirements in a large organization that intends to adopt devops.

Architecting in the Gaps

Posted by Eoin Woods  on  May 01, 2012

Eoin Woods suggests creating the architecture of a system by discovering the interactions between the components and focusing on the boundaries, helping with defining the interfaces and interactions.

The Frustrated Architect

Posted by Simon Brown  on  Apr 24, 2012 3

Simon Brown discusses the role of the software architect, challenging some of the current assumptions and trying to redefine it in the context of Agile development.

Mobile HTML5

Posted by Maximiliano Firtman  on  Apr 23, 2012

Maximiliano Firtman discusses HTML5, the features it introduces, how it can be used for cross-platform mobile development, compatibility issues, creating apps for a store, taking a look at the future.

Architecture Without an End State

Posted by Michael Nygard  on  Apr 20, 2012 2

Michael Nygard outlines 8 rules for dealing with complex systems: Embrace Plurality, Contextualize Downstream, Beware Grandiosity, Decentralize, Isolate Failure Domains, Data Outlives Applications ...

Back to the Future: Sockets and Relational Data in Your (Windows) Pocket

Posted by Dragos Manolescu  on  Apr 11, 2012

Dragos Manolescu introduces some of the new features in Windows Phone Mango - TCP and UDP sockets, network preferences and local storage –, discussing their optimization for lower power consumption.

Java in the Cloud - PaaS Platform in Comparison

Posted by Eberhard Wolff  on  Apr 04, 2012 1

Eberhard Wolff introduces Cloud Computing, IaaS/PaaS, comparing the Java support provided by Google GAE, Amazon Beanstalk, VMware Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Bees.

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.

How We (Mostly) Moved from Java to Scala

Posted by Graham Tackley  on  Mar 27, 2012 14

Graham Tackley discusses how The Guardian switched all new development from Java to Scala, why they did that, what were the benefits and the problems, and why they did not choose Python+Django.

Titanic, COBOL and the 100 Year Platform

Posted by Ola Bini  on  Mar 22, 2012 1

Ola Bini discusses what features a long lasting platform should have, and takes a look at Java to see if it can be that platform.

It's More than Just the Language

Posted by Lúcio Ferrão  on  Mar 21, 2012

Lúcio Ferrão talks about making the software appealing to the business by using a visual language and an integrated environment supporting the entire life cycle of application development.

Approachable Concurrency for the JVM with Groovy Parallel Systems

Posted by Dierk König  on  Mar 16, 2012 2

Dierk König introduces GPars, Groovy’s library for concurrent programming, explaining a simpler and less error-prone way to use fork/join, map/reduce, actors, and dataflow in Java and Groovy.

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