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The Startup Hangover: Supporting 15M Users

Posted by Phil Calçado  on  Oct 18, 2012

Phil Calçado presents SoundCloud’s approach to dealing with scalability issues when their user number grew beyond what they initially could support by creating services in various languages.

Concurrent Programming Using The Disruptor

Posted by Trisha Gee  on  Oct 17, 2012 1

Trisha Gee introduces the Disruptor - a parallel messaging framework -, explains how to use it in code, and shows how it was used to solve an application’s messaging needs.

Building Scalable Products that Customers Love

Posted by Per Jonsson  on  Oct 12, 2012

Per Jonsson discusses Lean Startup in the context of real world examples, and helpful tools for startups - Feedback Loop, Customer Development and the Lean Canvas.

Writing Datomic in Clojure

Posted by Rich Hickey  on  Oct 08, 2012 5

Rich Hickey introduces Datomic, including architectural and implementation details.

The Impedance Mismatch is Our Fault

Posted by Stuart Halloway  on  Oct 02, 2012 6

Stuart Dabbs Halloway explains what the impedance mismatch is and what can be done to solve it in the context of RDBMS, OOP, and NoSQL.

The Power of Play: Making Good Teams Great

Posted by Portia Tung  on  Oct 01, 2012 1

Portia Tung believes that play at work can improve team relationship and can fire up creativity.

Is It Just Me Or Is Everything $#!t?

Posted by John Nolan  on  Sep 27, 2012

John Nolan rants about the computer-driven information society we live in and the compromises it forces us to make, pleading for a simpler and more humane approach to it.

Entirely Predictable Failures

Posted by Poul-Henning Kamp  on  Sep 26, 2012 1

Poul-Henning Kamp considers that if developers are not getting better, we are going to repeat many of the major IT project failures. He exemplifies with major Denmark project failures.

Embracing Variability

Posted by Don Reinertsen  on  Sep 21, 2012 2

Don Reinertsen proposes addressing uncertainty not by considering it harmful nor by embracing it but by efficiently reducing it in the context of the economic laws governing the software dev process.

Cross-Platform Tools: Build Once and Run Everywhere

Posted by Alexey Karpik  on  Sep 18, 2012 1

Alexey Karpik reviews JS libraries – Sencha, JQuery, Jo-, frameworks –Rhomobile, M-Project-, and tools –PhoneGap, MoSync, Appcelerator, Antenna-, discussing how they fare with mobile development.

Security Vulnerabilities for Grown-ups

Posted by Vitaly Osipov  on  Sep 14, 2012

Vitaly Osipov shares 7 product security lessons learned at Atlassian related to why security incidents happen, what we would like to do about them and what can be done.

Fast Mobile UIs - You’re an Edge Case

Posted by Horia Dragomir  on  Sep 12, 2012

Horia Dragomir offers tips on creating responsive UIs on mobile platforms along with advice on several pitfalls that need to be avoided.

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