This article presents the main takeway points as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. Comments are organized by tracks and sessions: Keynotes, Architectures you've always wondered about, Architecture Quality, How much REST do we need?, Java in Action, Architecting for Performance & Scalability, Java Emerging Technologies, Challenges in Agile, Bleeding Edge .NET, The Rise of Ruby.
This article presents the main takeway points and further reading as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. Comments are organized by tracks and sessions: Case studies (amazon, eBay, Yahoo!) Java, Agile, the Agile Open Space, Qualities in Architecture, Ajax and Browser Apps, .NET, Ruby, SOA, Usability, Banking Architectures followed by a summary of peoples over all opinions of QCon.
During the 2004-2005 academic year, Pam Rostal and Dave West ran a unique work-study degree program at New Mexico Highlands University: 20 students using Agile practices to execute real world projects. This story shows what can happen when education goes beyond the ordinary: when people are encouraged to strive for mastery and taught the thinking tools to do so.