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Agile Development: Overcoming a Short-term Focus in Implementing Best Practices

Posted by Karthik Dinakar  on  Oct 18, 2010 2

Karthik Dinakar presents a case study showing that trying to reach short-term goals by ignoring some practices can lead to long-term failures, how they recovered and recommends some best practices.

Using RESTful Web Services and Cloud Computing for Next-Generation Mobile Applications

Posted by Jason H. Christensen  on  Sep 10, 2010

Jason H Christensen presents the evolution of mobile devices, how to integrate mobile systems with the cloud and use RESTful services, what is a basic mobile architecture and how it can be implemented

Making SOA Work in a Healthcare Company

Posted by Brian Nicks  on  Aug 27, 2010 1

Brian Nicks tells the lessons learned by a healthcare company which inherited many technologies from Java to .Net to RPG to CICS to COBOL, deciding that the integration solution was to implement SOA.

Scrub & Spin: Stealth Use of Formal Methods in Software Development

Posted by Gerard Holzmann  on  Jun 02, 2010 1

Gerard Holzmann discusses Spin, a design analyzer tool, and Scrub, a code review tool, used by Jet Propulsion Laboratory to analyze and fix the software used for solar system exploration missions.

Facebook: Moving Fast at Scale

Posted by Robert Johnson  on  May 24, 2010 2

Robert Johnson talks about: the need to prepare for horizontal scalability, very short release cycles associated with a streamlined deploying process, and making the entire process faster every day.

OOPSLA Keynote: The Power Of Abstraction

Posted by Barbara Liskov  on  Dec 23, 2009 7

In a reprise of her ACM Turing Award lecture, Barbara Liskov discusses the invention of abstract data types, the CLU programming language, the Liskov Substitution Principle, and future challenges.

Community Performance Optimization: Making Your People Run as Smoothly as Your Site

Posted by Brion Vibber  on  Dec 23, 2009 3

Brion Vibber discusses the challenges of working with user communities, social bottlenecks, scalability of software vs communities, new approaches to scaling communities, and remaining challenges.

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