Jim Hirschauer describes the application monitoring tool landscape, KPIs and metrics to consider when monitoring, and compares monitoring traditional vs. cloud-based applications. He talks about performance considerations when instrumenting code, how organizations can be 'Smarter' about their Big Data, and looks at what's new in AppDynamics 3.7.
Simon Thompson and Huiqing Li explain refactoring with functional languages and Wrangler (Erlang) and HaRe (Haskell). Also: how Wrangler's ad-hoc mode allows everyone to write custom refactorings.
In this interview Mik Kersten and Neelan Choksi of Tasktop Technologies talk about the Mylyn task-oriented application lifecycle management framework and its role in creating Tasktop. They also discuss the role Tasktop plays in the new Clode2Cloud technology, which is a suite of turnkey cloud-based development, deployment and collaboration tools from SpringSource.
Kevin Rutherford talks about the challenges of refactoring Ruby code, and his open source tool 'reek' which automates the discovery of certain code smells in Ruby code.
In this interview, Joshua Kerievsky, founder of Industrial Logic, discusses the need for developer performance metrics to enable organizations to determine the capabilities of developers. He also discusses his project known as the Limited Red Society. The goal of the Limited Red Society is to help developers limit the amount of time their code is in the red.
Joe Walker explains the browser-based source editor Bespin: the architecture and implementation, the collaboration features, new ideas for command lines, Canvas vs DOM, speed, extensibility, and much more.