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Evolving the Java Language

Posted by Neal Gafter  on  Apr 24, 2009 8

At QCon London 2008, Neal Gafter discusses language changes being developed for the JDK7; their interactions, how they are conditioned upon pre-existing language design choices, and API design.

Under The Hood

Posted by David Chelimsky  on  Apr 22, 2009 1

David Chelimsky takes a look at the Ruby Gems system - and a few very useful Gems: hpricot, builder, mocha, hoe, bones, and more.

JRuby: Power on the JVM

Posted by Ola Bini  on  Apr 17, 2009

In this presentation from QCon London, Ola Bini shows how JRuby is implemented, how it's optimized and what it can be and what it is used for.

Transparency: A Great Leap Forward or Exposed Artery?

Posted by Kent Beck, Keith Braithwaite, Steve Freeman, Chris Matts and John Nolan  on  Apr 16, 2009 5

Agile propagandists make great claims about the advantages of being transparent about the state of their projects. But is this true? Surely Transparency is just not pragmatic?

Google Data API (GData)

Posted by Frank Mantek  on  Apr 14, 2009 1

The Google Data API (GData) provides a query language and Atom to provide search, read, and update capabilities to Google assets, including Calendar, Blogger, Picasa, CodeSearch, and Google Base.

Application Services on the Web: SalesForce.com

Posted by Dave Carroll  on  Apr 11, 2009

Dave Carroll describes Force.com as a platform for creating enterprise applications in the Cloud using web service APIs, server side logic, service oriented application support and ALM services.

Making Roles Explicit

Posted by Udi Dahan  on  Apr 09, 2009 14

Udi Dahan, The Software Simplist as he calls himself, explains why sometimes it is not enough to apply good OOP and patterns lessons. He introduces a new principle: make roles explicit.

Interactive Websites with Comet and DWR

Posted by Joe Walker  on  Apr 08, 2009 3

In this session filmed during QCon London 2008, Joe Walker presents Comet, a long polling AJAX method used for updating the browser’s page, and DWR, a Java library for writing web sites using AJAX.

REST, Reuse, and Serendipity

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Apr 04, 2009 8

In this talk, recorded at QCon London 2008, Steve Vinoski explains how a RESTful architecture can further reuse in unforeseen circumstances.

Executable User Stories with RSpec and BDD

Posted by Aslak Hellesøy  on  Apr 02, 2009 2

An introduction to BDD and how to make plain text User Stories executable with RSpec's Story Framework, which is written in Ruby, but runs against production code written in any programming language.

Amazon Web Services: Building Blocks for True Internet Applications

Posted by Jeff Barr  on  Apr 01, 2009 1

Jeff Barr discusses Amazons Web development services including: Simple Queue, Simple Storage, Simple DB, and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), explaining how they address development issues.

GWT-Gears: The Browser is the Platform

Posted by Didier Girard  on  Mar 29, 2009

This presentation covers the use of GWT and Gears to create Web applications that can also be used when Web connection is not possible. Together these technologies make your browser your "platform."

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