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Beyond Agile: Cultural Patterns

Posted by Willem van den Ende and Marc Evers  on  May 28, 2009

Willem and Marc introduce cultural patterns that can be found in software organizations. By understanding the cultural patterns then you can better adapt your practices.

Building a Large Scale SaaS Application

Posted by Dan Hanley  on  May 22, 2009

Dan Hanley, at QCon London 2008 addresses the challenges of building large scale SaaS applications. Using examples from three Magus application frameworks, Dan exposes principles of SaaS development.

Born To Cycle

Posted by Linda Rising  on  May 20, 2009 1

We know that small increments that produce progress toward a goal is a way for teams to work successfully. Does it work well because the individuals on the team are hardwired to work in cycles?

Meeting the Challenge of Simplicity

Posted by Giles Colborne  on  May 15, 2009 2

This session addresses the abstract notion of 'simplicity', why it is critical in modern UI design, and answers questions, like "Why do design processes and good intentions undermine simplicity?"

JQuery - a Javascript DOM Library

Posted by Remy Sharp  on  May 07, 2009 1

This presentation demonstrates the features of JQuery, particularly its support for AJax and DOM services plus cross-browser compatibility. Details of the library and its structure are covered.

The Market Risk System

Posted by David Harper & Dominique Delarue  on  May 06, 2009

David Harper and Dominique Delarue present the Market Risk System used by BNP to retrieve, store and analyze risk data for all trading activities of their bank.

Agile Mashups

Posted by Rachel Davies  on  May 06, 2009 5

This talk highlights what's on offer in the different agile methods, where different agile practices add value and how to go about blending them into your current approach.

A Tale of 2 Systems

Posted by Pete Goodliffe  on  May 05, 2009

In this video recorded during QCon London 2008, Pete Goodliffe presents two Linux-based audio products with a complete different outcome, software design making the difference.

Financial Transaction Exchange at BetFair.com

Posted by Matt Youill  on  May 03, 2009

This presentation covers Betfair's efforts, e.g. Flywheel, that enables serving 50,000 low cost transactions per second. This technology has become the basis for the Tradefair financial exchange.

Investment Banking: Technology Space and Integration Issues

Posted by John Davies  on  Apr 26, 2009 6

John Davies discusses investment banking technology, integration, complex data models, distributed architectures and SWIFT MT to MX migration.

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.

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