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Managing Mixed Java & .Net Development Projects

Posted by Giles Davies & Richard Erwin  on  Sep 10, 2009

Giles Davies and Richard Erwin explain how to work in a mixed development environment, .NET and Java, by using TFS to manage the projects and using Visual Studio and Eclipse as IDEs.

Web-Oriented Architecture

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe  on  Sep 07, 2009 2

Dion Hinchcliffe presents the WOA technologies: RESTful services, linked data ecosystems, mashups, cloud computing, open APIs, and productivity-oriented software development models.

Strategic Design - Responsibility Traps

Posted by Eric Evans  on  Sep 03, 2009 6

Eric discusses the need for strategic thinking and how early design decisions can affect project and organization trajectories and why they involve much more than mere architecture.

Forging ahead - Scaling the BBC into Web/2.0

Posted by Dirk-Willem van Gulik  on  Sep 02, 2009 2

Dirk-Willem discusses the change program underway at the BBC - empowering the creative community in the use of dynamic technologies, web/2.0 and social networking in order to talk to their audience.

Creating DSLs in Oslo

Posted by Amanda Laucher  on  Aug 29, 2009 6

Amanda Laucher talks about Oslo and its tools, Intellipad, M.exe – the M Compiler, MB.exe – MGrammar Compiler, and how they can be used to create a DSL. She demonstrates the creation of a demo DSL.

The evolving Guardian.co.uk architecture

Posted by Mathew Wall  on  Aug 28, 2009

This presentation covers how to rapidly evolve a web site that receives over 25 million unique users and 218 million page impressions a month using a "just in time" approach to architecture.

Situation Normal, Everything Must Change

Posted by Simon Wardley  on  Aug 26, 2009 3

Simon Wardley explains the commoditization of IT through cloud computing: why it is happening, the impact on IT, benefits and risks, managing risks, and he presents a canonical vision on the cloud.

Null References: The Billion Dollar Mistake

Posted by Tony Hoare  on  Aug 25, 2009 1

Tony Hoare introduced Null references in ALGOL W back in 1965 “simply because it was so easy to implement”, says Mr. Hoare. He talks about that decision considering it “my billion-dollar mistake”.

Document Based Services at British Airways

Posted by Mike Daley and Stewart Marshall  on  Aug 21, 2009 1

Mike Daley and Stewart Marshall present the ba.com architecture, the challenges faced to build it, and the tools used. They describe how they created an SOA comprising document-based services.

Lift Web Framework

Posted by David Pollack  on  Aug 20, 2009

This presentation discusses Scala (a hybrid Object Oriented and Functional language) and Lift, and how many Lift features are based on Scala pattern matching and functional composition.

Test Driven Development: Ten Years Later

Posted by Michael Feathers and Steve Freeman  on  Aug 18, 2009 3

In this session, we review some of the landmarks in the history of Test-Driven Development and what they tell about how to develop software; the ideas, techniques, objections, and misunderstandings.

The Browser as a Platform

Posted by Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer  on  Aug 14, 2009 1

Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer present the current status of the browser as a platform and what it takes to be successful: a fast JavaScript engine, using Canvas, thread support, great UI, and others.

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