Keith Braithwaite proposes ways to integrate ideas successfully applied in software in the past but later discarded, like analysis, architecture, and modeling, into current technology and practice.
Cesare Pautasso proves that BPM can be used to compose and implement REST web services, showing the relationship between business processes and stateful resources accessed through a RESTful API.
Dan North advices programmers on how to advance from beginner to expert: practice the basics, learn from others, understand trends, share knowledge, maintain the toolbox, learn how to learn, and start all over again.
Rachel Davies believes there is not one Agile solution for everybody, but rather each team should learn how to evolve their own methods and process that fit to their environment.
Kresten Krab Thorup discusses functional and interactive concurrency, the message-based paradigm vs. OOP, a new way of doing programming based on concurrency, state encapsulation, and cheap processes.
Chris Read takes a look at clouds from the operations perspective, presenting various types of clouds and their tradeoffs, their strengths and weaknesses, the problems clouds solve but also the new problems that appear, and the process change the organization needs to go through to make a successful use of the cloud.
Mobile Testing Challenge: Why Mobile Apps Need Real-World Testing Coverage and How Crowdsourcing Can Help
Doron Reuveni presents how to use crowdsourcing for testing mobile applications in different ways - scripted/exploratory, on device/off device, automated/manual -, the specific characteristics of the In-the-Wild testing accompanied by a live demo, and some real-world success stories.
Nat Pryce exemplifies how he dealt with flickering, false positives, slow, and messy tests appearing in asynchronous testing when trying to perform end-to-end testing.
Simon Baker and Gus Power point out that many projects fail due to organizational complexity, proposing ways to improve product development and business agility in order to make the customer happy.
Udi Dahan addresses SOA from both a technological and business perspective by introducing business and autonomous components, basic elements of a service-oriented solution for the enterprise.
Russ Miles and Toby Hobson outline many factors to be considered when adopting a cloud solution – what type of cloud, which vendor, what technology, how is it related to the business value, SLA, should it be considered early, geo-location constraints, etc. –, creating a wider view of the cloud from the development and business perspective.