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Test-Driven Development of Asynchronous Systems

Posted by Nat Pryce  on  Sep 17, 2010

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.

Product Development in the Land of the Free

Posted by Simon Baker and Gus Power  on  Sep 16, 2010 3

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.

Avoid a Failed SOA: Business & Autonomous Components to the Rescue

Posted by Udi Dahan  on  Sep 15, 2010 1

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.

Obscured by Clouds

Posted by Russ Miles and Toby Hobson  on  Sep 09, 2010

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.

Panel: Modular Java

Posted by Alex Blewitt, Kevin Seal and Alex Buckley  on  Sep 08, 2010

Alex Blewitt, Kevin Seal and Alex Buckley discuss modularity in Java, answering questions from the audience: when is modularity needed, how to address modularity, what are the similarities and differences in modularity between Jigsaw and .NET, and what are the improvements in OSGi-based development?

Whither the Smartphone? Future Directions in Smartphones and Mobile Development

Posted by Adam Blum  on  Sep 07, 2010

Adam Blum discusses the current trends in mobile development and smartphones, trying to predict what will happen in this area over the next 5 years so a developer would know what to expect.

Cogs in the Machine: Testing Code Embedded in an Impenetrable Framework

Posted by Roy Osherove  on  Sep 07, 2010 2

Roy Osherove discusses the difficulties met when trying to test code embedded in a framework (cog), presenting several possible solutions to create unit tests for cogs. He also presents Excavation, a technique used to create a domain specific test framework and some patterns used for cog isolation. The discussion centers around Silverlight code examples.

Enterprise Mashups: Why Do I Care?

Posted by Ross Mason  on  Sep 02, 2010

Ross Mason discusses enterprise mashups, what they are and how to use them by applying a number of patterns, such as FeedFactory, Super Search, and Pipeline, in order to find new ways to benefit from existing enterprise data.

Command-Query Responsibility Segregation

Posted by Udi Dahan  on  Sep 01, 2010 7

Udi Dahan discusses the Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) pattern and its relationship to Domain Driven Design (DDD), detailing on queries and commands, what they are and how they should be used in an asynchronous programming environment.

Living and Working with Aging Software

Posted by Ralph Johnson  on  Sep 01, 2010 1

Ralph Johnson discusses principles, practices and tools relating to software development starting not from scratch but from already existing code which needs refactoring, maintenance, and sometimes architectural change.

The Craftsman Learns ... or Learning the Craft

Posted by Pete Goodliffe  on  Aug 31, 2010 1

Pete Goodliffe provokes his listeners to keep learning over the course of their entire life, offering advice on how to approach learning, what is valuable and what can be ignored, how to deal with new things, having a healthy attitude towards learning, and how to feed one’s curiosity.

MongoDB @ SourceForge

Posted by Mark Ramm  on  Aug 26, 2010 2

Mark Ramm tells the story of why SourceForge needed to redesigned its site, why they chose MongoDB, how it compared to other possible solutions, the problems encountered, how they fixed them, and overall lessons learned. Ramm also responds to various questions coming from the audience.

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