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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Hughes shows how to explore the possible bugs of a code by creating a series of tests in Erlang and using multiple test frameworks, discovering the faults through successive tests and evaluating the frameworks while doing it.
Stefan Norberg introduces Domain Event-Driven Architecture, how it helps SOA, and how it has been used by Unibet to make its architecture less coupled, resulting in better performance and scalability. Norberg offers practical advice, presenting technical details of the technologies used: JMS, XML, JSON, Google Protocol Buffers, ActiveMQ and Spring.
Enda Farrell discusses how CouchDB is used by BBC for some of its websites, presenting the context it is deployed in, the operations performed against it, how replication and compacting works, some statistics, and how it is used at scale.
Stefan Tilkov discusses SOA basic concepts by making a number of claims, such as “Application architecture is irrelevant for your SOA” or “An ESB should not be at the core of your SOA”, followed by explanations and related recommendations.