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Better is Better

Posted by Steve Freeman  on  Oct 19, 2011 1

Steve Freeman talks about environments he worked in, learning that being in a really effective environment changes what you can do, opening new possibilities, and it is a qualitative experience.

Case Study: Large-scale Pure OO at the Irish Government

Posted by Richard Pawson  on  Oct 13, 2011 10

Richard Pawson discusses a case study of a large pure OO project for the Irish government, presenting the challenges met, the reason for choosing pure OO, and lessons learned implementing it.

Using A Graph Database To Power The “Web of Things”

Posted by Rick Bullotta and Emil Eifrem  on  Oct 11, 2011 2

Rick Bullotta and Emil Eifrem discuss how to use graph databases to model the real world, people, systems and things, talking advantage of the relationships between various data elements.

It Is Possible to Do Object-Oriented Programming in Java

Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  Oct 05, 2011 4

Kevlin Henney takes a philosophical approach to encapsulation, polymorphism and inheritance, and explains what it means to write Java programs according to his view on OOP.

Can the Kanban Method Avoid Becoming another Management Fad?

Posted by Benjamin Mitchell  on  Oct 03, 2011 3

Benjamin Mitchell believes that Kanban risks to become a fad if it does not cover gaps related to experiencing embarrassment and threat, proposing a solution based on the double-loop learning model.

HBase @ Facebook

Posted by Kannan Muthukkaruppan  on  Sep 29, 2011 1

Kannan Muthukkaruppan overviews HBase, explaining what Facebook Messages is and why they chose HBase to implement it, their contribution to HBase, and what they plan to use it for in the future.

The Beginner’s Mind

Posted by Patrick Kua  on  Sep 27, 2011 4

Patrick Kua talks on the need to preserve an open mind and learning attitude while being on the craftsmanship journey from beginner to expert.

Using Hypermedia Services for Systems Integration

Posted by Tim Ewald  on  Sep 26, 2011 2

Tim Ewald explains why hypermedia is good for system integration through services –providing support for evolution, service request routing, and application recovery-, and how to build such services.

Webmachine: a Practical Executable Model of HTTP

Posted by Justin Sheehy  on  Sep 23, 2011

Justin Sheehy details Webmachine, a RESTful toolkit for writing well-behaved HTTP applications, helping developers to deal with the complexities of an HTTP-based application.

Nokia: Lessons Learnt Migrating a Very Large and Highly Relational Database into a "Classic" NoSQL

Posted by Enda Farrell  on  Sep 22, 2011 4

Enda Farrell discusses how they ported Nokia’s places registry to NoSQL, the reasons, the complexity involved and the lessons learned along the way in terms of people, tools and data.

Let It Crash ... Except When You Shouldn't

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Sep 20, 2011

Steve Vinoski explains how to avoid some of the Erlang errors that can bring down a system starting from the premise that not all the crashes are welcome as the “Let It Crash” philosophy might suggest.

When the Pressure Is Really On: A “Rough and Ready” Application of Lean and Kanban at the BBC

Posted by Katherine Kirk  on  Sep 20, 2011

Katherine Kirk presents a case study of a small team which decided to use Lean and Kanban to rapidly iterate over the development of the BBC iPlayer.

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