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Presentation: AtomServer: The Power of Publishing for Data Distribution

by Abel Avram on  Jun 04, 2009 1

In this session recorded at QCon SF 2008, Chris Berry & Bryon Jacob presented the Atom Syndication Format, the Atom Publishing Protocol, the Atom Categories, the Atom Stores, the AtomServer and how they can be used by giving a concrete example.

Presentation: Eclipse, Mylyn and the TFI

by Dave West on  Jun 04, 2009 1

Mik Kersten offers a two-part presentation on productivity enhancement using Mylyn's task management features including offline editing, background synchronizations and change notifications with demos of how these work for Bugzilla and JIRA. Part two looks at how Mylyn's frameworks can be extended for IDE, desktop, and server-side applications.

Interview: Eric Evans on the State of DDD

by dave West on  Jun 03, 2009

At QCon San Francisco, 2008, Eric Evans answers questions about his recent activities and the evolution of DDD. During the interview he responds to questions about the relationship of DDD to usability, to FIT and FITnesse type testing, technology tools, and domain-specific languages. He also speaks about the DDD community as a whole.

Presentation: The Joys and Pains of a Long Lived Codebase

by Abel Avram on  May 25, 2009

In this presentation recorded at QCon SF 2008, Jeremy D. Miller shares lessons learned while developing a project over 5 years. He talks about his mistakes, what to avoid and how to design, code and test better.

Presentation: Testing Your Presentation Layer

by Werner Schuster on  May 21, 2009

Yehuda Katz shows how to test a web app's UI using technologies such as Johnson (Ruby to Javascript bridge), jspec (BDD for Javascript), Webrat and others.

Presentation: Building RESTful Web Services with Erlang and YAWS

by Abel Avram on  May 18, 2009

In this presentation recorded at QCon SF 2008, Steve Vinoski shows how to create RESTful web services using YAWS and Erlang. The presentation introduces YAWS and offers YAWS-Erlang code snippets on how to implement REST principles.

Presentation: The State of the DSL Art in Ruby

by Werner Schuster on  May 11, 2009 5

In this talk Glenn Vanderburg discusses what the Ruby community has learned about building DSLs, and shows how to build state-of-the-art DSLs without going overboard.

Interview: Paul Hudak on Haskell

by David West on  May 08, 2009

This interview with Paul Hudak, recorded at QCon San Franscisco 2008, begins with a discussion of when to introduce difficult Haskell concepts like monads; moves to a discussion of the philosophy of higher order programming, the success and influence of Haskell, its use in the mainstream, and concludes with the idea of teaching computer music and Haskell simultaneously.

Presentation: Ian Robinson on REST, Atom and AtomPub

by Stefan Tilkov on  May 04, 2009 2

In a presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco, ThoughtWorks' Ian Robinson explains how a RESTful HTTP approach can be applied in an Enterprise project. He makes use of many of the techniques that make HTTP a powerful protocol, including caching, hypermedia, and uses standard formats such as Atom Syndication for event notification.

Presentation: Agility - Possibilities at a Personal Level

by Amr Elssamadisy on  Apr 29, 2009 4

Linda Rising talks about the industrial revolution, caffeine, agility and happiness at QCon 2008 in San Francisco: Some observers of historical trends have suggested that the Industrial Revolution could not have happened without coffee and tea. Control of working and waking is what the Industrial Age was all about. Is it time for a truly agile approach to how we work and live our lives?

Presentation: Gallio, a .NET Testing Automation Platform

by Abel Avram on  Apr 28, 2009

In this presentation recorded at QCon SF 2008, Jeff Brown presents Gallio, a test automation platform, and MbUnit, a test automation framework for .NET. He shows how a test framework works on Gallio and talks about the difficulties faced when building such a platform.

Presentation: Teamwork Is An Individual Skill

by Amr Elssamadisy on  Apr 24, 2009

Knowing how to get things done with others over whom you have no control may be your greatest lever for career success. Learn key strategies and agile team applications from 20 years of field studies on getting things with others. Apply the Responsibility Redefined™ framework to orient, work in, build, lead, and maintain teams, partnerships, and collaborations of any kind.

Presentation: Mark Nottingham's HTTP Status Report

by Stefan Tilkov on  Apr 21, 2009 3

HTTP is one of the most successful protocols in the world, and more and more developers are using it to do more than drive HTML UIs. In this presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco 2008, HTTPbis WG chair Mark Nottingham gives an update on the current status of the HTTP protocol in the wild, and the ongoing work to clarify the HTTP specification.

Presentation: 10 Ways to Improve Your Code

by Abel Avram on  Apr 16, 2009 19

In this presentation recorded during QCon SF 2008, Neal Ford, an architect at ThoughtWorks, shows 10 ways to write better code. This is practical advice for developers, but application architects can benefit from it too.

Presentation: Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

by Abel Avram on  Mar 26, 2009 9

In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.

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