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Scaling Agile into the Enterprise

Posted by Mark Ferraro  on  Sep 29, 2009

We have found a stark and forbidding truth: an Agile team in a non-Agile enterprise will not long survive. What does it take to align an organization to Agile and Lean principles and practices?

TDD in a DbC World

Posted by Greg Young  on  Sep 28, 2009 1

After presenting some basics of Design by Contract using Microsoft’s SpecSharp framework, Greg Young explains how we can keep the Test First mentality in a Contract First world.

Parleys.com, a RIA Case Study

Posted by Stephan Janssen  on  Sep 24, 2009 6

Stephan Janssen’s talks about Parleys.com and the technology used: Flex/AIR. He also talks about two technologies that could be used instead, GWT and JavaFX, presenting their pros/cons.

Flex and Air in the Trenches

Posted by Scott Delap  on  Sep 16, 2009 1

Scott Delap shares his experience creating an application using Flex&Air, speaking on technologies used, tooling and frameworks choices, remoting, testing and integration with the client system.

Radical Simplification Through Polyglot and Poly-paradigm Programming

Posted by Dean Wampler  on  Sep 14, 2009

This presentation attacks the problem of software complexity and how various modularity paradigms (e.g., object, functions, aspects) simplify complexity and help separate concerns.

CouchDB in a Real-World Setting

Posted by Jan Lehnardt  on  Sep 09, 2009 1

Jan Lehnardt allures the audience to use CouchDB for their web projects by presenting some of its most helpful features that are appropriate for such a task.

Ning.com building a platform of social networks

Posted by Jay Parikh  on  Aug 28, 2009

Jay Parikh will discuss various aspects of the software and systems that make up the Ning platform. Ning powers over 500,000 social networks and is one of the fastest growing Internet sites.

Buy a Feature: An Adventure in Immutability and Actor

Posted by David Pollack  on  Aug 21, 2009 1

This presentation discusses the functional programing paradigms used to build Buy a Feature, (a multi-user, web-based, real-time, serious game), including Actors, event streams, Scala and lift.

Enterprise RIA – Deployment Examples

Posted by Jnan Dash  on  Aug 21, 2009

Jnan Dash introduces enterprise RIA and Curl, a RIA platform similar to Flash/Flex. He presents 4 examples of successful Curl implementations and the advantages of Curl over the other RIA solutions.

CouchDB From 10,000 Feet

Posted by Jan Lehnardt  on  Aug 14, 2009 6

This presentation takes a look at CouchDB from 10,000 ft. CouchDB is a document oriented database with a highly acclaimed REST API that makes integration into existing infrastructure a snap.

The Dancing Agile Elephant: IBM Software Group's Transition to Agile and Lean Development

Posted by Sue McKinney  on  Aug 12, 2009 3

This session explores the approach and challenges to transforming multi-thousand person division to adopt new approaches to developing software.

Hypertable - An Open Source, High Performance, Scalable Database

Posted by Doug Judd  on  Jul 31, 2009 3

This presentation discusses Hypertable, an open source, high performance, distributed database modeled after Google's Bigtable. Doug offers a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of Hypertable.

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