Eric Evans advocates on gradual blending of modeling and design into iterative development in an attempt to create a solution that expresses the domain and is flexible enough to support changes.
Jonathan Felch discusses Groovy, its major features, using it in a financial project, the benefit of using dynamic and meta-programming features together, ending with what is not so great in Groovy.
Jeremy Grelle discusses Spring 3 -Themes, Generics, Annotated Factory Methods, Meta-Annotations, SpEL, MVC, Rest Template- and quickly reviews Spring Integration, Blaze and Roo followed by a Roo demo.
Alex Miller presents typical difficulties encountered when setting up a cache, plus available choices for designing a distributed caching architecture, and ways to test a cache for performance.
Eishay Smith presents the main differences between Scala and Java, explaining how the Java developers can start integrate Scala code into their development, building, testing and runtime environments.
Magnus Christerson shows how to develop an electronics domain language - its key concepts, how they are defined, the semantic model – and a building access permit example from concept to code.
Simon Guest presents 5 cloud computing patterns along with examples and Azure solutions for scaling, multi-tenancy, computing, storage and communication.
Stuart Halloway on Clojure development including BDD for functional code, wrapping Java APIs, third part libraries worth knowing, writing code without an objectual context, and the learning curve.
Steve Freeman offers advice on writing good tests that make development easier avoiding dead weight code that is hard to maintain. Topics: readability, complex data, diagnostics, and flexibility.
Jay Kreps discusses the architecture, algorithms, implementation and deployment of Voldemort, a distributed storage system. He also presents the problems solved using Voldemort at LinkedIn.
Stuart Charlton talks about the opportunity brought by cloud computing to introduce agile methods and processes to the operational side of IT, helping to bridge the development and operations worlds.