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Software Quality - You Know It When You See It

Posted by Erik Dörnenburg  on  Mar 21, 2012

Erik Dörnenburg shares techniques for estimating code quality by collecting and analyzing data using the toxicity chart, metrics tree maps, size&complexity pyramid, complexity view, code city, etc.

Mobile JavaScript Framework Bake Off!

Posted by Roland Barcia, David Kaneda and John Bender  on  Mar 20, 2012 3

Roland Barcia introduces Dojo Mobile, David Kaneda talks about SenchaTouch 2, while John Bender lures developers to jQuery Mobile.

Reliability Engineering Matters, Except When It Doesn't

Posted by Michael Nygard  on  Mar 16, 2012 1

Michael Nygard shares essential Reliability Engineering techniques that can keep systems from falling apart, but the discipline has some limitations to be considered.

Who Ever Said Programs Were Supposed to be Pretty?

Posted by Brian Foote  on  Mar 15, 2012 4

Brian Foote wonders in this session if the quest for clean or beautiful code makes sense in a bottom-line obsessed business world.

Webmachine: A Practical Executable Model for HTTP

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Mar 15, 2012 1

Steve Vinoski introduces Webmachine, a toolkit for declaratively building well-behaved HTTP applications, making the job of dealing with HTTP simpler.

A Quick Tour of Dart

Posted by Gilad Bracha  on  Mar 06, 2012 6

Gilad Bracha discusses Dart, its type system, interfaces, generics, ADTs without types, built-in factory support.

Exploring Composition and Functional Systems in the Cloud

Posted by David Pollak  on  Mar 05, 2012

David Pollak discusses predicates, dependencies, functional languages and programming for the real-time cloud.

Kick-starting Kanban

Posted by Rick Simmons  on  Mar 05, 2012

Rick Simmons presents a launch process meant to introduce a team to Kanban in two days, focusing on the core concepts and techniques, and by setting the team on an improvement path.

Sufficient Design: Quality In Sync With Business Context

Posted by Joshua Kerievsky  on  Mar 02, 2012 5

Joshua Kerievsky invites developers to start thinking as entrepreneurs, writing code that is “good enough” for the purpose it is supposed to serve rather than write elaborate code that is beautiful.

Go With The Flow: Why Lean Ideas Like Kanban Work So Well In Software

Posted by James Sutton  on  Mar 02, 2012 2

James Sutton presents why Kanban works well in software development and how it can improve the culture of a group using it. Sutton also touches complementary Lean ideas and tools.

Remaining Hazards and Mitigating Patterns of Secure Mashups in ECMAScript 5

Posted by Mark S. Miller  on  Feb 27, 2012 3

Mark S. Miller explains how to create secure mashups with ECMAScript 5, emphasizing the security pitfalls to be avoided and patterns to use in order to stay clear of them.

Eventually Consistent HTTP with Statebox and Riak

Posted by Bob Ippolito  on  Feb 22, 2012 2

Bob Ippolito explains how to solve concurrent update conflicts with Statebox, an open source library for automatic conflict resolution, running on top of Riak.

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