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Testing Domain-Specific Languages

Posted by Lennart Kats  on  Apr 17, 2012

Lennart Kats introduces Spoofax, a language for testing the syntax and semantics of domain-specific languages, enabling the creation of test cases using fragments of the language being tested.

Moving Back to Scrum and Scaling to Scrum of Scrums in Less than One Year

Posted by Rafael Maranzato  on  Apr 12, 2012

Rafael Maranzato tells the story of a team who initially failed to adopt Scrum, but they tried again, successfully adopting it and moving to Scrum of Scrums within one year.

1,000,000 Daily Users and No Cache

Posted by Jesper Richter-Reichhelm  on  Apr 05, 2012 1

Jesper Richter-Reichhelm shares the lessons learned while scaling their game platforms to handle millions of users, each game being built by small teams of two developers without dedicated ops.

The Sequential Prison

Posted by Ivan Sutherland  on  Mar 30, 2012

Ivan Sutherland elaborates on the idea of a “prison” defined by sequential computers that work with sequential character strings making communication expensive and obstructing concurrency.

Letters From The Edge Of An Agile Transition

Posted by Chris O'Connor  on  May 17, 2011

Chris O'Connor tells the successful story of a team’s transition to Agile in the middle of a major product release, mentioning the difficulties encountered and how they tackled them.

Software Evolution in Agile Development: A Case Study

Posted by Nanjangud Narendra  on  Apr 29, 2011 1

Nanjangud C Narendra presents a case study of an enterprise Agile project in the light of Lehman’s laws of software evolution, along with observations on Agile practices used and their outcome.

MDSD on the iPhone

Posted by Heiko Behrens  on  Apr 21, 2011

Heiko Behrens shows how to create an iPhone domain specific language using model-driven software development.

Textual Modeling Tools: Overview and Penalty Shoot-out

Posted by Bernhard Merkle  on  Mar 23, 2011

Bernhard Merkle discusses the various types of DSLs, and compares different language workbenches by using them with the same custom DSL in order to outline the differences between them.

F#: History, Today, Tomorrow

Posted by Don Syme  on  Mar 11, 2011 2

Don Syme discusses the history of F#, how it came about, the current status of the language, especially its simple model supporting parallel and asynchronous programming, and a preview of F# 3.0.

Searching Without Objectives

Posted by Kenneth Stanley  on  Feb 24, 2011 3

Kenneth O. Stanley considers that innovation is stifled when we are strictly following a high goal, and we would progress more when we are inclined to discovery rather than following an objective.

The Case for Evolvable Software

Posted by Stephanie Forrest  on  Feb 11, 2011 5

Stephanie Forrest believes in the possibility to create evolvable software through automated bug repair, optimizing or improving code and creating new combinations of existing functionality.

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