David Raal discusses Classifiers, a framework for dealing with classifiers and schemes, covering: what classifiers are, usage, design basics, integrating them into applications, pitfalls and issues.
Joshua Bloch, Robert Bocchino, Sebastian Burckhardt, Hassan Chafi, Russ Cox, Benedict Gaster, Guy Steele, David Ungar, and Tucker Taft discuss the future of computing in a multicore world.
Hoi Chan discusses attaining efficiency in cloud computing by streaming and multiplexing VMs, sharing storage, along with safety analysis for efficient patching.
Markus Püschel proposes to solve scientific calculation performance problems with code generation tools, introducing Spiral, an automatic performance programming framework for linear transforms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heiko Behrens shows how to create an iPhone domain specific language using model-driven software development.