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45:35

The Pivotal Way

Posted by Josh Knowles  on  Nov 15, 2014

Josh Knowles shares thoughts on the strong engineering culture which has made the Pivotal Labs team successful, taking a look at how things have evolved over the past 20 years.

50:07

The Better Parts

Posted by Douglas Crockford  on  Aug 27, 2014

Douglas Crockford discusses how to use programming languages more effectively; reviews the good parts in EcmaScript 6 and JSON.

46:20

What Makes a Good Development Process?

Posted by Bruce Eckel  on  Aug 17, 2014 2

Bruce Eckel reviews some of the ideas and practices of the development community, outlining patterns of the problems related to communication, organization, process, etc. it has been trying to resolve

36:36

Jackstones: The Journey to Mastery

Posted by Dan North  on  Aug 06, 2014

Dan North describes some of the many facets of craftsmanship using examples of mastery from various fields and tries to figure out exactly what is programmers’ craft.

01:31:52

Debunking the Steve Rule

Posted by Corinna Brock  on  Jul 19, 2014

Corinna Brock discusses the place of women in software development, how to be a minority, how to increase their number and how to keep the current ones.

01:07:17

Biological Realms in Computer Science

Posted by Didier Verna  on  Jul 16, 2014 1

Didier Verna keynotes on the bonds between biology and computer science, how these bonds developed over the years, and how software could behave like living organisms.

01:21:42

Cool and Ripe for Exploitation: Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE)

Posted by Christopher Simons  on  Jun 27, 2014

Christopher Simons suggests using SBSE to iterated through multiple possible solutions and select the one that performs the best, offering insight into some available tools and techniques.

47:00

Impossible Programs

Posted by Tom Stuart  on  Jun 04, 2014

Tom Stuart uses code to tell a maths-free story about the source of a computer's power, the inevitable drawbacks of that power, and the impossible programs which lie at the heart of uncomputability.

55:26

Ease at Work

Posted by Kent Beck  on  Mar 23, 2014 2

Kent Beck addresses several questions: Why are programmers so often ill at ease with themselves? What can we do to become comfortable in our own skins? What might happen as a consequence?

52:20

Building a Culture Where Software Projects Get Done

Posted by Greg Brockman  on  Dec 05, 2013 1

Greg Brockman shares Stripe's principles powering their software projects and the culture instilled to avoid the usual software engineering traps: failed rewrites, delayed timelines, etc.

54:55

Practicing Joy

Posted by Chad Fowler  on  Nov 14, 2013

Chad Fowler keynotes on practicing joy as a software developer, starting from his life experiences and concluding that joy is intrinsic while happiness requires discipline.

50:04

Making Software Development Make Sense to Everyone

Posted by Jen Myers  on  Oct 28, 2013

Jen Myers discusses the need to make software development attractive and accessible to a larger audience, improving the overall development and learning process in order to have better programmers.

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