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Deployed in 60 Minutes: Increasing Production Deployments from Six Months to Every Hour

Posted by Matt Makai  on  Jul 19, 2014

Sponsored by Twilio. Matt Makai explores why deployments are difficult and shows solutions with case studies on how other organizations cut their production deployment times down from months to hours.

30:05

When Your Only Hammer is a Keyboard, Everything Looks Like a Tool

Posted by Darren Hobbs  on  Jul 18, 2014

Darren Hobbs shares lessons learned building polyglot systems, the technology choices made. mitigating risk and delivering value.

41:50

Make It Great: Refactoring That’s Smart and Satisfying

Posted by Ann Robson  on  Jul 17, 2014

Ann Robson discusses how to develop standards, approach refactoring in a safe and practical way, and track the evolution of a code with tools and metrics.

43:33

Continuous Improvement: Hell on Earth?

Posted by Katherine Kirk  on  Jul 08, 2014 9

Katherine Kirk reflects through case study examples on what continuous improvement feels like on the ground and explores how it can be better by learning from other industries, research and real-life.

49:51

Interpreting the Unwritten Rules - or Are They Guidelines?

Posted by Shane Hastie  on  Jul 08, 2014

Shane Hastie presents examples of how the most innocent of question or suggestion can send teams into a spin, and suggests a number of techniques to help create an environment where real communication can happen, irrespective if your team is co-located or distributed.

01:17:28

Scala: The Good Parts

Posted by Jack Singleton  on  Jul 05, 2014

Jack Singleton discusses how to improve code readability and maintainability in Scala, and how to be productive with Options, Immutability, and the Collections library.

01:26:43

Lies, Damn Lies, and Estimates

Posted by Seb Rose  on  Jul 04, 2014

Seb Rose wonders if estimates are worthwhile and discusses what business people – Steve McConnell, Demarco, Lister, Disraeli - have to say about this.

49:59

Practicing at the Cutting Edge

Posted by Martin Thompson  on  Jul 03, 2014

Martin Thompson focuses on the evolution of Java and how it contrasts to C/C++, covering the cultural challenges of pushing the limits of performance and how to collaborate with industry experts and organize teams, which often stands at odds with the culture in many organisations.

51:27

Fighting Bit Rot with your Mind

Posted by Viktor Klang  on  Jul 01, 2014 1

Viktor Klang discusses approaches to writing software without building a complex, full of bugs and hard to maintain basecode.

56:53

Why Agile Doesn't Scale (and What You Can Do about It)

Posted by Dan North  on  Jun 27, 2014 1

Dan North believes Agile scales if teams achieve contextual consistency through shared guiding principles, a clear vision and a common understanding.

01:03:11

TDD: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Posted by Ian Cooper  on  Jun 22, 2014 9

Ian Cooper reminds what was Kent's original proposition on TDD, what misunderstandings occurred along the way and suggests a better approach to TDD, one that supports development rather impeding it.

47:09

Applied API Design

Posted by Jon Skeet  on  Jun 15, 2014

Jon Skeet provides practical advice on designing APIs using immutability, separation of concerns and other principles, resulting in elegant and reusable code.

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