Paul Grenyer discusses why and how to create a Walking Skeleton - an implementation of the thinnest possible slice of real functionality that we can automatically build, deploy and test end-to-end.
Baruch Sadogursky demonstrates automated building techniques using Maven/Gradle/Custom scripts and Binary Repository along with common pitfalls that are to be avoided.
Daniel Worthington-Bodart presents ways to reduce the built times by a factor of 10.
Carl Quinn presents the build and deployment architecture used by Neflix in order to provide content out of Amazon AWS.
Ryan Slobojan presents Code2Cloud used to automatically set up a number of tools useful for development and deployment: Hudson, Git, task repository, wiki, Cloud Foundry Deployment Services and Maven.
Kohsuke Kawaguchi discusses the future of Continuous Integration and Jenkins as they will be influenced by virtualization, cloud computing, DVCS and analysis software.
Ashish Kumar on how Google keeps the source code of over 2000 projects in a single code trunk containing 100s of M of code lines, with more than 5,000 developers accessing the same repository.
Rolf Russell & Andy Duncan discuss rapid and reliable releases from the build/release/devops perspective, considering relationships, metrics, required skills, and the need to cut waste and bottlenecks
Dan North discusses an example of rearchitecting an application without rewriting it from scratch, and explains general strategies for a holistic rearchitecture.
Charles Nutter discusses JRuby features, the JRuby compiler, calling between Java and JRuby, Swing and JRuby, JRuby web applications, JRuby on Rails, persistence, build automation, TDD and BDD.
Juergen Hoeller shares guidelines for managing large codebases such as packaging and package interdependencies, layering and module decomposition, and evolving a large code base.