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Master-Builders Have Rich Conceptual Models of Software Design

Posted by George Fairbanks  on  Aug 22, 2012 1

George Fairbanks stresses the importance of having a good grasp of various conceptual models in order to be a master-builder, translated into development as “learn your software architecture”.

Choose the "Right" Database and NewSQL: NoSQL Under Attack

Posted by Stefan Edlich  on  Aug 17, 2012

Talk #1: Stefan Edlich suggests choosing a NoSQL DB after answering about 70 questions in 6 categories, and building a prototype. Talk #2: Edlich presents NewSQL solutions counteracting NoSQL.

Keynote: The Value of Values

Posted by Rich Hickey  on  Aug 14, 2012 19

Rich Hickey compares value-oriented programming with place-oriented programming concluding that the time of imperative languages has passed and it is the time of functional programming.

The Tactical and Strategic Art of Economic Models

Posted by Don Reinertsen  on  Aug 10, 2012

Don Reinertsen outlines the need for using an economic model for development, explaining what that is emphasizing the cost of delay, how an economic model looks like, how to build and use one.

How Would You Say That? Conversations for Double Loop Learning with Kanban

Posted by Benjamin Mitchell  on  Aug 08, 2012 3

Benjamin Mitchell advices on carrying team conversations about information presented on Kanban boards helping members to change their thinking and acts in order to achieve evolutionary change.

Design Never Stops: UX throughout Development

Posted by Adrian Howard  on  Jul 26, 2012

Adrian Howard addresses misconceptions that may affect the designer-developer relationship, detailing 6 principles helping UX designers better integrate into Agile teams.

A Simple EventStore on both Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure

Posted by Yves Reynhout  on  Jul 23, 2012

Yves Reynhout discusses event sourcing and storage, demoing implementing a conceptual event storage model on top of AWS Storage and Azure Storage Services.

Mobile App Security Techniques and Traps

Posted by Graham Lee  on  Jul 19, 2012

Graham Lee discusses designing, building and testing a secure mobile app, detailing several vulnerabilities that can be found in such apps and ways to deal with them.

Fast, Easy Usability Tricks for Big Product Improvements

Posted by Chris Nodder  on  Jul 19, 2012

Chris Nodder shares tips for getting a product vision, a high-level design, and a plan for the first sprints of a new product in one week.

Winning Hearts and Minds: Tips for Embedding User Experience in Your Organization

Posted by Michele Ide-Smith  on  Jul 12, 2012

Michele Ide-Smith offers 17 tips for embedding UX into an organization by educating colleagues, persuading stake holders on its importance, and through collaboration.

Stop Refactoring!

Posted by Nat Pryce  on  Jul 09, 2012 7

Nat Pryce considers that we cannot write the perfect code because it is never fully prepared for the coming change, so he suggests embracing impermanence & continual imperfection.

It's about People - How Agile and UX Can Play Well Together

Posted by Johanna Kollmann  on  Jul 05, 2012

Johanna Kollmann shares practices for doing UX work in an agile environment where people-thinking is at the center of the team.

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