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Status of Java

Posted by Fredrik Öhrström  on  Jul 02, 2012

Fredrik Öhrström discusses some of the latest Java features: multi-core support, lambda expressions, expanded target typing, method and constructor references, and default methods.

Design Innovation at the LEGO Group

Posted by John-Henry Harris  on  Jun 29, 2012

John-Henry Harris discusses Systematic Creativity, a set of design processes used by LEGO to create their products. He explains how design thinking can have an influence on a global scale.

Dart: A Modern Web Language

Posted by Kasper Lund  on  Jun 28, 2012 2

Kasper Lund discusses the virtues of JavaScript and its weak points, showing why a new programming language for the web was needed, and how Dart meets that need.

Using Monitoring and Metrics to Learn in Development

Posted by Patrick Debois  on  Jun 07, 2012

Patrick Debois discusses the current state of monitoring and metrics, how developers and the company can benefit from them, and how to improve the collection of metrics and the monitoring process.

Scaling Devops - Breaking Down the Barriers between Development and IT Operations

Posted by Jez Humble  on  May 03, 2012 2

Jez Humble discusses how to deal with risk management, regulation compliance, ITIL, audit requirements in a large organization that intends to adopt devops.

Architecting in the Gaps

Posted by Eoin Woods  on  May 01, 2012

Eoin Woods suggests creating the architecture of a system by discovering the interactions between the components and focusing on the boundaries, helping with defining the interfaces and interactions.

The Frustrated Architect

Posted by Simon Brown  on  Apr 24, 2012 3

Simon Brown discusses the role of the software architect, challenging some of the current assumptions and trying to redefine it in the context of Agile development.

Mobile HTML5

Posted by Maximiliano Firtman  on  Apr 23, 2012

Maximiliano Firtman discusses HTML5, the features it introduces, how it can be used for cross-platform mobile development, compatibility issues, creating apps for a store, taking a look at the future.

Architecture Without an End State

Posted by Michael Nygard  on  Apr 20, 2012 2

Michael Nygard outlines 8 rules for dealing with complex systems: Embrace Plurality, Contextualize Downstream, Beware Grandiosity, Decentralize, Isolate Failure Domains, Data Outlives Applications, Applications Outlive Integrations, Increase Discoverability.

Back to the Future: Sockets and Relational Data in Your (Windows) Pocket

Posted by Dragos Manolescu  on  Apr 11, 2012

Dragos Manolescu introduces some of the new features in Windows Phone Mango - TCP and UDP sockets, network preferences and local storage –, discussing their optimization for lower power consumption.

Java in the Cloud - PaaS Platform in Comparison

Posted by Eberhard Wolff  on  Apr 04, 2012 1

Eberhard Wolff introduces Cloud Computing, IaaS/PaaS, comparing the Java support provided by Google GAE, Amazon Beanstalk, VMware Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Bees.

Seven Secrets Every Architect Should Know

Posted by Frank Buschmann  on  Apr 04, 2012

Frank Buschmann’s secrets: User Tasks-based Design, Be Minimalist, Ensure Visibility of Domain Concepts, Use Uncertainty as a Driver, Design Between Things, Check Assumptions, Eat Your Own Dog Food.

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