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40:39

TDD: Why We Don't Party Like It's 1999

Posted by Jason Felice  on  Sep 19, 2014

Jason Felice introduces TDD, how it came about, the two schools of TDD thought, the differences and contradictions between them.

40:41

The History of Women in Technology

Posted by Sarah Dutkiewicz  on  Apr 24, 2014

Sarah Dutkiewicz takes a trip through the history of computing and presents some of the women that have been instrumental in advancing the computing industry.

38:19

The Evolution of Windows: WinRT

Posted by Raymond Chen  on  Nov 01, 2013 1

Raymond Chen tells the story of Windows’ API evolution from the beginning up to its latest version, WinRT.

40:14

The Ubiquitous Digital Map (Abridged)

Posted by Gary Gale  on  May 10, 2013 1

Gary Gale revisits some of the important milestones in map development over time up to the digital maps of the present time, noting some of the current developments.

51:22

Joy of Coding 2013 Keynote: Michael Feathers

Posted by Michael Feathers  on  Apr 24, 2013 2

Michael Feathers keynotes on the history of programming, what brings joy to this activity and why developers like it.

Computer Architecture of the 1960’s

Posted by Carlton Mills  on  Dec 14, 2012

Carlton Mills reviews Algol 60, PL/360, BLISS, Algol W, PL/1, C and C++, considering that rediscovering Algol could solve many of today’s Internet virus attacks and common programming errors.

Keynote: How the 10 Key Lessons from Java and C++History Inform the Cloud

Posted by Cameron Purdy  on  Jul 27, 2012 1

Cameron Purdy discusses how Java’s strengths over C++ helped it prevail in the Internet era, and how the history lessons of that time may help us understand what to do in the new cloud computing era.

The JavaScript World Domination Plan at 16 Years

Posted by Brendan Eich  on  May 14, 2012

Brendan Eich recaps the major milestones and controversies in JavaScript’s history, the performance improvements, the current work on the next version of JavaScript, ending with some demoes.

The Sequential Prison

Posted by Ivan Sutherland  on  Mar 30, 2012

Ivan Sutherland elaborates on the idea of a “prison” defined by sequential computers that work with sequential character strings making communication expensive and obstructing concurrency.

"Post-PC Computing" Is Not a Vision

Posted by Allen Wirfs-Brock  on  Nov 22, 2011 4

Allen Wirfs-Brock discusses the various computing eras and the change we are currently going through, leaving the PC era and entering a new one characterized by mobility, clouds, HTML and content.

A Brief History of the (Java) World and a Peek Forward

Posted by Neal Gafter  on  Sep 16, 2011 1

Neal Gafter reviews the long history of Java from its inception to the present and makes an incursion into what he thinks will be a great future and guessing what might come in Java SE 9+ after 2014.

The Evolution of the Erlang VM

Posted by Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding  on  Mar 17, 2011

Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding recall the events leading to Erlang and its later evolution. They mention the Prolog interpreter, JAM, VEE, Strand88, OTP, TEAM, BEAM, and other technologies.

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