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Presentation: The Ethics of Error Prevention

Posted by Michael Feathers  on  Mar 15, 2009 2

We're charged with the task of writing software that is reliable, sturdy, and trustworthy. We could all write tests and extensive preconditions for our code, and choose languages which make errors less likely, but across the industry we don't do any of these things uniformly. Michael Feathers looks at error-prevention in the short history of our discipline and considers our possible futures.

Craftsmanship and Ethics

Posted by Robert Martin  on  Feb 12, 2009 10

In this talk Robert C. Martin outlines the practices used by software craftsmen to maintain their professional ethics. He resolves the dilemma of speed vs. quality, and mess vs schedule. He provides a set of principles and simple Dos and Don'ts for teams who want to be counted as professional craftsmen.

Lessons Learned from Architecture Reviews

Posted by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock  on  Jul 29, 2008 3

In this presentation, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock presents some practical lessons she has learned from doing architectural reviews. Many times projects are not delivered in time, or have quality problems or have an incomplete set of features due to architectural flaws. The reviews are meant to highlight existing risks and strengths of the architecture, and to reveal issues initially neglected.

Operational Scalability in the Next Generation Web World

Posted by Wayne Fenton  on  Jul 24, 2008 5

In this presentation filmed during JAOO 2007, Wayne Fenton, Director of Architecture at eBay Inc., talks about the ways in which software architects can design systems for much-improved efficiency and reliability from an operational perspective.

Managing Variability in Product-Lines

Posted by Markus Völter  on  Jun 25, 2008

In this talk, Markus Völter illustrates how model-driven and aspect oriented software development help addressing the challenge of managing variability in product line engineering. Both the problem space and the solution space are described by models, using a model-to-model transformation to map problem space variability to solution space variability.

Mingle: Building a Rails-Based Product

Posted by Neal Ford  on  Jun 06, 2008

Neal Ford talks about Mingle, Thoughtworks Studios' project management software. Mingle is written or JRuby - Neal explains the experience with building a product on JRuby, solutions to problems, and future plans for using JRuby in Mingle.

Painless Persistence with Castle ActiveRecord

Posted by Oren Eini and Hamilton Verissimo  on  May 30, 2008

This presentation by Hamilton Verissimo and Oren Eini show Castle Active Record - an ORM solution for .NET building on NHibernate. After an introduction, the presentation dives into various advanced topics and techniques for working with Castle Active Record.

Erlang - software for a concurrent world

Posted by Joe Armstrong  on  May 27, 2008 13

How do you program a multicore computer? Easy - do it in Erlang. Erlang is a concurrent functional programming language designed for programming fault-tolerant systems. With share-nothing semantics and pure message passing, Erlang programs scales on multicore computers. In this talk, Joe introduces Erlang, the ideas of Concurrent Oriented Programming and commercial applications written in Erlang.

Intentional Software - Democratizing Software Creation

Posted by Charles Simonyi and Henk Kolk  on  May 15, 2008 3

Business users doing programming? Charles Simonyi and Henk Kolk presents how Intentional Software offers a radical new software approach that separates business knowledge from software engineering knowledge, which means that business experts can be more innovative and responsive to the changes in the domain.

Domain-Driven Design and Domain Specific Languages

Posted by Eric Evans  on  Apr 09, 2008 5

In DDD, the "ubiquitous language" is central, but it's richness and fluency is hard to render in the object-oriented medium. Domain-specific languages hold out the prospect of to express models and application logic in far better suited language. In this presentation, Eric Evans talks about how DDD and DSLs works together in complex business applications.

The Power of Javascript

Posted by Glenn Vanderburg  on  Mar 29, 2008 3

Glenn Vanderburg makes the case for Javascript, a language long overlooked. This presentation from JAOO 2007 shows how its OOP model and other language features make it a very powerful tool and how to use these features to get the most out of the language.

Scala: Bringing Future Languages to the JVM

Posted by Lex Spoon  on  Mar 21, 2008 10

In this presentation, Lex Spoon discusses the Scala programming language. Topics covered include the origin of Scala, the philosophy behind Scala, the Scala feature set, Object-Oriented and Functional programming in Scala, examples of Scala code, writing DSLs, how Scala is converted into Java, Scala performance, Abstract Data Types, unapply, actors and partial functions.

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