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Deploying & Maintaining Smart Client Apps using ClickOnce

Posted by Cathi Gero  on  Mar 21, 2007 3

ClickOnce, part of version .NET 2.0, allows the deployment of Windows-based rich client apps by placing the app files on a Web or file server and providing the user with a link. This session covers VS 2005 deployment capabilities for online and offline support, rolling back to previous versions of an app, listing an app in the Start Menu and control panel, and zone-based debugging.

Scrum Boosts Effectiveness at the BBC

Posted by Andrew Scotland  on  Dec 20, 2006

In this conference talk Andrew Scotland tells how BBC's New Media division, characterized by a lot of uncertainty and emergent software process, decided to use Scrum to more effectively deliver software amidst all that change and uncertainty. Three years later - the difference is significant, and the journey was worthwhile.

Introduction to Domain Specific Languages

Posted by Martin Fowler  on  Oct 31, 2006 2

Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) are limited forms of computer language designed for a specific class of problems. In this JAOO conference talk, Martin Fowler introduces a simple example of DSL, bringing out the difference between external and internal DSLs, and talking through the trade-offs in using both forms. The talk is based on Martin's language workbench article on martinfowler.com.

The Roots of Scrum

Posted by Jeff Sutherland  on  Sep 20, 2006 1

In a 60-minute JAOO 2005 talk, Scrum creator Dr. Jeff Sutherland covers the history of Scrum from its inception thru his participation with Ken Schwaber in rolling out Scrum to industry, to its impact at Easel, Fuji-Xerox, Honda, WildCard, Lexus, Google. He looks at Scrum types A, B and "all at once" type C, and confirms the humorous rumour that Kent Beck "stole" Scrum practices when creating XP.

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