Crista Lopes discusses the idea of using constraints to define styles of programming and architecture. Also: large scale static analysis of open source code, Open Simulator and VR, and much more.
Ward Cunningham talks about the continuing appeal of OOP and dynamic languages, asynchronous programming, and much more. Also: Ward explains the ideas behind his latest project Federated Wiki.
Damian Conway explains where Perl 5.x is used today and why (hint: the CPAN library repository), and what Perl 6 offers: modern OOP, an optional type system, libraries for parallelism and concurrency, and very powerful built-in tools for parsing including extensible grammars.
Eric Evans (Creator of Domain-Driven Design), and Brian Foote (Big Ball of Mud, Patterns Languages of Program Design), discuss the current state of software design, reminisce about the Small talk good old days, explain patterns from Domain-Driven Design, UML, Big Balls of Mud, and more.
Mik Kersten, the community team lead for the Eclipse Mylyn project and Eclipse Board Member, discusses the inspiration behind Mylyn, his surprise at its quick success in open source community, and its influence on other development tools. Taking place at Agile 2012, Mik also discusses the role of developers in Agile Lifecycle Management and recent changes in the DevOps movement.
Eric Evans shares his view on how the last trends in technology, such as NoSQL, functional languages, thick browser-based client, JSON and others, make him rethink some of the DDD concepts.
Andrew Watson talks about the work of the OMG, where CORBA is alive and well (hint: in your car), UML and UML Profiles vs. custom Modeling languages, DDS and other middleware, and much more.
Brian Foote looks back at the promises of OOP and discusses which, if any, of them became reality. Also: a look at NoSQL, refactoring and code quality, testing and static typing and more.
Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on Bringing Erlang's Fault Tolerance and Distribution to Java with Akka and Erjang
Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup discuss some key aspects of Erlang like fault tolerance and reliability and how the Akka and Erjang projects try to bring them to the JVM.
In this interview at Agile 2011, Jez Humble discusses continuous delivery and the deployment pipeline, emphasizing the importance of feedback and automating tests at every level to validate deployments. Gone are the days of massive acceptance test scripts. He also talks about the evils of feature branching, and speaks on the DevOps practices to collaborate all the way through the delivery cycle.
Larva is a runtime monitoring system that uses AspectJ to weave monitoring into Java code and can check the correctness of the program using an FSM; Elarva is an Erlang version of the tool.