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Joshua Kerievsky Calls for Developer Performance Metrics

Posted by Joshua Kerievsky on  Aug 11, 2010 11

In this interview, Joshua Kerievsky, founder of Industrial Logic, discusses the need for developer performance metrics to enable organizations to determine the capabilities of developers. He also discusses his project known as the Limited Red Society. The goal of the Limited Red Society is to help developers limit the amount of time their code is in the red.

Ralph Johnson, Joe Armstrong on the State of OOP

Posted by Ralph Johnson, Joe Armstrong on  Jul 08, 2010 5

Ralph Johnson and Joe Armstrong discuss the state of OOP, what Smalltalk got right/wrong and the image concept. Also: Joe decides he likes OOP as long as its done the Erlang way: focused on messaging.

Udi Dahan on CQRS, DDD and NServiceBus

Posted by Udi Dahan on  Jun 16, 2010

Udi Dahan talks about Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) and its relationship to Domain Driven Design (DDD). Dahan also discusses his project, the NServiceBus. NServiceBus is an open-source service bus for Microsoft's .NET environment. In many ways, NServiceBus works like Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and can be used instead of WCF in some cases.

Don Syme Talks About F# 2.0, a First Class Citizen in Visual Studio 2010

Posted by Don Syme on  May 22, 2010 2

In this interview made by Sadek Drobi, Don Syme speaks about F# 2.0, its application fields, its integration in Visual Studio 2010 and F# open source Power Pack library. Don also discusses the genesis of F#, the ties with OCaml as well as its specificity. He explains how did OOP and FP mix into one language and mentions some of the language's design decisions and compromises he had to take.

Philippe Kruchten on Architecture and Technical Debt

Posted by Philipp Kruchten on  Apr 22, 2010

Philippe recently spoke at the SDC conference about the importance of architecture, the relationship between architecture and Agile methods and the impact of technical debt. He discusses a number of false dichotomies that have emerged between agility and discipline and agility and architecture. He emphasizes the importance of context in selecting a software development approach.

Dean Wampler on Programming Languages

Posted by Dean Wampler on  Feb 24, 2010

This interview begins with a discussion of functional programming, the use of Scala by programmers trained in Java and the differences between purely functional languages like Haskell and hybrids like Scala. Later in the interview other programming languages are discussed along with the notion of programming paradigms and the need for combining both paradigms and languages to best solve problems.

Adrian Colyer on AspectJ, tc Server and dm Server

Posted by Adrian Colyer on  Feb 05, 2010 2

SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer talks to InfoQ about AspectJ. The interview explores how products such as Spring Roo are using AspectJ, and how ideas from AspectJ helped SpringSource improve the Groovy compiler inside Eclipse. Colyer also discusses SpringSource's two server offerings, dm Server and tc Server, OSGi and Scrum.

Mark Pollack on Spring.NET 1.3 and 2.0

Posted by Mark Pollack on  Dec 16, 2009

Mark Pollack talks about the features coming in Spring.NET 1.3 and 2.0. He also covers Spring.NET Integration, the Stonehenge project and the relationship with Spring Java.

Michael Nygard on Building Resilient Systems

Posted by Michael Nygard on  Aug 24, 2009 3

Michael Nygard on: feature complete vs. production ready, how to make a system more resilient and monitorable, explaining stability patterns like Bulkhead and Circuit Breaker, and the need for the development department to cooperate with the operations one and the business managers.

Eric Evans on the State of DDD

Posted by Eric Evans on  Jun 03, 2009

At QCon San Francisco, 2008, Eric Evans answers questions about his recent activities and the evolution of DDD. During the interview he responds to questions about the relationship of DDD to usability, to FIT and FITnesse type testing, technology tools, and domain-specific languages. He also speaks about the DDD community as a whole.

Greg Young Discusses State Transitions in Domain-Driven Design and DDD Best Practices

Posted by Greg Young on  Jan 30, 2009 9

In this interview, Greg Young talks about managing state transitions in a Domain-Driven Design project using two separate models, one for reading data from datastore and the other for write-only command operations. He also discussed Command Query Separation to keep the design cleaner and easier to test and maintain and the best practices that developers can use when working on DDD projects.

Similarities Between Interaction Designers and Agile Programmers

Posted by Alan Cooper on  Jan 29, 2009

In this interview made during Agile 2008, Alan Cooper, the father of Visual Basic and supporter of interaction design, talks about his contact with the Agile movement and the similarities discovered between Agile programmers and interaction designers.

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