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Andrew Watson On The State of OMG, UML, CORBA, DDS

Posted by Andrew Watson on  May 25, 2012

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 on the State of OOP, Refactoring, Code Quality

Posted by Brian Foote on  Jan 11, 2012 2

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

Posted by Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on  Oct 20, 2011

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.

Jez Humble on Continuous Delivery

Posted by Jez Humble on  Oct 14, 2011 16

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.

Christian Colombo on FSM-based Monitoring and Runtime Verification

Posted by Christian Colombo on  Sep 23, 2011

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.

Browser APIs, Extentions and Add-on Security, with Brian Warner

Posted by Brian Warner on  Feb 11, 2011

Brian Warner, which is an engineer with Mozilla Labs, talks about Browser Extension APIs and how the Jetpack SDK and CommonJS are changing the way we use the browser as a development platform. He also talks about the differences between the popular browsers and the security considerations that arise from trusting 3rd-party add-ons.

Linda Rising on Customer Interaction Patterns

Posted by Linda Rising on  Dec 29, 2010

Linda Rising talks about patterns and interacting with customers, the need for a better interaction between developers and customers, how she arrived at these patterns, teaching others how to teach.

Inside SpringSource with Rod Johnson

Posted by Rod Johnson on  Nov 19, 2010 1

In this interview conducted at the SpringOne 2GX conference, Rod Johnson talks about the new advancements SpringSource is bringing to the enterprise Java space, including new cloud options. Johnson discusses open-source Java in general, including the flap over the direction of OpenJDK and Apache Harmony. And he delves into the new Code2Cloud effort from SpringSource and Tasktop, and much more.

Amr Elssamadisy: Why Agile Works

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy on  Oct 07, 2010 1

In this interview Amr Elssamadisy talks about the practice of Agile software development and why it works. Elssamadisy said Agile processes work because developers are able to learn from their successes. Indeed, Elssamadisy said developers learn from both their mistakes/failures, as well as from their successes. Moreover, developers need to learn how to work with teams and to handle confrontation.

Bob Galen Talks Scrum

Posted by Bob Galen on  Oct 07, 2010

In this interview, Bob Galen talks up the benefits of the Scrum methodology. He delves into issues such as what is the product owner’s role and how to develop a well-formed backlog. Galen also focuses on the various parts of the team, including the Scrum Master. He also gets into the process of grooming, and what to do and not do in a sprint.

Ashley Johnson on Personal Agility and Setting Higher Standards

Posted by Ashley Johnson on  Oct 01, 2010 4

Ashley Johnson shares his views on Agile development, in particular the move toward “Personal Agility.” Johnson says it is not possible to have an Agile organization of any scale without having the individuals behave in an Agile manner. Part of Personal Agility is about taking responsibility and approaching others as humans rather than obstacles. Johnson also discussed the Scrum vs. Kanban debate.

Kresten Krab Thorup Discusses Programming Languages, Concurrency and Integration

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup on  Sep 10, 2010 1

Kresten answers questions about current programming languages and problems they solve. He also tries to look at what is missing for addressing issues we face today such as concurrency. He discusses its importance and tries to portray the language that would take us to the next level helping to tackle these issues easily.

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