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Web & Database Load Testing with JMeter

Posted by Michael Dowden  on  Jul 09, 2014 2

Michael Dowden introduces JMeter and explains how to develop a data-driven methodology to determine some of the limits of a web application: max number of concurrent users, bottlenecks, etc.

51:48

Understanding and Using Regular Expressions

Posted by Damian Conway  on  Jun 29, 2014 6

Damian Conway discusses what regexes really are, how they actually work, and how programmers can make use of their existing software development skills to construct correct and efficient regexes.

01:10:48

Coding in Style: How to Wield Scala in the Trenches

Posted by Josh Suereth  on  Jun 22, 2014

Josh Suereth discusses Scala: expressions, abstracting behaviors, FP & OOP, Futures & Promises, libraries with implicit classes and value classes, tracking lexical state with implicit values.

19:37

I Want to Believe (not sure yet)

Posted by Marc-Daniel Ortega  on  May 28, 2014

Marc-Daniel Ortega shares code snippets showing how to implement some logic in a functional language inspired by “Functional Programming in Scala”, avoiding the OOP influence.

40:18

Catastrophic Cancellation

Posted by Graham Markall  on  May 13, 2014

Graham Markall covers some of the common problems that can occur from using the IEEE754 floating-point arithmetic, and what to do to avoid them in practice.

37:31

Who's Afraid of Object Algebras?

Posted by Tijs van der Storm  on  Apr 27, 2014 3

Tijs van der Storm discusses object algebras as a solution to the expression problem – the inability to extend functional programming languages.

47:33

Methodology Patterns: a Different Approach to Create a Methodology for Your Project

Posted by Giovanni Asproni  on  Apr 05, 2014

Giovanni Asproni suggests that teams should not blindly embrace a methodology but rather create their own suiting their specific needs by using an approach based on patterns and pattern languages.

01:21:00

A Practical Theory of Language-integrated Query

Posted by Philip Wadler  on  Mar 30, 2014 1

Philip Wadler presents a practical theory of language-integrated query based on quotation and normalization of quoted terms and a theorem guaranteeing that a host query generates a single SQL query.

58:45

Dancing with Symmetry to Harness the Power of Complexity: Subjective Programming in Context

Posted by David Ungar, Harold Ossher  on  Feb 02, 2014 1

The authors introduce a new language paradigm meant to enhance OOP with multi-dimensional context, providing details on context-based dispatch, and showing a glimpse of their early prototype.

39:26

Exercises in Style

Posted by Crista Lopes  on  Nov 13, 2013

Crista Lopes writes a program in multiple styles -monolithic/OOP/continuations/relational/Pub-Sub/Monads/AOP/Map-reduce- showing the value of using more than a style in large scale systems.

59:23

The Sound of Clarity: Organizational Health Is Simpler Than You Think

Posted by Alan Claypool  on  Nov 08, 2013

Alan Claypool discusses a methodology meant to bring coherence to an organization based on a strategic vision and clear focus on core values, over-communication and up-down accountability.

32:25

Understanding Organizational Effectiveness

Posted by Torbjörn Gyllebring  on  Oct 17, 2013

Torbjörn Gyllebring discusses the importance of organizational and personal mindset, and introduces the Rightshifting model which is meant to bring organizational effectiveness.

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