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Culture-hacking the Open-source Movement

Posted by Eric Steven Raymond  on  Nov 22, 2012

Eric Steven Raymond advices on building cultures within organizations drawing examples from the open source culture hacking he was part of.

Anarchy, Cooperation and the Bazaar

Posted by Ola Bini  on  Sep 05, 2012

Ola Bini discusses using open source in distributed teams from a sociological, political, and organizational point of view, providing some lessons useful in daily development.

The Evolution of PaaS

Posted by Paul Fremantle  on  Jun 26, 2012

Paul Fremantle presents the evolution of PaaS, the differences between implementations, and various features: language support, deployment model, multi-tenancy, openness, plug-ability, services, etc.

Cloud Foundry: Design and Architecture

Posted by Derek Collison  on  May 25, 2012

Derek Collison discusses the goals, the design premises and patterns employed in creating the architecture of Cloud Foundry, VMware’s open source PaaS, unveiling internal architectural details.

Effective Use of FindBugs in Large Software Development Efforts

Posted by Bill Pugh  on  Mar 28, 2012 2

William Pugh explains how to use FindBugs, a Java static code analysis tool, to discover bugs. The talk covers general issues regarding code bugs with advice on how to make sure you get rid of them.

Orion: Software Development in the Browser

Posted by Boris Bokowski  on  Sep 26, 2011

Boris Bokowski introduces Orion, a web-based development tool, explaining its design principles: integrating several Internet technologies, such as HTTP, REST, JSON, OAuth, OpenID, and others.

Q&A on Mono with Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman

Posted by Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman  on  Aug 18, 2011 1

Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman answer questions on Mono: Xamarin, the deal with Novell, packaging, iOS 5, Lion, Android, licenses, MVC3, WCF, Mono phone, MonoDevelop, and others.

Visual Studio v. Eclipse: a Comparison of Automation Tooling

Posted by Ian Goodsell  on  Jul 18, 2011 2

Ian Goodsell presents the methodology for creating Eclipse and Visual Studio-based toolkits, and introduce Visual Studio Pattern Automation Toolkit, a toolkit for toolkit developers.

Heresy & Heretical Open Source: A Heretic's Perspective

Posted by Douglas Crockford  on  Mar 11, 2011 4

Douglas Crockford presents a debate existing around XML and JSON, and the negative effect of the Intellectual Property laws on open source software.

Modern SOA Infrastructure and Open Source

Posted by Mark Little  on  Jan 12, 2011

Mark Little presents the constituents of a modern SOI and where open source implementations stand in terms of standards, tools, ease of use, performance and reliability, making a case for using open source against close source solutions.

The Private Cloud: Amazon, Google, ... and You!

Posted by Jon Brisbin  on  Nov 11, 2010 5

Jon Brisbin tells the story of how his company of 30,000 employees moved from an ancient system to making their own private cloud based on vSphere, tcServer, RabbitMQ, and a REST framework over the period of one year. He presents the minimum requirements needed to create such a cloud, underlining the advantages brought by virtualization, parallelism, and asynchronicity.

Making Your Open Source Project More Like Rails

Posted by Yehuda Katz  on  Nov 10, 2010

Yehuda Katz presents the evolution of the Ruby on Rails project, the challenges it had to overcome and what are the lessons that could be helpful in making other open source projects successful.

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