Torben Hoffmann looks at the status of Erlang using the technology life cycle lenses of Geofrey More and in particular discuss if Erlang is before, in or after the Chasm.
Robert Shilston demoes an FT app, discussing the technology choices and architectural approaches that have been used to solve some of the most difficult technical challenges faced in web development. Topics covered will include layout and interactions,native wrappers,testing and QA, and how to manage regular, reliable and successful deployments of an offline cached application.
Maximiliano Firtman overviews of what you need to know, including labs testing on progressive enhancement, feature detection and HTML5 APIs: UI, core, data, network and hardware.
Gojko Adzic, Lukas Oberhuber discuss how the thinking around the role of tests and testing evolved, the problems the team faced and the decisions they took to overcome technical and cultural issues.
Climbing Out of a Crisis Loop: How a Critical BBC Back-end Team Reigned in a Workflow Crisis-to-crisis Cycle
Rafiq Gemmail and Katherine Kirk tell the story of a BBC team which worked out of a severe crisis loop by bending the Agile 'rules' and combining multiple Agile and JFDI 'methods'.
Benjamin Mitchell shares experiences gained working with teams over the last five years, highlighting mistakes that were made following simplistic guidance and outlining key pragmatic examples that worked.
Dan North shares insight on how really high-performing teams work, the patterns and ideas being genuine experiences from practitioners. This is Agile in actuality. Agile is an attitude, not a rule book.
Glen Ford shares from his technical experience in industry, and particularly from his learning at zeebox, Unibet and BBC R&D over the last few years - focusing on practical application.
Jon Moore discusses the pros and cons using HTML for an API media type, as well as the particulars of implementation patterns, from representations to building programmatic HTML clients.
Tom Coupland discusses some of the various technologies investigated, and in many cases deployed at Nokia including Gradle, Spring, MongoDB and Clojure.
Alex Batlin and Shane Williams explore the challenges faced maintaining the security of mobile apps and also take a look at the enterprise implications with the push for BYOD.
Jeni Tennison explains how to evaluate an organization's data assets as potential sources of open data, and how to deal with the thorny issues of derived and personal data.