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Presentation: Martin Fowler and Dan North Talk Over the Yawning Crevasse of Doom

by Abel Avram on  Aug 13, 2008 3

In this presentation filmed during QCon London 2007, Martin Fowler and Dan North talk about the communication gap existing between the developers and the customers or users. Closing this gap is extremely important in order to create successful software.

Presentation: Developing Expertise: Herding Racehorses, Racing Sheep

by Abel Avram on  Jul 29, 2008 5

In this presentation made during QCon London 2007, Dave Thomas talks about expanding people's expertise in their domains of interest by not treating them uniformly as they had the same amount of knowledge and level of experience.

Presentation: Heartbeat Retrospectives to Amplify Team Effectiveness

by Abel Avram on  Jul 10, 2008

In this presentation filmed during QCon London 2007, Boris Gloger speaks about retrospectives. Agile development teams learn and improve by inspecting and adapting. High performing teams inspect and adapt not only their code and tests, but also their methods and interactions.

Presentation: Agile Project Management: Lessons Learned at Google

by Abel Avram on  Jul 03, 2008 2

In this presentation filmed during QCon 2007, Jeff Sutherland, the creator of Scrum, talks about his visit at Google to do an analysis of Google's first implementation of Scrum. He tells how Google started with no engineering management, then gradually introduced Scrum without spoiling the development culture formed over the years.

Presentation: The Design and Architecture of InfoQ

by Niclas Nilsson on  Jun 15, 2008 11

InfoQ.com is a next generation web portal combining the latest advancements in portal technology and web development. In this presentation, Alexandru Popescu and Floyd Marinescu walks through the good, the bad, and the ugly of building InfoQ.com; from initial (lack of) requirements, designs, implementation choices, and deployment issues, and all the lessons learned along the way.

Presentation: Dealing With the Organizational Challenges of Agile Adoption

by Abel Avram on  Jun 12, 2008

In this presentation filmed during QCon London 2007, Joseph Pelrine talks about the challenges faced by organizations trying to adopt Agile methods.

Presentation: Agile Architecture Is Not Fragile Architecture

by Abel Avram on  Jun 11, 2008 7

In this presentation filmed during QCon 2007, Coplien and Henney describe how to start with enough architecture to ensure long term success of an Agile developed project.

Presentation: Steve Freeman about Test Driven Development

by Abel Avram on  May 31, 2008 3

In this presentation filmed during QCon 2007, Steve Freeman, an independent consultant, talks about TDD, why is it helpful and gives an example on doing it.

Presentation: Agile Project Lifecycle in User Stories and Release Planning

by Abel Avram on  May 21, 2008

In this presentation recorded during QCon London 2007, Rachel Davies, director of Agile Alliance, talks about the Agile development cycle starting with user stories and planning the releases.

Presentation: Patterns for securing architectures

by Niclas Nilsson on  May 09, 2008

Security is about trade-offs you make with your limited resources, often a problem when designing a system or an after-thought. Few have the expertise to design good security and most development teams have no security expert. In this talk, Peter Sommerlad focuses on Security Patterns for designing security in architectures, such as Role-based Access Control, Single Access Point, and Front Door.

Presentation: Voca, UK's largest payment processing engine running Spring

by Ryan Slobojan on  May 05, 2008 1

In this presentation from QCon London 2007, William Soo and Meeraj Kunnumpurath discuss the Voca transaction processing system architecture, the previous Mainframe-based architecture, architectural challenges and requirements, the new Spring and J2EE-based architecture, upcoming challenges for Voca, and technologies to watch for in the future.

Presentation: Steve Jones on "Driving IT from the Business"

by Stefan Tilkov on  Apr 16, 2008

In a presentation recorded at QCon London, Cap Gemini's Steve Jones explains his concept of a business service architecture. Topics covered include how to apply SOA to existing systems, the problems one runs into when SOA is driven by technology, and the structural and organizational impact of business-driven SOA.

Presentation: Ruby and the Art of Domain Specific Languages

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 22, 2008

Rich Kilmer gives an introduction to the art of creating Domain Specific Languages in Ruby. The presentation gives a basic introduction, but moves on to useful distinctions in DSL styles, such as implicit vs. explicit internal DSLs or declarative vs. imperative DSLs. A look at a long list of real world DSLs Rich has created rounds of the presentation.

Presentation: Anne Thomas Manes on the Business Value of SOA

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 19, 2008

In this presentation, recorded at QCon, Burton Group research director Anne Thomas Manes talks about how to make the business case for SOA. Her talk covers explaining SOA to non-technical business people, various approaches for selling SOA to management and gaining funding for SOA investments.

InfoQ Interview: Jeff Sutherland on "Who's Doing Scrum"

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Oct 24, 2007 5

There are over 10,000 Scrum Masters trained, that's a lot of Scrum! Well: Scrum, variants of Scrum, and Scrum-like processes. Are these distinctions important? Jeff Sutherland told us why he thinks it's important to understand a team's level of adoption - not to label it but to continue improvement. He cited the example of organically growing a Scrum team practice-by-practice at Google AdWords.

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