In this presentation, recorded at QCon London, Paul Downey, who is Chief Web Services Architect for BT and a participant in many standards groups, talks about the Web and why he believes its architecture is superior to that of SOAP/WSDL-based Web services.
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. This presentation is less about "why" one should use Agile over other development process, and more about the practical "how" one should proceed about being agile.
In this presentation from QCon London, 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.
Security is all about trade-offs you make with your always limited resources, often a problem when designing a system or an after-thought. Only a few have the expertise to design good security and most development teams have no security expert. This talk focuses on Security Patterns for designing security in architectures, such as Role-based Access Control, Single Access Point, and Front Door.
In this 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.
An Ajax application can go for several hours without leaving the original page. In this talk, Dave Crane explores ways to apply design patterns to the client tier, and how the use of patterns compares with the server-side. He examines the tension between maintaining server-control and delegating control to the client, and looks at the pros and cons of each architecture with real-world examples.
Rich Kilmer explains Domain Specific Languages and how they help working with domain experts. The presentation includes an overview of styles of external and internal DSLs in Ruby and explains implicit and explicit styles, complete with advantages and trade-offs of either approach. The presentation is rounded off with a look at imperative and declarative styles of DSLs.
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.
In this presentation from QCon, Erik Meijer discuss C# 3.0 and LINQ with Objects, XML, and relational data using O/R mapping with a focus on composition. This is a more in depth discussion building on top of his "Democratizing the Cloud" presentation.
In this presentation @ QCon London, Zed Shaw explains the impact Mongrel's 2500 lines of code have had. He also goes into what makes a project successful (good documentation, make the product is to install and extend, etc) and how companies can get on the good side of open source projects they use.
In one of the most entertaining presentations on the topic ever, Dr. Jim Webber debunks myths about the mainstream ESB concept and explains how a lightweight approach can yield real benefits without giving in to vendor pressure. Jim claims that an ESB often ends up being just a thin veneer on an existing mess, and how an approach that doesn't put intelligence into the network is superior.
Communication is everywhere. The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) can be used to design and develop service-oriented distributed solutions. This presentation shows the basics of WCF and how to solve common problems in distributed systems. Christian Weyer provides a practical approach to realizing distributed solutions with WCF - beyond the hype and 'Hello World'.