Eric Redmond explains the differences and commonalities amongst many kinds of databases and takes a stab at the marketing term “NoSQL.”
Simon MacDonald explains how to use speech recognition effectively on mobile platforms, covering the W3C Web Speech API specification and its current implementation status.
Guillaume Laforge reviews the main Groovy 1.6 and 1.7 features, and what’s coming in Groovy 1.8: closures, modularization, Java 7 support, DSL, AST templates, better performance.
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock reviews various forms of driven development in order to understand the principles and values of several design practices used today.
In this presentation, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock presents some practical lessons she has learned from doing architectural reviews.