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Test First Development v.Next with Pex and Moles

Posted by David Starr  on  Oct 24, 2011 Posted by David Starr  on  Oct 24, 2011

David Starr demoes Pex –a parameterized white box unit test tool- and Moles –an isolation framework-, two .NET tools useful for test-first development.

Design and Architecture Tools in Visual Studio 2010

Posted by David Starr  on  Aug 05, 2011 Posted by David Starr  on  Aug 05, 2011

David Starr presents some of the tools in Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 helpful for building an application’s architecture: Architecture Explorer, Dependency Graphs, UML Modeling, and Layer Diagrams.

Availability, the Cloud and Everything

Posted by Joe Williams  on  Dec 09, 2010 Posted by Joe Williams  on  Dec 09, 2010

Joe Williams discusses how distributed systems, cloud computing and configuration management affect system’s availability. He exemplifies with a database service built on CouchDB, Erlang, Chef, EC2.

Eclipse, Mylyn and the TFI

Posted by Mik Kersten  on  Jun 03, 2009 1 Posted by Mik Kersten  on  Jun 03, 2009 1

This presentation provides an overview of Mylyn's task management features including offline editing, background synchronizations, change notifications, and extending Mylyn's frameworks.

Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design

Posted by Pramod Sadalage  on  Mar 06, 2009 3 Posted by Pramod Sadalage  on  Mar 06, 2009 3

Pramod presents material from the 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning book "Refactoring Databases : Evolutionary Database Design" on implementing evolutionary database development.

Behind the Scenes at MySpace.com

Posted by Dan Farino  on  Feb 10, 2009 5 Posted by Dan Farino  on  Feb 10, 2009 5

Dan Farino talks about administering thousands of web servers from a system’s architect viewpoint, detailing on performance counter monitoring, the system profiler and the system administration site.

Ian Flint Explains Yahoo! Communities Architectures

Posted by Ian Flint  on  Dec 11, 2008 Posted by Ian Flint  on  Dec 11, 2008

Ian Flint tries to explain the infrastructure and architecture employed by Yahoo! to keep going a multitude of servers running of different platforms and offering different services.

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