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Realistic about Risk: Software development with Real Options

Posted by Chris Matts  on  Jun 30, 2009 Posted by Chris Matts Follow 1 Followers , Olav Maassen Follow 0 Followers  on  Jun 30, 2009

This session introduces Real Options and shows how it can help in running your project. Real Options is a decision-making process that can be used to manage risk.


Measure for Measure

Posted by Keith Braithwaite  on  Jun 16, 2009 5 Posted by Keith Braithwaite Follow 1 Followers  on  Jun 16, 2009 5

This session surveys emerging evidence that we can measure the effect of the technical practices of Agile development, and explores what we might be able to do about it to our benefit.


Functions + Messages + Concurrency = Erlang

Posted by Joe Armstrong  on  Jun 08, 2009 Posted by Joe Armstrong Follow 3 Followers  on  Jun 08, 2009

This highly technical presentation discusses Erlang and three models of concurrent programming along with challenges posed by concurrency and how Erlang resolves them.


Beyond Agile: Cultural Patterns

Posted by Marc Evers  on  May 28, 2009 Posted by Marc Evers Follow 0 Followers , Willem van den Ende Follow 0 Followers  on  May 28, 2009

Willem and Marc introduce cultural patterns that can be found in software organizations. By understanding the cultural patterns then you can better adapt your practices.


Building a Large Scale SaaS Application

Posted by Dan Hanley  on  May 22, 2009 Posted by Dan Hanley Follow 0 Followers  on  May 22, 2009

Dan Hanley, at QCon London 2008 addresses the challenges of building large scale SaaS applications. Using examples from three Magus application frameworks, Dan exposes principles of SaaS development.


Born To Cycle

Posted by Linda Rising  on  May 20, 2009 1 Posted by Linda Rising Follow 4 Followers  on  May 20, 2009 1

We know that small increments that produce progress toward a goal is a way for teams to work successfully. Does it work well because the individuals on the team are hardwired to work in cycles?


Meeting the Challenge of Simplicity

Posted by Giles Colborne  on  May 15, 2009 2 Posted by Giles Colborne Follow 0 Followers  on  May 15, 2009 2

This session addresses the abstract notion of 'simplicity', why it is critical in modern UI design, and answers questions, like "Why do design processes and good intentions undermine simplicity?"


JQuery - a Javascript DOM Library

Posted by Remy Sharp  on  May 07, 2009 1 Posted by Remy Sharp Follow 0 Followers  on  May 07, 2009 1

This presentation demonstrates the features of JQuery, particularly its support for AJax and DOM services plus cross-browser compatibility. Details of the library and its structure are covered.


The Market Risk System

Posted by Dominique Delarue  on  May 06, 2009 Posted by Dominique Delarue Follow 0 Followers , David Harper Follow 0 Followers  on  May 06, 2009

David Harper and Dominique Delarue present the Market Risk System used by BNP to retrieve, store and analyze risk data for all trading activities of their bank.


Agile Mashups

Posted by Rachel Davies  on  May 06, 2009 5 Posted by Rachel Davies Follow 0 Followers  on  May 06, 2009 5

This talk highlights what's on offer in the different agile methods, where different agile practices add value and how to go about blending them into your current approach.


A Tale of 2 Systems

Posted by Pete Goodliffe  on  May 05, 2009 Posted by Pete Goodliffe Follow 0 Followers  on  May 05, 2009

In this video recorded during QCon London 2008, Pete Goodliffe presents two Linux-based audio products with a complete different outcome, software design making the difference.


Financial Transaction Exchange at

Posted by Matt Youill  on  May 03, 2009 Posted by Matt Youill Follow 0 Followers  on  May 03, 2009

This presentation covers Betfair's efforts, e.g. Flywheel, that enables serving 50,000 low cost transactions per second. This technology has become the basis for the Tradefair financial exchange.