Presentation: 10 Ways to Improve Your Code

by Abel Avram on  Apr 16, 2009 19

In this presentation recorded during QCon SF 2008, Neal Ford, an architect at ThoughtWorks, shows 10 ways to write better code. This is practical advice for developers, but application architects can benefit from it too.

Presentation: Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

by Abel Avram on  Mar 26, 2009 9

In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.

Interview: Erik Meijer on LINQ

by Abel Avram on  Mar 04, 2009 8

In this interview made during QCon SF 2008, Erik Meijer talks about less known LINQ features, like the ability to do meta programming or the fact that LINQ works against any data collection that implements the sequence operators. Meijer also talks about the differences between functional languages and objectual ones, asynchronous computation, and the evolution of languages.

Presentation: Frameworks and DDD: Keeping the Model Clean

by Abel Avram on  Mar 02, 2009 3

In this presentation recorded during QCon SF 2008, Tim McCarthy talks about preserving the purity of the domain model while using frameworks. Frameworks can be very useful when developing applications, but they can present some pitfalls, mudding the domain, if they are not used properly. The presentation is targeted at developers.

Presentation: Ruby VMs: A Comparison

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 27, 2009

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2008, Jason Seifer takes a look at the different Ruby virtual machines (JRuby, MagLev, IronRuby, Rubinius, MacRuby) and how to choose what fits best within the enterprise.

Presentation: Open APIs: State of the Market

by Abel Avram on  Feb 20, 2009 1

In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, John Musser talked about Open APIs, their history, their current status and trends. He also talked about what makes an Open API successful, the business models behind them and some related technological details.

Interview: Ian Robinson discusses REST, WS-* and Implementing an SOA

by Ryan Slobojan on  Feb 18, 2009 1

In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Ian Robinson discusses REST vs. WS-*, REST contracts, WADL, how to approach company-wide SOA initiatives, how an SOA changes a company, SOA and Agile, tool support for REST, reuse and foreseeing client needs, versioning and the future of REST-based services in enterprise SOA development.

Interview: Lennart Augustsson on DSLs Written in Haskell

by Abel Avram on  Feb 17, 2009 2

In this interview filmed at QCon SF 2008, Lennart Augustsson talks about writing DSLs in Haskell, presenting the advantages offered by the language. In that context, he talks about embedded DSLs, static and dynamic languages, syntax and semantics, monads and many other related topics.

Interview: Greg Young Discusses State Transitions in Domain-Driven Design and DDD Best Practices

by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 30, 2009 9

In this interview recorded at QCon San Francisco 2008 conference, Greg Young talked about how his team has been using Domain-Driven Design (DDD) concepts in their projects. He discussed how to manage domain state transitions in a Domain-Driven Design project. He also talked about Command Query Separation (CQS) design concept to keep the design cleaner and easier to test and maintain.