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01:00:46

Crushed by Technical Debt?

Posted by Scott W. Ambler  on  Dec 25, 2015

Scott W. Ambler explores disciplined agile strategies to avoid and remove existing technical debt, how to fund the removal of technical debt, and related industry data.

22:34

Five Elements of Superior Developer Portals

Posted by Hadi Michael  on  Sep 24, 2015

Hadi Michael explores the elements commonly found on developer portals, and identifies those that consistently contribute to superior developer experiences.

28:16

Kill the Mutants - A Better Way to Test Your Tests

Posted by Roy van Rijn  on  Sep 19, 2015

Roy van Rijn explains what mutation testing is and how it works, comparing several Java frameworks (PIT, Jester, Jumble) that enable automatic mutation testing in a continuous build.

43:02

Introduction to Java Profiling

Posted by Jerry Yoakum  on  Sep 17, 2015

Jerry Yoakum discusses how code profiling tools and techniques can be used to evaluate code for constructions and errors that are likely to cause problems, highlight places in need of refactoring.

01:20:51

Making the Case for Review

Posted by Austin Bingham  on  Sep 16, 2015

Austin Bingham answers questions on reviews: how long should they be, what should be reviewed, how do reviews account for an increase in quality and ROI?

01:06:38

Learn from the Mistakes of Others

Posted by Alison Lloyd  on  Sep 04, 2015

Alison Lloyd examines some less-than-stellar occurrences in non-software fields, drawing out some ideas that she hopes will make software development a little less painful.

48:17

Microservices: Software that Fits in Your Head

Posted by Dan North  on  Aug 09, 2015

Dan North describes a model for thinking about the age of code and argues for replaceability as a first class concern, ending up with something that looks a lot like microservices.

47:16

Beautiful Structure

Posted by Chris Chedgey  on  Aug 05, 2015

Chris Chedgey explores how “locality of relationship” affects coupling, cohesion, and the width of interfaces, showing structural patterns that increase or decrease complexity.

59:51

Becoming a Better Programmer

Posted by Pete Goodliffe  on  Jul 09, 2015

Pete Goodliffe keynotes on what it takes to become a better programmer, discussing tools for reviewing the personal skillset and techniques to help one “become a better programmer”.

50:32

Opportunities to Improve System Reliability and Resilience

Posted by Donald Belcham  on  Jul 02, 2015

Donald Belcham explains how to improve a system’s reliability by using appropriate code patterns.

53:17

The Importance of Culture - Building and Sustaining Effective Engineering Organizations

Posted by Randy Shoup  on  Jun 21, 2015

Randy Shoup discusses several important aspects of engineering cultures: hiring and retention, ownership and collaboration, quality and discipline, and learning and experimentation.

44:00

The Rationale for Continuous Delivery (or What Does ‘Good’ Look Like?)

Posted by Dave Farley  on  Jun 17, 2015 1

Dave Farley looks at a history littered with inefficient processes resulting in poor quality and failed projects, wondering how we got here, what can be done and what does good really look like?

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