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Joy of Testing

Posted by John Hughes  on  Oct 31, 2015 1 Posted by John Hughes  on  Oct 31, 2015 1

John Hughes presents automated techniques that can improve testing, focusing on what the code should do rather than which cases should be tested, with war stories from Ericsson, Volvo Cars, and Basho.

52:04

Cool Code

Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  Oct 21, 2015 Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  Oct 21, 2015

Kevlin Henney examines some examples of code that are interesting because of historical significance, profound concepts, impressive technique, exemplary style or just sheer geekiness.

24:57

Modeling Complex Game Economy with Neo4j

Posted by Yan Cui  on  Oct 13, 2015 Posted by Yan Cui  on  Oct 13, 2015

Yan Cui shares lessons learned using Neo4j to model the in-game economy of the "Here Be Monsters" game and automate the balancing process.

31:13

Hello, Declarative World

Posted by Tom Stuart  on  Oct 08, 2015 Posted by Tom Stuart  on  Oct 08, 2015

Tom Stuart takes a look at some modern examples of declarative programming and explores how it can help with the applications built today.

26:01

Hacking Culture with Chat Robots

Posted by Ben Straub  on  Sep 30, 2015 Posted by Ben Straub  on  Sep 30, 2015

Ben Straub discusses how automating communication tasks with chat robots can have a feedback effect on people and their culture, and how it can be applied to organizations.

58:46

Exercises in Programming Style

Posted by Crista Lopes  on  Sep 23, 2015 4 Posted by Crista Lopes  on  Sep 23, 2015 4

Crista Lopes demos writing the same program using multiple styles, showcasing the richness of human computational thought and the need to avoid being stuck with one or two styles for life.

28:16

Kill the Mutants - A Better Way to Test Your Tests

Posted by Roy van Rijn  on  Sep 19, 2015 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.

35:13

The Joy of Debugging Ourselves

Posted by Laurent Bossavit  on  Sep 11, 2015 Posted by Laurent Bossavit  on  Sep 11, 2015

Laurent Bossavit provides some suggestions on how to bring the fun back into programming by developing new skills such as leprechaun hunting and brain debugging.

37:18

Opening Keynote - Programming as Distributed Cognition: Defining a Super Power

Posted by Chris Granger  on  Sep 06, 2015 Posted by Chris Granger  on  Sep 06, 2015

Chris Granger talks about his recent post “Coding is not the new literacy”, and how we need to do better at teaching people and get back to thinking about computers as a medium for us to think through

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