Brian Foote looks back at the promises of OOP and discusses which, if any, of them became reality. Also: a look at NoSQL, refactoring and code quality, testing and static typing and more.
Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on Bringing Erlang's Fault Tolerance and Distribution to Java with Akka and Erjang
Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup discuss some key aspects of Erlang like fault tolerance and reliability and how the Akka and Erjang projects try to bring them to the JVM.
In this interview at Agile 2011, Jez Humble discusses continuous delivery and the deployment pipeline, emphasizing the importance of feedback and automating tests at every level to validate deployments. Gone are the days of massive acceptance test scripts. He also talks about the evils of feature branching, and speaks on the DevOps practices to collaborate all the way through the delivery cycle.
Larva is a runtime monitoring system that uses AspectJ to weave monitoring into Java code and can check the correctness of the program using an FSM; Elarva is an Erlang version of the tool.
Brian Warner, which is an engineer with Mozilla Labs, talks about Browser Extension APIs and how the Jetpack SDK and CommonJS are changing the way we use the browser as a development platform. He also talks about the differences between the popular browsers and the security considerations that arise from trusting 3rd-party add-ons.
Linda Rising talks about patterns and interacting with customers, the need for a better interaction between developers and customers, how she arrived at these patterns, teaching others how to teach.
In this interview conducted at the SpringOne 2GX conference, Rod Johnson talks about the new advancements SpringSource is bringing to the enterprise Java space, including new cloud options. Johnson discusses open-source Java in general, including the flap over the direction of OpenJDK and Apache Harmony. And he delves into the new Code2Cloud effort from SpringSource and Tasktop, and much more.
In this interview Amr Elssamadisy talks about the practice of Agile software development and why it works. Elssamadisy said Agile processes work because developers are able to learn from their successes. Indeed, Elssamadisy said developers learn from both their mistakes/failures, as well as from their successes. Moreover, developers need to learn how to work with teams and to handle confrontation.
In this interview, Bob Galen talks up the benefits of the Scrum methodology. He delves into issues such as what is the product owner’s role and how to develop a well-formed backlog. Galen also focuses on the various parts of the team, including the Scrum Master. He also gets into the process of grooming, and what to do and not do in a sprint.
Ashley Johnson shares his views on Agile development, in particular the move toward “Personal Agility.” Johnson says it is not possible to have an Agile organization of any scale without having the individuals behave in an Agile manner. Part of Personal Agility is about taking responsibility and approaching others as humans rather than obstacles. Johnson also discussed the Scrum vs. Kanban debate.
Kresten answers questions about current programming languages and problems they solve. He also tries to look at what is missing for addressing issues we face today such as concurrency. He discusses its importance and tries to portray the language that would take us to the next level helping to tackle these issues easily.
In this interview, Joshua Kerievsky, founder of Industrial Logic, discusses the need for developer performance metrics to enable organizations to determine the capabilities of developers. He also discusses his project known as the Limited Red Society. The goal of the Limited Red Society is to help developers limit the amount of time their code is in the red.