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Heresies and Dogmas in Software Development

Posted by Dean Wampler  on  Nov 29, 2011 4 Posted by Dean Wampler  on  Nov 29, 2011 4

Dean Wampler discusses the merits of several controversial issues: Goto, Design before Code, Design Patterns, Corba vs. REST, Object Middleware and ORMs, and Identifiers with Spaces.

Case Study: Large-scale Pure OO at the Irish Government

Posted by Richard Pawson  on  Oct 13, 2011 10 Posted by Richard Pawson  on  Oct 13, 2011 10

Richard Pawson discusses a case study of a large pure OO project for the Irish government, presenting the challenges met, the reason for choosing pure OO, and lessons learned implementing it.

Clojure: The Art of Abstraction

Posted by Alex Miller  on  Aug 09, 2011 1 Posted by Alex Miller  on  Aug 09, 2011 1

Alex Miller presents some of the abstractions that make Clojure a great language: Collections, Sequence and Higher Order Functions, Multimethods, Protocols, Atoms, Macros, and others.

Abstractions at Scale–Our Experiences at Twitter

Posted by Marius Eriksen  on  Dec 14, 2010 1 Posted by Marius Eriksen  on  Dec 14, 2010 1

Marius Eriksen considers that leaky abstractions lead to scalability issues, while those providing narrow access to explicit resources - map-reduce, shared-nothing web apps, big table - scale better.

RPC and its Offspring: Convenient, Yet Fundamentally Flawed

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Dec 19, 2009 2 Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Dec 19, 2009 2

Steve Vinoski covers the history of RPC, standardization, distributed objects, CORBA, DCOM, Java, SOAP, WS-*, flaws in RPC, REST vs RPC philosophy, Erlang reliability and concurrency.

Eric Evans on DDD: Strategic Design

Posted by Eric Evans  on  Nov 30, 2007 8 Posted by Eric Evans  on  Nov 30, 2007 8

This talk introduces two broad principles for strategic design: 'Context mapping' - different groups model differently and 'Core domain' - the distilled shared vision.

DDD: putting the model to work

Posted by Eric Evans  on  Nov 06, 2007 18 Posted by Eric Evans  on  Nov 06, 2007 18

This talk outlines some of the DDD foundations: How models are chosen and evaluated; How multiple models coexist; How to avoid the common pitfalls and how developers and domain experts work together.

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