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The Case for Evolvable Software

Posted by Stephanie Forrest  on  Feb 11, 2011 5 Posted by Stephanie Forrest Follow 0 Followers  on  Feb 11, 2011 5

Stephanie Forrest believes in the possibility to create evolvable software through automated bug repair, optimizing or improving code and creating new combinations of existing functionality.

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Agile Development: Overcoming a Short-term Focus in Implementing Best Practices

Posted by Karthik Dinakar  on  Oct 18, 2010 2 Posted by Karthik Dinakar Follow 0 Followers  on  Oct 18, 2010 2

Karthik Dinakar presents a case study showing that trying to reach short-term goals by ignoring some practices can lead to long-term failures, how they recovered and recommends some best practices.

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Using RESTful Web Services and Cloud Computing for Next-Generation Mobile Applications

Posted by Jason H. Christensen  on  Sep 10, 2010 Posted by Jason H. Christensen Follow 0 Followers  on  Sep 10, 2010

Jason H Christensen presents the evolution of mobile devices, how to integrate mobile systems with the cloud and use RESTful services, what is a basic mobile architecture and how it can be implemented

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Making SOA Work in a Healthcare Company

Posted by Brian Nicks  on  Aug 27, 2010 1 Posted by Brian Nicks Follow 0 Followers  on  Aug 27, 2010 1

Brian Nicks tells the lessons learned by a healthcare company which inherited many technologies from Java to .Net to RPG to CICS to COBOL, deciding that the integration solution was to implement SOA.

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Scrub & Spin: Stealth Use of Formal Methods in Software Development

Posted by Gerard Holzmann  on  Jun 02, 2010 1 Posted by Gerard Holzmann Follow 0 Followers  on  Jun 02, 2010 1

Gerard Holzmann discusses Spin, a design analyzer tool, and Scrub, a code review tool, used by Jet Propulsion Laboratory to analyze and fix the software used for solar system exploration missions.

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Facebook: Moving Fast at Scale

Posted by Robert Johnson  on  May 24, 2010 2 Posted by Robert Johnson Follow 0 Followers  on  May 24, 2010 2

Robert Johnson talks about: the need to prepare for horizontal scalability, very short release cycles associated with a streamlined deploying process, and making the entire process faster every day.

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OOPSLA Keynote: The Power Of Abstraction

Posted by Barbara Liskov  on  Dec 23, 2009 7 Posted by Barbara Liskov Follow 0 Followers  on  Dec 23, 2009 7

In a reprise of her ACM Turing Award lecture, Barbara Liskov discusses the invention of abstract data types, the CLU programming language, the Liskov Substitution Principle, and future challenges.

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Community Performance Optimization: Making Your People Run as Smoothly as Your Site

Posted by Brion Vibber  on  Dec 23, 2009 3 Posted by Brion Vibber Follow 0 Followers  on  Dec 23, 2009 3

Brion Vibber discusses the challenges of working with user communities, social bottlenecks, scalability of software vs communities, new approaches to scaling communities, and remaining challenges.

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Practice-based Design: Some Object Lessons

Posted by Lucy Suchman  on  May 15, 2009 Posted by Lucy Suchman Follow 0 Followers  on  May 15, 2009

In this OOPSLA 2008 session, Lucy Suchman teaches 8 lessons about objects showing how they can influence project design.

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DSLs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted by Jeff Gray  on  Apr 10, 2009 1 Posted by Jeff Gray Follow 0 Followers , Kathleen Fisher Follow 0 Followers , Charles Consel Follow 0 Followers , Gabor Karsai Follow 0 Followers , Marjan Mernik Follow 0 Followers , Juha-Pekka Tolvanen Follow 0 Followers  on  Apr 10, 2009 1

In this panel recorded during OOPSLA 2008, the panelists talk about the benefits and drawbacks of using DSLs.

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The Evolution of Lisp

Posted by Guy Steele  on  Apr 03, 2009 1 Posted by Guy Steele Follow 1 Followers , Richard Gabriel Follow 0 Followers  on  Apr 03, 2009 1

Guy L. Steele Jr. and Richard P. Gabriel reenact their presentation called “The Evolution of Lisp” which took place during ACM History of Languages Conference in 1993.

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Community-Based Innovation: From Sports Equipment to Software

Posted by Sonali K. Shah  on  Mar 05, 2009 Posted by Sonali K. Shah Follow 0 Followers  on  Mar 05, 2009

Sonali K. Shah talks about innovations produced by community users. Contrary to the general perception, most innovations are not created by firms but by individuals.

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