Videos in category Conferences


RubyConf 2007: Why Camping Matters

RubyConf 2007: Why Camping Matters

Posted in Conferences, Development, Frameworks

“you can make input tags manually, did you know that?” rails is boring, so you can focus on interesting business problems, camping is offbeat so you can focus interesting technical problems rails is daunting to hack on, camping is easy to hack on, it’s ruby rails encourages conformance, camping encourages experimentation hacking is fun we need to feed our inner hacker we need ...

Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Frameworks, Camping, Confreaks, RubyConf 2007



RubyConf 2007: What Makes Code Beautiful?

RubyConf 2007: What Makes Code Beautiful?

Posted in Conferences, Development

There are 3 components to beauty: proportion (relative size of parts), integrity (does it suit its purpose?), and clarity (is it simple/clear?). Apply these principles to software. Good software = beautiful software. Code built to accomplish the task should be proportional to the size of the task. It should be concise while being readable. Fortunately… Ruby is optimized for beauty. Try t...

Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Confreaks, RubyConf 2007


Maintaining Java Apps in Production Environments

Maintaining Java Apps in Production Environments

Posted in Conferences, Development

Summary Alexandre Rafalovitch delivers an organized overview of the tools and techniques that help with resolving problems that arise in real production environments. The presentation places emphasis on free and open source tools capable of being useful out of the box, without extensive configuration. Common problems are discussed, along with methods of rapid analysis and root cause determinati...

Tags: Conferences, Java, Deployment, InfoQ, production


JP Rangaswami on open source in the enterprise & the future of information

JP Rangaswami on open source in the enterprise & the future of information

Posted in Conferences, Development, Frameworks

Summary CIO JP Rangaswami explains how open source became a corporate IT strategy at investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and why CIOs of major enterprises should open source for software development initiatives. JP also explains his vision of four pillars of the new world if information: Syndication, Search, Fulfillment, and Collaboration/Conversation. Bio JP Rangaswami is CIO of Glo...

Tags: Business, Conferences, Ruby, Frameworks, Java, .NET Framework, InfoQ, Architecture, Open-Source, SOA


Database Refactoring

Database Refactoring

Posted in Conferences, Testing, Databases, Project Management

Summary Like other leaders in the Agile community, Scott Ambler is passionate about expanding Agile practices to include all contributors to software success. Recently he has been teaching teams how to integrate database roles into the iterative, incremental rhythm of their teams. InfoQ captured Ambler's talk on Database Refactoring at Agile2006. Bio Scott Ambler is Practice Leader Agile Develo...

Tags: Conferences, Testing, Databases, Agile, refactoring, InfoQ, Data Access, Delivering Quality, Agile2006




The SOA Component Model

The SOA Component Model

Posted in Web Technologies, Conferences

Summary IBM Chief SOA architect Rob High introduces Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) as the foundation for a SOA programming model. Topics covered include a definition of SOA, a look at its principles and properties, an introduction to SCA and SDO and an outlook to the connection of SOA and Web 2.0. Bio Rob High is the Chief Architect for IBM's SOA Foundation ...

Tags: Web 2.0, Conferences, IBM, InfoQ, SOA, Application Servers, Standardization, Service Data Objects


MountainWest RubyConf 2008: Shaving with Occam

MountainWest RubyConf 2008: Shaving with Occam

Posted in Conferences, Development

As developers, we deal with complexity every day. Our programs are millions of lines long, consisting of thousands of subroutines and hundreds of modules. And the smallest mistake in any one of these items can potentially bring a system to its knees. Some problems are inherently complex. But that doesn't mean that our solutions must also be complex. Finding the simple in the midst of complexity...

Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Confreaks, RubyConf 2008, MountainWest


MountainWest RubyConf 2008: What To Do when Mongrel Stops Responding to Your Requests and Ruby Doesn't Want to Tell You About It

MountainWest RubyConf 2008: What To Do when Mongrel Stops Responding to Your Requests and Ruby Doesn't Want to Tell You About It

Posted in Conferences, Development, Frameworks

This talk introduces and demonstrates some key system diagnostic tools and techniques in the context of Ruby on Rails development. Some are already well-documented in the Addison-Wesley shortcut, Troubleshooting Ruby Processes, while others are new and lack sufficient documentation for many Rails developers. Author: Phillipe Hanrigou

Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Frameworks, Mongrel, Confreaks, RubyConf 2008, MountainWest


Christophe Coenraets Discusses Flex 3, AIR, and BlazeDS

Christophe Coenraets Discusses Flex 3, AIR, and BlazeDS

Posted in Frameworks, Development, Graphics, Conferences

Summary In this interview from QCon London 2008, Christophe Coenraets discusses Flex 3, Flex Builder, BlazeDS, BlazeDS, the move towards open source at Adobe, how to integrate Flex with existing applications, and the challenges of integrating Rich Internet Applications with search engines and built-in browser functionality. Bio Christophe Coenraets is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Adobe. He ...

Tags: Frameworks, Technologies, Java, Interview, Flash, Flex, Adobe, AIR, InfoQ, Open-Source, Rich Internet Apps, ...