Videos tagged with QCon San Francisco 2008


Agility: Possibilities at a Personal Level

Agility: Possibilities at a Personal Level

Posted in Conferences, Project Management

Summary Some observers of historical trends have suggested that the Industrial Revolution could not have happened without coffee and tea. Heating water for a daily jolt of caffeine enabled workers to be more in control of their waking hours and also to have longer lives because drinking water that has been boiled means the consumer is less likely to swallow the toxic soup that early water suppl...

Tags: Practices, Conferences, Agile, InfoQ, QCon, Agile Techniques, QCon San Francisco 2008



RESTful Enterprise Development

RESTful Enterprise Development

Posted in Conferences, Web Technologies, Development

Summary In this session I'll discuss how a large telecommunications company has developed RESTful and Web-friendly services side-by-side with more traditional WS-* services. Using Atom, AtomPub, caching, URI templates and microformats, the company has addressed a wide range of challenges, from standard integration tasks such as exposing legacy data to custom and vendor applications and services...

Tags: Conferences, Technologies, REST, Web Services, HTTP, caching, InfoQ, Architecture, SOA, ATOM, QCon, ...


Gallio, a .NET Testing Automation Platform

Gallio, a .NET Testing Automation Platform

Posted in Conferences, Testing, Frameworks, Development

Summary Software testing is a multidisciplinary enterprise. Its form and function is driven by the needs and perspectives of developers, testers, designers, managers, and other stakeholders. So how do you build a single tool that will satisfy them all? You don't; you build a toolchain. Gallio is an open, extensible and neutral test automation for .Net. It provides the foundation for a rich suit...

Tags: Conferences, Testing, Frameworks, .NET Framework, InfoQ, Artifacts & Tools, QCon, Platforms, QCon San Francisco 2008, Development, DbUnit, ...


Ross Mason Discusses MuleSource, Mule ESB and Galaxy

Ross Mason Discusses MuleSource, Mule ESB and Galaxy

Posted in Frameworks, Development, Conferences, Cloud Computing

Summary In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Ross Mason discusses Mule, the role of an ESB, Enterprise Edition versus Community Edition, monitoring and MuleHQ, REST support, cloud-based deployments, Galaxy, governance, Mule integrations, community interaction via MuleForge, and the impact of the current recession upon open source software. Bio Prior to founding MuleSource, Ross Mason...

Tags: Frameworks, Java, Interview, Spring, InfoQ, SOA, QCon, Cloud Computing, ESB, OSGi, Mule, ...


Teamwork Is An Individual Skill: How to Build Any Team Any Time

Teamwork Is An Individual Skill: How to Build Any Team Any Time

Posted in Conferences, Project Management

Summary Knowing how to get things done with others may be the single greatest lever for success in your career. In this session you will be introduced to the unique and proven Responsibility Redefined™ framework for understanding how personal and shared responsibility work in the mind. You will try it on for yourself and see if it explains how your mind works. You will also learn how to a...

Tags: Practices, Conferences, Agile, InfoQ, QCon, Teamwork, Team Collaboration, QCon San Francisco 2008



HTTP Status Report

HTTP Status Report

Posted in Conferences, Web Technologies

Summary Until recently, HTTP was used for browsers to GET and POST HTML and a handful of other formats to and from Web servers, and it worked well. Recently, however, people have been finding more and more to do with it -- and not just because it can get through the firewall. This talk will take a hard look at where HTTP is today, and what implementations are doing well (and not so well). We'll...

Tags: Conferences, Technologies, REST, Web Services, HTTP, caching, InfoQ, SOA, QCon, Standardization, Web Servers, ...


10 Ways to Improve Your Code

10 Ways to Improve Your Code

Posted in Conferences, Development, Frameworks, Project Management, Testing

Summary It is too easy to get into a coding slump and not realize it. This talk revitalizes your relationship to code, forcing you to rethink some of the thing that you take for granted and showing new approaches to solving hard problems. It covers topics that range from improve the overall structure of your code to the way you write JavaBeans, with lots of examples. Everything in this talk may...

Tags: Practices, XP, Conferences, Ruby, Frameworks, Java, TDD, .NET Framework, InfoQ, QCon, Best Practices, ...


Development Tools for the Open Web

Development Tools for the Open Web

Posted in Companies, Conferences, Development

Summary Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith open with a definition of the Open Web, the tension arising from multiple Web technologies, the diversity and "polyphony" of Open Source, the future of Web development tools, and the debate associated with the possible evolution of Javascript. The potential impact of HTML 5 on tool and Web development in general is discussed. Bio Dion Almaer and Ben Galbrai...

Tags: Google, Interview, InfoQ, Architecture, Open-Source, Artifacts & Tools, QCon, Programming, QCon San Francisco 2008, Interviews, Open Web, ...


Stu Charlton on Cloud Computing

Stu Charlton on Cloud Computing

Posted in Cloud Computing, Conferences

Summary In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Stu Charlton discusses cloud computing, differences between traditional and cloud hosting, platform versus infrastructure cloud, how cloud will change software development and deployment, avoiding vendor lock-in, moving a system into the cloud, the benefits of clouds to small/medium size businesses, and cloud tool support. Bio Stuart Charl...

Tags: Interview, EC2, InfoQ, Architecture, SOA, QCon, Cloud Computing, Platforms, Virtualization, S3, QCon San Francisco 2008, ...


Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

Posted in Conferences, Development, Databases, Companies

Summary In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe. Bio Aditya Agarwal is Director of Engineering at Facebook, where he helps manage the engineering team and oversees new product desig...

Tags: Conferences, PHP, Databases, MySQL, Facebook, LAMP, InfoQ, Architecture, QCon, Enterprise Application Blocks, memcache, ...