Archive for March, 2009
JAOO Nights have come and gone in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. What we noticed straight away was the difference in the crowd in each of the cities. In Brisbane we held the meeting at the Microsoft Offices, a more casual atmosphere with pizza and beer during the break. The crowd was a 50/50 mix of [...]
For those of you that missed QCon London 2009 and those who just want to have the experience refreshed, I have collected a few blog posts about the conference. Both speakers and attendees has been writing very energetically about sessions on blogs and on twitter – some live from the conference and some as reflection [...]
Given the current economic climate, it can be distressing and depressing to think about the future of your job as a software developer. That is why we think you need some encouragement and inspiration.
At JAOO Australia we have invited, among others, James Ward, who will share with us how to develop sexier software with Flex. [...]
The nature of programming and developing software has been debated a lot recently. At QCon London 2009 Sir Tony Hoare talked in the opening keynote about the communication between the professional developer and the academic computer scientist and how the work should be divided between the two.
In december 2008 the Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship was [...]
Even after more than a decade of organising conferences, you can still learn how to do it better.
At our latest conference, QCon London, the speakers and attendees used Twitter to great effect. You can read the tweets at: #qcon-tweets
What you might see is how the presentations were rated in real-time, and this had some interesting [...]
Today the QCon London conference was off to a good start. The opening keynote was by Sir Tony Hoare and what a great start to the day. He talked about the difference between the science and the engineering part of computing – the different goals and the different ways to get succes. We took only [...]
“Scala is, I think, the most mind-blowing language that I have seen in the last couple of years. Incredible elegance.” ~Erik Meijer at JAOO Aarhus 2008.
Bill Venners, co-author of the Scala book, gave a nice introduction to the Scala programming Language at JAOO last year. Scala is part of the growing trend of multi-paradigm [...]
Is Java a toy language? Is refactoring good? How do you do OO the right way? What is an agile architecture?
Jim Coplien offers answers to all these questions in this video from JAOO Aarhus 2008:
After this presentation Jim Coplien sat down with the CTO of Trifork, Kresten Krab Thorup, and talked about this presentation. We [...]