Do you want to know what’s happening at JAOO Århus 2009? Are you unable to go to all talks? Do you suffer from JAOO envy? Are your multitasking capabilities so limited that you cannot follow all events?
Then you need to look no further than the JAOO Today blog! Here you can read all about JAOO, [...]
I look forward to this years JAOO and especially to meet and experience Urs Hölzle. Urs Hölzle is, like David Ungar, one of my Garbage Collection research heroes.
When my companion and I wrote our Master’s Thesis “Garbage Collection in a gbeta Virtual Machine with the Train Algorithm” we read one of Urs Hölzle’s articles – [...]
Take control of your code with these programming best practices from Kevlin Henney. At JAOO Aarhus 2008 Kevlin used a trash can, vampires, a train wreck, whiskey and much more to make you understand and remember his 13 constructive points (a programmer’s dozen) about programming and code smells. As this is a must see, we [...]
How do you get requirements right? Do you have to be clairvoyant to do requirements engineering?
At JAOO Aarhus 2008 Chris Rupp talked about exactly that and why it is so hard to get requirements right. She talked about different approaches to reading the customers mind, how you can match the techniques to your project based [...]
Through the ages a lot of interesting (and some obscure) programming languages have entertained and confused people. At JAOO Aarhus 2008 Guy L. Steele and Richard P. Gabriel gave a presentation about languages and language constructs in a presentation that is a work of art in itself.
In the presentation called “50 in 50″ you [...]
A long time ago in a small country far far away… JAOO 2000 was the fourth JAOO conference, J2EE was on the top of hype curve. Ruby was the new hope.
Some weeks ago, one of my co-workers expressed frustration that her attempts at trying to convince a company to send employees to the JAOO conference had failed. The guys there are doing AS/400 mainframe programming and didn’t really have any interest in going to Aarhus for the 3 JAOO days, probably because JAOO doesn’t feature [...]
When I was asked to blog about my plans for JAOO 2008, I quickly realized one thing: I don’t know anything about the tracks this year. Well that’s just typical JAOO. I know I need to be there and the program will unfold later. JAOO awards me both the educational aspect, as well as the [...]
DSLs has been around for a long time. They are nothing new but recently there has been a lot of buzz around them triggered by “the Ruby thing”. Martin Fowler is currently writing a book about DSLs and at the last JAOO conference in Aarhus, we asked him and Markus Völter to do an interview [...]
JAOO 2008 draws inexorably nearer and the programme is being fleshed out. I guess I’m a programming language nut, because all the things that look most interesting to me are related pretty closely to programming. As usual the programme is shaping up to be unmissable.
There are still some blank spots on the web page [...]
You know Ruby on Rails, right? But do you know that Ruby is so much more than a web development language?
Some of the recent Ruby popularity can certainly be contributed to the Ruby on Rails framework, but what now – what is the next thing in the Ruby Community? At JAOO Aarhus 2007 we asked [...]
That is how far I’ll travel to go to JAOO this year. And the return trip will be as long… I might be a little crazy but I simply didn’t want to miss JAOO in Aarhus just because I live in Sydney now.
This year is especially exciting for me because it is my [...]