Pair Programming with Eclipse

At Eclipse, new actors are challenging the classic Eclipse IDE: * Che: the next-gen Eclipse cloud, putting the developer workspace and the IDE on your browser * Orion: an extensible browser IDE * Flux: a new message-based

Dealing with the Pesky People Parts of Software Development

This talk explores communications between coders, some of the personality challenges and interactions with normal people.From pocket watches to great cathedrals, craftsmen created wonders of the age. While individual skill, repetition and accomplishment was important, communication between

Agility, Scalability & Autonomy

HMRC, the tax and revenue authority in the UK has a stated goal of becoming one of the most digital tax administrations in the world by 2020. The Department is in the midst of a digitally-enabled transformation

Using Self-Selection for Happy Scrum Teams

Amber King is a fan of team self-selection, which, in her experience, yields happier, more empowered, more productive teams. Amber shares her story working at Opower where the company decided to do an experiment: the goal would

Architectural Refactoring

Let’s face it, the system you maintain isn’t meeting expectations. The crystal ball you were issued at engineer academy was broken, and you guessed wrong about how the system would grow. Now, you’re faced with a choice: