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LSCC Talks #13 with Kevlin Henney: SOLID Deconstruction
Featuring Kevlin Henney
The SOLID principles are often presented as being core to good code design practice. Each of S, O, L, I and D do not, however, necessarily mean what programmers expect they mean or are taught. By understanding this range of beliefs we can learn more about practices for objects, components and...object-oriented-design agile-project-management solid-principles software-craftsmanship
30,000,000+ songs! Explore your favourite music with Spotify's JSON Web API, MVC5, Dapper and OAuth2
Featuring Dave Mateer
Challenge: "While coding at work I want to listen to great songs and albums that I know" - This live MVC5 site shows the most influential, seminal albums and great songs of different musical era's. Explore the lists, preview songs (without a Spotify account). Select what you like,....net dapper mvc-5 json
Migrating to continuous delivery in the world of financial trading
Featuring David Genn
In 2013, IG Group started to move towards a continuous delivery model. This allowed them to break away from an ever increasing monthly software release and to enable higher quality and stability by releasing small change sets into production more frequently.microservices continuous-delivery
Taking back BDD
Featuring Konstantin Kudryashov
Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and Domain Driven Design (DDD) seen a great growth in adoption in recent years. We are all creating new practices and tools that try and bring these two very important modern methodologies together. What if we have it backwards and they were actually together...ddd bdd software-craftsmanship
Lean Software Factories
Featuring Abid Quereshi
The idea that traditional manufacturing practices could be used to reduce and manage complexity in large software operations has been tested and evaluated several times with varying degrees of success.
The first Software Factory experiment over was over 40 years ago in a venture that involved some...agile lean software-craftsmanship
Empirical software engineering will soon be 10 years old.
Featuring Derek Jones
he implementation of software systems contain many awkward truths and companies don't want academics poking around looking for something interesting to publish a paper about. The result has been an almost complete disconnect between academic published research on software engineering and...software-craftsmanship
A New Model of Testing
Featuring Paul Gerrard
This talk proposes a model of the thought processes that every tester (and developer, when testing) uses. In a sentence, what we do is this: "we explore sources of knowledge to build test models that inform our testing". The model identifies two modes of thinking – exploration and...testing software-craftsmanship
Be the best pair you can be!
Featuring David Morgantini
David has had a unique experience as a software practitioner. David met (and eventually married) a lady who was in the process of writing a dissertation on collaboration during pair programming. Reviewing (and reviewing and reviewing) this dissertation in combination with his industry experience...
How to Name Things: the solution to the hardest problem in programming
Featuring Peter Hilton
Developers can get better at their craft by learning from the great writers who mastered theirs. Writing software isn’t the same as writing a novel, but there are parallels. Besides, advice from writers is better because writers have been struggling with their craft for many centuries, not just a...software-craftsmanship