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ETE 2012 – Coda Hale – The Programming Ape

From the session abstract: “Humans, you may have noticed, are not exactly rational. And yet here we are, trying to get them to build software. It’s a bit of a mess. But there is some good news: by drawing on modern theories of human cognition we can begin to optimize our tools for how people think, not how computers work. I’ll talk about our experience at Yammer building human-centric tools for engineers, lay out the sociotechnical challenges facing organizations trying…

ETE 2012 Keynote – Chad Fowler – Self Engineering

How do you apply engineering discipline to the thing that matters most: yourself? We’re software engineers or systems engineers or network engineers. We have learned lessons the hard way. These lessons boil down to immutable laws; some things work and some things don’t. Successful engineers apply these hard-won lessons to their professions. We use the same techniques day in and day out to create systems to make other people’s lives better. But few of us apply the same kind of…

ETE 2011 – Jonas Boner – Above the Clouds – Introducing Akka

From Jonas Boner’s abstract: “We believe that one should never have to choose between productivity and scalability, which has been the case with traditional approaches to concurrency and distribution. The cause of that has been the wrong tools and the wrong layer of abstraction – and Akka is here to change that. Akka is using the Actors together with Software Transactional Memory (STM) to create a unified runtime and programming model for scaling both UP (utilizing multi-core processors) and OUT…

ETE 2011 – David Kaneda – Building Rich User Experiences with Sencha Touch

From David Kaneda’s abstract: “Sencha Touch is a mobile web app framework that allows developers to create rich mobile apps which look and feel native. In addition to a robust set of UI components, Sencha Touch offers an object-oriented MVC architecture, data stores/models, and a flexible theming system. David Kaneda will cover the benefits of Sencha Touch and take a brief look at how to develop amazing mobile apps using only JavaScript, HTML, and CSS3.”