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ETE 2012 – Joshua Suereth – Effective Scala

From the abstract: A talk on general best practices in Scala, taken from real world experience and examples in the book Scala In Depth. This covers everything from what is an implicit to programming with expressions. If you’re not comfortable with the Scala, this talk will show you how to make use of this elegant … Read More

ETE 2012 – Trevor Burnham – The CoffeeScript Edge

From the abstract: CoffeeScript, a streamlined language that compiles into JavaScript, has gained devotees at companies ranging from 37signals to Fog Creek to AOL. Not bad for a 2-year-old open-source project. In this talk, we’ll take a look at some of the areas where CoffeeScript really shines, allowing devs to write cleaner, more maintainable code … Read More

ETE 2012 – Manoj Vadakkan – It’s the Culture Stupid! Why Scrum is More Than a Few Roles, Artifacts, and Ceremonies

From the abstract: Scrum attracts many organizations because of its apparent simplicity and its potential to deliver results faster. Many do not realize the cultural changes that they need to make in order to become a hyper-productive team. This session will discuss why cultural aspects are important and how cultural changes make the mechanics of … Read More

Audio Interview: KYW NewsRadio on Social Media in the Radio News Business

On Thursday we did an interview with Steve Butler, Program and News Director of KYW News Radio, discussing the reach of Social Media in news outlets. We cover topics as diverse as Twitter and the generational divide, using social media to discover news stories and are all areas of social media right for every situation … Read More

Why You Need NoSql in Your Toolbox

Even if you work for Oracle, you still need NoSql databases in your toolbox. One size does not fit all for programming languages, operating systems, IDEs, shoes, bailouts, or anything else. But for a long time now, many developers have been told that relational databases are really the only choice for persistence. If you need … Read More

Mobile development and your team

Throughout the next several weeks, we will be conducting interviews with speakers who will be speaking at the Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference (www.phillyemergingtech.com). These interviews will give you some idea of the material we will be covering. The first interview is with Mark Spence of Transmogrify and Rick Rasansky of Yorn. Rick and … Read More

Groovy and Grails seminar – G2 and Springsource Tool Suite

Here is another interview from our Groovy and Grails seminar. Brent Baxter had been conducting some research into G2 and the Springsource Tool Suite (STS). I asked Brent how they worked together and if this was advantageous to a developer. As you can see here, we certainly try to gather reflections from our attendees when … Read More