I attended QCon in London last week. This is a software development conference focused on large-scale projects and with a tradition oriented towards Agile methodology. It is always one of the best events I get to attend, partly because it is vendor-neutral (it is organised by InfoQ), and partly because of the way it is
…continue reading Reflections on QCon London 2016 – part one
The QCon London conference is on in early March (5-7). It is always a conference I look forward to since it is vendor neutral, though with an agile flavour. Although it covers high scale systems it is not the place to go if you think heavyweight Enterprise middleware from a big name vendor will solve
…continue reading What’s on at the QCon London software development conference (and a discount for readers)
QCon London ended yesterday. It was the biggest London QCon yet, with around 1200 developers and a certain amount of room chaos, but still a friendly atmosphere and a great opportunity to catch up with developers, vendors, and industry trends.
Microsoft was near-invisible at QCon. There was a sparsely attended Azure session, mainly I would
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I am in London for the QCon event, a vendor-neutral development conference which I have been fortunate to attend regularly over the last few years.
These events tend to have an underlying theme, which reflects the current thinking of developers and software architects. Each year I hear cogent and thoughtful explanations of why this
…continue reading The most enduring software development techniques revealed at QCon London
The Guardian’s Mat Wall has spoken here at Qcon London about why it is migrating its web site away from Oracle and towards MongoDB.
He also said there are moves towards cloud hosting, I think on Amazon’s hosted infrastructure, and that its own data centre can be used as a backup in case of cloud
…continue reading Guardian.co.uk enthuses about MongoDB, plans to ditch Oracle
I’m at the QCon developer conference in London – one of my favourite developer conferences of the year because of its breadth and energy.
The opening keynote was from Craig Larman who spoke on doing lean and agile development – in particular, the Scrum methodology – with large multi-site teams. He means sizeable product groups
…continue reading QCon London kicks off with call to rediscover Agile, use open source
I’m just back from QCon London, a software development conference with an agile flavour that I enjoy because it is not vendor-specific. Conferences like this are energising; they make you re-examine what you are doing and may kick you into a better place. Here’s what I noticed this year.
Robert C Martin from Object
…continue reading QCon London 2010 report: fix your code, adopt simplicity, cool .NET things
Martin Fowler of ThoughtWorks gave what seemed an important session at QCon London, exploring the ethical dimension of software development with a talk called What are we programming for?. The room was small, since the organisers figured that a track on IT with a a conscience would be a minority interest; but Fowler always attracts
…continue reading Martin Fowler on the ethics of software development – QCon report
An article on paidcontent gives me pause for thought. In it, Penguin Books’ CEO John Makinson talks of plans to publish content on Apple’s forthcoming iPad device.
The iPad represents the first real opportunity to create a paid distribution model that will be attractive to consumers
This is all to do with
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