Archive for February, 2009

Episode 127: Usability with Joachim Machate

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Episode 127: Usability with Joachim Machate

This episode is an introduction to user interface design with Joachim Machate of UID. We talk about the importance of user interface design, about its relationship to the overall software engineering process, as well as about UID’s process for systematic user interface design.

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Episode 126: Jetbrains MPS with Konstantin Solomatov

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Episode 126: Jetbrains MPS with Konstantin Solomatov

In this episode we take a brief look at Jetbrains’ Meta Programming System, a language workbench for creating external DSLs or for extending existing languages (such as Java). In a brief telephone discussion, Konstantin Solomatov explains what the system does and how it works. The system has recently been released into public beta and will be made available under then Apache 2.0 Open Source license.

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Episode 125: Performance Engineering with Chris Grindstaff

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Episode 125: Performance Engineering with Chris Grindstaff

In this episode Martin talks with Chris Grindstaff about the fundamentals of performance engineering. The episode discusses when and how to work on performance of client- and server-side systems, what you should take into account during development to avoid performance issues, typical situations that cause performance problems, and some common pitfalls when analysing performance.

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