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SE-Radio Episode 251: Martin Klose on Code Retreats

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SE-Radio Episode 251: Martin Klose on Code Retreats

Martin Klose talks with Eberhard Wolff about Coderetreats – events where developers practice techniques like test-driven development or refactoring in a safe environment to develop software craftsmanship. Martin talks about how Coderetreats work and why they are a great way to become a better developer. Also he explains the different types and the Global Day […]

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SE-Radio Episode 242: Dave Thomas on Innovating Legacy Systems

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SE-Radio Episode 242: Dave Thomas on Innovating Legacy Systems

Sven Johann talks with Dave Thomas about innovating legacy systems. Dave clarifies first why legacy systems are both valuable and problematic. Next, they discuss bad systemic and good incremental approaches for innovation of legacy systems; why you shouldn’t rewrite an old system but rather focus on tactical changes to reduce cost or increase productivity within […]

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Episode 189: Eric Lubow on Polyglot Persistence

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Episode 189: Eric Lubow on Polyglot Persistence

Recording Venue: Skype Guest: Eric Lubow Eric Lubow and Robert discuss polyglot persistence, a term used to describe systems that incorporate multiple specialized persistent stores rather than a single general-purpose database.  Eric provides insights into the forces driving this trend:  including diverse data usage patterns, low latency, and increasing volumes of data.  The emergence of […]

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Episode 167: The History of JUnit and the Future of Testing with Kent Beck

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Episode 167: The History of JUnit and the Future of Testing with Kent Beck

In this episode we talk with Kent Beck about automated unit testing and JUnit.

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Episode 81: Interview Erich Gamma

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Episode 81: Interview Erich Gamma

This episode is a conversation with Erich Gamma. We covered the four things he is known for in chronological order. We started with design patterns and the Gang-of-Four book of which he is the lead author. We then looked at JUnit, the testing framework he coauthored with Kent Beck and how it introduced unit testing to the masses. The next topic is obviously Eclipse, where Erich and his lab in Zürich is responsible for the Java Development Tooling. We also briefly discussed The Eclipse Way, the (obviously) successful process the Eclipse team uses for developing Eclipse itself. Finally, we’re looking at Erich’s current endeavour, the Jazz project. Jazz is a technology for collaborative software development.

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