Friday, January 23, 2009

Spring 3.0 and Beyond - Interview with Rod Johnson

During QCon San Francisco 2009 conference, I interviewed SpringFramework founder Rod Johnson about various topics including:

The interview is now available on InfoQ. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Top 100 Best Software Engineering Books - Good List

Jurgen Appelo recently posted a list of Top 100 Best Software Engineering Books. I am not sure if I agree with the author on all the ratings of books in the list, but most of my favorites are in top 30. I am just not happy that Eric Evans' book "Domain Driven Design" (which is my top 10 book) is 89 on the list :)

Check out the list. Top 100 Best Software Engineering Books, Ever:

How does this compare to your own list of favorite books?

CodeMash 2009 Conference - Venkat's Keynote Presentation

I attended a keynote presentation by Venkat Subamaniam at the recent CodeMash 2009 conference. He talked about the facts and fallacies of every day software development and what developers & project managers should watch out for to ensure the success of the projects. It was an excellent presentation, Venkat touched on several agile development and project management techniques such as dynamic languages, off-shoring, innovation-before-standardization, and unit testing. He has a unique way of explaining every day problems that we, the programmers, run into in our projects and never even realize that we are in the midst of a problem.

The keynote session drew great response from the audience because of the practical nature of the fallacies mentioned by the speaker. I have published a news item on InfoQ summarizing Venkat's keynote presentation. Check it out.