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Deliberate Discovery, No SQL and CQRS at QCon

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The 2nd day of QCon was not one where I chose wisely. My focus for this conference was everything Agile and anything from the well-known speakers. So I ignored most sessions that had words like REST, SQL or Java in it. How wrong I was…. But I did not discover that until I heard and read about all...

November 5, 2010

Pretotyping, Best Patterns and History Lessons

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The compression ratio of the content versus the timing available is quite high here at QCon. Already at the first official day, I attended 7 (!) talks. That's quite a lot of information to process. Unfortunately, the difference in quality is really noticeable. Some talks were absolutely awesome a...

November 4, 2010

Quotes from QCon

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One of the funny things of this QCon is the many tweets that the attendees have been throwing into the world wide web. That's great for a speaker because now they get immediate feedback on their performance, both good and bad. These are some of the quotes I found funny, inspiring or refreshing: ...

November 4, 2010

Agile Architecture according to Dan North

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Updated on March 3rd 2012 with a PDF of Dan North’s mind map On the first day of the QCon conference in San Francisco, I attended a full-day tutorial titled "Secrets of Agile Architecture" hosted by Dan North. I didn't really know what to expect, but I was hoping for some refreshingly new insight...

November 3, 2010

A weekend in San Francisco

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This week I'll be attending QCON, an international conference on architecture and Agile held in San Francisco. Because a flight on Sunday was 400 euros more expensive than a flight on Saturday, I decided to rent a nice convertible and use the day off to take a nice road trip through the area to t...

November 1, 2010