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More quotes from QCon

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Well, QCon 2010 is over, so it is time to travel back to the Netherlands and finally see my wife and daughter again. However, after the previous post, the quotes have been coming in on Twitter space. So, to complete one of the most intense conferences ever, here are some more funny, inspiring and...

November 6, 2010

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