[KyOSS Discuss] Meeting Wednesday at new venue: Click IT Staffing

Chris Rockwell chris at chrisrockwell.com
Tue Jul 8 10:20:09 EDT 2014


I like the voting, Alan. This is how I'd vote:

3 votes - Performance demo talk
3 votes - Devops Slides
1 votes - Agile discussion
3 votes - Design/Development Patterns


Chris Rockwell


On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 10:14 AM, alan blount <alan at zeroasterisk.com> wrote:

> Assuming I had 10 votes to spend, I'd spend them on the following topics
> (in order of mention on this thread):
>
> 2 votes - Performance demo talk
> 3 votes - Vert.x
> 3 votes - Agile discussion
> 2 votes - Design/Development Patterns
>
> I'll also offer to walk-through a great slide deck on devops from Velocity:
> http://adamhjk.github.io/good-at-ops/
>
>
>
>
> Thanks,
> -alan
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 11:19 PM, Deven Phillips <deven.phillips at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Well,
>>
>>     As Wes and I had discussed on the drive to/from Cincy; design
>> patterns are an under-taught concept... I am not sure if any and all of the
>> design patterns can work outside of compiled languages, but some of them
>> can... For example, there is a framework called Flow3 for PHP which
>> implements Dependency Injection and Aspect Oriented Programming
>> capabilities. There are a number of DI and AOP implementations for Java and
>> C++. With C, it can be implemented, but it is kinda a moot point because of
>> . . . pointers.... :P
>>
>>     There are MANY design patterns which some consider best practices and
>> some consider the worst heresy... Things like the Builder pattern are
>> controversial, but Factory patterns are pretty universally accepted. Here's
>> a list of some common design patterns:
>>
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_design_pattern#Classification_and_list
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Deven
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 9:36 PM, John Hicks <johnhicks at gulfbridge.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>  Thanks, Deven! Such a selection!
>>>
>>> What say the rest of you? Any of these topics pique your interest? (For
>>> my part, I'd love to learn about those design patterns themselves. And they
>>> would apply to all languages.)
>>>
>>> - John
>>>
>>>
>>> On 07/07/2014 09:08 PM, Deven Phillips wrote:
>>>
>>>  Hi all!
>>>
>>>  Sorry I have been absent so much lately, but new house/job/etc...
>>>
>>>  I'm willing to put together some information about the following topics
>>> if there is interest among the group:
>>>
>>>  MoreUnit - http://moreunit.sourceforge.net/
>>> An Eclipse plugin for helping to generate unit tests for Java code
>>>
>>>  Vert.x - http://vertx.io/
>>>  A Reactive development platform which allows for polyglot (multiple
>>> language) application development (An alternative to Node.js)
>>>
>>>  Eclipse - http://eclipse.org/
>>> A quick guide to building your own custom Eclipse distribution with
>>> features like real-time collaboration over the Internet (Saros), test
>>> coverage analysis (Emma), and Gradle build support.
>>>
>>>  Google Guice - https://code.google.com/p/google-guice/
>>> Tools and libraries for implementing Inversion of Control (IoC),
>>> Dependency Injection (DI), and Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) design
>>> patterns.
>>>
>>>
>>>  These are some of the tools I use every day at work developing
>>> enterprise server applications supporting millions of virtual machines,
>>> thousands of virtual datacenters, hundreds of clusters, tens of co-location
>>> facilities, and over 10,000 customers.
>>>
>>>
>>>  I could also talk about:
>>>
>>>  Agile Software Development Practices - Why you should be doing more
>>> than paying them lip service.
>>> Story Writing For Projects - Keep is simple smarty!
>>> Scrum/Kanban/XP/etc... - Agile development methodologies in depth
>>>
>>>  We could also just have an open discussion about anything and
>>> everything!
>>>
>>>  Looking forward to seeing you all there!
>>>
>>>
>>>  Cheers,
>>>
>>>  Deven
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM, John Hicks <johnhicks at gulfbridge.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  On 07/07/2014 04:12 PM, Ben wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I can talk about FreeBSD a little..it's prepared and ready
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  I spoke with Ben about this. He has decided to postpone this and to to
>>>> spend some more time using FreeBSD before presenting on it.
>>>>
>>>> I know FreeBSD has some strong proponents. Anyone using it that wants
>>>> to work with Ben on a presentation at a future meeting?
>>>>
>>>> - John
>>>>
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