Onward! Essays

Onward! Essays 1

Tue 4:30-5:15 pm - Rose Ballroom B
  1. Better Science Through Art
    Richard Gabriel, IBM Research, United States
    Kevin Sullivan, University of Virginia, United States

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Onward! Essays 2

Wed 1:30-3:00 pm - Rose Ballroom B
  1. Rubber Ducks, Nightmares, and Unsaturated Predicates: Proto-Scientific Schemata are Good for Agile
    Jenny Quillien, New Mexico Highlands University, United States
    Dave West, New Mexico Highlands University, United States
  2. Pure and Declarative Syntax Definition: Paradise Lost and Regained
    Lennart C. L. Kats, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
    Eelco Visser, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
    Guido Wachsmuth, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

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Onward! Essays 3

Thu 1:30-3:00 pm - Rose Ballroom B
  1. Faith, Hope, and Love - A criticism of current practice in programming language research
    Stefan Hanenberg, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  2. The Tower of Babel Did Not Fail
    Paul Adamczyk, N/A, United States
    Munawar Hafiz, University of Illinois, United States

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2009 Highlights

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson discusses Facebook’s approach to scalability issues resulting from a large growth of the user base. He talks about: why one needs to prepare for horizontal and not vertical scalability, very short release cycles which are better because they introduce fewer bugs, the need to streamline to deploying process for short release cycles, and making the entire process faster every day.

Watch the video on InfoQ.

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