OSCON 2006 — Presentations I attended

There are still a couple that are not posted yet — I’ll update this post as they are added. –TR  Test-driven Development meets design-by-contract Jim Weirich, Compuware URL: http://onestepback.org/articles/TddMeetsDbc Google Ajax Search API Mark Lucovsky URL: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/presentations/os2006/lucovsky_mark.ppt Driving Rails Deep into the back office Obie Fernandez URL: (URL hasn’t been posted yet — but should be… Read more


Just a note — The presentation notes have been posted for all the presentations now (at least as far as I can tell). I’ll post another post with direct links to all the sessions I attended after this one. KeyNotes The first few keynotes really weren’t that interesting (I thought) and I’ll admit that I… Read more

OSCON Presentation notes

For those interested in seeing all the presentation notes from OSCON 2006, you can find all the sessions currently posted at: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/46/presentations.html For sessions that I’ve attended and written about, I’ve placed them below.  As more sessions become available, I’ll post additional links. Building Internet Applications with Mozilla XULRunner Benjamin Smedberg URL: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/presentations/os2006/smedberg_benjamin.odp (Open Office files) Google… Read more

OSCON 2006: Day 2

Keynotes: The Zen of Free Simon Phipps, Sun “Opening” the Possibilities: APIs and Open Source Gary Lang, AutoDesk, Inc. Ugh — As good as the first day’s keynotes were — these were not.  I was nearly ready to bag the keynotes when… 5 a day Robert “rOml” Lefkowitz, Root Markets This was a fantastic keynote. … Read more

OSCON: Day 1 sessions

Test-driven development meets design-by-contract Jim Weirich, Compuware Slides: http://www.onestepback.org/articles/TddMeetsDbc I enjoyed this session partly because I’m not a big fan of Ruby’s Unit Testing and liked the idea of a contract testing method.  The session discussed a separate testing packed called rSpec (http://rspec.rubyforge.org/).  I’ve included a link to the presentation which includes sample code on… Read more

OSCON 2006 Wed. Keynotes (Tim O’Reilly)

In the openning keynote, Tim O’Reilly presented what he calls his 5 big ideas about open source.  Some I thought were fairly interesting.  Architectures of participation beyond software development (Web 2.0) The idea here is that in this new world of Web 2.0, successful companies are looking to architectures where people build systems simply by… Read more