Schedule: 3 hour tutorial sessions

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Location: Ballroom A7
brian d foy (The Perl Review, LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 ratings)
Go beyond the syntax and idioms of Perl to manage your code base so it doesn't manage you. Show your Perl code who is in charge through benchmarking and profiling, configuration, logging, and fixing third party modules. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
JRuby is Ruby on the Java Platform, so it brings the advantages of Ruby to the JVM and the advantages of Java to Ruby. This session shows Ruby syntax and lots of integration techniques with Java, including building Swing-based UI's using Swiby and how to unit test Java code with JRuby. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Joe Gregorio (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 16 ratings)
Overview of App Engine and its major components, including an overview of the APIs the SDK provides, the underlying technologies App Engine is built on. Tutorial is a hands on event where we will build multiple applications over three hours exploring many of features and APIs in App Engine. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 21 ratings)
This half-day tutorial provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to the new language, specifically designed to get current Perl 5 programmers up to speed on the new and powerful features of Perl 6. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J2
Jim Brandt (Best Practical Solutions)
Average rating: ***..
(3.54, 13 ratings)
In difficult financial times, all businesses are looking to do more with less. Automating repetitive tasks with computers is one way to do this. This tutorial will discuss how to use open source tools to implement workflow using real-world examples. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A8
Randal L. Schwartz (FLOSS Weekly podcast)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Squeak Smalltalk is wholly unlike any other open source programming tool you've worked with - and mostly in good ways. Unfortunately, it's the bad ways that make the first impression. This hands-on tutorial will help you get past the unfamiliar and the unwieldy so that you can take advantage of the elegant and productive environment that lies underneath. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.23, 30 ratings)
In 10 years of fixing other people's SQL databases, I've noticed that the less the original developer knew, the more complex the databases are ... and the more complex the problems. Here I offer a refreshing approach for simple SQL database design. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Chris Shiflett (Analog), Sean Coates (OmniTI)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
PHP has a reputation for being poorly designed and inconsistent. This reputation has been earned through a lifetime of organic growth. Some of this criticism is deserved, but some parts—The Good Parts—keep us coming back for more. Join us as we discuss the reasons why PHP powers most of the Web despite its flaws. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J3
Chris Messina (Google), David Recordon (Facebook), Joseph Smarr (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 12 ratings)
As evidenced by Barack Obama’s successful presidential campaign, we have clearly entered the age of the social web. This developer-oriented workshop will emphasize the use and application of free, open building blocks for enabling social networking features on your site or service, and provide illuminating insights from some of the key figures creating these technologies. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Peter Saint-Andre (Cisco), Jack Moffitt (Collecta)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 12 ratings)
Jabber/XMPP technologies are the gold standard for real-time messaging, presence, and collaboration over the Internet. This interactive tutorial provides a fast-paced introduction to XMPP, including many practical guidelines and "gotchas" that will help you get off to a fast start with XMPP-based software projects. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Scott Chacon (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.31, 13 ratings)
Git is a new distributed version control system that is fast, flexible, works offline and supports powerful local branching and easy merging that encourages non-linear workflows and makes developers far more productive and efficient. This tutorial will introduce you to Git, rid you of your SVN sins, and teach you how to become more efficient and productive as a programmer. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 13 ratings)
Python is an interpreted, cross-platform, object-oriented programming language that is popular for a wide range of applications, one of which is Internet programming. This tutorial introduces current Python programmers to three distinct areas of Internet programming, each in self-contained one-hour lectures with a demonstration of code following each lecture topic. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J3
J Chris Anderson (Couchbase)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 16 ratings)
Apache CouchDB can serve complete web apps, without a middle-tier application server. Because these apps can be deployed to any running CouchDB node (including user's local machines), they present potential for end-user innovation, but because of view source but also through peer based replication. We'll learn to use the CouchApp JavaScript and HTML framework to build sharable applications. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J2
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 12 ratings)
Scaling is a perennial problem. One day you are happily serving 10,000 users and suddenly that pesky CNN picks you on you and you have to deal with a million users. It isn't all about putting the latest hardware, more disk or more RAM. Scaling is a subtle art of discovering pain points in the application and using various Open Source software and technologies to get you to where you want. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Randal L. Schwartz (FLOSS Weekly podcast)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
An introduction to the Seaside Smalltalk web development framework. Presumes basic knowledge of object-oriented programming using Smalltalk GUIs, such as Squeak or VisualWorks. Covers Seaside concepts of components and html templating, including continuations for advanced callbacks and some persistence solutions. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
PJ Cabrera (Freelance trouble-maker)
Average rating: *....
(1.86, 7 ratings)
In this tutorial, learn about the use of open source tools to help develop native applications for the iPhone platform on Windows and Linux, and learn about the source code of a basic iPhone application in Objective-C. Explore open source libraries that help accelerate the creation of native iPhone games and apps without having to use the iPhone SDK directly. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Request Tracker (RT) is an enterprise-grade ticketing system. It's designed to help your organization track what needs to get done and what still needs doing. From basic customer service to advanced back-office workflows, RT is flexible enough to keep your processes smooth and effective. This tutorial will cover deployment and day to day use of RT as well as basic customization. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Average rating: **...
(2.77, 13 ratings)
Perl5 is alive and well, and this tutorial outlines the many significant changes appearing in the 5.10.0 release and beyond, especially in regular expressions and modules. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A8
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 19 ratings)
Few applications are architecturally simple. As soon as you grow, you find yourself using multiple subsystems and machines to scale, creating new headaches in configuration management. Help is at hand! This tutorial introduces Chef, a modern Ruby-based open source approach to systems integration. Chef lets you manage your servers by writing code, not running commands. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A8
Philippe Gamache (Parler Haut, Interagir Librement), Damien Seguy (Alterway Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
In this laboratory, we will carry out a safety audit of an Open Source web application. We will work on a real application. The laboratory will end with the handing over of the report to the authors of the application so they can have an outside view on the safety of the application. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Darren Hoch (StrongMail Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.59, 32 ratings)
The Linux System and Network Performance Course teaches systems administrators practical methodologies for monitoring systems using standard system tools. The course breaks performance into 4 functional components: CPU, Memory, I/O, and Network. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Solutions Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Practical Erlang Programming covers the basic, sequential and concurrent aspects of the Erlang programming language. You will learn the basics of how to read, write and structure Erlang programs. The target audience are software developers and engineers with an interest in server side applications and massively concurrent systems. The perquisites are basic programming knowledge. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Yuval Kogman (Infinity Interactive)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Moose is a complete OO system for Perl that provides a declarative sugar layer along with a complete meta-model for introspection and extension. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Chander Ganesan (Open Technology Group, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
The GeoDjango project provides a set of extensions to the python Django framework that allows for the easy and rapid development of spatially enabled applications. Using GeoDjango's model-driven design methods, PostGIS's spatial database extensions to PostgreSQL, and OpenLayers, we will explain and demonstrate how to build powerful spatially enabled applications. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Brian LeRoux (Nitobi Inc.), Rob Ellis (Nitobi Inc.), Brock Whitten (Nitobi Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
Created at iPhoneDevCamp 2008, PhoneGap is an open source initiative for bringing native device capabilities to mobile browsers. Use PhoneGap to author apps in HTML and JavaScript and still take advantage of native mobile device capabilities like geo location, camera, vibration and sound. Learn to build apps for iPhone, Android, Nokia S60 and Blackberry and how to contribute back to the project. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.34, 32 ratings)
This course presents a minimalist approach to interface design known as "S.A.T." Developed by Damian Conway over the past decade, this design philosophy can produce smaller, better focused, more usable module APIs. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J2
Eric Day (craigslist), Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 11 ratings)
This tutorial will show you how to get started with Gearman, the flexible job queuing system used to power websites such as LiveJournal and Digg. We'll cover common architectures, installation, APIs, and deployment. A few use cases will be described and built, including a Map/Reduce cluster and database-driven URL mining application. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J3
Matthew Russell (Digital Reasoning Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.93, 14 ratings)
Dojo is an industrial strength JavaScript toolkit that drastically simplifies the effort it takes to develop an application for the open web. This 3 hour tutorial provides an intense introduction to all of the "good parts" of the toolkit and includes a number of demonstrations built in real time (as opposed to primarily being a lecture) in the spirit of a "labs style" environment. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Beth Tibbitts (IBM )
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Eclipse is an open source IDE that has available extensions for a variety of languages and tools. How are these extensions created? This tutorial will cover how to install eclipse extensions ("plug-ins"), how to write your own including using the built-in wizards, how to write help for your plug-ins, and how to publish/package them so that others can easily download and use your plug-ins. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Sebastian Bergmann (thePHP.cc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
This tutorial introduces the audience to the testing of modern web applications using PHPUnit for testing the backend components and Selenium for end-to-end testing of the whole application as well as measuring and controlling other aspects of software quality throughout a project's lifecycle. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.13, 23 ratings)
Internet traffic spikes aren't what they used to be. It is now evident that even the smallest sites can suffer the attention of the global audience. This presentation dives into techniques to avoid collapse under dire circumstances. Looking at some real traffic spikes, we'll pinpoint what part of the architecture is crumbling under the load; then, walk though stop-gaps and complete solutions. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Jacob Kaplan-Moss (Revolution Systems, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
There's plenty of material (documentation, blogs, books) out there that'll help you write a site using Django... but then what? You've still got to test, deploy, monitor, and tune the site; failure at deployment time means all your beautiful code is for naught. This tutorial examines how best to cope when the Real World intrudes on your carefully designed website. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Robert Bernier (Consultant)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Protecting your data, by any and all means possible, is no longer an option. Rather, it is mandated by today's security conscious management. This tutorial will demonstrate a hands on methodology of using the latest encryption and cipher technology available in PostgreSQL. Following best condoned practices used in the industry today, PostgreSQL can be used to manage your data securely. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J2
Jamie Taylor (Metaweb), Toby Segaran (Google), Colin Evans (Metaweb)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Semantic Technologies provide a simple, standardized methodology for representing, combing and sharing data and serve as the foundation for creating communities of open data. These technologies are both easy to learn and easy to use. This tutorial will introduce you to semantic programming using a variety of open source tools and programming techniques that you can use on your projects today. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Andy Lester (petdance.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
For programmers raised on open source who want to delve into lower-level mechanics of C programming, this tutorial gives a complete overview of what it takes to jump into the innards of your favorite open source projects. From MySQL to Perl 5 to the Linux core, C is the foundation of many of the most widely used open source packages. Learn the language, learn the tools, and start contributing. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A8
Nicholas Solter (OpenSolaris / Sun Microsystems), David Miner (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Join the authors of “OpenSolaris Bible” for a tutorial in becoming an OpenSolaris power user. Learn about ZFS, DTrace, FMA, SMF, and more. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia), Jacinta Richardson (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 24 ratings)
You already know some Perl. You've read a book, written a few scripts, maybe even a module, but are you sure you're doing it right? Languagues and techniques evolve over time, and Perl is no exception. This detailed tutorial covers many of the best modern and practical techniques in Perl, including Moose, autodie, Devel::NYTProf, Devel::Cover, PAR, Perl::Critic and more. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J3
James Walker (StatusNet Inc), Addison Berry (Lullabot)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 11 ratings)
Drupal is a highly modular, Open Source Content Management System with a wealth of powerful add-on modules. Learn to harness it all and build dynamic websites with Drupal from authors of the book, Using Drupal. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
Now that everyone and their dog has some sort of a digital camera, what are you supposed to do with it, and how? What real solutions are out there that aren't just for the subfenestrated? Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B2
Lars Kurth (Citrix Systems Ltd), Regan Coleman (Xenient)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
The Symbian tutorial is the ideal place to gain insight and hands-on experience with the Symbian Mobile Platform using Runtime tools including Web, Adobe Flash Lite, and Python, as well as an introduction to native C++ development. The first 60 attendees will receive their very own unlocked Nokia 5800 device. Read more.
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