[svlug] PenLUG this week: Krugle

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Mon Sep 24 14:34:26 PDT 2007

 Date: 	 Thursday, September 27th, 2007
Time: 	meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM, social/networking until 10 PM
Location: 	Bayshore Technology Park
1300 Island Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
Suite 106 - Training Room

John D. Mitchell, Krugle

Lost & Found: How Search-Driven Development Saves Developer Sanity
Using Linux and Open-Source

John D. Mitchell Chief Architect, Krugle

Modern software development is beset with numerous challenges. As
organizations grow, teams become more distributed, time to market
pressure increases, requirements evolve more rapidly, and systems get
exponentially more complicated, the sheer volue of data becomes
overwhelming. High-quality information becomes harder to find at all
and much harder to find quickly.

Developers are already adapting to this new reality by using search
tools to instigate their activities. Searching for code examples, bug
reports, requirement details, workarounds, new tools, progress
indicators, cost estimates, people to help, and the like. Alas,
traditional search technologies have helped a bit in isolation but
have not integrated all of the disparate sources of technical
information into a single, coherent way that blends the realities of
proprietary development with all of the benefits of the open-source

This talk shows how tools and processes enabling search-driven
development provides huge benefits in areas such as development speed,
education, reuse, management, and risk reduction and how these tools
and services were built with open-source software and deployed on
Linux clusters.

Speaker: John Mitchell

John has developed systems ranging from aerospace and consumer
electronics to medical informatics and e-commerce. He has written for
a variety of publications including JavaWorld, Linux Journal, and Dr.
Dobb's Journal. John brings extensive experience in technology
transfer, open source, and development communities as both an
independent consultant and CTO of such companies as the MageLang
Institute and jGuru.com.

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