'Build Better Software, Build Better Teams': Dr. Dobb's Announces the Lineup for Software Development Best Practices 2008

Software development leaders will gather in Boston this October for world-class training across the development lifecycle

Aug 13, 2008

Dr. Dobb's today announced the lineup for the sixth annual Software Development Best Practices Conference & Expo taking place October 27-30, 2008 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Registration information and complete event details are now available at http://www.sdbestpractices.com/.

Software Development Best Practices is where key players from the software development community gather to learn about the latest business-critical technologies, network with peers, engage with leading vendors and get inspiration from industry visionaries. This year's conference focus is "Build Better Software Build Better Teams" and the curriculum will provide software development managers and team leaders the tools they need to maximize efficiency and stay ahead of the competition.

Event highlights include:

-- Expo features the industry's most innovative vendors including event Platinum Sponsors industry giant IBM and F5 Networks, the global leader in application delivery networking

-- Educational tracks that cover the entire application lifecycle including: Advanced Algorithms & Concepts; Agile Processes & Methods; C++; Design & Architecture; Languages & Implementation; People, Projects, & Teams; Requirements & Analysis; Secure Design; Testing & Quality; Web Services/SOA

-- For the first time in Boston -- Bjarne Stroustrup and Herb Sutter, the world's foremost C++ experts, will present their two-day super session "Stroustrup & Sutter on C++"

-- More than 140 in-depth tutorials, classes, case studies, roundtables and technical sessions taught by the most qualified instructors in the industry

-- Numerous networking opportunities including evening Birds-of-a Feather gatherings, the Casino Night Party and the Opening Floor Reception

"To build successful software in today's complex and rapidly changing marketplace, development teams must understand and effectively manage the entire application lifecycle," said Tamara Carter, Conference Director. "Software Development Best Practices 2008 focuses on providing attendees with the skills they need to lead successful development projects in an increasingly distributed and outsourced environment."

Detailed event information including exhibit and sponsorship opportunities can be found at http://www.sdbestpractices.com/.

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