Glenn Vanderberg: Real Software Engineering
tl;dr: (Spoiler) Software Engineering as a concept is a joke, unless you're practicing Agile disciplines.
(This is the only software talk I've ever seen get a standing ovation)
Uncle Bob Martin: The Renaissance of Craftmanship
tl;dr: Be less terrible.
Jim Weirich: The Grand Unified Theory of Software Design
tl;dr: Contranascence is a word. Also, you have not begun to fathom the ways in which our code is coupled.
J.B. Rainsberger: Integration Tests are a Scam
tl;dr: Integration Tests yield shitty ROI because of Math.
Mary Poppendieck: Using Lean for Competitive Advantage
tl;dr: Mary Poppendieck is the best ever
Dan North: Simplicty, The Way of the unusual Architect
Uncle Bob Martin: Twenty-Five Zeros
tl;dr: Your modern language isn't much better than Fortran
** (I couldn't resist putting the same artist twice on mix tapes either) **