Camille Fournier explains what projects ZooKeeper is useful for, the common challenges running it as a service and advice to consider when architecting a system using it.
Juergen Hoeller introduces Spring 4 and illustrates selected Java 8 features in interaction with Spring's programming model, exploring their immediate practical impact.
Shawn Gandhi provides an overview of the key scenarios and business use cases suitable for real-time processing, and how developers are using AWS Kinesis to shift from a traditional batch-oriented approach to a continual real-time data processing model.
Chris Risner demos an Android app built with Azure Mobile Services using structured data stored in the cloud, GCM push notifications with a single line of code, authentication, security and others.
Tomas Petricek introduces F#’s capabilities in dealing with scientific data: type providers -CSV, XML, JSON, REST-, interactive development, data visualization libraries, integration with R or MathLab.
Jacob Rutledge introduces Google Glass, what can be done with it and how to get started programming against it with Android SDK, sharing his own experience with it as a consumer and developer.
Wojciech Seliga shares from experience how complex it can be to deal with thousands of tests -unit, functional, integration, performance- for Atlassian JIRA and what they did to bring it under control.
In this solutions track talk, sponsored by DataStax, Johnny Miller introduces the Cassandra native protocol, native drivers and Cassandra Query Language (CQL), explaining how to integrate with and query Cassandra without Trift or RPC.
Anthony Saxby introduces the new capabilities added to SQL Server, SQL Server PDW and HDInsight in the first half of 2014.
Mitchel Sellers uses multiple real-world applications to show practical implementations of Async within actual applications, covering various scenarios and implementations of the Async pattern.
Ian Robinson discusses graphs data structures, some of the queries that can extract data from them, and tools and techniques to work with graph data.