Caitie McCaffrey talks about scaling game backend services for Halo 4 and others, stress & performance testing, the Orleans actor framework, and the future of distributed programming.
Natalia Chechina explains the challenges of scaling distributed Erlang beyond a certain number of systems and how SD Erlang helps to overcome those problems.
Peter Bourgon discusses distributed programming with commutative replicated data types (CRDTs), how they work, what problems they solve, and his experience with using the Go language at SoundCloud.
Chris discusses the rise of CQRS and Event Sourcing as a solution for all domains. With the advent of Docker, applications that manage complex domains can be built tested and deployed in minutes. Chris talks about the reasons for choosing a CQRS and Event Sourced solution as well as how the addition of Docker can help an organization embrace Continuous Delivery by using existing tools.
Nathan Marz explains the ideas behind the Lambda Architecture and how it combines the strengths of both batch and realtime processing as well as immutability. Also: Storm, Clojure, and much more.
Duncan Coutts on Parallelism and Concurrency with Haskell, Distributed Programming with Cloud Haskell
Duncan Coutts explains the nature of Concurrency and Parallelism in Haskell, its threading and STM implementation, Erlang OTP's influence on CloudHaskell for distributed programming, Monads, and more.
Viktor Klang talks about the features of Akka 2.x and future releases, Akka's approach to fault tolerance, the effort to unify Futures in Scala, and the state of functional programming.
Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on Bringing Erlang's Fault Tolerance and Distribution to Java with Akka and Erjang
Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup discuss some key aspects of Erlang like fault tolerance and reliability and how the Akka and Erjang projects try to bring them to the JVM.
Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson discuss how Erlang's design allows fault tolerance and resilience, modular error handling, details of the actor model implementation and distributed programming.
Ralph Johnson and Joe Armstrong discuss their ideas about parallel programming - whether shared memory is harmful, the place of message passing, fault tolerance, the importance of protocols and more.
Stefan Tilkov discusses REST (Representational State Transfer) and RESTful web services based upon work he has done for clients of his consultancy. Stefan talks about the shortcomings of the WS-* specs and says he sees little need for WS-* web services any more. Stefan also talks about how web development frameworks are beginning to map to the RESTful model, and the concept of REST and security.