Nathan Marz explain Storm, a distributed fault-tolerant and real-time computational system currently used by Twitter to keep statistics on user clicks for every URL and domain.
David Syer and Mark Fisher on using Spring to develop concurrent and distributed apps, covering topics such as: asynchronous execution, intra-process, inter-process and inter-JVM communication.
Randy Shoup discusses the cloud programming model, covering topics such as state/statelessness, distribution, workload partitioning, cost and resource metering, automation, and deployment strategies.
Matthew Simons and Steven Boswell consider that distributed software development is a strategic capability for a company, presenting a framework and Agile practices for building such an environment.
Steve Vinoski covers the history of RPC, standardization, distributed objects, CORBA, DCOM, Java, SOAP, WS-*, flaws in RPC, REST vs RPC philosophy, Erlang reliability and concurrency.
How do you program a multicore computer? Easy - do it in Erlang. Joe introduces Erlang, the ideas of Concurrent Oriented Programming and commercial applications written in Erlang.