David Richardson presents the optimization techniques employed to set three world speed records using a combination of code generation and hardware specific optimizations.
Diptanu Choudhury discusses the design of Netflix’ distributed scheduler based on Mesos and Titan, focusing on bin packing algorithms, scaling in and out of clusters, fault tolerance, and redundancy.
Haoyi Li introduces Scala.js and shows how to get started with it, building a number of small Scala.js applications to show its capabilities.
Mike Hartington introduces Ionic and its components, builds a sample app, and explores the suite of tools and services Ionic provides for hybrid mobile app development.
Benjamin Hindman discusses Apache Mesos, focusing on the Mesos API and how the primitives provided by Mesos can make it easier to build new stateful services and frameworks.
Ash Furrow discusses Swift, why Swift was needed, the Objective-C problems it addresses, and how ready it is from both technical and business standpoints.
Ben Christensen discusses the mental shift from imperative to declarative programming, working with blocking IO such as JDBC and RPC, service composition, debugging and unit testing.
The panelists discuss the Scala compiler fork (typelevel.org): Is this a positive and natural outgrowth of a growing language or will this development cause irreparable rifts in the Scala community?
Brian Shirai proposes using different interoperable languages throughout the life of a product, how to build reliable systems from less reliable components, along with examples from Rubinius 3.0.
Dave Thomas keynotes on how people approach emerging technologies, many embracing the new in spite of its shortcoming, proposing to find a balance between the new and the old.
Diana Larsen advises on how to get the most from retrospective practices, introducing a framework for getting better outcomes from retrospective meetings.
Allen Wirfs-Brock answers questions on ECMAScript 6: Why do we need it? Why did it take so long? What’s in it? When can you use it? What comes next?