Yossi Dahan introduces Windows Azure, the platform and its main capabilities, detailing on services, VMs, data management, CDN, caching, messaging and business analytics features provided.
Rich Hickey compares value-oriented programming with place-oriented programming concluding that the time of imperative languages has passed and it is the time of functional programming.
Khawaja Shams presents how NASA’s JPL uses cloud computing, and evaluates some of the existing cloud computing myths in the MythBusters style.
Martin Fowler and Rebecca Parsons discuss how data has changed over the years, what is IT’s response to this change, and how data is used by organizations these days.
Ivan Sutherland elaborates on the idea of a “prison” defined by sequential computers that work with sequential character strings making communication expensive and obstructing concurrency.
Adrian Colyer presents along with a Spring team the key principles guiding SpringSource evolution over time, what has happened from the previous SpringOne event, and where SpringSource is headed to.
Neal Gafter reviews the long history of Java from its inception to the present and makes an incursion into what he thinks will be a great future and guessing what might come in Java SE 9+ after 2014.
Thomas Erl opened the 3rd International SOA & Cloud Conference by highlighting the relationships and gaps between service-oriented architecture/service-orientation and cloud computing technology innovation. During his keynote Thomas pointed out opportunities and perils of integrating cloud computing into service-oriented solutions.
Dan Ingalls presents his journey through the world of software developing a number of core technologies over the last forty years, explaining what brought them forth and why they are fun even today.