Laurent Bossavit provides some suggestions on how to bring the fun back into programming by developing new skills such as leprechaun hunting and brain debugging.
Arun Gupta explains how to do Java EE 7 development with Eclipse, leveraging the new APIs - WebSocket, Batch, JSON Processing, and Concurrency Utilities.
Annalisa Sarasini talks about how industry standards, open source, HTML5 and hosted services are today leveraged by leading buy and sell side firms when implementing single and cross asset solutions.
Steve Klabnik discusses how the JSON API (jsonapi.org) helps building APIs in JSON, and the process of bringing the standard to the 1.0 release.
Brian Cavalier shows how Differential Synchronization can be used with JSON Patch to synchronize application data between clients and servers over HTTP Patch, WebSocket, and STOMP.
Guillaume Laforge presents the latest Groovy 2.3 release with its new features and performance improvements: "traits", new markup-based template engine, new code transformations, and more.
The authors focus on POJO persistence over Cassandra, including automatic Cassandra schema generation and Spring context configuration using both XML and Java.
TJ Van Toll takes a look at where the hybrid ecosystem is today, and where it's heading, trying to evaluate if the ecosystem is growing or shrinking.
Ed Burns demos using WebSockets, JSON-P, JavaAPI for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS), JSF, Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI), Bean Validation, Expression Language in a CargoTracker application.
Tomomi Imura takes a look at the current state of HTML5 and how it supports mobile web development, comparing to where it was a year ago.
Julie Cameron introduces Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets, a CSS meta-language and precompiler, covering nesting, variables, mixins, inheritance, directives, gotchas, tools, extensions, and tips.
Douglas Crockford discusses how to use programming languages more effectively; reviews the good parts in EcmaScript 6 and JSON.