When he reaches out to developers, Tom Banks tells them about cool new technologies they can implement. Using these cool new things they can do with IBM technology to try to make them think a little bit outside the box when it comes to enterprise software. So that they can innovate using IBM software and these new spaces created with their WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile.
Keith Adams explains how/where/why Facebook uses PHP, PHP's benefits (lack of state/programmer workflow/concurrency), efficient PHP with HHVM, the Hack project for optional typing PHP and much more.
Sven Efftinge talks with Alex Blewitt at EclipseCon 2013 in Boston about Xtend, a Java-compatible language which, and Xtext, a general DSL and IDE editor framework. Read on to find out more.
Jim Hirschauer describes the application monitoring tool landscape, KPIs and metrics to consider when monitoring, and compares monitoring traditional vs. cloud-based applications. He talks about performance considerations when instrumenting code, how organizations can be 'Smarter' about their Big Data, and looks at what's new in AppDynamics 3.7.
Gil Tene talks about how to achieve low latency and responsiveness in Java applications despite the GC, how the GC in Azul's Zing helps, where low latency is crucial, and much more.
Rich Hickey explains Clojure 1.4's extensible Reader, which allows to provide custom notation for data without the problems of Reader macros. Also: ClojureScript, Clojure in Clojure, and Avout.
Gil Tene talks to Charles Humble about different garbage collection techniques, and specific collectors including Azul's C4, IBM's Balanced GC, and Oracle's Garbage First, before moving on to discuss both the JCP and OpenJDK.
Dr Nic Williams talks about the state of the Rails community, the reasons for supporting JRuby and Rubinius implementations and for creating RailsInstaller.
Aaron Patterson talks about performance in Ruby and Rails, some of the challenges Rails and Rack pose for the Ruby GC, and much more.
In this interview Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding, co-inventors of the Erlang language, talk about the future of the language, including its use in web programming, its ability to scale and more. The duo also discuss Erlang support for NoSQL databases, running the language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and comparisons with other languages such as Google’s Go.
Nick Kallen from Twitter is interviewed by Randy Shoup about Twitter’s use of the Scala programming language. Nick discusses using Scala to build high-performance and scalable network services (including FlockDB), the powerful dualism of Scala which combines the best of object-oriented and functional approaches and also provides his views on the tradeoffs between static and dynamic languages.