Jessica Kerr discusses the differences between coding in Java, Scala and Clojure, the charm of autogenerated test data, and diversity in the IT industry.
Craig Motlin, technical lead of the GS Collections project, talks about where GS Collections came from, how it compares with other collections libraries, and what influence it had on Java 8. He describes the different philosophy of GS Collections as compared to other collections libraries, and what benefits open-sourcing the internal library has had
Yoni Goldberg explains Gilt's architecture which consists of 350+ microservices, how teams decide the scope of a microservice, API design and management, monitoring, Scala at Gilt and much more.
Aviran Mordo explains the service oriented architecture behind web hoster WiX, when to choose MySQL vs NoSQL products, introducing Scala, and much more.
Jessica Kerr explains the reasons to use Scala (best of FP and OOP worlds), scalaz, I/O and async programming with scalaz-stream, property-based testing with ScalaCheck, and much more.
Dean Wampler explains Scalding and the other Hadoop support libraries, the return of SQL, how (big) data is the killer application for functional programming, Java 8 vs Scala, and much more.
Sadek Drobi explains the benefits of functional programming for the web. Also: improving CMS by separating content from representation and how prismic.io implements ideas from functional DBs and Git.
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.
Ben Christensen explains how Netflix manages to stay online even with millions of users, the Hystrix fault tolerance library, how Netflix discovered reactive programming and why it ported Rx to Java.
Sadek talks about the origins of Playframework, motivations behind 2.0 rewrite and Scala integration. He explains how important is it to have appropriate architecture and programming model while dealing with Realtime. He then reveals some features of the newly released 2.1 version.
Stuart Williams explains vert.x: basic idea and architecture, how it uses Java's NIO and async APIs, how it allows using various JVM languages (Groovy, JRuby, Scala, etc), the EventBus and much more.
Bob Lee explains the popularity of Java, future language features like Lambdas, DI with Guice vs. the Dagger framework, the role of Java vs. Ruby at Square, hiring at Square, security and much more.