Daniel Mikusa and Stuart Williams overview of the changes and new features introduced by both the updated Servlet, JSP, EL, WebSocket specifications and the Tomcat specific changes.
Baruch Sadogursky discusses creating DSLs which support plugins written both in Groovy or Java, addressing good public API design practices, security, and classpath isolation.
Mike Wiesner advises on dealing with security tradeoffs when creating Servlet Container, Spring MVC or Spring Integration type of applications.
Juergen Hoeller presents Spring as an annotation-oriented application framework, illustrating the rich set of features that Spring has to offer for modern component design.
Ashley Puls methods and tools that can be used to uncover and resolve performance problems arising in Java web applications that use the Spring Framework.
Ramnivas Laddad and Arjen Poutsma discuss the Spring Scala project and its features, demoing a real REST-based application with a Spring and Scala backend and AngularJS frontend.
Juergen Hoeller outlines several Java 8 features within Spring's programming model and explores the impact on application architectures.
Andrey Cheptsov explores some of the IntelliJ IDEA’s tricky features helping Groovy&Grails developers to be more productive.
Bobby Warner discusses the features available in Grails 2.3 to build RESTful APIs.
Greg Turnquist demoes using Spring Mail, Security, REST, GridFS, Bootstrap and jQuery in a production grade Grails application.
Ken Kousen presents advanced Groovy features, such as closure coercion, mixins, simple runtime metaprogramming, operator overloading, drop and take, overlooked methods in the Groovy JDK, and more.