Jake Luciani introduces Brisk, a Hadoop and Hive distribution using Cassandra for core services and storage, presenting the benefits of running Hadoop in a peer-to-peer masterless architecture.
Howard Lewis Ship explains how to perform meta-programming in Java using annotations, bytecode manipulation and component architecture, as it is done by the Tapestry framework.
Jeff Lindsay discusses creating distributed and concurrent systems using ZeroMQ – a lightweight message queue-, and gevent – a coroutine-based networking library.
Brian Ketelsen introduces Skynet, a platform for polyglot, distributed and composable services that communicate with each other over RPC/JSON.
Ken Sipe introduces Glu, an open source deployment automation tool coming from LinkedIn, showing how to perform Glu configuration along with a demo of using it.
Cliff Moon discusses Scalang, a message passing and actor library enabling easy communication between Scala and Erlang apps, wrapping services in Scalang actors.
Susan Potter discusses Dynamo, Riak, distribution, consistency and fault tolerance, along with techniques and an example for building an application with riak_core.
Logan Johnson exposes the Android integration points, explaining how to create apps that consume data and services provided by other applications.
Scott González demoes creating web applications with jQuery UI, showing the widget factory, the unified API, how to create new widgets, the CSS framework, and themes.
Mark Volkmann introduces CSS3 and Sass, a tool extending CSS with variables, selector nesting, mixins and selector inheritance, the resulting code being converted to regular CSS before deploying.
Danno Ferrin suggests applying principles used in magic for a better user experience: Consider the Stage and the Audience, Practice, Overcome Objections Before They Arise, Patter and Showmanship, Sleight of Hand, Direction, Simulation, Dissimulation, Anticipation.
Kyle Simpson reviews the script loading history and discusses current script loading techniques and the browser and HTML support for them.