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.
Andrei Alexandrescu discusses generic programming, showing how to solve generic tasks with D, tasks that are difficult or impossible to perform with other languages.
Bill Odom presents the essentials of Vim and demoes advanced techniques, important settings, useful customizations, scripts, plug-ins, tips and tricks.
Jeremie Miller presents how to create a fully distributed data network in which nodes communicate directly with each other using UDP, JSON and Kademlia, without relying on central servers.
Heath Borders introduces several testing tools for iOS - OCUnit, Google Toolbox for Mac (GTM), GHUnit, UISpec, UIAutomation, OCMock – making some recommendations on which is better.
Yoko Harada introduces RedBridge, aka JRuby Embed, a Java API for calling JRuby code that is treated as regular Java objects, explaining its relation to JSR223 and demoing how to use it.
Ian Robinson introduces Neo4J, a graph database, discussing how it can be used to store and work with data associated with Doctor Who.
Trotter Cashion introduces and demoes Chloe, a web server that handles real time data streaming between browsers and web applications written in any language and using any framework.
James Williams explains how to create and manage Ratpack (a micro Groovy web framework) applications, and dealing with authentication, persistence and interfacing Grails apps.
Josh Suereth presents the new features available in Akka 2.0: clustered actors, including stateless and stateful ones, replication and the Cluster API.
Jonathan Seidman and Ramesh Venkataramaiah present how they run R on Hadoop in order to perform distributed analysis on large data sets, including some alternatives to their solution.