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Actor Interaction Patterns

Posted by Dale Schumacher  on  Feb 20, 2012 8

Dale Schumacher presents several patterns of actor interaction that can be used in collaborative programs written in any language.

Scalaz: Functional Programming in Scala

Posted by Rúnar Bjarnason  on  Feb 20, 2012 3

Rúnar Bjarnason discusses Scalaz, a Scala library of pure data structures, type classes, highly generalized functions, and concurrency abstractions to perform functional programming in Scala.

Taming Android

Posted by Eric Burke  on  Feb 13, 2012

Eric Burke shares tips on creating visually appealing Android applications that scale to various screen sizes. The session focuses on custom views, scalable drawables, and ListView.

New-age Transactional Systems - Not Your Grandpa's OLTP

Posted by John Hugg  on  Feb 09, 2012 3

John Hugg discusses high volume transaction processing applications with high and low frequency profiles, and how VoltDB can be used for that purpose.

Transactions without Transactions

Posted by Richard Kreuter and Kyle Banker  on  Feb 09, 2012 9

Richard Kreuter and Kyle Banker on how to avoid classical RDBMS transactional systems by using compensation mechanisms, transactional messaging or transactional procedures.

Wrap Your SQL Head Around Riak MapReduce

Posted by Sean Cribbs  on  Feb 03, 2012 3

Sean Cribbs explains what Map-Reduce and Riak are, why and how to use Map-Reduce with Riak, and how to convert SQL queries into their Map-Reduce equivalents.

Mobile HTML5

Posted by Scott Davis  on  Feb 02, 2012 1

Scott Davis explains how to prepare a website for mobile devices from small tweaks –smaller screen sizes, portrait/landscape- to using HTML5’s local storage, application cache, and remote data.

Event-Driven Programming in Clojure

Posted by Zach Tellman  on  Jan 26, 2012 4

Zach Tellman explains how to deal with asynchronous programming difficulties in Clojure using an event-driven data structure.

The Future of F#: Type Providers

Posted by Joe Pamer  on  Jan 26, 2012 1

Joe Pamer presents what Type Providers coming in F# 3.0 are: a mechanism for accessing a multitude of external data source.

Parser Combinators: How to Parse (nearly) Anything

Posted by Nate Young  on  Jan 23, 2012 1

Nate Young presents parser combinators, what they are useful for and how to make use of them, demoing how to write one.

Functional Thinking

Posted by Neal Ford  on  Jan 13, 2012 15

Neal Ford emphasizes the fact that functional programming uses a different way of solving a problem, thinking about the results rather than the steps to make.

fog or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cloud

Posted by Wesley Beary  on  Jan 13, 2012 4

Wesley Beary introduces fog, a Ruby library for accessing cloud resources from multiple vendors, including a mocking framework for testing purposes.

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