Ori Herrnstadt introduces the Akiban database which solves the problem of joins and combines the best of relational and document databases.
Pieter Hintjens explains how to use contracts and rapid iterative design cycles to architect large-scale distributed systems with ZeroMQ.
Phil Trelford describes and demonstrates areas where F# excels, such as domain modeling, computation and concurrency.
Ostap Cherkashin and Julius Chrobak present writing readable and extendable rich data manipulation code with Bandicoot.
Noel Weichbrodt summarizes the retrospectives his team has had for the last 18 months regarding using DSLs written in Scala and Lift for a GIS application.
Nikita Ivanov shows adding real-time capabilities to Hadoop through a demo application streaming word counting on a 2-nodes cluster.
Neha Narula provides advice on choosing a data store for a web applications and executing distributed queries.
Michael Fogus overviews Datalog and provides examples of how it is implemented and used in Datomic, Cascalog, and the Bacwn Clojure library.
Michael Homer introduces Grace, an educational OO language used to teach programming to students.
Matthew Dennis covers the most common mistakes made with Cassandra that he has noticed being made both in deployment and code.
Mark Little provides advice on when it is not recommended to use transactions and how to use transactions with Web Services, NoSQL, REST and mobile infrastructures.
Michael Feathers describes an approach toward planning the design of the functional portions of an application by using a variation of Haskell type expression syntax.