David Fullerton shares some of the things the Stack Exchange tech team have learned along the way while scaling one of the top sites in the world primarily through vertical scaling.
Keith Dahlby overviews OWIN, discussing its implications for .NET web application design and reviewing a real-world example of OWIN in action.
Jan Koehnlein presents the making of the XRobots game combining Lego Mindstorms with LeJOS, image recognition with OpenCV, augmented reality, Xtend, Xtext with Xbase, Eclipse, Orion, Jetty, JavaFX.
Paul Moreno shows how to federate AWS IAM permissions, roles, and users with a directory service such as LDAP or Active Directory with an Identity Provider.
Hadi Michael explores the elements commonly found on developer portals, and identifies those that consistently contribute to superior developer experiences.
Felienne Hermans presents various algorithms that outlining the power of Excel, showing that spreadsheets are fit for TDD and rapid prototyping.
Laurent Bossavit provides some suggestions on how to bring the fun back into programming by developing new skills such as leprechaun hunting and brain debugging.
Thomas Schindl presents new tooling features in e(fx)clipse 1.0, runtime APIs and components such as the Code Editor and 3D Viewer, and tooling APIs that can be used in other IDE plug-ins.