Developer experience(DX) was one of the prime motivators for Web APIs in response to SOA. Now companies such as Apiary are focused on enhancing this experience and improving developer productivity by taking a page from the SOA book around automation through tooling. Jakub Nesetril explains the nuances of what constitutes good DX and how Web APIs need to be designed and implemented in this context.
Francesco Cesarini and Viktor Klang explain the motivation behind the Reactive Manifesto and what exactly it brings to the table. Also: what Erlang and Scala/Akka can learn from each other.
Todd Montgomery talks about improving serialization times and throughput can by understanding how your computer processes and stores data. With this new understanding, architects and developers can build their own protocols to efficiently transmit data. Todd's advice sheds new light on why software developers choose their current serialization and marshaling techniques and how they can improve.
Christian Legnitto describes FB's release process for mobile apps, how FB has no dedicated iOS or Android teams, A/B testing and the Play Beta program, tools used for the build process, and much more.
Xavier Amatriain discusses how Netflix uses specialized roles, including that of the Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer, to deliver valuable data at the right time to Netflix' customer base through a mixture of offline, online, and nearline data processes. Xavier also discusses what it takes to become a Machine Learning Engineer and how to gain real experience in the field.
Martin Thompson discusses the buidling of complex systems with regards to the Reactive Manifesto. Many web-based systems are built in a synchronous manner and that way of development may be their greatest barrier to scale and could greatly limit their production lifespan. Martin discusses these shortcomings and gives some advice on how to make systems truly reactive.
Victor Grazi talks to InfoQ about his popular tutorial application Java Concurrent Animated, and other things on his mind including Java, the financial industry, software development lifecycle, and being a Java Champion.
Dave Farley discusses the reasons for Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment, the advantages and challenges they pose, and much more.
Mike Amundsen talks about API management, versioning, and discovery. He compares RESTFul and CRUD-style APIs, discusses the notion of 'affordance,' and introduces hypermedia APIs. He examines documentation modelling frameworks for APIs - like Swagger - and also provides his thoughts on API governance, OAuth 2.0, and web single sign-on.
Fun and Games with Enterprise Software: Tom Banks on What's New in WebSphere Liberty Profile, IBM Code Rally
Tom Banks talks about what's new in the IBM WebSphere Application Server v 8.5.5 Liberty Profile and explores how its extensible architecture allows interesting additions to "gamify" the running of enterprise software. He describes what you can do when enterprise software becomes mobile and introduces IBM Code Rally, a game which is built on top of the Liberty Profile and other IBM software.
Martin Thompson discusses how an understanding of the hardware is central to the creation of high-performance software even when using platform independent languages like Java.
Graham Lee talks to InfoQ at QCon London 2013 about the creation of the Discworld app, and how the media-rich application benefited from automated testing and performance optimisations to be performant on retina class iPads.