Volker Pacher, Sam Phillips present key differences between relational databases and graph databases, and how they use the later to model a complex domain and to gain insights into their data.
Mo Ramezanpoor discusses how two different activity tracking apps -"Zombies, Run!" and "The Walk"- have different approaches for tracking user activity.
The authors share insights from their experience building DSLs for business people.
Justin Moore shares how Facebook's own advances in Data Science have solved intricate location technology problems and how these lessons can be applied to other verticals to achieve similar gains.
Chas Emerick discusses some of the common issues appearing in distributed systems and ways to solve them.
Avleen Vig discusses the changes Etsy has implemented to scale continuous deployments over the last 12 months, in both software and infrastructure.
Torben Hoffmann shares a number of patterns from Erlang systems, modeled through Object-Process Methodology, discussing their impact on business needs.
Markus Völter suggests and illustrates creating development environments based on language workbenches that provide a generic infrastructure and can be easily extended and composed.
Rick Reed shares scalability and reliability insights, techniques, and hacks used and learned developing WhatsApp on an Erlang/FreeBSD infrastructure.
Jane Street runs a large trading business on software written almost entirely in OCaml, a statically typed functional language. Yaron Minsky shows the reasons for choosing Ocaml and how it worked out.
Ines Sombra discusses cloud computing’s paradigms and their applications with practical examples from Engine Yard’s customers, peers, and partners, covering antipatterns and myths.
Allard Buijze introduces CQRS and related concepts along with case studies showing how it is used in finance, gaming and healthcare to meet the demands of modern web-based applications.