Paul Simmonds discusses the importance of identity and attribute information that will define how access to the functionality and how data is governed by applications in the near future.
Brandon Byars discusses the constraints and the flexibility of nonpublic APIs, and lessons learned from scaling RESTful integration across more than a dozen teams.
Lance Walton shares the experience of a small team building a trading platform in 6 weeks in Scala and Lift while fighting against an opposing organizational culture.
Graham Steel takes a look at some of the cryptographic standards whose security is the subject of speculation and tries to separate rumor from fact. Then he examines some of most widely encountered crypto APIs, evaluating them on two important axes: facilities for flexible, secure key management and provision of modern cryptographic primitives.
Avleen Vig presents some of the most unexpected, confusing, hilarious and face-palming events during Etsy's outages to show what can be learnt from their problems to build more resilient systems.
Simon Marlow describes a concurrency-based system built with Haskell that allows front-end programmers to write business logic to access all the back-end services in a concise and consistent way.
Jon Skeet provides practical advice on designing APIs using immutability, separation of concerns and other principles, resulting in elegant and reusable code.
In this solutions track talk, sponsored by MongoDB, Matt Asay discusses the differences and tradeoffs between some of the NoSQL and SQL databases and when Hadoop makes sense to be used with a NoSQL solution.
Michael Nygard discusses several loopholes in the CAP theorem that can be used to engineer practical, real-world systems with desirable features.
Martin Thompson ponders if there is a mechanical sympathy between developers and computers, and how to balance elegant design with the application of science in the development of modern software.
Anthony Saxby introduces the new capabilities added to SQL Server, SQL Server PDW and HDInsight in the first half of 2014.