Limin Fu introduces Dao, a lightweight and optionally typed programming language having a LLVM-based JIT compiler optimized for numeric computation, and a Clang-based tool generating Dao bindings for C/C++ libraries.
Keith Adams examines the strengths that made PHP a dominant language in its niche, highlighting Facebook's attempts at remedying its inconsistencies and misfeatures while maintaining its strengths.
Raffi Krikorian discusses the software engineering challenges met re-architecting Twitter and the cultural change impact that came with it.
Ramnivas Laddad and Arjen Poutsma discuss the Spring Scala project and its features, demoing a real REST-based application with a Spring and Scala backend and AngularJS frontend.
Juergen Hoeller outlines several Java 8 features within Spring's programming model and explores the impact on application architectures.
Bobby Warner discusses the features available in Grails 2.3 to build RESTful APIs.
Mridula Jayaraman shares from her experience developing a next generation sequencing solution used to customize cancer treatment based on patient's genetic makeup.
Alissa Pajer introduces the basics of category theory with examples of categories, functors, and natural transformations, helping to recognize category-theoretical patterns in programming projects.
Joseph Wilk addresses the questions if machines can be creative and what's the place of artists in such a world?
Kiran Prasad discusses what impact mobile has on architecture, explaining how HTML5 and Node.js can help, and sharing how to use these technologies effectively at scale.
The authors introduce a new language paradigm meant to enhance OOP with multi-dimensional context, providing details on context-based dispatch, and showing a glimpse of their early prototype.