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The Making of XRobots

Posted by Jan Koehnlein  on  Sep 30, 2015

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.


Akka Streams: Streaming Data Transformation à la Carte

Posted by Viktor Klang  on  Sep 27, 2015

Viktor Klang explores fast data streaming using Akka Streams - how to design robust transformation pipelines with built-in flow control able to take advantage of multicore and go over networks.


Partial Failures in a Microservices Jungle: Survival Tips from Comcast

Posted by Jon Moore  on  Sep 27, 2015

Jon Moore goes over some strategies for surviving in a jungle of partial failures. Each survival tip is explained through a concrete example, or "adventure story", from Comcast’s TV experience.


Managing Complexity, Functionally

Posted by Ryan Trinkle  on  Sep 26, 2015

Ryan Trinkle explores functional techniques for managing complexity, examines what makes them successful in pure functional programming, and proposes ways that they can be applied in any context.


Erlang in the Cloud: The Talko Service Architecture

Posted by Ransom Richardson  on  Sep 26, 2015

Ransom Richardson presents the Talko service architecture, its implementation and operation in the cloud, why they are using Erlang for it and key things learned along the way.


REST for an Hour

Posted by Lyndsey Padget  on  Sep 26, 2015

Lyndsey Padget introduces the basic principles of RESTful APIs, terminology, design patterns, data, pitfalls, best practices, and others.


Five Elements of Superior Developer Portals

Posted by Hadi Michael  on  Sep 24, 2015

Hadi Michael explores the elements commonly found on developer portals, and identifies those that consistently contribute to superior developer experiences.


API Virtualization – Mocking on Steroids

Posted by Ole Lensmar  on  Sep 20, 2015

Ole Lensmar takes a look at a number of common API virtualization use cases - design-first development, sandboxing and load testing - to see how and when virtual APIs can help and when they can’t.


Making Distributed Data Persistent Services Elastic (Without Losing All Your Data)

Posted by Joe Stein  on  Sep 20, 2015

Joe Stein introduces Mesos and managing data services on it, presenting use cases for replacing classic solutions (like cold storage) with new functionality based on these technology.


The Timeless Way of Building Erlang Apps

Posted by Garrett Smith  on  Sep 20, 2015

Garrett Smith outlines a methodology for pattern discovery and presents a number of specific patterns that Erlang programmers can use to build programs that feel alive.


Accessibility for UX: Don't Worry, It's Much Worse Than You Think

Posted by Elle Waters  on  Sep 19, 2015

Elle Waters discusses UX and accessibility, providing guidelines for web content accessibility and assistive technologies along with five techniques to be used in daily work.


Pulsar: Real-time Analytics at Scale

Posted by Sharad Murthy, Tony Ng  on  Sep 13, 2015

Sharad Murthy & Tony Ng present Pulsar, a real-time streaming system which can scale to millions of events per second with high availability and 4GL language support.

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