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.
John Slaby discusses the reasons why he prefers fluent APIs and examine, through examples, the many different ways that Fluent APIs can be used to help produce better solutions than external DSLs.
Roland Kuhn introduces the guiding principles behind Reactive Streams’ design and along with examples using its actor-based implementation in Akka.
Carl Quinn explains how Riot Games built a cloud platform based on the Netflix OSS stack plus a number of other extensions including Dropwizard, Eureka, Archaius, Asgard, Edda, etc.
Kresten Krab Thorup introduces Erjang, an Erlang VM based on the JVM, disclosing some of its internal workings and challenges building it.
Dave McCrory discusses what it takes to build an Enterprise Platform as a Service, covering data services, core application capabilities and design principles, CI, monitoring, coding standards, dependencies, security, and deployment.
Alex Raitt, Clive Saha present design patterns and use cases of capital market firms that are incorporating big data technologies into their credit risk analysis, price discovery or sentiment analysis software. They also discuss various technology stacks and their advantages, including batch-based processing, real-time analytics, and NoSQL systems.
Simon Redfern presents how the Open Bank Project innovates by leveraging open APIs, open source and open data, making banking data more accessible via an ecosystem of apps and services.
Camille Fournier explains what projects ZooKeeper is useful for, the common challenges running it as a service and advice to consider when architecting a system using it.
Fabrice Aresu discusses the challenges faced using HTML5 and data visualization at a large European Investment Bank, covering performance, architectural & design choices, and lessons learnt.