Jim Hirschauer describes the application monitoring tool landscape, KPIs and metrics to consider when monitoring, and compares monitoring traditional vs. cloud-based applications. He talks about performance considerations when instrumenting code, how organizations can be 'Smarter' about their Big Data, and looks at what's new in AppDynamics 3.7.
Ward Cunningham talks about the continuing appeal of OOP and dynamic languages, asynchronous programming, and much more. Also: Ward explains the ideas behind his latest project Federated Wiki.
Barbara Liskov keynoted at QCon London 2013 on the power of abstraction. Afterwards, InfoQ caught up with up with her to ask her about language design, modularity and distributed computation.
Through teamwork, an agile team can ensure the quality of its project's architecture, code hygiene, and other non-functional requirements by explicitly creating tasks for those concepts in each sprint. Alexander von Zitzewitz explains the importance of this method of agile development and how the use static analysis of code bases can help the "hard sell" of intentional architecture to management.
Duncan Coutts on Parallelism and Concurrency with Haskell, Distributed Programming with Cloud Haskell
Duncan Coutts explains the nature of Concurrency and Parallelism in Haskell, its threading and STM implementation, Erlang OTP's influence on CloudHaskell for distributed programming, Monads, and more.
Big Data means more than just the size of a dataset. Pavlo Baron explains different ways of applying Big Data concepts in various situations: from analytics, to delivering content, to medical applications. His larger vision for Big Data ranges from specialized Data Scientists, to learning Decision Support Systems, to helping mankind itself.
Stuart Williams explains vert.x: basic idea and architecture, how it uses Java's NIO and async APIs, how it allows using various JVM languages (Groovy, JRuby, Scala, etc), the EventBus and much more.
Rich Hickey explains the basics of Datomic, its approach to transactions and query, Datalog, CAP, ACID and BASE, and much more.
Stefan Tilkov explains the importance of Hypermedia in REST and how to use it, ROCA (Resource oriented client architecture), WebSockets vs polling or server sent events, and much more.
Eric Evans (Creator of Domain-Driven Design), and Brian Foote (Big Ball of Mud, Patterns Languages of Program Design), discuss the current state of software design, reminisce about the Small talk good old days, explain patterns from Domain-Driven Design, UML, Big Balls of Mud, and more.
Dave Duggal explains Consilience's Ideate, a real-time application-integration platform for linking information in the enterprise. Dave explains the motivation, concept and technology behind Ideate.