Sastry Malladi discusses the performance implications of using various data formats and versioning across eBay, showing the results of certain benchmarks concluding that JSON is the best format.
Dragos Manolescu introduces some of the new features in Windows Phone Mango - TCP and UDP sockets, network preferences and local storage –, discussing their optimization for lower power consumption.
Oliver Gierke demoes using Spring Data JPA to create repositories using a Domain-driven Design approach.
Jeff Markham introduces Roo and SQLFire along with a demonstration of using AspectJ for SQLFire administration.
Joe Pamer presents what Type Providers coming in F# 3.0 are: a mechanism for accessing a multitude of external data source.
Thomas Risberg and Jared Rosoff show how to create Spring applications using Spring Data and MongoDB, applications deployed on Cloud Foundry.
Benjamin Young introduces CouchDB, it’s schema-less data store, REST API, HTTP-based replication, plugins such as R-tree and GeoCouch, ways to scale it out and then scaling down with mobile solutions.
Andy Gross, Frank Weigel, Matt Pfeil, Jared Rosoff, and Michael Stack, moderated by Alexandru Popescu, discuss various NoSQL solutions, what they are good for, what they offer, how they compare, etc.
Michael Hunger discusses graph databases and the need for them in the larger context of NoSQL data stores, introducing Spring Data, Neo4j, and Spring Data Neo4j.
Ben Alex along with a SpringSource team present the future of mobile applications, authorization, data, and application architecture as seen by VMware.
Dean Wampler discusses the merits of several controversial issues: Goto, Design before Code, Design Patterns, Corba vs. REST, Object Middleware and ORMs, and Identiﬁers with Spaces.
Lance Ball presents DataMapper, a Ruby ORM library, along with Infinispan, Hibernate Search, Lucene, all running on JBoss AS7 and accessed through TorqueBox, a JRuby application server.