David Nolen explains the power of the Transit format (efficiently serializing values to JSON and MessagePack), Transducers, the power of Facebook's React when bundled with immutable data structures.
Marc Prud'hommeaux talks about his experience using Apple's Swift language, both to write new code and port an existing Objective-C code base. Also: immutable data structures, concurrency, and more.
Azat Mardan, popular blogger and author on NodeJS, discusses some of the benefits of choosing NodeJS as a platform. He talks about why startups should consider NodeJS and Express as a platform over other popular options like PHP. He also talks about why more and more enterprises are choosing NodeJS as a platform and some of the benefits as well as the challenges that they may face.
Jessica Kerr discusses the differences between coding in Java, Scala and Clojure, the charm of autogenerated test data, and diversity in the IT industry.
Erin Schnabel, developer lead of the WebSphere Liberty Profile, spoke to Alex Blewitt at QCon New York about the modular architecture behind the Liberty Profile, and what benefits this has brought both to end users and the developer team. She also highlighted how the the transition from monolithic to modular started with the configuration and broke down dependencies between services.
Aish Fenton explains how machine learning is used at Netflix for recommendations but also for many more applications.
Roy Rapoport explains the concept of canary analysis and how Netflix uses it to deploy software to its internal systems.
Ashley Puls explains Java bytecode manipulation: reasons for manipulating bytecode, libraries that help, how NewRelic is using it, and more.
The OSGi Alliance is working on a Promises specification which will provide CompletableFutures that can run all the way back to Java 1.4. Tim explains why this is of benefit and how it compares to Java 8, along with where you can find out more information about the project and how it can be used both inside and outside an OSGi framework.
Engine Yard's Ines Sombra discusses state management in the cloud in general, and specific data stores including MySQL, Postgres and some NoSQL alternatives. She also explains why the pets and cattle analogy doesn't work for her, and what need to be done in organisations with respect to trusting people and trusting the infrastructure.
Craig Motlin, technical lead of the GS Collections project, talks about where GS Collections came from, how it compares with other collections libraries, and what influence it had on Java 8. He describes the different philosophy of GS Collections as compared to other collections libraries, and what benefits open-sourcing the internal library has had