Dean Wampler explains Scalding and the other Hadoop support libraries, the return of SQL, how (big) data is the killer application for functional programming, Java 8 vs Scala, and much more.
Aaron Bedra talks about web security and issues that affect e-commerce and online payments services.
Christian Legnitto describes FB's release process for mobile apps, how FB has no dedicated iOS or Android teams, A/B testing and the Play Beta program, tools used for the build process, and much more.
Xavier Amatriain discusses how Netflix uses specialized roles, including that of the Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer, to deliver valuable data at the right time to Netflix' customer base through a mixture of offline, online, and nearline data processes. Xavier also discusses what it takes to become a Machine Learning Engineer and how to gain real experience in the field.
Keith Adams explains how/where/why Facebook uses PHP, PHP's benefits (lack of state/programmer workflow/concurrency), efficient PHP with HHVM, the Hack project for optional typing PHP and much more.
Crista Lopes discusses the idea of using constraints to define styles of programming and architecture. Also: large scale static analysis of open source code, Open Simulator and VR, and much more.
Martin Thompson discusses the buidling of complex systems with regards to the Reactive Manifesto. Many web-based systems are built in a synchronous manner and that way of development may be their greatest barrier to scale and could greatly limit their production lifespan. Martin discusses these shortcomings and gives some advice on how to make systems truly reactive.
The Content Security Policy specification is a mechanism web applications can use to mitigate a broad class of content injection vulnerabilities, such as cross-site scripting (XSS). Content Security Policy is a declarative policy that lets web developers inform the client about the sources from which the application expects to load resources.
Eva Andreasson explains the various Hadoop technologies and how they interact, real-time queries with Impala, the Hadoop ecosystem including Hue, Oozie, YARN, and much more.
Victor Grazi talks to InfoQ about his popular tutorial application Java Concurrent Animated, and other things on his mind including Java, the financial industry, software development lifecycle, and being a Java Champion.
Frank Greco explains the reasons behind the WebSocket standard, the current implementations, how WebSocket relates to AJAX and Comet for event driven applications, and much more.
Sadek Drobi explains the benefits of functional programming for the web. Also: improving CMS by separating content from representation and how prismic.io implements ideas from functional DBs and Git.