Nicolas Frankel discusses the pros and cons of unit testing and integration testing, and looks at the unique challenges posed by integration testing, presenting tools and techniques to deal with them.
Lari Hotari discusses how to optimize Grails' performance to get full benefits from it.
Jeff Scott Brown discusses the metaprogramming capabilities offered by Groovy, providing everything that developers needs to build systems that are far more capable than their all Java counterparts.
Bobby Warner discusses mobile automation and dives into the iOS and Android functional testing world using Groovy, Spock and Gradle.
Grails project lead Graeme Rocher demonstrates some less known, advanced features of GORM and explores the possibilities offered going beyond the relational database.
Alex Blewitt introduces the history behind Swift, why it was created, how it differs from Objective-C and how Swift is compiled and executed under the covers.
Russ Olsen tells the moon landing story and how it has affected the software development.
Neil Mitchell introduces the Shake build system. Users of Shake write a Haskell program which makes heavy use of the Shake library, while still allowing the full power of Haskell to be used.
Thomas Kristensen describes the overall architecture of Composer, a system for composing musing, showing how to build a system that achieves responsiveness while still being flexible.
The panelists discuss Java performance topics, bringing their specific experiences to bear.
Julien Le Dem discusses the advantages of a columnar data layout, specifically the features and design choices Apache Parquet uses to achieve goals of interoperability, space and query efficiency.
Mike Barker shares lessons learned at LMAX Exchange: starting from a clean domain model is imperative and understanding the trade-offs between performance and safety/generality/functionality.