Ash Furrow discusses Swift, why Swift was needed, the Objective-C problems it addresses, and how ready it is from both technical and business standpoints.
Ben Christensen discusses the mental shift from imperative to declarative programming, working with blocking IO such as JDBC and RPC, service composition, debugging and unit testing.
Tal Weiss explores five crucial Java techniques for distributed debugging and some of the pitfalls that make bug resolution much harder, and can even lead to downtime.
Brian Terlson presents the changes TC39 is making to its specification publishing process for ES2016 and beyond.
Maximilian Koegel introduces declarative UI modeling, the EMF Forms framework and its tooling to create view models, sharing from his experience applying the concept to commercial projects.
The panelists discuss the Scala compiler fork (typelevel.org): Is this a positive and natural outgrowth of a growing language or will this development cause irreparable rifts in the Scala community?
Brian Shirai proposes using different interoperable languages throughout the life of a product, how to build reliable systems from less reliable components, along with examples from Rubinius 3.0.
Trisha Gee and Todd Montgomery attack the technology industry’s sacred cows by exposing the motivations that hide behind them.
Tony McCrary discusses HiDPI's impact on Eclipse software development, how to get the best performance on HiDPI devices, and what can be done to support HiDPI in the Eclipse platform and SWT.
Maxime Porhel discusses possible integration paths between Sirius and Xtext with demos based on Xtext DSLs, and the latest progress made in Sirius 3.0 regarding this integration.
Nigel Runnels-Moss keynotes no what it means to be a software creator in the 21st century, and what mindset and behavior to adopt in order to evolve and thrive in our new information-packed world.
Pete Goodliffe keynotes on what it takes to become a better programmer, discussing tools for reviewing the personal skillset and techniques to help one “become a better programmer”.