Ken Kousen talks about Geb, which makes it easy to automate browser-based applications. Geb is based on the Spock testing framework, providing a straightforward syntax and easy execution model.
Paul King reviews the features in Groovy which make it easy to work with databases - Groovy SQL, datasets -, and working with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and Neo4J.
Andrew Dunkman explains the basics of Chrome extension development, how to avoid an extension being automatically disabled when performing upgrades, and some unexpected Chrome hooks.
Stephane Maldini and Rossen Stoyanchev discuss Reactive Streams and Reactive Extensions, and demo introducing the basic concepts in composition libraries using RxJava and Reactor.
Ken Kousen demonstrates how one can add Groovy to Java applications and simplify his development job immediately.
Ken Kousen reviews the basic concepts of the Groovy Parallel Streams framework and demonstrates communicating sequential processes, promises, dataflow concurrency and concurrent collection processing.
Paul King presents examples of Groovy and its application: DSL, dynamic typing, extensible static type system, Android programming, concurrency, functional, frameworks and tools.
Aeron is a high-performance messaging system written in Java built with mechanical sympathy in mind, and can run over UDP, Infiniband or Shared Memory, using lock-free and wait-free structures.
Nik Molnar discusses how to use client and server side profiling tools to improve the performance of a web application, providing solutions to the most common performance problems.
Cédric Champeau demonstrates how Gradle inherits from good practices like what Maven offered, but goes beyond by generalizing the concept and allowing to define conventions.
Iván López discusses the basics of Spock and how easily one can test a Java application. Spock is a Groovy-based testing and specification framework for Java and Groovy applications.