Garrett Smith outlines a methodology for pattern discovery and presents a number of specific patterns that Erlang programmers can use to build programs that feel alive.
Jim Wooley outlines the synergies between SignalR and Reactive Extensions enabling asynchronous LINQ over HTTP push notifications sent to a variety of clients.
Roy van Rijn explains what mutation testing is and how it works, comparing several Java frameworks (PIT, Jester, Jumble) that enable automatic mutation testing in a continuous build.
Jim Christopher discusses the health problems developers may encounter during their long work hours sitting at a desk.
Jerry Yoakum discusses how code profiling tools and techniques can be used to evaluate code for constructions and errors that are likely to cause problems, highlight places in need of refactoring.
Austin Bingham answers questions on reviews: how long should they be, what should be reviewed, how do reviews account for an increase in quality and ROI?
Matthew Renze introduces the R programming language and demonstrates how R can be used for exploratory data analysis.
Wesley Reisz explores Android Wear, providing practical ways to introduce wearables into your mobile strategy and exercising the Android Wear API through a demo.
Simon Thompson shows how Wrangler can help with making systems run on multi-core hardware, including three Wrangler refactoring techniques for retrofitting concurrency to Erlang applications.
Felienne Hermans presents various algorithms that outlining the power of Excel, showing that spreadsheets are fit for TDD and rapid prototyping.
Laurent Bossavit provides some suggestions on how to bring the fun back into programming by developing new skills such as leprechaun hunting and brain debugging.