Sam Aaron introduces Sonic Pi, a live coding system installed by default on all Raspberry Pis and used in a variety of venues from Algoraves to international music venues.
David Tanzer introduces Clojure and ClojureScript, discussing the language basics and some libraries useful for writing real applications.
Arun Gupta explains how to do Java EE 7 development with Eclipse, leveraging the new APIs - WebSocket, Batch, JSON Processing, and Concurrency Utilities.
Guy Davidson, Tom Miles discuss 64-bit programming pitfalls, Unity builds, writing portable code, and persuading a large development team of varying levels of skill to write portable code as well.
Gil Tene provides an overview of JIT compiler optimization techniques and their impact on common market-open slowdown scenarios.
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.