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.
Jeff Scott Brown introduces GORM, a super powerful ORM tool that makes ORM simple by leveraging the flexibility and expressiveness of a dynamic language like Groovy.
Ken Kousen examines features of Groovy that can make life easier when going beyond the initial adoption stage.
Dan Woods discusses the approach to developing a scalable enterprise architecture, and demonstrates implementations based on the variety of technologies available from the Groovy ecosystem.
Dustin Getz,Daniel Miladinov demonstrate using Facebook React to build a CRUD editor, highlighting React's application of functional programming and immutability to manage complex application state.
Reid Draper shows how real world distributed database work, communicate and are tested, trading RPC for messaging, unit-tests for QuickCheck, and micro-benchmarks for multi-week stress tests.
James Richardson, Nat Pryce discuss some of the challenges faced using Neo4J for interactive analysis of large data imports (80K nodes, 150k relationships) and how they overcame them.
Mark Seemann uses F# to demonstrate how to use functional design with TDD to remove the need for Mock objects.
Kevlin Henney revisits the original premise and definition of “Worse is Better”, and looks at how this approach to development can still teach something surprising and new.
Colin Harrington introduces GEB, a browser automation solution, combining the power of WebDriver, jQuery content selection, the robustness of Page Object modelling and the expressiveness of Groovy.
Peter Ledbrook attempts to answer the question "Java is a good all-purpose programming language, but does that mean it's the best tool for all jobs?"