Mike Amundsen reviews patterns in developer practices and trends in services and libraries - from the increase in the number of client-side libraries such as EmberJS, Angular, and Bootstrap to the appearance of new "API composition" platforms such as Strong Loop - that give us a picture of why it's important to identify and leverage the growing sentiment that "Clients Matter, Services Don't".
Alessandro Pignotti introduces Duetto, a C++ compiler that enables developers to write full client-server Web applications in standard C++ and to port existing C++ codebases to the Web.
Bodil Stokke demos building a complete video game from nothing in the span of a conference talk using functional reactive programming.
Ian Robinson introduces tools and techniques for building a system around a graph engine, experiment with graph data, and using it in an application.
Corinna Brock discusses the place of women in software development, how to be a minority, how to increase their number and how to keep the current ones.
Pieter Hintjens keynotes on the current digital revolution that has created an “all seeing, all hearing policeman”, discussing what can be done about it.
Roland Kuhn introduces the principles of reactive applications, providing guidance on how to create reactive systems.
Tomas Petricek introduces F#’s capabilities in dealing with scientific data: type providers -CSV, XML, JSON, REST-, interactive development, data visualization libraries, integration with R or MathLab.
Stuart Sierra discusses various Clojure features: protocols, records, DI, managing startup/shutdown of components, dynamic binding, interactive development workflow, testing and mocking.