Simon Ritter discusses the syntax and use of Lambda expressions, focusing on using Streams to greatly simplify the way bulk and aggregate operations are handled in Java.
Torben Hoffmann discusses doing parallel programming with the Intensional Computing Engine (ICE) on top of the Erlang VM.
Richard Crowley introduces Go standard library's HTTP packages, the relationship between JSON and Go's data structures, and Go's support for reflection, useful to create safe APIs.
Josh Bloch, Bob Lee point out to the dangers that lurk in Java’s dark corners, so they can be avoided or eliminated from programs and designs.
Bodil Stokke attempts to answer why some meritorious technologies fade away while others end up dominating the software landscape, and suggests what can be done to fix that.
Philip Wadler presents a practical theory of language-integrated query based on quotation and normalization of quoted terms and a theorem guaranteeing that a host query generates a single SQL query.
Colin Gravill discusses programming living cells, demonstrating a software tool chain for characterizing genetic parts that can be combined into genetic devices for programming cell function.
Chris Granger attempts to imagine what programming would look like if it was created today.
Felienne Hermans introduces BumbleBee, a refactoring and metaprogramming spreadsheets tool based on a DSL that can perform transformations against spreadsheet formulas.
SriSatish Ambati shares tips for in-memory algorithms, discussing I/O, S3 resets, muxers, primitive byte arrays, non-blocking structures, and fork/join queues.
Matt Debergalis highlights some of Meteor's components, showing how they work together to dramatically shorten the development cycle, whether you're a team of expert developers or just getting started.