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40:16

Scaling Gilt: from Monolithic Ruby Application to Distributed Scala Micro-Services Architecture

Posted by Yoni Goldberg  on  Oct 30, 2014

Yoni Goldberg describes some of the technological innovations that have helped Gilt to reach its current size, and highlight some of the core challenges that the company's engineering team faces.

45:30

Humble Programmers’ Reflections by Example on Unit Tests, TDD and BDD

Posted by Bruce Meacham  on  Oct 25, 2014

Bruce Meacham discusses using user stories and business requirements for writing good tests that lead to good code, with examples in C#/SpecFlow and JavaScript/Cucumber.

45:04

Python: Why Are the Big Dealers Making Big Bets?

Posted by Andy Fundinger, Mario Morales  on  Oct 22, 2014

The authors demonstrate the design and use of an environment for quantitative researchers building a market risk simulation first as a basic system and then adding a hypothetical systemic shock.

54:58

Test-Driven JavaScript with Jasmine

Posted by Brad Urani  on  Oct 18, 2014

Brad Urani presents the principles of writing unit tests using Jasmine, discussing spies, DI and mocking as strategies for isolating functionality for both synchronous and asynchronous JavaScript.

51:00

Nashorn - Native JavaScript Support in Java 8

Posted by Viktor Gamov  on  Oct 12, 2014

Viktor Gamov presents and demos the latest state of Project Nashorn, a high-performance JavaScript engine available on the JVM.

46:17

Sweet Elixir! A Gentle Introduction to Erlang’s Cute Younger Brother Elixir

Posted by Ryan Cromwell  on  Oct 12, 2014

Ryan Cromwell introduces Elixir, a , functional distributed meta programming language inspired by Ruby and compiling to Erlang VM, covering pattern matching, pipelines and tail-call recursion.

57:42

Learning Rails for Fun and Nonprofit

Posted by Scott Smerchek  on  Sep 27, 2014

Scott Smerchek presents the benefits of using a nonprofit web project to learn Rails and what he learned while building LoveKC.org, introducing various Rails topics.

54:31

End to End Reactive Programming at Netflix

Posted by Jafar Husain, Matthew Podwysocki  on  Sep 14, 2014

In this talk Jafar Husain and Matthew Podwysocki explore the Reactive Extensions (Rx) library which allows to treat events as collections. Also: how Netflix uses Rx on the client and the server.

36:36

Introduction to Google Dart

Posted by Chad Adams  on  Sep 11, 2014 1

Chad Adams introduces Dart: Dart Editor, Dartium, and generating JavaScript with Dart2JS.

55:10

ECMAScript 6: What's Next for JavaScript?

Posted by Axel Rauschmayer  on  Sep 01, 2014

Axel Rauschmayer explains how to use some of ECMAScript 6' features today: block-scoped variables, arrow functions, better parameter handling, classes, modules and more.

30:35

CoffeeScript: The Good Parts

Posted by Azat Mardan  on  Aug 28, 2014

Azat Mardan shares experiences using CoffeeScript in production, exploring its format, evaluating its design and showcasing some of the more useful and prominent projects that have adopted it.

50:07

The Better Parts

Posted by Douglas Crockford  on  Aug 27, 2014

Douglas Crockford discusses how to use programming languages more effectively; reviews the good parts in EcmaScript 6 and JSON.

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