Peter Ledbrook discusses the impact of the Java 8 language changes on Groovy applications and if Groovy still provides an edge in terms of developer productivity.
Jeff Beck describes how Grails fits into a larger polyglot architecture and goes through his team's experiences building and maintaining these micro services.
Cedric Champeau tries to answer the question: "Android developers are used to develop applications in Java, so why Groovy, a JVM language, wouldn't be usable for Android development too?"
Opening Night Keynote from SpringOne 2GX 2014. Topics include Spring IO and Microservices, Groovy 2.3 and 2.4 and Grails 3.0 plans.
Michael Ficarra discusses the SpiderMonkey Parser API, evaluating its design and flaws, and showcasing some of the more useful and prominent projects that have adopted it.
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.
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.