Phil Calçado presents SoundCloud’s approach to dealing with scalability issues when their user number grew beyond what they initially could support by creating services in various languages.
Trisha Gee introduces the Disruptor - a parallel messaging framework -, explains how to use it in code, and shows how it was used to solve an application’s messaging needs.
Per Jonsson discusses Lean Startup in the context of real world examples, and helpful tools for startups - Feedback Loop, Customer Development and the Lean Canvas.
Rich Hickey introduces Datomic, including architectural and implementation details.
Stuart Dabbs Halloway explains what the impedance mismatch is and what can be done to solve it in the context of RDBMS, OOP, and NoSQL.
Portia Tung believes that play at work can improve team relationship and can fire up creativity.
John Nolan rants about the computer-driven information society we live in and the compromises it forces us to make, pleading for a simpler and more humane approach to it.
Poul-Henning Kamp considers that if developers are not getting better, we are going to repeat many of the major IT project failures. He exemplifies with major Denmark project failures.
Don Reinertsen proposes addressing uncertainty not by considering it harmful nor by embracing it but by efficiently reducing it in the context of the economic laws governing the software dev process.
Alexey Karpik reviews JS libraries – Sencha, JQuery, Jo-, frameworks –Rhomobile, M-Project-, and tools –PhoneGap, MoSync, Appcelerator, Antenna-, discussing how they fare with mobile development.
Vitaly Osipov shares 7 product security lessons learned at Atlassian related to why security incidents happen, what we would like to do about them and what can be done.
Horia Dragomir offers tips on creating responsive UIs on mobile platforms along with advice on several pitfalls that need to be avoided.