Fredrik Öhrström discusses some of the latest Java features: multi-core support, lambda expressions, expanded target typing, method and constructor references, and default methods.
John-Henry Harris discusses Systematic Creativity, a set of design processes used by LEGO to create their products. He explains how design thinking can have an influence on a global scale.
Patrick Debois discusses the current state of monitoring and metrics, how developers and the company can benefit from them, and how to improve the collection of metrics and the monitoring process.
Jez Humble discusses how to deal with risk management, regulation compliance, ITIL, audit requirements in a large organization that intends to adopt devops.
Eoin Woods suggests creating the architecture of a system by discovering the interactions between the components and focusing on the boundaries, helping with defining the interfaces and interactions.
Simon Brown discusses the role of the software architect, challenging some of the current assumptions and trying to redefine it in the context of Agile development.
Maximiliano Firtman discusses HTML5, the features it introduces, how it can be used for cross-platform mobile development, compatibility issues, creating apps for a store, taking a look at the future.
Michael Nygard outlines 8 rules for dealing with complex systems: Embrace Plurality, Contextualize Downstream, Beware Grandiosity, Decentralize, Isolate Failure Domains, Data Outlives Applications, Applications Outlive Integrations, Increase Discoverability.
Dragos Manolescu introduces some of the new features in Windows Phone Mango - TCP and UDP sockets, network preferences and local storage –, discussing their optimization for lower power consumption.
Eberhard Wolff introduces Cloud Computing, IaaS/PaaS, comparing the Java support provided by Google GAE, Amazon Beanstalk, VMware Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Bees.
Frank Buschmann’s secrets: User Tasks-based Design, Be Minimalist, Ensure Visibility of Domain Concepts, Use Uncertainty as a Driver, Design Between Things, Check Assumptions, Eat Your Own Dog Food.