Eberhard Wolff explains his assertion that "Java application servers are dead". He describes application server deployment and monitoring model complexities and WAR and EAR deployment format deficits. In turn he promotes simpler and more standard compliant alternatives based on language agnostic tool stacks, while also acknowledging valid non-technical reasons that can prevent their adoption.
Understanding how Java 8 lambdas capture state can help programmers create more efficient and elegant designs. Todd Montgomery discusses his findings in this space and also unveils Aeron, a new open source messaging library for enabling communication between high volume, low latency applications.
Jerome Louvel talks about Web APIs, the Restlet framework and his latest venture APISpark
José Valim explains the ideas behind Elixir, a new programming language for the Erlang VM. Also: concurrency, handling iteration with Iteratees and other approaches, and much more.
David Nolen explains the power of the Transit format (efficiently serializing values to JSON and MessagePack), Transducers, the power of Facebook's React when bundled with immutable data structures.
Jessica Kerr discusses the differences between coding in Java, Scala and Clojure, the charm of autogenerated test data, and diversity in the IT industry.
Erin Schnabel, developer lead of the WebSphere Liberty Profile, spoke to Alex Blewitt at QCon New York about the modular architecture behind the Liberty Profile, and what benefits this has brought both to end users and the developer team. She also highlighted how the the transition from monolithic to modular started with the configuration and broke down dependencies between services.
Dianne Marsh explains Netflix' approach to managing development teams, how to avoid over-managing them, fostering responsibility and engineering velocity.
Ashley Puls explains Java bytecode manipulation: reasons for manipulating bytecode, libraries that help, how NewRelic is using it, and more.
The OSGi Alliance is working on a Promises specification which will provide CompletableFutures that can run all the way back to Java 1.4. Tim explains why this is of benefit and how it compares to Java 8, along with where you can find out more information about the project and how it can be used both inside and outside an OSGi framework.
Craig Motlin, technical lead of the GS Collections project, talks about where GS Collections came from, how it compares with other collections libraries, and what influence it had on Java 8. He describes the different philosophy of GS Collections as compared to other collections libraries, and what benefits open-sourcing the internal library has had
Ian Robinson talks to Charles Humble about the history of Neo4J, it's data structure, and use cases such as recommendation engines, network impact analysis, route finding and fraud detection.