Simon Ritter looks at the fundamentals of how modularity in Java works, explaining the impact project Jigsaw has on writing apps, and how encapsulation will change in JDK 9.
Ned Twigg discusses using RxJava to wrap SWT events, looking at a few simple SWT UI's, and coding them using raw SWT and then again using RxJava.
John Oliver takes a look at both G1 and Shenandoah, explaining how they work, what are their limitations, providing tuning advice. He also looks at recent and future changes to garbage collection.
Monica Beckwith talks about G1 pause (young and mixed) composition, G1's remembered sets and collection set and G1's concurrent marking algorithm, providing performance tuning advice.
Mark Price explores the life cycle of Java code, and how the JVM evolves the runtime representation of code during program execution, providing tips to make sure Java code runs fast.
Chris Newland discusses performance-boosting techniques used by the JVM’s JIT and introduces JITWatch, a tool helping to get the best JVM performance for a code.
Bozhidar Batsov introduces CIDER, an interactive development environment for Clojure, discussing building dev tools on top of Emacs, the history of the project, current state and plans for its future.
Thomas Schindl introduces the components and APIs available to build a custom IDE, showing how to build one that has Syntax Highlighting, Autocomplete, Error Reporting, Outline-Viewer and git support.
Martin Lippert introduces “Boot Dashboard”, a new open source tool for developing, deploying and debugging microservices in the cloud.
Richard Warburton explains how to make effective use of Generics. Warburton sheds light on the planned changes in Java 10 using practical code examples at every step.
Helena Edelson addresses new architectures emerging for large scale streaming analytics based on Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra and Kafka (SMACK) or Apache Flink or GearPump.
Ian Bull introduces Node4J and explores the performance characteristics and highlights the tools that help one develop, debug and deploy Node.JS applications running directly on the JVM.