John Blum and Luke Shannon introduce Pivotal GemFire along with the open source offering, Apache Geode. They demonstrate how to effectively build highly scalable applications with GemFire/Apache.
Stephane Maldini and Rossen Stoyanchev discuss Reactive Streams and Reactive Extensions, and demo introducing the basic concepts in composition libraries using RxJava and Reactor.
Ken Kousen demonstrates how one can add Groovy to Java applications and simplify his development job immediately.
Ken Kousen reviews the basic concepts of the Groovy Parallel Streams framework and demonstrates communicating sequential processes, promises, dataflow concurrency and concurrent collection processing.
Paul King presents examples of Groovy and its application: DSL, dynamic typing, extensible static type system, Android programming, concurrency, functional, frameworks and tools.
Steve Pember presents the basic concepts of Event Sourcing, its role on analytics and performance, and the importance of storing historical events to get a view on data at any time.
Cédric Champeau demonstrates how Gradle inherits from good practices like what Maven offered, but goes beyond by generalizing the concept and allowing to define conventions.
Iván López discusses the basics of Spock and how easily one can test a Java application. Spock is a Groovy-based testing and specification framework for Java and Groovy applications.
Owen Rubel talks about IO state that can be shared, cached, synced and reloaded on the fly for all architectural instances without having to restart any instance.
Ken Kousen reviews the core architecture of the Ratpack microframework and presents a series of demos that highlight the core features.
Brannen and Fränkel cover the latest testing features in Core Spring, Spring Boot, and Spring Security, and tips on integration testing with TestNG, DB transactions, SQL script execution, etc.
Mark Pollack discusses Spring XD and its integration driven by the Big Data ecosystem at large such as Kafka, Spark, functional programming, integration with Python, and designer/monitoring UIs.