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.
Eric Evans shares his view on how the last trends in technology, such as NoSQL, functional languages, thick browser-based client, JSON and others, make him rethink some of the DDD concepts.
Mule Creator Ross Mason discusses Mule's evolution over the years and what's new in Mule 3, as well as a new architectural pattern of using ESB's in the cloud. JSON as a data interchange format is discussed, as well as ESB's as a backend for mobile devices.
Adrian Cole discusses his jclouds project, which is an open source library that helps Java developers get started in the cloud and reuse their Java development skills. Cole also talks about some of the challenges of creating a cloud agnostic library, such as the use of different hypervisors and that various cloud implementations are written in different languages, such as VB, Python, Ruby, etc.