Jerry Yoakum discusses how code profiling tools and techniques can be used to evaluate code for constructions and errors that are likely to cause problems, highlight places in need of refactoring.
Felienne Hermans presents various algorithms that outlining the power of Excel, showing that spreadsheets are fit for TDD and rapid prototyping.
Laurent Bossavit provides some suggestions on how to bring the fun back into programming by developing new skills such as leprechaun hunting and brain debugging.
Daniel Pezely discusses the 10 fold performance increase of a Lisp and C system after rewriting it in Erlang, outlining where issues existed before and the design and implementation of the new system.
Gunnar Wagenknecht introduces the Eclipse Bundle Recipes project, explaining how to turn a library from Maven into an OSGi bundle, and how to deploy recipes and build systems to a local environment.
José Valim introduces Elixir and some of the most important features: data types, modules, async, collections, parallelism, streams, etc.
Peter Sommerlad covers compile-time computations available in C++14: constexpr functions and constants, literal types, variable templates, variadic templates and what can be expected in the future.
Vaclav Petricek discusses how to train models, architect and build a scalable system powered by Storm, Hadoop, Spark, Spring Boot and Vowpal Wabbit that meets SLAs measured in tens of milliseconds.
Christopher Meiklejohn looks at applying two techniques together, deterministic data flow programming and conflict-free replicated data types, to create highly available and fault-tolerant systems.