Anthony Saxby introduces the new capabilities added to SQL Server, SQL Server PDW and HDInsight in the first half of 2014.
Brendan Eich surveys interesting developments in the Web platform, analysing emergent trends, and making some predictions.
The panelists explore the challenges API platform owners and users face in conflict situations and can be done to mitigate them.
Savas Parastatidis explores the role of Web technologies to deliver sophisticated next-generation knowledge management to the entire planet.
Laura Merling shares advice in building a software platform for the enterprise based on 3 ideas: Product to Sell, Self-Service with Full Service, Things in Common.
Mark Rendle introduces the basic services offered by Windows Azure along with examples of various platform choices that can be used: RavenDB, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js + Express, MongoDB, Sinatra, etc.
Brian Ketelsen introduces Skynet, a platform for polyglot, distributed and composable services that communicate with each other over RPC/JSON.
Bill Heitzeg shares the lessons learned and the process of recreating a new e-commerce platform and website for Domino’s Pizza.
Ola Bini discusses what features a long lasting platform should have, and takes a look at Java to see if it can be that platform.
Jay Parikh will discuss various aspects of the software and systems that make up the Ning platform. Ning powers over 500,000 social networks and is one of the fastest growing Internet sites. Ning is a platform that allows anyone to establish their own social network site. Jay discusses the constraints that must be satisfied by the platform, the architectural basics, the API, and the future.