Volker Pacher, Sam Phillips present key differences between relational databases and graph databases, and how they use the later to model a complex domain and to gain insights into their data.
Mo Ramezanpoor discusses how two different activity tracking apps -"Zombies, Run!" and "The Walk"- have different approaches for tracking user activity.
Derek Collison discusses some of the technologies and approaches for building a self-healing infrastructure: Intelligent layer 7 SDN with semantic awareness, distributed scheduling algorithms, policy distribution and invalidation, health monitoring and management, self healing techniques, and the role of unsupervised deep machine learning and anomaly detection.
Dianne Marsh describes how Netflix' tooling, especially the continuous delivery system, allows them to build scaffolding enabling software developers to make the decision to push the button for prod deployment - and helps them to recover if necessary. As a result, they can run fast, trusting their tooling and culture.
Justin Moore shares how Facebook's own advances in Data Science have solved intricate location technology problems and how these lessons can be applied to other verticals to achieve similar gains.
Chris Swan takes a look at Docker: what it is, why it was chosen, how it became an established platform, and what it takes to package applications and application infrastructure for use with Docker.
Avleen Vig discusses the changes Etsy has implemented to scale continuous deployments over the last 12 months, in both software and infrastructure.
Derek Collison discusses technologies and approaches for obtaining a fluid infrastructure that has the level of plasticity needed to heal itself and provide higher level SLAs for apps and services.
Jane Street runs a large trading business on software written almost entirely in OCaml, a statically typed functional language. Yaron Minsky shows the reasons for choosing Ocaml and how it worked out.
Ines Sombra discusses cloud computing’s paradigms and their applications with practical examples from Engine Yard’s customers, peers, and partners, covering antipatterns and myths.
Axel Rauschmayer explains how to use some of ECMAScript 6' features today: block-scoped variables, arrow functions, better parameter handling, classes, modules and more.