Michael Brunton-Spall shares his experience re-architect The Guardian’ Content API from a system based on Solr to a message queue cloud service based upon Elastic Search, without any downtime.
Eben Roux introduces messaging using a service bus, explaining the differences between WCF, web services and a service bus, and demoes how Shuttle handles messages.
Mike Hadlow explains why RabbitMQ makes a compelling solution for building scalable systems, overviewing its exchange-binding-queue routing topology and showing how to build messaging patterns with it.
Siva Jagadeesan on how to build good web APIs using Resource Oriented Architecture (ROA) and Clojure, showing how to build one with Clojure.
Jeremy Cloud discusses SOA at Twitter, approaches taken for maintaining high levels of concurrency, and briefly touches on some functional design patterns used to manage code complexity.
Nicolas Spiegelberg discusses Facebook Messages built on top of HBase, the systems involved and the scaling challenges for handling 500TB of new data per month.
Paul Downey explains what they did to redirect all traffic from DirectGov and Business Link to gov.uk, along with the tools, techniques and testing involved for the operation to succeed.
Stephane Dubois shares insight in Xignite’s road building a business model providing APIs for accessing financial data.
John Esser and Russell Barnett discuss Ancestry.com’s SOA implementation capable of supporting continuous delivery, architectural standards used, and how continuous delivery works for them.
Rickard Oberg explains how to expose use-cases to solve the linking problem in RESTful APIs, and how this will simplify both API development, documentation, as well as client development.