John Nolan shows the state of hardware acceleration with GPUs and FPGAs, why it's hard to write efficient code for them, and why to favor polymorphism over if statements for performance.
Software developers spend a lot of their time working in an IDE or editor. JetBrains Tool Evangelist Hadi Hariri talking about expanding IDE offerings, Jetbrains Open-Source experiences and community contributions, Objective-C and dynamic language IDE's, tool integration and a sneak preview into the future of software development.
Martin Thompson and David Farley discuss how to use the scientific method to create high performance systems by measuring performance and adapting the implementation to approach the limits of current hardware. The disruptor architecture is an open sourced result of their work at low-latency, high throughput systems for the retail trading platform of LMAX Ltd.
Mike Lee and Brian LeRoux discuss how patents affect app developers and approaches to keep away patent trolls. Also: when to choose native GUIs over web GUIs for mobile apps - and when not.