Chris Seaton introduces Graal, Oracle Labs' new JIT compiler written in Java, enabling new research into optimizations, and Truffle, a framework for implementing languages that uses Graal.
Chris McCord and Evan Czaplicki keynote on the birth, development and benefits of using their respective tools they created for web development: Phoenix and Elm.
Panelists answer questions on the languages they contributed to: How do you organize thoughts and code? What unique advances in usability did your language make? Why do your users love to code in it?
Felix Klock describes the core concepts of the Rust language (ownership, borrowing, and lifetimes), as well as the tools beyond the compiler for open source component distribution (cargo, crates.io).
Sylvan Clebsch talks about using Pony for fintech to build high-performance tools. Pony is a new actor-model statically typed language, compiled AOT, with a GC and a data-race free type system.
Richard Astbury demonstrates three new programming languages and discusses how they will affect the future direction of computer programming.
Aaron Turon explains Rust's core notion of “ownership” and shows how Rust uses it to guarantee thread safety, how Rust avoids some of the pitfalls of C++ without compromising on performance.
Jordan Day introduces the Elixir language, its syntax and the semantics of an Elixir application, highlighting differences that make Elixir apps more reliable than those written in other languages.
Lucian Wischik discusses the design process for C# 7, which is being designed in the open, with eager community participation on GitHub and elsewhere, and the language features that are taking shape.
José Valim introduces Elixir and some of the most important features: data types, modules, async, collections, parallelism, streams, etc.
Ash Furrow discusses Swift, why Swift was needed, the Objective-C problems it addresses, and how ready it is from both technical and business standpoints.
Mark Rendle runs an interactive session for defining the worst programming language of all times, including the worst syntax, semantics and runtime.