In a very entertaining presentation, Jim Webber debunks myths about the ESB concept and explains how a lightweight approach can yield real benefits without giving in to vendor pressure.
Christian Weyer provides a practical approach to realizing distributed solutions beyond the hype and 'Hello World'. Learn the basics of WCF and how to solve common problems in distributed systems.
EJB spec lead Linda DeMichiel covers the key aspects of the Java Persistence API including use of the EntityManager API, persistence units & persistence contexts, queries, ORM, etc.
James Cox shows how to keep a Rails site's performance high. Tips include how to serve up pages faster, caching, hosting companies, and when to use SQL instead of ActiveRecord.
In this talk, recorded at QCon London, Mark Nottingham explains how Yahoo! leverages Web technologies to create a high-performance architecture for integrating multiple Yahoo! properties.
Ken Jones provides a framework for utilizing Visual Studio Team System, (VSTS), to support a development team and build better applications.
MetaProgramming with Ruby presentation by Dave Thomas (PragDave) - learn to write programs that write code with Ruby, and how Ruby on Rails uses these techniques.
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels explains how Amazon.com has transformed from application to platform provider, and how this platform handles the increasing number of businesses that are built on it.
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels examines the tension between availability & consistency in large-scale distributed systems, and presents a model for reasonsing about the trade-offs between diff solutions.
Ari Zilka introduces Open Terracotta, an open source JVM-level clustering solution that can transparently cluster POJOs & Spring beans.