GraphQL: Designing a Data Language — GraphQL is a static-strong-typed data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook. This talk introduces it, its impact on architecture at Facebook, and how it was developed. 39 minutes.
Lee Byron video
Embracing the Red Bar: Safely Refactoring Tests — Do you ever refactor your test code? Corgibytes’ M. Scott Ford explores a technique for protecting against the possibility of turning a perfectly valid test into one that always passes, regardless of whether or not the code that it covers is correct.
PostgreSQL 9.6 Released — The next key release of Postgres. Key features include parallel queries, faster autovacuum, phrase searching in full-text search, and many performance improvements. Release notes here.