Brian Rasmussen on Building Language Tools With Project Roslyn

Posted by Brian Rasmussen on  Jul 25, 2012

Brian Rasmussen explains Project Roslyn: accessing information about a code base, creating static analysis tools, building REPLs and other scripting tools with Roslyn, VS integration and much more.

Dick Wall on Scala, DI with SubCut, Scala Compiler Plugins, Java's Future

Posted by Dick Wall on  Jun 29, 2012 2

Dick Wall explores the state and future of Java, his reasons for switching to programming in Scala, the SubCut Dependency Injection library for Scala, Scala Compiler Plugins and much more.

Rich Hickey on Clojure 1.4's Extensible Reader, ClojureScript

Posted by Rich Hickey on  Apr 12, 2012

Rich Hickey explains Clojure 1.4's extensible Reader, which allows to provide custom notation for data without the problems of Reader macros. Also: ClojureScript, Clojure in Clojure, and Avout.

Attila Szegedi on JVM and GC Performance Tuning at Twitter

Posted by Attila Szegedi on  Feb 09, 2012 3

Attila Szegedi talks about performance tuning Java and Scala programs at Twitter: how to approach GC problems, the importance of asynchronous I/O, when to use MySQL/Cassandra/Redis, and much more.

Gregory Collins on High Performance Web Apps with Snap and Haskell

Posted by Gregory Collins on  Jun 17, 2011

Gregory Collins talks about Snap, a high performance web framework for Haskell, where it fits in the web framework spectrum, the Iteratee I/O model, Haskell performance and much more.

Erlang Inventors Talk Language Future

Posted by Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding on  May 18, 2011

In this interview Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding, co-inventors of the Erlang language, talk about the future of the language, including its use in web programming, its ability to scale and more. The duo also discuss Erlang support for NoSQL databases, running the language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and comparisons with other languages such as Google’s Go.

Rob Pike on Google Go: Concurrency, Type System, Memory Management and GC

Posted by Rob Pike on  Feb 25, 2011 5

Rob Pike discusses Google Go: OOP programming without classes, Go interfaces, Concurrency with Goroutines and Channels, and the Go features that help keep GC pauses short.

Rob Pike on Parallelism and Concurrency in Programming Languages

Posted by Rob Pike on  Feb 17, 2011 3

Rob Pike discusses concurrency in programming languages: CSP, channels, the role of coroutines, Plan 9, MapReduce and Sawzall, processes vs threads in Unix, and more programming language history.

Cliff Click on Azul's Pauseless GC, Zing, JVM Languages

Posted by Cliff Click on  Jan 20, 2011 3

Cliff Click discusses the Pauseless GC algorithm and how Azul's Zing implements it on plain x86 CPUs. Also: what keeps dynamic languages slow on the JVM, invokedynamic, concurrency and much more.

Martin Odersky on the Future of Scala

Posted by Martin Odersky on  Jan 10, 2011 4

In this interview Martin Odersky, the creator of the Scala language talks about work on the next version of Scala and how the functionalities in the JVM help make Scala better. Odersky touches on how some of the most popular entities on the web, such as Twitter and LinkedIn use Scala. And he discusses the complexity of the language and its role as a functional and object-oriented language.

Paul King on the Groovy Ecosystem

Posted by Paul King on  Dec 27, 2010

Paul King discusses the state of Groovy and its maturing ecosystem which includes IDE support, static analysis tools, testing frameworks and the GPars library for concurrency.

Rich Hickey on Protocols and Clojure 1.3

Posted by Rich Hickey on  Dec 20, 2010

Rich Hickey explains the ideas behind Clojure 1.2's new polymorphism constructs deftype and protocols. Also: Clojure 1.3 features such as faster arithmetic and future features like Pods.

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