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Yan Cui on Graph Databases for Modeling Game Economies, Actors and DSLs with F#

Interview with Yan Cui on  Feb 21, 2015

Yan Cui talks about the advantages of using F# to build DSLs and using the actor model. Also: why and how to use graph databases to model (game) economies.


Peter Bourgon on CRDTs, Go at SoundCloud

Interview with Peter Bourgon on  Jan 15, 2015

Peter Bourgon discusses distributed programming with commutative replicated data types (CRDTs), how they work, what problems they solve, and his experience with using the Go language at SoundCloud.


Ines Sombra on Data Services at Engine Yard

Interview with Ines Sombra on  Sep 08, 2014

Engine Yard's Ines Sombra discusses state management in the cloud in general, and specific data stores including MySQL, Postgres and some NoSQL alternatives. She also explains why the pets and cattle analogy doesn't work for her, and what need to be done in organisations with respect to trusting people and trusting the infrastructure.


Ian Robinson on Neo4j's History, Data Structure and Use Cases

Interview with Ian Robinson on  Aug 25, 2014

Ian Robinson talks to Charles Humble about the history of Neo4J, it's data structure, and use cases such as recommendation engines, network impact analysis, route finding and fraud detection.


Dave McCrory on Data Services

Interview with Dave McCrory on  Jul 28, 2014

Dave McCrory explains how he coined the term 'data gravity', and how he expects the rise of data related microservices to deal with its consequences. He also gives an overview of Basho's Riak version 2, and what else can be expected from that platform in nearby releases.


Juergen Hoeller Gets Personal on Spring 4, Java 8, Spring XD, and all things Spring

Interview with Juergen Hoeller on  Jul 22, 2014

Juergen Hoeller has been leading the development of the Spring core framework for over 10 years. In this interview, we get a glimpse of the passion and the insight that drive Spring. Some of the topics covered include Spring 4, adoption of Java 8, moving Spring forward, Spring Boot, enterprise features, Spring XD, and much more.


Amber Case on GIS, Geolocation, Integrating Startups Into Companies

Interview with Amber Case on  Jun 17, 2014

Amber Case explains how Esri handles GIS data, how to integrate small teams and startups into established companies, handling competent jerks and other types of team members, and much more.


Aviran Mordo on Scaling Wix, Choosing Between MySQL and NoSQL, Scala

Interview with Aviran Mordo on  May 19, 2014

Aviran Mordo explains the service oriented architecture behind web hoster WiX, when to choose MySQL vs NoSQL products, introducing Scala, and much more.


Chris Mattmann on Big Data Infrastructure for Scientific Data Processing

Interview with Chris Mattmann on  Apr 15, 2014

Chris Mattmann explains the type and magnitude of data produced in scientific projects like the Square Kilometer Array Telescope, the tools to use for scientific data processing and much more.


Nathan Marz on Storm, Immutability in the Lambda Architecture, Clojure

Interview with Nathan Marz on  Apr 06, 2014

Nathan Marz explains the ideas behind the Lambda Architecture and how it combines the strengths of both batch and realtime processing as well as immutability. Also: Storm, Clojure, and much more.


Trisha Gee on MongoDB, Java 8, and What Excites Her About Writing Software

Interview with Trisha Gee on  Apr 05, 2014

In this interview, recorded at QCon London 2014, Trisha Gee talks to Charles Humble about MongoDB, her work on the Java driver, her development set-up, what she’s interested in in Java 8, and what excites her about writing software.


Tom Banks on the IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile

Interview with Tom Banks on  Mar 07, 2014

When he reaches out to developers, Tom Banks tells them about cool new technologies they can implement. Using these cool new things they can do with IBM technology to try to make them think a little bit outside the box when it comes to enterprise software. So that they can innovate using IBM software and these new spaces created with their WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile.

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