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Josh Bloch on Java and Programming

Posted by Josh Bloch on  Dec 17, 2010

In this interview, Google’s Josh Bloch shares his views on the open-source Java landscape as well as on the future of the Java language, including changes being implemented via Project Coin. Bloch also discusses support for multi-core in programming languages, support for multiple languages on the JVM, Java pain points and the “next big language.”

Ulf Wiger on Robustness and Scalability in Erlang

Posted by Ulf Wiger on  Oct 13, 2010

Ulf Wiger explains the origins of some of Erlang's core principles and how they're even more relevant today. Also: a look at the strengths of Erlang, Clojure and Haskell.

Simon Thompson and John Hughes on Functional Programming with Erlang and Haskell

Posted by Simon Thompson & John Hughes on  Sep 28, 2010 1

Functional programming experts Simon Thompson and John Hughes discuss functional programming in today’s computing environments, particularly through the use of the Erlang and Haskell languages. In addition to debating the intricacies of both languages and their similarities and differences, Thompson and Hughes also discuss the growing popularity and maturity if functional programming.

John Hughes on Why Functional Programming Matters!

Posted by John Hughes on  Jun 08, 2010 4

John Hughes is the author of “Why functional programming matters” paper and in this interview he outlines the merits of functional programming and the reason for his involvement with it. He also goes over several core principles of functional programming like monads, handling of side-effects, etc.

Stuart Halloway on Clojure and Functional Programming

Posted by Stuart Halloway on  Mar 12, 2010 1

Relevance, Inc. co-founder Stuart Halloway discusses Clojure and functional programing on the JVM in depth, and touches on the uses of a number of other modern JVM languages including JRuby, Groovy, Scala and Haskell. He also makes a case for structural edit modes in IDEs, and shares some of his favorite IT books.

Ruby Creator Yukihiro "Matz" about Ruby, Functional Programming and Programming Languages Design

Posted by Yukihiro Matsumoto on  Jan 25, 2010 5

In this interview, Yukihiro Matsumoto talks about programming languages design and decisions he had to take while designing Ruby. He also discusses other programming languages including Haskell, Scala, Python and Clojure. While talking about Ruby language and functional programming, Matz explores opportunities of integrating some of FP into Ruby and imagines a purer IO approach for it.

John Hughes Contrasts Erlang and Haskell

Posted by John Hughes on  Nov 05, 2009 3

John Hughes has ported QuickCheck from Haskell to Erlang. In this interview, he contrasts the two languages, outlining features that he finds more attractive in each of them. He also explains how QuickCheck works and what makes it different from unit tests.

Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson on “Erlang Programming”

Posted by Francesco Cesarini, Simon Thompson on  Oct 19, 2009 6

Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson talk on Erlang features and what makes it a powerful concurrent language in a discussion centered around their book entitled “Erlang Programming”. They talk about design patterns, functional programming, type annotations, hot software upgrades, influences on other languages, using the VM for other languages, and others.

Joe Armstrong and Simon Peyton Jones discuss Erlang and Haskell

Posted by Joe Armstrong and Simon Peyton Jones on  Sep 25, 2009 1

Joe Armstrong and Simon Peyton Jones discuss Erlang, Haskell, the origins and development history of each, concurrency models, virtual machine implementations, comparisons to Scala, the mental model of a programming language versus the implementation, performance and optimization, and static versus dynamic typing - they both also make some surprising revelations.

Paul Hudak on Haskell

Posted by Paul Hudak on  May 08, 2009 2

An interview that begins with a discussion of when to introduce difficult Haskell concepts like monads, moves to a discussion of the philosophy of higher order programming, the success and influence of Haskell, its use in the mainstream, and concludes with the idea of teaching computer music and Haskell simultaneously.

Don Syme Answering Questions on F#, C#, Haskell and Scala

Posted by Don Syme on  Mar 27, 2009 8

In this interview made by InfoQ’s Sadek Drobi, Don Syme, a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, answers questions mostly on F#, but also on functional programming, C# generics, type classes in Haskell, similarities between F# and Scala.

Erik Meijer on LINQ

Posted by Erik Meijer on  Mar 04, 2009 8

In this interview filmed during QCon SF 2008, Erik Meijer talks about less known LINQ features, like the ability to do meta programming or the fact that LINQ works against any data collection that implements the sequence operators. Meijer also talks about the differences between functional languages and objectual ones, asynchronous computation, and the evolution of languages.

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