What is Data Grid computing? What makes it different from a database? Is a data grid always scalable? Is the cloud the next step? Cameron Purdy answered these questions and others during an InfoQ interview, and also gave some hints on how to build scalable grids and how to avoid horror stories.
This interview, conducted at QCon 2009, covers a wide range of topics beginning with a definition of OSGi and ending with an audience question about integrating OSGi into legacy application servers (like Websphere). In between Neil answers questions about the origins and evolution of OSGi, how OSGi compares to .Net modularization, and constraints on the use of certain Java libraries.
Sir Tony Hoare answers questions about his background, his relationship with Microsoft Research, his interest in "Unifying Theories of Programming," and numerous other topics in the area of programming, correctness, formal analysis of programs, and even type systems. Also addressed: concurrency, null-references, and even buffer overflows.
At QCon San Francisco, 2008, Eric Evans answers questions about his recent activities and the evolution of DDD. During the interview he responds to questions about the relationship of DDD to usability, to FIT and FITnesse type testing, technology tools, and domain-specific languages. He also speaks about the DDD community as a whole.
Geir Magnusson answers questions about the definition of Cloud Computing, how cloud computing affects application development, concerns about vendor lock-in, the impact of open source for in Java evolution, Apache Harmony, and Apache Geronimo projects
In this interview from QCon London 2008, InfoQ Chief Architect Alexandru Popescu discusses the architecture of InfoQ, integrating WebWork and DWR, Hibernate and JCR, Hibernate scalability, MySQL replication, the new InfoQ video streaming system, the video encoding process, site search, and future plans for InfoQ.
In this interview, Floyd Marinescu interviews Mads Torgersen about the futures of C#. They discuss LINQ, parallelism and Mads provides his thoughts on functional programming and languages like F#.
The project code-named TESLA in Microsoft Research is being spearheaded by Brian Beckman and Erik Meijer. LINQ is the first technology aimed at democratizing the Internet coming from Microsoft. From Monoids to LINQ, Brian and Erik provide insight into the future of the .NET Framework languages at Microsoft and how they plan to change the Cloud as we know it today.
Join Richard Hale Shaw as InfoQ peppers him with questions about the C# language and differences between C# 2.0 and 3.0. Richard provides insights developing with the Enterprise Library and waxes wisely on Generics and IEnumerator.
At Agile2006 InfoQ interviewed Alistair Cockburn, methodology creator, author and long-time leader in the Agile community. Topics discussed ranged from the history of the Agile movement to the future of methodologies, with a look at User Stories and Use Cases along the way. This interview uncovers how his research for IBM may have sparked the creation of the Agile Manifesto.
Ryan Davis, known as "zenspider", is one of the highest-profile Rubyists in the world, and arguably one of the most influential ones. He is the author of a number of valuable Ruby open-source tools, including RubyInline and ZenTest. In this exclusive InfoQ interview, Ryan gives us a glimpse into how he has been pushing the envelope of what's possible with the Ruby language and runtime since 2000.