José Valim explains the ideas behind Elixir, a new programming language for the Erlang VM. Also: concurrency, handling iteration with Iteratees and other approaches, and much more.
David Nolen explains the power of the Transit format (efficiently serializing values to JSON and MessagePack), Transducers, the power of Facebook's React when bundled with immutable data structures.
Jessica Kerr discusses the differences between coding in Java, Scala and Clojure, the charm of autogenerated test data, and diversity in the IT industry.
Craig Motlin, technical lead of the GS Collections project, talks about where GS Collections came from, how it compares with other collections libraries, and what influence it had on Java 8. He describes the different philosophy of GS Collections as compared to other collections libraries, and what benefits open-sourcing the internal library has had
Yoni Goldberg explains Gilt's architecture which consists of 350+ microservices, how teams decide the scope of a microservice, API design and management, monitoring, Scala at Gilt and much more.
Aviran Mordo explains the service oriented architecture behind web hoster WiX, when to choose MySQL vs NoSQL products, introducing Scala, and much more.
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.
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.
Timothy Baldridge explains the concepts behind Clojure's core.async, the programming model, the macro implementation, using core.async in Clojure and ClojureScript and much more.
Deepak Giridharagopal explains the config management and automation tool Puppet, the concept of Immutable Deployments, and how Puppet DB (written in Clojure) allows to monitor and query systems managed with Puppet. Also: why PuppetDB is written in Clojure.
Jessica Kerr explains the reasons to use Scala (best of FP and OOP worlds), scalaz, I/O and async programming with scalaz-stream, property-based testing with ScalaCheck, and much more.
Dean Wampler explains Scalding and the other Hadoop support libraries, the return of SQL, how (big) data is the killer application for functional programming, Java 8 vs Scala, and much more.