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Richard Minerich on Functional Programming, F#, Type Providers and Dynamic Languages

Posted by Richard Minerich on  Sep 04, 2013

Richard Minerich explains the reasons for choosing F#, how F# Type Providers help to integrate languages like R, how to bring Functional Programming to enterprise developers, and much more.

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Tomas Petricek on F#, Type Providers, Functional and Reactive Programming

Posted by Tomas Petricek on  Mar 21, 2013 1

Tomas Petricek explains F# and some of its features like Type Providers, pits F# Computation Expressions vs Monads, and highlights issues teaching functional programming to developers, and much more.

Philip Wadler on Functional Programming

Posted by Philip Wadler on  May 03, 2012 4

Philip Wadler talks about the role of functional programming and some of the reasons for its slow rise in the past and its influence today. Also: lambda calculus, monads, continuations and much more.

Bart De Smet on Reactive Extensions (Rx) for .NET and Javascript

Posted by Bart De Smet on  Jul 01, 2011 3

Bart De Smet explains Reactive Extensions (Rx), a library for composing computations over asynchronous event streams of data for .NET and Javascript, the concepts and implementation of Rx and more.

Don Syme Talks About F# 2.0, a First Class Citizen in Visual Studio 2010

Posted by Don Syme on  May 22, 2010 2

In this interview made by Sadek Drobi, Don Syme speaks about F# 2.0, its application fields, its integration in Visual Studio 2010 and F# open source Power Pack library. Don also discusses the genesis of F#, the ties with OCaml as well as its specificity. He explains how did OOP and FP mix into one language and mentions some of the language's design decisions and compromises he had to take.

Eric Nelson on VS 2010 and .NET 4.0

Posted by Eric Nelson on  Jun 04, 2009 4

In this interview Eric Nelson talks about what’s coming in VS 2010, the C# – VB.NET convergence, the introduction of Parallel as a library, and Azure cloud computing.

Joseph Molnar discusses scanR

Posted by Joseph Molnar on  May 11, 2009

In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Joseph Molnar discusses scanR, choosing .Net for scanR, the architecture of scanR, working with mobile carriers, scaling, challenges which were encountered, .Net components and libraries used, major problems encountered and their solutions, managing scanR, and what would be done differently if scanR was rewritten from scratch.

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.

Dan Farino On MySpace’s Architecture

Posted by Dan Farino on  Nov 18, 2008 5

In this interview taken by InfoQ’s Ryan Slobojan, Dan Farino, Chief Systems Architect at MySpace, talks about the system architecture and the challenges faced when building a very large online community. Because MySpace is built almost entirely on the .NET Framework, Dan explains how a .NET product scales on hundreds of servers.

John Lam on IronRuby, Microsoft and Open Source

Posted by John Lam on  Oct 30, 2008 1

In this interview from RubyFringe, John Lam talks about his work on IronRuby and how Microsoft is approaching Open Source software development.

Rustan Leino and Mike Barnett on Spec#

Posted by Rustan Leino & Mike Barnett on  Aug 21, 2008

Greg Young sat down with Rustan Leino and Mike Barnett of Microsoft Research to discuss Spec#. Spec# is a superset of C# and allows developers to impose contracts on their own code and verify it. This benefits developers by allowing them to find their own errors sooner saving time and resources.

QCon Panel: What will the Future of Java Development Be?

Posted by Chet Haase, Charles Nutter, Rod Johnson, Joshua Bloch, Erik Meijer on  Feb 20, 2008 2

In this panel discussion from QCon San Francisco, several influential leaders of the software development community discussed and debated the future of the Java language and APIs based upon the lessons we have learned from the past. Topics included static versus dynamic languages, removing code from Java, forking the JVM, and the next big programming language.

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