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Hannah Mittelstaedt on Restructuring Mobile Dev Teams

Interview with Hannah Mittelstaedt on  Aug 30, 2015

Everybody is talking about Conway’s Law these days - tear down organizational boundaries where they are not useful. Etsy did so in the space of mobile development: there are no longer dedicated mobile dev teams, but every developer is trained on mobile and every team is doing mobile development. We talk to Hannah Mittelstaedt about the benefits and drawbacks of such a transformation.


Anil Madhavapeddy on Unikernels and OCaml

Interview with Anil Madhavapeddy on  Jun 15, 2015

Anil Madhavapeddy describes why unikernels have important security properties, how they can be built, and how they can be utilised alongside of Docker containers. He stresses the importance of type safe languages, particularly OCaml, which was used for the Mirage OS project, but also touches upon Go and Rust.


Interview with Eric Cloninger on the Eclipse Andmore Project

Interview with Eric Cloninger on  Apr 29, 2015

Recorded at EclipseCon NA 2015, Eric Cloninger talks to Alex Blewitt about the creation and current status of the Eclipse Andmore project to evolve the Android Development Tooling for Eclipse, based on the Google ADT project that was developed until 2013.


Jesper Richter-Reichhelm on the Game Development Process at Wooga

Interview with Jesper Richter-Reichhelm on  Apr 23, 2015

How do you create hits in mobile gaming? Jesper Richter-Reichhelm, Head of Engineering at Wooga, tells us about the challenges of mobile game development. How do you find the right story for a game, what technological base is the right one? And after all, what are the indications that a game might not be a hit which leads to stopping the project even right before global launch?


Luke Marsden on ZFS and the Docker Ecosystem

Interview with Luke Marsden on  Mar 26, 2015

ClusterHQ founder Luke Marsden talks about ZFS, and why it's taken so long to become production ready on Linux. He then discussed how he's bringing ZFS based tools to the Docker ecosystem, and building a tech startup in the South West of England.


Marc Prud'hommeaux on the Swift Language

Interview with Marc Prud'hommeaux on  Nov 11, 2014

Marc Prud'hommeaux talks about his experience using Apple's Swift language, both to write new code and port an existing Objective-C code base. Also: immutable data structures, concurrency, and more.


Interview with Adam Ernst on functional approaches for iOS applications

Interview with Adam Ernst on  Aug 16, 2014

Adam Ernst talks about how functional programming and immutable data structures have made Facebook’s iOS app much easier to test and debug. By decoupling the data pipeline from the UI objects, and minimising the wrk on the UI thread, the application has become easier to test and suffers less bugs than when the UI was generated procedurally.


Dave Arel on Hybrid Mobile Development

Interview with Dave Arel on  Aug 13, 2014

Dave Arel explains when to do a hybrid app vs a native app on mobile, how a hybrid app can facilitate app upgrade, how to choose JavaScript frameworks and much more.


Jeremy Pollack of on Test-driven Development and More

Interview with Jeremy Pollack on  Feb 15, 2014

Hadoop, the distributive file system and MapReduce are just a few of the topics covered in this interview recorded live at QCon San Francisco 2013. Industry-standard Agile implementation and a lot of testing, assures the development team at that they have an app that can handle the large traffic demands of the popular genealogy site.


Andrew Betts on Developing for Mobile with HTML5

Interview with Andrew Betts on  Jan 03, 2014

Andrew Betts, founder of FT labs, discusses emerging trends in mobile development using web technologies, the benefits of developing for the web over building native, the difficulties of dealing with browsers and tooling.


Christian Legnitto on the Mobile Release Process and Tooling at Facebook

Interview with Christian Legnitto on  Dec 12, 2013 1

Christian Legnitto describes FB's release process for mobile apps, how FB has no dedicated iOS or Android teams, A/B testing and the Play Beta program, tools used for the build process, and much more.


Mark Meretzky on the Strengths and Weaknesses of iOS and Android

Interview with Mark Meretzky on  Sep 30, 2013 2

Mark Meretzky explains the difference in programming for iOS and Android, which platform is easier to teach, fragmentation, XCode vs Eclipse, and much more.

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