Rob Pike discusses concurrency in programming languages: CSP, channels, the role of coroutines, Plan 9, MapReduce and Sawzall, processes vs threads in Unix, and more programming language history.
In this interview Google tools honcho from Brad Abrams talks about how Google tools integrate with Spring tools to help make Java developers’ lives easier. Abrams discusses Google’s reasons for targeting the popular Spring Framework. He also delves into the integrations between Google App Engine, Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and Speed Tracer with Spring tools such as Roo, STS, Spring Insight and more.
John Leach explains how Brightbox uses Virtualization in the data center and whether Virtualization causes performance problems. Also: a look at a few Unix tools and Linux features that Ruby developers might not know about.
Adam Blum discusses the future of smartphones: sensors, languages, and programming paradigms. Also: what's new in Rhodes 2.0, the cross platform smartphone Ruby app framework.
Steve Levin, VP at scanR, shares his experience and insight on the challenges developing an application for multiple mobile devices and platforms. He mentions the hardware difficulties encountered, the common software incompatibilities they had to surmount, and some details on what it takes to sell an application through online application stores.
Adam Blum discusses Rhodes, the framework for Ruby on smartphones, as well as the concepts of the RhoSync sync client and the hosted development and build service RhoHub.
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.
In this interview, recorded at QCon London, Anne Thomas Manes, research director at Burton Group, talks to Stefan Tilkov about the state of SOA, explains different ways of getting funding for SOA initiatives, the value of SOA governance and governance tools. Another topic covered is the applicability of REST to SOA, the need for a RESTful description language, and REST support in SOAP toolkits.
InfoQ sat down with Walt Ritscher at VSLive Toronto to talk about WPF, Web 2.0, and Microsoft code naming conventions. Listen to Walt share where he thinks WPF excels and who will build the killer apps in WPF. Walt provides a quick history on AJAX, where to use it and why it took 7 years to become relevant. Walt also lets us in on his new favorite Windows technology, Windows PowerShell.