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Joe Armstrong About Erlang

Posted by Joe Armstrong on  Nov 15, 2008 2

In this interview filmed during QCon London 2008, Joe Armstrong, designer of Erlang, speaks on various aspects of the Erlang language, presenting its roots, how it compares with other languages and why it has become popular these days due to its native ability to scale on multi core systems.

Ted Neward on Present and Past Languages

Posted by Ted Neward on  Oct 23, 2008 4

In this interview filmed during QCon London 2008, Ted Neward, author of "Effective Enterprise Java", talks about languages, statical, dynamical, objectual or functional. He dives into Java, C#, C++, Haskell, Scala, VB, and Lisp, to name some of them, comparing the benefits and disadvantages of using one or another.

Erich Gamma Discusses Jazz, Eclipse, JUnit and Design Patterns

Posted by Erich Gamma on  Sep 16, 2008

In this interview from QCon London 2008, Erich Gamma discusses the Jazz project, why Eclipse has been successful, the strict Eclipse release schedule, JUnit, Design Patterns, how to identify a design pattern, design patterns and the 'Don't Repeat Yourself' principle, the design pattern community, and whether dependency injection is a design pattern.

Jeff Barr Discusses Amazon Web Services

Posted by Jeff Barr on  Aug 31, 2008

In this interview from QCon London 2008, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Evangelist Jeff Barr discusses SimpleDB, S3, EC2, SQS, cloud computing, how the different Amazon services interact within an application, the origins of AWS, SimpleDB and Microsoft SQL Server Data Services, globalization of the AWS cloud, the March AWS outage, SimpleDB Stored Procedures and converting between AMIs and VMWare.

Neal Gafter Discusses Closures, Language Features and Optional Typing

Posted by Neal Gafter on  Aug 11, 2008 7

In this interview from QCon London 2008, Neal Gafter discusses upcoming language features in Java 7, superpackages, what closures are, the differences between the three major closures proposals (CICE, FCM and BGGA), optional typing systems for dynamic languages, and the next major language.

Avi Bryant on DabbleDB, Smalltalk and Persistence

Posted by Avi Bryant on  Jul 21, 2008

In this interview, Avi Bryant talks about the Smalltalk web framework Seaside, DabbleDB, using Smalltalk images for persistence instead of an RDBMs, GemStone and more.

Christophe Coenraets Discusses Flex 3, AIR, and BlazeDS

Posted by Christophe Coenraets on  Jul 16, 2008 7

In this interview from QCon London 2008, Christophe Coenraets discusses Flex 3, Flex Builder, AIR, BlazeDS, the move towards open source at Adobe, how to integrate Flex with existing applications, and the challenges of integrating Rich Internet Applications with search engines and built-in browser functionality.

Mark Little on Transactions, Web Services and REST

Posted by Mark Little on  Jun 24, 2008 17

In this interview, recorded at QCon London 2008, Red Hat Director of Standards and Technical Development Manager for the SOA platform Mark Little talks about extended transaction models, the history of transaction standardization, their role for web services and loosely coupled systems, and the possibility of an end to the Web services vs. REST debate.

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