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Neal Ford On Programming Languages and Platforms

Posted by Neal Ford on  Aug 24, 2008 2

Neal Ford talks about the tendency of having multiple languages running on one of the two major platforms existing today: Java and .NET. He also presents the advantages offered by Ruby compared to static languages like Java or C#.

Randy Shoup Discusses the eBay Architecture

Posted by Randy Shoup on  Jun 05, 2008

In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2007, Randy Shoup discusses the architecture of eBay. Topics discussed include eBay's architectural principles, horizontal and vertical partitioning, ACID vs. BASE, handling data inconsistency, distributed caching, updating eBay on the fly, architectural and coding standards, eBay's search infrastructure, grid computing, and SOA.

Orbitz.com Architecture with Brian Zimmer

Posted by Brian Zimmer on  May 22, 2008 3

In this interview taken during QCon 2007, Brian Zimmer talks about the architectural challenges he has faced working on Orbitz.com, one of America's most popular online travel booking sites. He touches the subject of dynamic languages and their importance in augmenting Java in order to become a better and richer platform.

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.

Rod Johnson discusses the Spring Portfolio

Posted by Rod Johnson on  Feb 08, 2008 4

In this interview from QCon San Francisco, SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson discusses the origins and philosophy of Spring, the Spring Portfolio, Spring Web Flow, Spring Batch, Spring.Net, the partnership with Tasktop Technologies, and community involvement and utilization of Spring.

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