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Operating Node.js in Production, with Bryan Cantrill

Posted by Bryan Cantrill on  Mar 08, 2012 4

Bryan talks about the challenges of operating Node.js in real production environments and the experiences he had working with it at Joyent. He also talks about DTrace, SmartOS, V8 and compares with other platforms.

SocketIO and Node.js, with Guillermo Rauch

Posted by Guillermo Rauch on  Mar 02, 2012

Guillermo Rauch, creator of SocketIO talks about how it delivers HTML5 WebSocket functionality in a cross-browser fashion. He also talks about effective development with Node.js and JavaScript in general.

Aino Corry on Agile Retrospectives

Posted by Aino Corry on  Feb 15, 2012

Aino Corry discusses various aspects of Agile Retrospectives: how to get them accepted, core principles, length, frequency, structure, techniques for handling problems, and much more.

Jesper Boeg on Priming Kanban

Posted by Jesper Boeg on  Feb 10, 2012 2

In this interview, Jesper Boeg, author of the new InfoQ book – Priming Kanban, discusses the keys to using Kanban effectively, and how to get started if you are currently using other approaches. Jesper also discusses the benefits of integrating elements of Kanaban into existing Scrum teams and what can be achieved from the team seeing the entire value chain and owning the whole process.

Attila Szegedi on JVM and GC Performance Tuning at Twitter

Posted by Attila Szegedi on  Feb 09, 2012 3

Attila Szegedi talks about performance tuning Java and Scala programs at Twitter: how to approach GC problems, the importance of asynchronous I/O, when to use MySQL/Cassandra/Redis, and much more.

The Web Platform as a Limitless Pool of Innovation, with Andreas Gal

Posted by Andreas Gal on  Feb 03, 2012 1

Andreas talks about the benefits of the Open Web and how it compares with proprietary closed-stacks. He also talks about various projects like Boot to Gecko, Broadway, pdf.js and more, that bring the web platform in a whole new level.

Hadoop and NoSQL in a Big Data Environment

Posted by Ron Bodkin on  Feb 03, 2012

Ron Bodkin of Big Data Analytics discusses early adoption of Hadoop, NoSQL and big data technologies. He discusses common patterns and explains how developers can write low-level primitives to optimize MapReduce function. Other topics include Hive, Pig, multi tenancy, and security.

Gil Tene Discusses Garbage Collection, the OpenJDK and the JCP

Posted by Gil Tene on  Jan 18, 2012

Gil Tene talks to Charles Humble about different garbage collection techniques, and specific collectors including Azul's C4, IBM's Balanced GC, and Oracle's Garbage First, before moving on to discuss both the JCP and OpenJDK.

Brian Foote on the State of OOP, Refactoring, Code Quality

Posted by Brian Foote on  Jan 11, 2012 2

Brian Foote looks back at the promises of OOP and discusses which, if any, of them became reality. Also: a look at NoSQL, refactoring and code quality, testing and static typing and more.

Desktop HTML5 vs. Mobile HTML5, with Aditya Bansod

Posted by Aditya Bansod on  Jan 10, 2012 3

Aditya talks about the benefits of working with the HTML5 platform and the state of the art both in mobile devices and desktop. He also makes his prediction about were the market is heading and how the demand from media companies will shape future devices and specs.

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