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Scala, Erlang, F# Creators Discuss Functional Languages

Posted by Joe Armstrong, Martin Odersky, Don Syme on  Nov 18, 2010 9

In this interview from the Erlang Factory event in London, three creators of modern functional languages -- Martin Odersky, creator of Scala; Joe Armstrong, a creator of Erlang; and Don Syme, creator of F# -- discuss the similarities and differences of their creations. They also discuss their languages’ common thread -- that they integrate object-oriented features in functional languages.

Mariano Guerra on the Efene and Erlang VM as Language Platform

Posted by Mariano Guerra on  Oct 26, 2010

Mariano Guerra talks about Efene, a new language that targets the Erlang VM, which attempts to provide nicer syntax than Erlang.

Kresten Krab Thorup, Robert Virding Discuss the Erlang VM

Posted by Robert Virding on  Sep 24, 2010

Kresten Krab Thorup and Robert Virding discuss the origins of Erlang, the state of the Erlang VM, integrating native code with Erlang etc. Also: the challenges of running Erjang/Erlang on the JVM.

Dan Ingalls on the History of Smalltalk and the Lively Kernel

Posted by Dan Ingalls on  Jun 22, 2010 1

Dan Ingalls explains the ideas that went into Smalltalk, how it was developed at Xerox PARC, the ideas that went into Squeak, and his latest project the browser-based Lively Kernel.

Kresten Krab Thorup on Erjang, JVM Languages, Kilim

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup on  Jun 04, 2010 2

Kresten Krab Thorup talks about the Erjang project and explains the challenges of bringing Erlang to the JVM, using Kilim for lightweight processes, the implementation of tail recursion and much more.

Karl Rumelhart Talks about VMWare, Spring, and PaaS

Posted by Karl Rumelhart on  May 25, 2010

Karl Rumelhart explains VMWare's virtualization products and how they relate to cloud solutions, Open Source at VMWare, the SpringSource acquisition and much more.

Adam Blum on Future of Smartphones, Rhodes 2.0

Posted by Adam Blum on  May 13, 2010

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.

Evan Phoenix On Rubinius 1.0

Posted by Evan Phoenix on  Feb 24, 2010 3

Evan Phoenix discusses the path towards Rubinius 1.0, the status of the work on the JIT, optimizations in Rubinius and more.

Adam Wiggins on Heroku

Posted by Adam Wiggins on  Feb 04, 2010 1

Heroku's Adam Wiggins talks about how Heroku, Add-Ons, Ruby, and how Heroku manages to work around Ruby's inefficiencies using Erlang and other languages.

Chris Richardson discusses Cloud Foundry and Cloud Computing

Posted by Chris Richardson on  Dec 28, 2009

Chris Richardson discusses the evolving cloud computing landscape, cloud computing tools, differences between local machines and cloud-based virtual machines, Cloud Foundry offerings, deploying a Java application to Cloud Foundry, Cloud Foundry vs other cloud offerings, future Cloud Foundry developments, and the future of enterprise Java development.

David Pollak On Lift Framework and Scala

Posted by David Pollak on  Jun 16, 2009 2

David Pollak talks about using Scala to write the Lift web development framework and his desire to write a productive framework that allows the developer to write concise code on top of a very strongly typed language.

John Lam on IronRuby, Microsoft and Open Source

Posted by John Lam on  Oct 30, 2008 1

In this interview from RubyFringe, John Lam talks about his work on IronRuby and how Microsoft is approaching Open Source software development.

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