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.
In this interview from RubyFringe, John Lam talks about his work on IronRuby and how Microsoft is approaching Open Source software development.
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#.
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.
In this interview, Avi Bryant talks about working on GemStone's MagLev, a Ruby implementation built on the GemStone S64 VM. Avi explains the reasons for MagLev, the merits of GemStone's persistence and distribution features, and the future with multiple Ruby implementations.
Wilson Bilkovich is one of the core developers of the Rubinius project - a Ruby implementation written in Ruby. Wilson is also one of the members of the Ruby Hit Squad, developers of the deployment automation tool Vlad the Deployer. In this interview with InfoQ, Wilson discusses the implementation of Rubinius, and its current status with Werner Schuster.
JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses how he got involved with JRuby, Sun's involvement with JRuby, how JRuby fits into enterprise-level web applications, the possibility of a friendly fork of the OpenJDK source code, reasons for switching to JRuby, the future of JRuby, Spring and JRuby, and the Ruby community as a whole.
Evan Phoenix discusses Rubinius, a modern Ruby VM loosely based on the Smalltalk-80 architecture. The goal is to build a fast, efficient VM with the latest research in dynamic language implementations