Rich Hickey explains Clojure 1.4's extensible Reader, which allows to provide custom notation for data without the problems of Reader macros. Also: ClojureScript, Clojure in Clojure, and Avout.
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.
Dr Nic Williams talks about the state of the Rails community, the reasons for supporting JRuby and Rubinius implementations and for creating RailsInstaller.
Aaron Patterson talks about performance in Ruby and Rails, some of the challenges Rails and Rack pose for the Ruby GC, and much more.
In this interview Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding, co-inventors of the Erlang language, talk about the future of the language, including its use in web programming, its ability to scale and more. The duo also discuss Erlang support for NoSQL databases, running the language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and comparisons with other languages such as Google’s Go.
Nick Kallen from Twitter is interviewed by Randy Shoup about Twitter’s use of the Scala programming language. Nick discusses using Scala to build high-performance and scalable network services (including FlockDB), the powerful dualism of Scala which combines the best of object-oriented and functional approaches and also provides his views on the tradeoffs between static and dynamic languages.
Cliff Click discusses the Pauseless GC algorithm and how Azul's Zing implements it on plain x86 CPUs. Also: what keeps dynamic languages slow on the JVM, invokedynamic, concurrency and much more.
Venkat Subramaniam talks about the characteristics of JVM languages like Groovy, JRuby and Scala, and their applicability in enterprise applications. He also mentions several implementation details and finishes by addressing issues of lifelong learning for developers.
In this interview Martin Odersky, the creator of the Scala language talks about work on the next version of Scala and how the functionalities in the JVM help make Scala better. Odersky touches on how some of the most popular entities on the web, such as Twitter and LinkedIn use Scala. And he discusses the complexity of the language and its role as a functional and object-oriented language.
Jon Brisbin discusses his experience with Virtualization and reasons why companies would use Private Clouds, eg. regulation compliance. Also: the future role of operations, monitoring, and more.
In this interview Gil Tene dives deep into the history of Azul Systems and its commitment to deliver robust, scalable Java systems. He tells of the origins of the company and its early Vega hardware. Tene also talk about the new Zing elastic runtime platform for Java apps. And he speaks on the Managed Runtime Initiative Azul launched. He also talks on Pauseless GC and elastic memory.