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Dick Wall on Scala, DI with SubCut, Scala Compiler Plugins, Java's Future

Posted by Dick Wall on  Jun 29, 2012 2

Dick Wall explores the state and future of Java, his reasons for switching to programming in Scala, the SubCut Dependency Injection library for Scala, Scala Compiler Plugins and much more.

Scala, Functional Programming and Play 2.0

Posted by Sadek Drobi on  Jun 28, 2012 6

Sadek Drobi discusses functional programming sand Scala's multi paradigm approach at QCon London 2012. He also shares insights into the new Play 2.0 framework.

Nada Amin on Scala DSLs with Lightweight Modular Staging and Compiling to JavaScript

Posted by Nada Amin on  Jun 18, 2012 5

Nada Amin explains Scala's Lightweight Modular Staging, how it can be used for embedded DSLs, using it for an embedded JavaScript DSL that compiles to JavaScript and offers callback-free programming.

Viktor Klang on Akka, Futures and Promises, Scala

Posted by Viktor Klang on  Jun 14, 2012

Viktor Klang talks about the features of Akka 2.x and future releases, Akka's approach to fault tolerance, the effort to unify Futures in Scala, and the state of functional programming.

Oleg Zhurakousky on Messaging, Spring Integration, and Cloud Architectures

Posted by Oleg Zhurakousky on  Dec 16, 2011 1

In this interview done by InfoQ's Srini Penchikala, Oleg Zhurakousky talks about the cloud architectures with messaging as the core part of the cloud solutions. He also discusses the Spring Integration and other Spring projects like Spring Roo and Cloud Foundry.

Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on Bringing Erlang's Fault Tolerance and Distribution to Java with Akka and Erjang

Posted by Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on  Oct 20, 2011

Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup discuss some key aspects of Erlang like fault tolerance and reliability and how the Akka and Erjang projects try to bring them to the JVM.

Jonas Bonér on Akka, Actors and Shared State, STM, Typesafe

Posted by Jonas Bonér on  Sep 02, 2011

Jonas Bonér explains the Akka project and the types of actors it offers as well as its transactional features. Also: a preview of how Akka 2.0 changes the management of (remote) actors.

Erlang Inventors Talk Language Future

Posted by Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding on  May 18, 2011

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.

Debasish Ghosh on DSLs and Akka

Posted by Debasish Ghosh on  Apr 29, 2011

Debasish Gosh talks about Domain Specific Languages: how to build DSLs with Scala or XText, real world DSLs, parser combinators and monads. Also: how Akka brings actor-based programming to the JVM.

Nick Kallen Discusses Scala at Twitter

Posted by Nick Kallen on  Mar 02, 2011 1

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.

Venkat Subramaniam on JVM Languages

Posted by Venkat Subramaniam on  Jan 14, 2011

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.

Martin Odersky on the Future of Scala

Posted by Martin Odersky on  Jan 10, 2011 4

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.

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