Bob Lee on Java's Future, Lambdas, DI with Guice vs Dagger, Java and Ruby at Square

Posted by Bob Lee on  Jan 11, 2013 2

Bob Lee explains the popularity of Java, future language features like Lambdas, DI with Guice vs. the Dagger framework, the role of Java vs. Ruby at Square, hiring at Square, security and much more.

Erik Meijer discusses programming language design, effects and some web programming problems

Posted by Erik Meijer on  Dec 21, 2012 3

Erik Meijer distinguishes between two kinds of programming languages, pure functional and all the others. He emphasizes some issues regarding mixing higher order programming with effects. Erik then talks about the nature of Javascript, and true problems we need to solve in web programming.

Debasish Ghosh on Functional Programming, NoSQL

Posted by Debasish Ghosh on  Oct 26, 2012 3

Debasish Ghosh talks about the advantages of functional programming and how its abstractions help to reason about code, Monads, DSLs, NoSQL and MongoDB, and much more.

Ken Little on Scaling Tumblr

Posted by Ken Little on  Sep 24, 2012

Ken Little talks about scaling Tumblr to keep up with their blogging users: scaling the data model, sharding, their PHP frontend and the Scala backend, and much more.

Phil Trelford on Functional Architectures, F#

Posted by Phil Trelford on  Jul 30, 2012 1

Phil Trelford discusses how to design large scale applications with functional concepts, the state of the F# community and much more.

Rúnar Bjarnason on Scalaz, Lenses, Functional Programming and Scala

Posted by Rúnar Bjarnason on  Jul 18, 2012 1

Rúnar Bjarnason talks about the ideas behind and features in the popular scalaz library, programming concepts like (bi-directional) lenses, Scala Macros, and much more.

Miles Sabin on Dependent Types with Scala, Shapeless, Scala Macros

Posted by Miles Sabin on  Jul 13, 2012

Miles Sabin explains dependent typing in Scala, the Shapeless project that demonstrates these concepts, static typing improvements in Scala and Scala Macros.

Lance Walton on Scala in the Enterprise

Posted by Lance Walton on  Jul 02, 2012

Lance Walton discusses Scala in the enterprise, educating developers in functional programming and whether Scala's binary compatibility issues between releases are a problem, and much more.

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.

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