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Hilary Mason on bit.ly and Trending Clickstreams

Posted by Hilary Mason on  Jan 20, 2011

Hilary Mason, interviewed by Ryan Slobojan, discuss the engineering behind bit.ly and their use of machine learning in their system architecture. Hilary also talks about their use of MySQL and MongoDB to manage terabytes of information about users and clicks and their implications on performing real-time analysis of anthropology on the human condition.

Chris Houser Discusses Clojure

Posted by Chris Houser on  Jan 12, 2011

In this interview Ryan discusses Clojure with author Chris Houser. They cover Clojure's approach to classes, comparing and contrasting it with Java. Chris delves into they type of programming problem sets Clojure is best suited for, especially in relation to parallelism as the number of cores in computers increases and Clojure's applicability as or research language.

Dean Wampler on the State of Scala: 2.8, Concurrency, Functional Programming

Posted by Dean Wampler on  Jan 07, 2011

Dean Wampler discusses the state of Scala: the big changes in 2.8, the Scala on .NET, concurrency and parallelism with Scala and Akka, and experiences with adoption of functional languages.

Paul King on the Groovy Ecosystem

Posted by Paul King on  Dec 27, 2010

Paul King discusses the state of Groovy and its maturing ecosystem which includes IDE support, static analysis tools, testing frameworks and the GPars library for concurrency.

What’s Next for jclouds?

Posted by Adrian Cole on  Dec 23, 2010

Adrian Cole discusses his jclouds project, which is an open source library that helps Java developers get started in the cloud and reuse their Java development skills. Cole also talks about some of the challenges of creating a cloud agnostic library, such as the use of different hypervisors and that various cloud implementations are written in different languages, such as VB, Python, Ruby, etc.

Josh Bloch on Java and Programming

Posted by Josh Bloch on  Dec 17, 2010

In this interview, Google’s Josh Bloch shares his views on the open-source Java landscape as well as on the future of the Java language, including changes being implemented via Project Coin. Bloch also discusses support for multi-core in programming languages, support for multiple languages on the JVM, Java pain points and the “next big language.”

Doug Crockford on HTML and Fixing the Web

Posted by Doug Crockford on  Dec 08, 2010 2

In this interview, Doug Crockford discusses his views on HTML5, which basically amount to a warning that the technology is not quite ready and poses potential risks is widely adopted too quickly. Crockford also talks about the evolution of JavaScript, which has become his favorite language, and of the ECMAScript 5 standard. In addition, Crockford calls for the eradication of IE6.

Yehuda Katz Discusses SproutCore

Posted by Yehuda Katz on  Nov 26, 2010

In this interview, Yehuda Katz, a recent arrival to Strobe Inc., discusses the SproutCore open-source JavaScript framework. Katz, of Ruby on Rails fame, joined the SproutCore effort in September. Katz talks about SproutCore 1.5, which is expected early in 2011 and will be the key mobile release of the SproutCore technology.

Yehuda Katz on Rails 3.x

Posted by Yehuda Katz on  Nov 19, 2010

Yehuda Katz talks on how Rails 3.0 has been received by the community, what are the differences compared to other similar frameworks, the impact of having different Ruby implementations, and what’s coming in Rails 3.1.

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