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Dan Ingalls on the History of Smalltalk and the Lively Kernel

Posted by Dan Ingalls on  Jun 22, 2010 1

Dan Ingalls explains the ideas that went into Smalltalk, how it was developed at Xerox PARC, the ideas that went into Squeak, and his latest project the browser-based Lively Kernel.

Kresten Krab Thorup on Erjang, JVM Languages, Kilim

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup on  Jun 04, 2010 2

Kresten Krab Thorup talks about the Erjang project and explains the challenges of bringing Erlang to the JVM, using Kilim for lightweight processes, the implementation of tail recursion and much more.

Karl Rumelhart Talks about VMWare, Spring, and PaaS

Posted by Karl Rumelhart on  May 25, 2010

Karl Rumelhart explains VMWare's virtualization products and how they relate to cloud solutions, Open Source at VMWare, the SpringSource acquisition and much more.

Evan Phoenix On Rubinius 1.0

Posted by Evan Phoenix on  Feb 24, 2010 3

Evan Phoenix discusses the path towards Rubinius 1.0, the status of the work on the JIT, optimizations in Rubinius and more.

Chris Richardson discusses Cloud Foundry and Cloud Computing

Posted by Chris Richardson on  Dec 28, 2009

Chris Richardson discusses the evolving cloud computing landscape, cloud computing tools, differences between local machines and cloud-based virtual machines, Cloud Foundry offerings, deploying a Java application to Cloud Foundry, Cloud Foundry vs other cloud offerings, future Cloud Foundry developments, and the future of enterprise Java development.

David Pollak On Lift Framework and Scala

Posted by David Pollak on  Jun 16, 2009 2

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.

Neal Ford On Programming Languages and Platforms

Posted by Neal Ford on  Aug 24, 2008 2

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#.

Wilson Bilkovich Discusses Rubinius

Posted by Wilson Bilkovich on  Feb 17, 2008

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.

Charles Nutter discusses JRuby

Posted by Charles Nutter on  Feb 14, 2008 3

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 on Rubinius

Posted by Evan Phoenix on  Jan 23, 2008

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

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