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Interview with IBM's Alasdair Nottingham on the WebSphere Liberty Profile

Posted by Alasdair Nottingham on  May 17, 2013

Alasdair Nottingham discusses the WebSphere Liberty profile and how it and the full profile make use of the OSGI subsystem spec and Enterprise OSGi.

29:47

Ward Cunningham on the Appeal of OOP and Dynamic Languages, Federated Wiki

Posted by Ward Cunningham on  Apr 04, 2013

Ward Cunningham talks about the continuing appeal of OOP and dynamic languages, asynchronous programming, and much more. Also: Ward explains the ideas behind his latest project Federated Wiki.

36:32

Tomas Petricek on F#, Type Providers, Functional and Reactive Programming

Posted by Tomas Petricek on  Mar 21, 2013 1

Tomas Petricek explains F# and some of its features like Type Providers, pits F# Computation Expressions vs Monads, and highlights issues teaching functional programming to developers, and much more.

22:07

Gabriel Grant on stack.io. Node.js and Django

Posted by Gabriel Grant on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Gabriel talks about the challenges of working on a system like stack.io. He also compares server-side JavaScript systems like Node.js and Python's Django, in how they deal with performance, speed of development, etc.

29:09

Faruk Ates on Modernizr, Shims and Polyfills

Posted by Faruk Ates on  Mar 06, 2013

Faruk talks about Modernizr and the challenges he faced trying to build it. He also talks about the release cycles of browsers, HTML5 APIs and the evolutions of JavaScript.

29:09

Javascript Performance with Stoyan Stefanov

Posted by Stoyan Stefanov on  Feb 28, 2013

Stoyan talks about the tools and practises that help developers deal with the issues that affect performance of JavaScript applications. He also comments on the evolution of the language and the popularity of transpilers like CoffeeScript and TypeScript.

19:18

David Nolen on ClojureScript, Javascript, Source Maps

Posted by David Nolen on  Feb 05, 2013

David Nolen explains the state of ClojureScript and how it integrates with browsers and the Javascript ecosystem. Also: Source Maps and how they will make Javascript a better compilation target.

Enda McGrath on Cross-Platform JavaScript Application Development with Enyo

Posted by Enda McGrath on  Jan 23, 2013

Enda talks about the challenges his team faced while developing the Enyo framework. He also gives an overview of how it works and how it aims to help developers deliver apps across different devices.

End-to-end JavaScript Development with Juergen Fesslmeier

Posted by Juergen Fesslmeier on  Jan 07, 2013

Juergen talks about the benefits of using JavaScript as an end-to-end stack and the challenges that teams might face. He also talks about the Wakanda Studio and how it can be used to develop sophisticated application using only JavaScript.

Damian Conway on the State of Perl, Perl 6, Writing Parsers and DSLs

Posted by Damian Conway on  Jan 02, 2013

Damian Conway explains where Perl 5.x is used today and why (hint: the CPAN library repository), and what Perl 6 offers: modern OOP, an optional type system, libraries for parallelism and concurrency, and very powerful built-in tools for parsing including extensible grammars.

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.

Stefan Tilkov on REST and Hypermedia, ROCA, WebSockets vs. HTTP

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Dec 05, 2012

Stefan Tilkov explains the importance of Hypermedia in REST and how to use it, ROCA (Resource oriented client architecture), WebSockets vs polling or server sent events, and much more.

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