Randy Shoup discusses evolvable systems: how to run different versions of a system in parallel during migrations, decoupling a system with events, schemas at eBay and much more.
Emil Eifrem explains graph databases, what domains they fit well, and the state of Neo4j. Also: how graph databases stack up against RDBMs.
Justin Sheehy explains how Riak was created with ideas from Amazon's Dynamo paper, Riak features and how Riak compares to other NoSQL solutions.
John Leach explains how Brightbox uses Virtualization in the data center and whether Virtualization causes performance problems. Also: a look at a few Unix tools and Linux features that Ruby developers might not know about.
Ralph Johnson and Joe Armstrong discuss their ideas about parallel programming - whether shared memory is harmful, the place of message passing, fault tolerance, the importance of protocols and more.
Carl Lerche talks about the changes, design and new features in Rails 3. Also: the concepts and reasons behind Arel, the Rails 3 relational algebra library.
Ilya Grigorik discusses his company's PostRank algorithm for tracking reader engagement with content. Also: his experience scaling MySQL, Tokyo Cabinet, Ruby HTTP libs, Solr, Amazon EC2 and more.
In this interview filmed during QCon SF 2008, Erik Meijer talks about less known LINQ features, like the ability to do meta programming or the fact that LINQ works against any data collection that implements the sequence operators. Meijer also talks about the differences between functional languages and objectual ones, asynchronous computation, and the evolution of languages.
In this interview from QCon London 2008, InfoQ Chief Architect Alexandru Popescu discusses the architecture of InfoQ, integrating WebWork and DWR, Hibernate and JCR, Hibernate scalability, MySQL replication, the new InfoQ video streaming system, the video encoding process, site search, and future plans for InfoQ.
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.
In this interview, Jimmy focuses on LINQ to SQL and ORM. Jimmy has tried to create a similar technology to LINQ to SQL in the past, but without similar results. While LINQ to SQL is a step in the right direction, .NET still lags behind other programming languages in object-relational mapping capabilities.