Kresten Krab Thorup and Robert Virding discuss the origins of Erlang, the state of the Erlang VM, integrating native code with Erlang etc. Also: the challenges of running Erjang/Erlang on the JVM.
Kevin Rutherford talks about the challenges of refactoring Ruby code, and his open source tool 'reek' which automates the discovery of certain code smells in Ruby code.
In this interview, Joshua Kerievsky, founder of Industrial Logic, discusses the need for developer performance metrics to enable organizations to determine the capabilities of developers. He also discusses his project known as the Limited Red Society. The goal of the Limited Red Society is to help developers limit the amount of time their code is in the red.
Joe Walker explains the browser-based source editor Bespin: the architecture and implementation, the collaboration features, new ideas for command lines, Canvas vs DOM, speed, extensibility, and much more.
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