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David Nolen on Transit, ClojureScript, Transducers, React and Om

Posted by David Nolen on  Nov 21, 2014

David Nolen explains the power of the Transit format (efficiently serializing values to JSON and MessagePack), Transducers, the power of Facebook's React when bundled with immutable data structures.

14:37

Marc Prud'hommeaux on the Swift Language

Posted by Marc Prud'hommeaux on  Nov 11, 2014

Marc Prud'hommeaux talks about his experience using Apple's Swift language, both to write new code and port an existing Objective-C code base. Also: immutable data structures, concurrency, and more.

13:54

Azat Mardan on NodeJS and Express

Posted by Azat Mardan on  Nov 06, 2014

Azat Mardan, popular blogger and author on NodeJS, discusses some of the benefits of choosing NodeJS as a platform. He talks about why startups should consider NodeJS and Express as a platform over other popular options like PHP. He also talks about why more and more enterprises are choosing NodeJS as a platform and some of the benefits as well as the challenges that they may face.

28:10

Jessica Kerr on Java vs. Scala, Property Based Testing, and Diversity in IT

Posted by Jessica Kerr on  Nov 01, 2014

Jessica Kerr discusses the differences between coding in Java, Scala and Clojure, the charm of autogenerated test data, and diversity in the IT industry.

22:11

Interview with Erin Schnabel on the Liberty Profile

Posted by Erin Schnabel on  Oct 24, 2014

Erin Schnabel, developer lead of the WebSphere Liberty Profile, spoke to Alex Blewitt at QCon New York about the modular architecture behind the Liberty Profile, and what benefits this has brought both to end users and the developer team. She also highlighted how the the transition from monolithic to modular started with the configuration and broke down dependencies between services.

10:08

Aish Fenton on Machine Learning at Netflix

Posted by Aish Fenton on  Oct 15, 2014

Aish Fenton explains how machine learning is used at Netflix for recommendations but also for many more applications.

12:23

Nico Bevacqua on Writing Modular JavaScript

Posted by Nicolas Bevacqua on  Sep 29, 2014

In this interview, Nicolas Bevacqua talks about how he initially got into programming professionally as a DotNet developer and how he eventually made the transition to focusing primarily on Node.js development. He discusses his passion for writing open source projects for the JavaScript developer community and some of the projects that he is most passionate about.

13:43

Roy Rapoport on Canary Analysis at Netflix

Posted by Roy Rapoport on  Sep 24, 2014

Roy Rapoport explains the concept of canary analysis and how Netflix uses it to deploy software to its internal systems.

15:00

Ashley Puls on the How and Why of Java Bytecode Manipulation

Posted by Ashley Puls on  Sep 19, 2014

Ashley Puls explains Java bytecode manipulation: reasons for manipulating bytecode, libraries that help, how NewRelic is using it, and more.

06:44

Tim Ward introduces the OSGi Promises specification

Posted by Tim Ward on  Sep 09, 2014

The OSGi Alliance is working on a Promises specification which will provide CompletableFutures that can run all the way back to Java 1.4. Tim explains why this is of benefit and how it compares to Java 8, along with where you can find out more information about the project and how it can be used both inside and outside an OSGi framework.

18:41

Ines Sombra on Data Services at Engine Yard

Posted by Ines Sombra on  Sep 08, 2014

Engine Yard's Ines Sombra discusses state management in the cloud in general, and specific data stores including MySQL, Postgres and some NoSQL alternatives. She also explains why the pets and cattle analogy doesn't work for her, and what need to be done in organisations with respect to trusting people and trusting the infrastructure.

13:57

Craig Motlin Talks to InfoQ about the Origins and Benefits of GS Collections

Posted by Craig Motlin on  Sep 01, 2014

Craig Motlin, technical lead of the GS Collections project, talks about where GS Collections came from, how it compares with other collections libraries, and what influence it had on Java 8. He describes the different philosophy of GS Collections as compared to other collections libraries, and what benefits open-sourcing the internal library has had

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