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Richard Minerich on Functional Programming, F#, Type Providers and Dynamic Languages

Posted by Richard Minerich on  Sep 04, 2013

Richard Minerich explains the reasons for choosing F#, how F# Type Providers help to integrate languages like R, how to bring Functional Programming to enterprise developers, and much more.

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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.

Declan Whelan on Agile Coaching, Lean Startups and the Agile Alliance

Posted by Declan Whelan on  Jan 03, 2013 1

Declan Whelan discusses Agile Coaching and the lessons learnt returning to coding as part of a new lean startup as well Agile Coach Camp, pair coaching and his role on the Agile Alliance board.

Phil Trelford on Functional Architectures, F#

Posted by Phil Trelford on  Jul 30, 2012 1

Phil Trelford discusses how to design large scale applications with functional concepts, the state of the F# community and much more.

Brian Rasmussen on Building Language Tools With Project Roslyn

Posted by Brian Rasmussen on  Jul 25, 2012

Brian Rasmussen explains Project Roslyn: accessing information about a code base, creating static analysis tools, building REPLs and other scripting tools with Roslyn, VS integration and much more.

Martin Odersky on the Future of Scala

Posted by Martin Odersky on  Jan 10, 2011 4

In this interview Martin Odersky, the creator of the Scala language talks about work on the next version of Scala and how the functionalities in the JVM help make Scala better. Odersky touches on how some of the most popular entities on the web, such as Twitter and LinkedIn use Scala. And he discusses the complexity of the language and its role as a functional and object-oriented language.

Josh Bloch on Java and Programming

Posted by Josh Bloch on  Dec 17, 2010

In this interview, Google’s Josh Bloch shares his views on the open-source Java landscape as well as on the future of the Java language, including changes being implemented via Project Coin. Bloch also discusses support for multi-core in programming languages, support for multiple languages on the JVM, Java pain points and the “next big language.”

Scala, Erlang, F# Creators Discuss Functional Languages

Posted by Joe Armstrong, Martin Odersky, Don Syme on  Nov 18, 2010 9

In this interview from the Erlang Factory event in London, three creators of modern functional languages -- Martin Odersky, creator of Scala; Joe Armstrong, a creator of Erlang; and Don Syme, creator of F# -- discuss the similarities and differences of their creations. They also discuss their languages’ common thread -- that they integrate object-oriented features in functional languages.

Simon Thompson and John Hughes on Functional Programming with Erlang and Haskell

Posted by Simon Thompson & John Hughes on  Sep 28, 2010 1

Functional programming experts Simon Thompson and John Hughes discuss functional programming in today’s computing environments, particularly through the use of the Erlang and Haskell languages. In addition to debating the intricacies of both languages and their similarities and differences, Thompson and Hughes also discuss the growing popularity and maturity if functional programming.

John Hughes on Why Functional Programming Matters!

Posted by John Hughes on  Jun 08, 2010 4

John Hughes is the author of “Why functional programming matters” paper and in this interview he outlines the merits of functional programming and the reason for his involvement with it. He also goes over several core principles of functional programming like monads, handling of side-effects, etc.

Jim Coplien: Why DCI is the Right Architecture for Right Now

Posted by Jim Coplien on  May 29, 2010 2

Jim Coplien, co-creator of Data, Context and Interaction (DCI) architecture, covers a variety of topics including DCI, the importance of language support for DCI and the state of Agile development. Coplien has championed the DCI architecture with Trygve ReensKaug, the inventor of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture, which separates data and its processing from presentation.

Don Syme Talks About F# 2.0, a First Class Citizen in Visual Studio 2010

Posted by Don Syme on  May 22, 2010 2

In this interview made by Sadek Drobi, Don Syme speaks about F# 2.0, its application fields, its integration in Visual Studio 2010 and F# open source Power Pack library. Don also discusses the genesis of F#, the ties with OCaml as well as its specificity. He explains how did OOP and FP mix into one language and mentions some of the language's design decisions and compromises he had to take.

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