Viktor Klang talks about the features of Akka 2.x and future releases, Akka's approach to fault tolerance, the effort to unify Futures in Scala, and the state of functional programming.
Philip Wadler talks about the role of functional programming and some of the reasons for its slow rise in the past and its influence today. Also: lambda calculus, monads, continuations and much more.
In this interview done by InfoQ's Srini Penchikala, Oleg Zhurakousky talks about the cloud architectures with messaging as the core part of the cloud solutions. He also discusses the Spring Integration and other Spring projects like Spring Roo and Cloud Foundry.
Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on Bringing Erlang's Fault Tolerance and Distribution to Java with Akka and Erjang
Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup discuss some key aspects of Erlang like fault tolerance and reliability and how the Akka and Erjang projects try to bring them to the JVM.
Steve Vinoski and Bob Ippolito discuss web development with MochiWeb and Yaws and extending Erlang with native code. Also: async I/O in Python and Node.js vs Erlang.
Mike Williams, co-creator of Erlang discusses the history of and influences on Erlang as well as languages and paradigms used at Ericsson for large scale development and embedded programming.
Larva is a runtime monitoring system that uses AspectJ to weave monitoring into Java code and can check the correctness of the program using an FSM; Elarva is an Erlang version of the tool.
Simon Thompson and Huiqing Li explain refactoring with functional languages and Wrangler (Erlang) and HaRe (Haskell). Also: how Wrangler's ad-hoc mode allows everyone to write custom refactorings.
Jonas Bonér explains the Akka project and the types of actors it offers as well as its transactional features. Also: a preview of how Akka 2.0 changes the management of (remote) actors.
Orion Henry explains what make Heroku's PaaS tick, in particular the new extensible Cedar stack as well as Doozer, the implementation of the Paxos algorithm created at Heroku.
Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz discuss Riak and CouchDB, the strengths and trade-offs of different approaches to NoSQL, and why both databases are written in Erlang.