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Stuart Halloway on Clojure and Functional Programming

Posted by Stuart Halloway on  Mar 12, 2010 1

Relevance, Inc. co-founder Stuart Halloway discusses Clojure and functional programing on the JVM in depth, and touches on the uses of a number of other modern JVM languages including JRuby, Groovy, Scala and Haskell. He also makes a case for structural edit modes in IDEs, and shares some of his favorite IT books.

Dean Wampler on Programming Languages

Posted by Dean Wampler on  Feb 24, 2010

This interview begins with a discussion of functional programming, the use of Scala by programmers trained in Java and the differences between purely functional languages like Haskell and hybrids like Scala. Later in the interview other programming languages are discussed along with the notion of programming paradigms and the need for combining both paradigms and languages to best solve problems.

John Lam on IronRuby, Microsoft and Open Source

Posted by John Lam on  Oct 30, 2008 1

In this interview from RubyFringe, John Lam talks about his work on IronRuby and how Microsoft is approaching Open Source software development.

Nick Sieger on JRuby

Posted by Nick Sieger on  Aug 22, 2008

Nick Sieger talks about the future of JRuby, Java Integration, and his work on JEE deployment tools for Ruby on Rails like Warbler.

Orbitz.com Architecture with Brian Zimmer

Posted by Brian Zimmer on  May 22, 2008 3

In this interview taken during QCon 2007, Brian Zimmer talks about the architectural challenges he has faced working on Orbitz.com, one of America's most popular online travel booking sites. He touches the subject of dynamic languages and their importance in augmenting Java in order to become a better and richer platform.

Smalltalk Dave about Programming Languages, SOA, MDA and the Web

Posted by Dave Thomas on  Apr 25, 2008 3

In an interview at OOPSLA, Dave Thomas talks about the reasons for the rise of Java, what's behind Web 2.0, MDA and SOA, the rise of dynamic languages and the opportunities that he sees in the web as a platform.

Ola Bini Discusses JRuby

Posted by Ola Bini on  Mar 04, 2008

Ola Bini discusses JRuby, an implementation of Ruby written in Java that runs on the JVM. Amongst other things, Ola talks about his appreciation for the Ruby community, and describes his view of the differences with the Java community. He also briefly discusses his vision on the future of Ruby, particularly the potential of merging some of the more powerful features found in Lisp.

Charles Nutter discusses JRuby

Posted by Charles Nutter on  Feb 14, 2008 3

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.

Guillaume Laforge on Groovy and DSLs

Posted by Guillaume Laforge on  Dec 05, 2007

Groovy project manager Guillaume Laforge discusses the history of Groovy, it's relationship to Java, where Groovy fits into Java development,how Groovy compares to Ruby, how Groovy enables domain-specific languages, and what future Groovy development will focus on.

Tim Bray on Rails, REST, XML, Java, and More

Posted by Tim Bray, Obie Fernandez, Floyd Marinescu on  Oct 11, 2006 6

InfoQ Ruby editor Obie Fernandez interviews Tim Bray, one of the inventors of XML and current Director of Web Technologies for Sun Microsystems. We cover varied topics such as his opinions about Ruby and Rails, the impact of dynamic languages on web development, static versus dynamic typing, Sun's support of the JRuby project, Atom, and WS-* versus REST approaches to systems integration.

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