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Dr Nic Williams on Rails, RailsInstaller and the Future of Ruby VMs

Interview with Dr Nic Williams on  Sep 07, 2011

Dr Nic Williams talks about the state of the Rails community, the reasons for supporting JRuby and Rubinius implementations and for creating RailsInstaller.

Wayne Seguin on RVM and SM

Interview with Wayne Seguin on  Aug 26, 2011

Wayne Seguin explains the ideas behind the Ruby Version Manager (RVM) and the problems it solves, as well as the SM shell scripting framework.

Orion Henry on Heroku, Doozer and Paxos, Ruby

Interview with Orion Henry on  Aug 17, 2011 1

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.

Aaron Patterson on Rails 3.1 and Ruby Performance

Interview with Aaron Patterson on  Aug 09, 2011 1

Aaron Patterson talks about performance in Ruby and Rails, some of the challenges Rails and Rack pose for the Ruby GC, and much more.

Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz on Riak and CouchDB

Interview with Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz on  Aug 05, 2011

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.

Rich Kilmer on Ruby and Rails at LivingSocial

Interview with Rich Kilmer on  Jul 29, 2011

Rich Kilmer talks about the benefits of using Ruby and Rails at LivingSocial and the state of the Ruby community and Ruby in the enterprise.

Kostis Sagonas on Erlang, Types, Static Analysis and Refactoring

Interview with Kostis Sagonas on  Jul 20, 2011

Kostis Sagons talks about how type checking can help with a dynamic language like Erlang and how static analysis tools like Dialyzer or automated refactoring tools like Tidier help keep code clean.

Gregory Brown on the Ruby Mendicant University

Interview with Gregory Brown on  Jul 13, 2011

Gregory Brown explains the Ruby Mendicant University, a free online school for software developers that combines mentoring and training.

Bob Ippolito on Erlang and MochiWeb

Interview with Bob Ippolito on  Jul 06, 2011 2

Bob Ippolito talks about building web services with the Erlang-based MochiWeb and the differences to the Yaws web server, the strengths of Erlang and Python, and more.

Bart De Smet on Reactive Extensions (Rx) for .NET and Javascript

Interview with Bart De Smet on  Jul 01, 2011 2

Bart De Smet explains Reactive Extensions (Rx), a library for composing computations over asynchronous event streams of data for .NET and Javascript, the concepts and implementation of Rx and more.

Ville Tuulos on Big Data and Map/Reduce in Erlang and Python with Disco

Interview with Ville Tuulos on  Jun 24, 2011

Ville Tuulos talks about Disco, the Map/Reduce framework for Python and Erlang, real-world data mining with Python, the advantages of Erlang for distributed and fault tolerant software, and more.

Gregory Collins on High Performance Web Apps with Snap and Haskell

Interview with Gregory Collins on  Jun 17, 2011

Gregory Collins talks about Snap, a high performance web framework for Haskell, where it fits in the web framework spectrum, the Iteratee I/O model, Haskell performance and much more.

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