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

Interview with 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.

Damian Conway on the State of Perl, Perl 6, Writing Parsers and DSLs

Interview with Damian Conway on  Jan 02, 2013

Damian Conway explains where Perl 5.x is used today and why (hint: the CPAN library repository), and what Perl 6 offers: modern OOP, an optional type system, libraries for parallelism and concurrency, and very powerful built-in tools for parsing including extensible grammars.

Laurent Sansonetti on Writing Ruby Apps for iOS with RubyMotion

Interview with Laurent Sansonetti on  Nov 27, 2012

Laurent Sansonetti explains using Ruby for iOS development with RubyMotion, how Garbage Collection works in RubyMotion, the library ecosystem, the state of debugging and profiling, and much more.

Peter Bell on the State of Java, Managing Software Development Teams, Startups

Interview with Peter Bell on  Oct 15, 2012 1

Peter Bell discusses the state of Java today and whether startups are using it or not, polyglot programming, startups in New York, how to keep up to date with technology, and much more.

Matt Wynne on BDD, Cucumber, Hexagonal Architecture

Interview with Matt Wynne on  Oct 08, 2012

Matt Wynne talks about BDD with Cucumber, the value of writing microtests, and the ideas behind hexagonal architecture and how they improve and speed up the development workflow.

Attila Szegedi on JVM and GC Performance Tuning at Twitter

Interview with Attila Szegedi on  Feb 09, 2012 3

Attila Szegedi talks about performance tuning Java and Scala programs at Twitter: how to approach GC problems, the importance of asynchronous I/O, when to use MySQL/Cassandra/Redis, and much more.

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.

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