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Ulf Wiger on Robustness and Scalability in Erlang

Posted by Ulf Wiger on  Oct 13, 2010

Ulf Wiger explains the origins of some of Erlang's core principles and how they're even more relevant today. Also: a look at the strengths of Erlang, Clojure and Haskell.

Kresten Krab Thorup on Erjang, JVM Languages, Kilim

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup on  Jun 04, 2010 2

Kresten Krab Thorup talks about the Erjang project and explains the challenges of bringing Erlang to the JVM, using Kilim for lightweight processes, the implementation of tail recursion and much more.

Chris Wanstrath on GitHub

Posted by Chris Wanstrath on  Mar 31, 2010

Chris Wanstrath discusses the state of GitHub's architecture, how GitHub is used and its impact on open source collaboration.

Ilya Grigorik on Tokyo Cabinet, MySQL and Ruby HTTP Performance

Posted by Ilya Grigorik on  Sep 22, 2009

Ilya Grigorik discusses his company's PostRank algorithm for tracking reader engagement with content. Also: his experience scaling MySQL, Tokyo Cabinet, Ruby HTTP libs, Solr, Amazon EC2 and more.

Rich Hickey on Clojure's Features and Implementation

Posted by Rich Hickey on  May 25, 2009 1

In this interview taped at QCon London 2009, Rich Hickey talks about all things Clojure: Software Transactional Memory, concurrency, persistent data structures, ports, AOT compilation, and more.

Joseph Molnar discusses scanR

Posted by Joseph Molnar on  May 11, 2009

In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Joseph Molnar discusses scanR, choosing .Net for scanR, the architecture of scanR, working with mobile carriers, scaling, challenges which were encountered, .Net components and libraries used, major problems encountered and their solutions, managing scanR, and what would be done differently if scanR was rewritten from scratch.

Tom Preston-Werner on Powerset, GitHub, Ruby and Erlang

Posted by Tom Preston-Werner on  Oct 09, 2008 1

In this interview filmed at RubyFringe 2008, Tom Preston-Werner talks about how both Powerset and GitHub use Ruby and Erlang, as well as tools like Fuzed, god, and more.

Avi Bryant on MagLev and GemStone

Posted by Avi Bryant on  Jun 13, 2008

In this interview, Avi Bryant talks about working on GemStone's MagLev, a Ruby implementation built on the GemStone S64 VM. Avi explains the reasons for MagLev, the merits of GemStone's persistence and distribution features, and the future with multiple Ruby implementations.

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