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Ward Cunningham on the Appeal of OOP and Dynamic Languages, Federated Wiki

Posted by Ward Cunningham on  Apr 04, 2013

Ward Cunningham talks about the continuing appeal of OOP and dynamic languages, asynchronous programming, and much more. Also: Ward explains the ideas behind his latest project Federated Wiki.

Eric Evans and Brian Foote discuss the state of Software Design

Posted by Eric Evans and Brian Foote on  Nov 23, 2012 1

Eric Evans (Creator of Domain-Driven Design), and Brian Foote (Big Ball of Mud, Patterns Languages of Program Design), discuss the current state of software design, reminisce about the Small talk good old days, explain patterns from Domain-Driven Design, UML, Big Balls of Mud, and more.

Brian Foote on the State of OOP, Refactoring, Code Quality

Posted by Brian Foote on  Jan 11, 2012 2

Brian Foote looks back at the promises of OOP and discusses which, if any, of them became reality. Also: a look at NoSQL, refactoring and code quality, testing and static typing and more.

Josh Bloch on Java and Programming

Posted by Josh Bloch on  Dec 17, 2010

In this interview, Google’s Josh Bloch shares his views on the open-source Java landscape as well as on the future of the Java language, including changes being implemented via Project Coin. Bloch also discusses support for multi-core in programming languages, support for multiple languages on the JVM, Java pain points and the “next big language.”

Smaltalk's Dave and Erlang's Joe on Software Quality and Craftsmanship

Posted by Joe Armstrong & Dave Thomas on  Aug 12, 2010

Joe Armstrong and Dave Thomas take a look back on the evolution of software and progress that has been made. They make some observations about the actual state of the industry and highlight problems that prevent it from delivering quality software. They try to identify reasons of these issues and suggest craftsmanship as possible solution.

Ralph Johnson, Joe Armstrong on the Future of Parallel Programming

Posted by Ralph Johnson, Joe Armstrong on  Jul 21, 2010

Ralph Johnson and Joe Armstrong discuss their ideas about parallel programming - whether shared memory is harmful, the place of message passing, fault tolerance, the importance of protocols and more.

Dan Ingalls on the History of Smalltalk and the Lively Kernel

Posted by Dan Ingalls on  Jun 22, 2010 1

Dan Ingalls explains the ideas that went into Smalltalk, how it was developed at Xerox PARC, the ideas that went into Squeak, and his latest project the browser-based Lively Kernel.

Avi Bryant on Trendly, Ruby, Smalltalk and Javascript

Posted by Avi Bryant on  Aug 26, 2009 6

Avi Bryant talks about the iterative process that led to Trendly (http://trendly.com/ ), using Javascript, Ruby and Java in the process. He goes on to give his view on the state of Smalltalk and Squeak and talks about his experiments with writing a Smalltalk that compiles to idiomatic Javascript to make use of all the modern Javascript VMs.

Lennart Augustsson on DSLs Written in Haskell

Posted by Lennart Augustsson on  Feb 17, 2009 2

In this interview filmed at QCon SF 2008, Lennart Augustsson talks about writing DSLs in Haskell, presenting the advantages offered by the language. In that context, he talks about embedded DSLs, static and dynamic languages, syntax and semantics, monads and many other related topics.

Guy Steele on Programming Languages

Posted by Guy Steele on  Jul 30, 2008 6

Sun Fellow Guy Steele is interviewed by Floyd Marinescu, co-founder of InfoQ, and Bobby Norton of ThoughtWorks. Guy works for the Programming Language Research Group. The interview focuses on programming languages, the lessons to be learned from the past and what to expect from the future.

Avi Bryant on DabbleDB, Smalltalk and Persistence

Posted by Avi Bryant on  Jul 21, 2008

In this interview, Avi Bryant talks about the Smalltalk web framework Seaside, DabbleDB, using Smalltalk images for persistence instead of an RDBMs, GemStone 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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