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Interview with Doug Schaefer on the State of the CDT

Interview with Doug Schaefer on  May 08, 2015

Recorded at EclipseCon NA 2015, Doug Schaefer talks to Alex Blewitt about the state of the CDT, including recent advancements into multicore debugging and visualisation as well as programming the Arduino directly. Doug also describes the work done on Wascana to make CDT development on Windows easier as well as the launch bar in Eclipse Mars to help run applications quickly.


John Graham-Cumming on Polyglot Programming and Geek History

Interview with John Graham-Cumming on  Apr 16, 2015

John Graham-Cumming talks about his work at CloudFlare, and being a polyglot programmer there. He also discusses reverse engineering GNU Make, and writing a book about it. The interview also touches on side projects with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, his successful campaign to get Turing pardoned, the project to build Babbage's analytical engine, and his Geek Atlas.


Mike Long on Modern C++ and the C++ Memory Model

Interview with Mike Long on  Jan 28, 2015

Mike Long explains the new memory model in C++: why it's necessary, what it does, and who needs to know about it. Also: a look at modern C++ programming.


Felix Klock II on Rust: Concurrency, GCs, Type System

Interview with Felix Klock II on  Jan 30, 2014

Felix Klock II explains concepts of the Rust language: the concurrency model, the type system, allocation and ownership models, the macro system, its style of FP and OOP, and much more.


Keith Adams on PHP at Facebook, Efficient PHP with HHVM, Optional Typing with Hack

Interview with Keith Adams on  Dec 06, 2013

Keith Adams explains how/where/why Facebook uses PHP, PHP's benefits (lack of state/programmer workflow/concurrency), efficient PHP with HHVM, the Hack project for optional typing PHP and much more.


Interview with Eclipse CDT Project Lead, Doug Schaefer

Interview with Doug Schaefer on  May 03, 2013

Doug Schaefer talks with Alex Blewitt at EclipseCon 2013 in Boston about the origins of the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tooling, and where it's going in the future. Read on to find out more.

Erlang Inventors Talk Language Future

Interview with Joe Armstrong Robert Virding on  May 18, 2011

In this interview Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding, co-inventors of the Erlang language, talk about the future of the language, including its use in web programming, its ability to scale and more. The duo also discuss Erlang support for NoSQL databases, running the language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and comparisons with other languages such as Google’s Go.

Martin Odersky on the Future of Scala

Interview with Martin Odersky on  Jan 10, 2011 4

In this interview Martin Odersky, the creator of the Scala language talks about work on the next version of Scala and how the functionalities in the JVM help make Scala better. Odersky touches on how some of the most popular entities on the web, such as Twitter and LinkedIn use Scala. And he discusses the complexity of the language and its role as a functional and object-oriented language.

Josh Bloch on Java and Programming

Interview with 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.”

Ralph Johnson, Joe Armstrong on the State of OOP

Interview with Ralph Johnson Joe Armstrong on  Jul 08, 2010 5

Ralph Johnson and Joe Armstrong discuss the state of OOP, what Smalltalk got right/wrong and the image concept. Also: Joe decides he likes OOP as long as its done the Erlang way: focused on messaging.

Jim Coplien: Why DCI is the Right Architecture for Right Now

Interview with Jim Coplien on  May 29, 2010 2

Jim Coplien, co-creator of Data, Context and Interaction (DCI) architecture, covers a variety of topics including DCI, the importance of language support for DCI and the state of Agile development. Coplien has championed the DCI architecture with Trygve ReensKaug, the inventor of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture, which separates data and its processing from presentation.

Ted Neward on Present and Past Languages

Interview with Ted Neward on  Oct 23, 2008 4

In this interview filmed during QCon London 2008, Ted Neward, author of "Effective Enterprise Java", talks about languages, statical, dynamical, objectual or functional. He dives into Java, C#, C++, Haskell, Scala, VB, and Lisp, to name some of them, comparing the benefits and disadvantages of using one or another.