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Patrick Curran and Geir Magnusson on the Standardization Process

Interview with Patrick Curran Follow 0 Followers , Geir Magnusson Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 27, 2009

Patrick Curran and Geir Magnusson discuss the role played by the standardization process and the lessons taken from the open source movement, one key aspect being related to reference implementations that are required from spec leaders.

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Brian Marick and Micro-Scale Retro-Futurist Anarcho-Syndicalism

Interview with Brian Marick Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 23, 2009 2

Brian Marick discusses what he means by micro-scale-retro-futurist-anachro-syndicalism and why we should go back to the roots of Agile. He talks about what he thinks were the mistakes in the Agile Manifesto, how it has lead to the state of the Agile community today, and how we can build better systems by making them so that they are much more easily tested.

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John Lam on IronRuby, Microsoft and Open Source

Interview with John Lam Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 30, 2008 1

In this interview from RubyFringe, John Lam talks about his work on IronRuby and how Microsoft is approaching Open Source software development.

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David Laribee on Alt.NET and its Mission

Interview with David Laribee Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 08, 2008 1

Greg Young interviews Dave Laribee who is the founder and current lead administrator of ALT.NET, a conference where varied and fringe ideas on programming languages and practices are encouraged.

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Erich Gamma Discusses Jazz, Eclipse, JUnit and Design Patterns

Interview with Erich Gamma Follow 1 Followers on  Sep 16, 2008

In this interview from QCon London 2008, Erich Gamma discusses the Jazz project, why Eclipse has been successful, the strict Eclipse release schedule, JUnit, Design Patterns, how to identify a design pattern, design patterns and the 'Don't Repeat Yourself' principle, the design pattern community, and whether dependency injection is a design pattern.

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Ola Bini Discusses JRuby

Interview with Ola Bini Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 04, 2008

Ola Bini discusses JRuby, an implementation of Ruby written in Java that runs on the JVM. Amongst other things, Ola talks about his appreciation for the Ruby community, and describes his view of the differences with the Java community. He also briefly discusses his vision on the future of Ruby, particularly the potential of merging some of the more powerful features found in Lisp.

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Patrick Curran discusses the Java Community Process

Interview with Patrick Curran Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 03, 2008 1

In this interview, new JCP chairman Patrick Curran discusses his goals for the JCP, what role standards play, the interactions between innovation and standardization, the impact of OpenJDK, the Java SE TCK and Apache Harmony, the shift in app servers from Java EE to SOA, future Java technology standardization, interesting and successful JSRs, and the future of the JCP.

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QCon Panel: What will the Future of Java Development Be?

Interview with Chet Haase Follow 0 Followers , Charles Nutter Follow 0 Followers , Rod Johnson Follow 0 Followers , Joshua Bloch Follow 3 Followers , Erik Meijer Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 20, 2008 2

In this panel discussion from QCon San Francisco, several influential leaders of the software development community discussed and debated the future of the Java language and APIs based upon the lessons we have learned from the past. Topics included static versus dynamic languages, removing code from Java, forking the JVM, and the next big programming language.

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Charles Nutter discusses JRuby

Interview with Charles Nutter Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 14, 2008 3

JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses how he got involved with JRuby, Sun's involvement with JRuby, how JRuby fits into enterprise-level web applications, the possibility of a friendly fork of the OpenJDK source code, reasons for switching to JRuby, the future of JRuby, Spring and JRuby, and the Ruby community as a whole.

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Zed Shaw and Matt Pelletier Decide if Rails is Enterprise Ready

Interview with Zed Shaw Follow 0 Followers , Matt Pelletier Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 04, 2007 4

Zed Shaw and Matt Pelletier sat down with InfoQ's Obie Fernandez at RailsConf to explore some of the reasoning behind setting up the mongrel project, getting adoption in enterprise and dealing with developers who just aren't ready. Watch the interview to find out how much Shaw's Enterprise Mongrel product will cost, where the support contracts are and who'll come out on top when the vultures land.

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David Black on the Success of Ruby

Interview with Obie Fernandez Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 29, 2007

Noted Ruby community leader and author David Black puts the success of Ruby and the growth of its community in historical perspective, why Matz is an optimal custodian for the language, and the overall success of Ruby and Rails and related conferences. We also discuss David's book Ruby for Rails, and why it's needed at this time by the Rails community.

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