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.
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.
Tomas Petricek explains F# and some of its features like Type Providers, pits F# Computation Expressions vs Monads, and highlights issues teaching functional programming to developers, and much more.
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.
Brian Rasmussen explains Project Roslyn: accessing information about a code base, creating static analysis tools, building REPLs and other scripting tools with Roslyn, VS integration and much more.
Dick Wall explores the state and future of Java, his reasons for switching to programming in Scala, the SubCut Dependency Injection library for Scala, Scala Compiler Plugins and much more.
Rich Hickey explains Clojure 1.4's extensible Reader, which allows to provide custom notation for data without the problems of Reader macros. Also: ClojureScript, Clojure in Clojure, and Avout.
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.
Gregory Collins talks about Snap, a high performance web framework for Haskell, where it fits in the web framework spectrum, the Iteratee I/O model, Haskell performance and much more.
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.
Rob Pike discusses Google Go: OOP programming without classes, Go interfaces, Concurrency with Goroutines and Channels, and the Go features that help keep GC pauses short.