José Valim on the Elixir Language, Concurrency, Iteration

Interview with José Valim on  Nov 30, 2014

José Valim explains the ideas behind Elixir, a new programming language for the Erlang VM. Also: concurrency, handling iteration with Iteratees and other approaches, and much more.


Francesco Cesarini and Viktor Klang on the Reactive Manifesto

Interview with Francesco Cesarini Viktor Klang on  Jan 16, 2014 1

Francesco Cesarini and Viktor Klang explain the motivation behind the Reactive Manifesto and what exactly it brings to the table. Also: what Erlang and Scala/Akka can learn from each other.


Darach Ennis on CEP, Stream Processing, Messaging, OOP vs Functional Architecture

Interview with Darach Ennis on  May 09, 2013 2

Darach Ennis explains the lessons learned from the Complex Event Processing community, reactive programming, the challenges of messaging on mobile platforms, OOP vs Functional and much more.


Duncan Coutts on Parallelism and Concurrency with Haskell, Distributed Programming with Cloud Haskell

Interview with Duncan Coutts on  Feb 21, 2013

Duncan Coutts explains the nature of Concurrency and Parallelism in Haskell, its threading and STM implementation, Erlang OTP's influence on CloudHaskell for distributed programming, Monads, and more.

Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on Bringing Erlang's Fault Tolerance and Distribution to Java with Akka and Erjang

Interview with Jonas Bonér Kresten Krab Thorup on  Oct 20, 2011

Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup discuss some key aspects of Erlang like fault tolerance and reliability and how the Akka and Erjang projects try to bring them to the JVM.

Steve Vinoski and Bob Ippolito on Async I/O in Python and Node.js, Web Development in Erlang

Interview with Steve Vinoski Bob Ippolito on  Oct 10, 2011

Steve Vinoski and Bob Ippolito discuss web development with MochiWeb and Yaws and extending Erlang with native code. Also: async I/O in Python and Node.js vs Erlang.

Mike Williams on the History of Erlang, Modeling and Large Scale Design

Interview with Mike Williams on  Oct 03, 2011

Mike Williams, co-creator of Erlang discusses the history of and influences on Erlang as well as languages and paradigms used at Ericsson for large scale development and embedded programming.

Christian Colombo on FSM-based Monitoring and Runtime Verification

Interview with Christian Colombo on  Sep 23, 2011

Larva is a runtime monitoring system that uses AspectJ to weave monitoring into Java code and can check the correctness of the program using an FSM; Elarva is an Erlang version of the tool.

Simon Thompson and Huiquing Li on Refactoring in Functional Languages Like Haskell or Erlang

Interview with Simon Thompson Huiquing Li on  Sep 16, 2011

Simon Thompson and Huiqing Li explain refactoring with functional languages and Wrangler (Erlang) and HaRe (Haskell). Also: how Wrangler's ad-hoc mode allows everyone to write custom refactorings.

Jonas Bonér on Akka, Actors and Shared State, STM, Typesafe

Interview with Jonas Bonér on  Sep 02, 2011

Jonas Bonér explains the Akka project and the types of actors it offers as well as its transactional features. Also: a preview of how Akka 2.0 changes the management of (remote) actors.

Orion Henry on Heroku, Doozer and Paxos, Ruby

Interview with Orion Henry on  Aug 17, 2011 1

Orion Henry explains what make Heroku's PaaS tick, in particular the new extensible Cedar stack as well as Doozer, the implementation of the Paxos algorithm created at Heroku.

Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz on Riak and CouchDB

Interview with Justin Sheehy Damien Katz on  Aug 05, 2011

Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz discuss Riak and CouchDB, the strengths and trade-offs of different approaches to NoSQL, and why both databases are written in Erlang.