Eva Andreasson on Hadoop, the Hadoop Ecosystem, Impala

Interview with Eva Andreasson on  Nov 11, 2013 1

Eva Andreasson explains the various Hadoop technologies and how they interact, real-time queries with Impala, the Hadoop ecosystem including Hue, Oozie, YARN, and much more.

Laurent Sansonetti on Writing Ruby Apps for iOS with RubyMotion

Interview with Laurent Sansonetti on  Nov 27, 2012

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.

Gil Tene on Zing, Low Latency GC, Responsiveness

Interview with Gil Tene on  Sep 06, 2012

Gil Tene talks about how to achieve low latency and responsiveness in Java applications despite the GC, how the GC in Azul's Zing helps, where low latency is crucial, and much more.

Rupert Smith on Low-Latency Java Programming, FPGAs

Interview with Rupert Smith on  Jun 22, 2012 1

Rupert Smith explains how to write low-latency code on plain JVMs (not realtime VMs) and how to avoid GC pauses. Also: how to exploit the capabilities of FPGAs to improve performance.

IBM's Tim Ellison on the Future of Java

Interview with Tim Ellison on  May 14, 2012 6

Tim Ellison talks to Charles Humble about Lambda, extension methods, modularity, and plans for Java beyond Java 8

Attila Szegedi on JVM and GC Performance Tuning at Twitter

Interview with Attila Szegedi on  Feb 09, 2012 3

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.

Gil Tene Discusses Garbage Collection, the OpenJDK and the JCP

Interview with Gil Tene on  Jan 18, 2012

Gil Tene talks to Charles Humble about different garbage collection techniques, and specific collectors including Azul's C4, IBM's Balanced GC, and Oracle's Garbage First, before moving on to discuss both the JCP and OpenJDK.

Ari Zilka on RAM is the New Disk & BigMemory

Interview with Ari Zilka on  Aug 16, 2011 3

Terracotta creator Ari Zilka talks about about the RAM is the new disk and argues for scaling up before scaling out, comparing the architectural approaches of lots of VMs with small heaps vs. a few JVMs with very large heaps. Ari introduces BigMemory, a Java add-on to Enterprise Ehcache, which allows app designs with huge amounts of memory accessible in-process, with minimal garbage collection.

Aaron Patterson on Rails 3.1 and Ruby Performance

Interview with Aaron Patterson on  Aug 09, 2011 1

Aaron Patterson talks about performance in Ruby and Rails, some of the challenges Rails and Rack pose for the Ruby GC, and much more.

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.

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.

Rob Pike on Google Go: Concurrency, Type System, Memory Management and GC

Interview with Rob Pike on  Feb 25, 2011 5

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.