Richard Minerich on Functional Programming, F#, Type Providers and Dynamic Languages

Interview with Richard Minerich on  Sep 04, 2013

Richard Minerich explains the reasons for choosing F#, how F# Type Providers help to integrate languages like R, how to bring Functional Programming to enterprise developers, and much more.


Erik Meijer on Monads

Interview with Erik Meijer on  Aug 09, 2013 2

Erik Meijer explains Monads, from the basics to the reasons for the IO Monad.


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.

Erik Meijer discusses programming language design, effects and some web programming problems

Interview with Erik Meijer on  Dec 21, 2012 3

Erik Meijer distinguishes between two kinds of programming languages, pure functional and all the others. He emphasizes some issues regarding mixing higher order programming with effects. Erik then talks about the nature of Javascript, and true problems we need to solve in web programming.

Rúnar Bjarnason on Scalaz, Lenses, Functional Programming and Scala

Interview with Rúnar Bjarnason on  Jul 18, 2012 1

Rúnar Bjarnason talks about the ideas behind and features in the popular scalaz library, programming concepts like (bi-directional) lenses, Scala Macros, and much more.

Scala, Functional Programming and Play 2.0

Interview with Sadek Drobi on  Jun 28, 2012 6

Sadek Drobi discusses functional programming sand Scala's multi paradigm approach at QCon London 2012. He also shares insights into the new Play 2.0 framework.

Philip Wadler on Functional Programming

Interview with Philip Wadler on  May 03, 2012 4

Philip Wadler talks about the role of functional programming and some of the reasons for its slow rise in the past and its influence today. Also: lambda calculus, monads, continuations and much more.

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.

Gregory Collins on High Performance Web Apps with Snap and Haskell

Interview with Gregory Collins on  Jun 17, 2011

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.

Debasish Ghosh on DSLs and Akka

Interview with Debasish Ghosh on  Apr 29, 2011

Debasish Gosh talks about Domain Specific Languages: how to build DSLs with Scala or XText, real world DSLs, parser combinators and monads. Also: how Akka brings actor-based programming to the JVM.

Contrasting Haskell & Erlang in peer-to-peer protocol implementation

Interview with Jesper Louis Andersen on  Mar 04, 2011 1

Based on his experience of writing BitTorrent clients - Combinatorrent and Etorrent – in Haskell and Erlang respectively, Jesper Louis Andersen presents the advantages of using these languages as well as the challenges that he encountered. He details how did he exploit the elegance of each of these two languages to leverage robust concurrency based on message-passing.

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.