Gabriel Grant on Node.js and Django

Interview with Gabriel Grant on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Gabriel talks about the challenges of working on a system like He also compares server-side JavaScript systems like Node.js and Python's Django, in how they deal with performance, speed of development, etc.

Andrew Watson On The State of OMG, UML, CORBA, DDS

Interview with Andrew Watson on  May 25, 2012

Andrew Watson talks about the work of the OMG, where CORBA is alive and well (hint: in your car), UML and UML Profiles vs. custom Modeling languages, DDS and other middleware, and much more.

SocketIO and Node.js, with Guillermo Rauch

Interview with Guillermo Rauch on  Mar 02, 2012

Guillermo Rauch, creator of SocketIO talks about how it delivers HTML5 WebSocket functionality in a cross-browser fashion. He also talks about effective development with Node.js and JavaScript in general.

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.

ECMAScript 5, Caja and Retrofitting Security, with Mark S. Miller

Interview with Mark S. Miller on  Feb 25, 2011

Mark S. Miller talks about the security considerations of JavaScript and how they are dealt with in ECMAScript 5 and the Caja project. He also mentions issues that have to do with HTML5 and compares the security characteristics of other languages like Java and Scheme.

Stefan Tilkov Talks REST, Web Services and More

Interview with Stefan Tilkov on  May 28, 2010

Stefan Tilkov discusses REST (Representational State Transfer) and RESTful web services based upon work he has done for clients of his consultancy. Stefan talks about the shortcomings of the WS-* specs and says he sees little need for WS-* web services any more. Stefan also talks about how web development frameworks are beginning to map to the RESTful model, and the concept of REST and security.

CORBA Guru Steve Vinoski on REST, Web Services, and Erlang

Interview with Steve Vinoski on  Feb 26, 2008

In this interview, recorded at QCon San Francisco 2007, CORBA Guru Steve Vinoski talks to Stefan Tilkov about his appreciation for REST, occasions when he would still use CORBA and the role of description languages for distributed systems. Other topics covered include the benefits of knowing many programming languages, and the usefulness of of Erlang to build distributed systems.

Tim Bray on Rails, REST, XML, Java, and More

Interview with Tim Bray Obie Fernandez Floyd Marinescu on  Oct 11, 2006 6

InfoQ Ruby editor Obie Fernandez interviews Tim Bray, one of the inventors of XML and current Director of Web Technologies for Sun Microsystems. We cover varied topics such as his opinions about Ruby and Rails, the impact of dynamic languages on web development, static versus dynamic typing, Sun's support of the JRuby project, Atom, and WS-* versus REST approaches to systems integration.