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Dean Wampler on Scalding, NoSQL, Scala, Functional Programming and Big Data

Interview with Dean Wampler on  Dec 16, 2013

Dean Wampler explains Scalding and the other Hadoop support libraries, the return of SQL, how (big) data is the killer application for functional programming, Java 8 vs Scala, and much more.


Sadek Drobi on Functional Programming and the Web, Fixing CMS with

Interview with Sadek Drobi on  Oct 16, 2013

Sadek Drobi explains the benefits of functional programming for the web. Also: improving CMS by separating content from representation and how implements ideas from functional DBs and Git.


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.


Ben Christensen on Resilience at Netflix with Hystrix, Reactive Programming for the JVM with RxJava

Interview with Ben Christensen on  Apr 25, 2013 1

Ben Christensen explains how Netflix manages to stay online even with millions of users, the Hystrix fault tolerance library, how Netflix discovered reactive programming and why it ported Rx to Java.


Tomas Petricek on F#, Type Providers, Functional and Reactive Programming

Interview with Tomas Petricek on  Mar 21, 2013 1

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.


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.

Debasish Ghosh on Functional Programming, NoSQL

Interview with Debasish Ghosh on  Oct 26, 2012 3

Debasish Ghosh talks about the advantages of functional programming and how its abstractions help to reason about code, Monads, DSLs, NoSQL and MongoDB, and much more.

Phil Trelford on Functional Architectures, F#

Interview with Phil Trelford on  Jul 30, 2012 1

Phil Trelford discusses how to design large scale applications with functional concepts, the state of the F# community and much more.

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.

Nada Amin on Scala DSLs with Lightweight Modular Staging and Compiling to JavaScript

Interview with Nada Amin on  Jun 18, 2012 5

Nada Amin explains Scala's Lightweight Modular Staging, how it can be used for embedded DSLs, using it for an embedded JavaScript DSL that compiles to JavaScript and offers callback-free programming.

Viktor Klang on Akka, Futures and Promises, Scala

Interview with Viktor Klang on  Jun 14, 2012

Viktor Klang talks about the features of Akka 2.x and future releases, Akka's approach to fault tolerance, the effort to unify Futures in Scala, and the state of functional programming.