Sylvan Clebsch on the Actor-Model Language Pony, Garbage Collection, Capabilities, Concurrency

Interview with Sylvan Clebsch on  Dec 24, 2015 1

Sylvan Clebsch introduces Pony, a language built on the actor model which combines new approaches to garbage collection and concepts like capabilities to write high performance, concurrent code.

John Nolan on the State of Hardware Acceleration with GPUs/FPGAs, Parallel Algorithm Design

Interview with John Nolan on  Jan 19, 2012 1

John Nolan shows the state of hardware acceleration with GPUs and FPGAs, why it's hard to write efficient code for them, and why to favor polymorphism over if statements for performance.

Scala, Erlang, F# Creators Discuss Functional Languages

Interview with Joe Armstrong, Martin Odersky, Don Syme on  Nov 18, 2010 9

In this interview from the Erlang Factory event in London, three creators of modern functional languages -- Martin Odersky, creator of Scala; Joe Armstrong, a creator of Erlang; and Don Syme, creator of F# -- discuss the similarities and differences of their creations. They also discuss their languages’ common thread -- that they integrate object-oriented features in functional languages.

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