Damian Conway on Teaching, Programming Languages, Open Source and Our Future

Interview with Damian Conway on  May 20, 2014

Damian Conway talks about some of the secrets of his famous presentations and the joy of teaching. He explains why Perl does not get so much attention as other programming languages in this age of programming languages renaissance. Damian finishes speculating on how technology will shape our future as human beings.


Ward Cunningham on the Appeal of OOP and Dynamic Languages, Federated Wiki

Interview with Ward Cunningham on  Apr 04, 2013

Ward Cunningham talks about the continuing appeal of OOP and dynamic languages, asynchronous programming, and much more. Also: Ward explains the ideas behind his latest project Federated Wiki.

Damian Conway on the State of Perl, Perl 6, Writing Parsers and DSLs

Interview with Damian Conway on  Jan 02, 2013

Damian Conway explains where Perl 5.x is used today and why (hint: the CPAN library repository), and what Perl 6 offers: modern OOP, an optional type system, libraries for parallelism and concurrency, and very powerful built-in tools for parsing including extensible grammars.