Michael Nygard on: feature complete vs. production ready, how to make a system more resilient and monitorable, explaining stability patterns like Bulkhead and Circuit Breaker, and the need for the development department to cooperate with the operations one and the business managers.
Ric Smith is an advocate of HTML 5, considering that browser vendors will incorporate more and more features of the emerging standard, driving its adoption. Ric details some of the features already implemented, Web Sockets, server events, focusing on the difference between plug-in solutions and HTML 5 ones.
Patrick Curran and Geir Magnusson discuss the role played by the standardization process and the lessons taken from the open source movement, one key aspect being related to reference implementations that are required from spec leaders.
What is Data Grid computing? What makes it different from a database? Is a data grid always scalable? Is the cloud the next step? Cameron Purdy answered these questions and others during an InfoQ interview, and also gave some hints on how to build scalable grids and how to avoid horror stories.
In this interview with Sadek Drobi, Michael Feathers explores working with legacy code, working with different programming languages, the right scope/size of modules, and the importance of readability of code regardless of the programming language.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an advocate of Web 2.0 and the Web Oriented Architecture. He explains how a mindset shift helped some companies be very successful using the Web 2.0 model while others have failed. He also considers that eventually most companies will migrate to WOA because we are living in an increasingly networked world.
This interview, conducted at QCon 2009, covers a wide range of topics beginning with a definition of OSGi and ending with an audience question about integrating OSGi into legacy application servers (like Websphere). In between Neil answers questions about the origins and evolution of OSGi, how OSGi compares to .Net modularization, and constraints on the use of certain Java libraries.
Sir Tony Hoare answers questions about his background, his relationship with Microsoft Research, his interest in "Unifying Theories of Programming," and numerous other topics in the area of programming, correctness, formal analysis of programs, and even type systems. Also addressed: concurrency, null-references, and even buffer overflows.
David Pollak talks about using Scala to write the Lift web development framework and his desire to write a productive framework that allows the developer to write concise code on top of a very strongly typed language.
In this interview, recorded at QCon London 2009, Ian Robinson and Jim Webber talk to Stefan Tilkov about the Web as a platform for integration, the usefulness of various degrees of RESTful HTTP and the benefits of REST in theory and practice.
In this interview Eric Nelson talks about what’s coming in VS 2010, the C# – VB.NET convergence, the introduction of Parallel as a library, and Azure cloud computing.
In this interview taped at QCon London 2009, Rich Hickey talks about all things Clojure: Software Transactional Memory, concurrency, persistent data structures, ports, AOT compilation, and more.