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.


Interview with Sven Efftinge on Xtend and Xtext

Interview with Sven Efftinge on  Apr 26, 2013 1

Sven Efftinge talks with Alex Blewitt at EclipseCon 2013 in Boston about Xtend, a Java-compatible language which, and Xtext, a general DSL and IDE editor framework. Read on to find out more.


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.


Sadek Drobi, the Play 2.0 Story and what's new in 2.1

Interview with Sadek Drobi on  Feb 15, 2013

Sadek talks about the origins of Playframework, motivations behind 2.0 rewrite and Scala integration. He explains how important is it to have appropriate architecture and programming model while dealing with Realtime. He then reveals some features of the newly released 2.1 version.

Stuart Williams on Vert.x

Interview with Stuart Williams on  Jan 22, 2013

Stuart Williams explains vert.x: basic idea and architecture, how it uses Java's NIO and async APIs, how it allows using various JVM languages (Groovy, JRuby, Scala, etc), the EventBus and much more.

Bob Lee on Java's Future, Lambdas, DI with Guice vs Dagger, Java and Ruby at Square

Interview with Bob Lee on  Jan 11, 2013 2

Bob Lee explains the popularity of Java, future language features like Lambdas, DI with Guice vs. the Dagger framework, the role of Java vs. Ruby at Square, hiring at Square, security and much more.

Erik Meijer discusses programming language design, effects and some web programming problems

Interview with Erik Meijer on  Dec 21, 2012 3

Erik Meijer distinguishes between two kinds of programming languages, pure functional and all the others. He emphasizes some issues regarding mixing higher order programming with effects. Erik then talks about the nature of Javascript, and true problems we need to solve in web programming.

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.

Ken Little on Scaling Tumblr

Interview with Ken Little on  Sep 24, 2012

Ken Little talks about scaling Tumblr to keep up with their blogging users: scaling the data model, sharding, their PHP frontend and the Scala backend, 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.

Miles Sabin on Dependent Types with Scala, Shapeless, Scala Macros

Interview with Miles Sabin on  Jul 13, 2012

Miles Sabin explains dependent typing in Scala, the Shapeless project that demonstrates these concepts, static typing improvements in Scala and Scala Macros.