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.

Lance Walton on Scala in the Enterprise

Interview with Lance Walton on  Jul 02, 2012

Lance Walton discusses Scala in the enterprise, educating developers in functional programming and whether Scala's binary compatibility issues between releases are a problem, and much more.

Dick Wall on Scala, DI with SubCut, Scala Compiler Plugins, Java's Future

Interview with Dick Wall on  Jun 29, 2012 2

Dick Wall explores the state and future of Java, his reasons for switching to programming in Scala, the SubCut Dependency Injection library for Scala, Scala Compiler Plugins and much more.

Scala, Functional Programming and Play 2.0

Interview with Sadek Drobi on  Jun 28, 2012 6

Sadek Drobi discusses functional programming sand Scala's multi paradigm approach at QCon London 2012. He also shares insights into the new Play 2.0 framework.

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.

Oleg Zhurakousky on Messaging, Spring Integration, and Cloud Architectures

Interview with Oleg Zhurakousky on  Dec 16, 2011 1

In this interview done by InfoQ's Srini Penchikala, Oleg Zhurakousky talks about the cloud architectures with messaging as the core part of the cloud solutions. He also discusses the Spring Integration and other Spring projects like Spring Roo and Cloud Foundry.

Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on Bringing Erlang's Fault Tolerance and Distribution to Java with Akka and Erjang

Interview with Jonas Bonér Kresten Krab Thorup on  Oct 20, 2011

Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup discuss some key aspects of Erlang like fault tolerance and reliability and how the Akka and Erjang projects try to bring them to the JVM.

Jonas Bonér on Akka, Actors and Shared State, STM, Typesafe

Interview with Jonas Bonér on  Sep 02, 2011

Jonas Bonér explains the Akka project and the types of actors it offers as well as its transactional features. Also: a preview of how Akka 2.0 changes the management of (remote) actors.