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.

Erlang Inventors Talk Language Future

Interview with Joe Armstrong Robert Virding on  May 18, 2011

In this interview Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding, co-inventors of the Erlang language, talk about the future of the language, including its use in web programming, its ability to scale and more. The duo also discuss Erlang support for NoSQL databases, running the language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and comparisons with other languages such as Google’s Go.

Debasish Ghosh on DSLs and Akka

Interview with Debasish Ghosh on  Apr 29, 2011

Debasish Gosh talks about Domain Specific Languages: how to build DSLs with Scala or XText, real world DSLs, parser combinators and monads. Also: how Akka brings actor-based programming to the JVM.

Nick Kallen Discusses Scala at Twitter

Interview with Nick Kallen on  Mar 02, 2011 1

Nick Kallen from Twitter is interviewed by Randy Shoup about Twitter’s use of the Scala programming language. Nick discusses using Scala to build high-performance and scalable network services (including FlockDB), the powerful dualism of Scala which combines the best of object-oriented and functional approaches and also provides his views on the tradeoffs between static and dynamic languages.

Venkat Subramaniam on JVM Languages

Interview with Venkat Subramaniam on  Jan 14, 2011

Venkat Subramaniam talks about the characteristics of JVM languages like Groovy, JRuby and Scala, and their applicability in enterprise applications. He also mentions several implementation details and finishes by addressing issues of lifelong learning for developers.