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  • Hilary Mason on bit.ly and Trending Clickstreams

    Hilary Mason, interviewed by Ryan Slobojan, discuss the engineering behind bit.ly and their use of machine learning in their system architecture. Hilary also talks about their use of MySQL and MongoDB to manage terabytes of information about users and clicks and their implications on performing real-time analysis of anthropology on the human condition.

    Hilary Mason on bit.ly and Trending Clickstreams
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    15:37
  • Chris Houser Discusses Clojure

    In this interview Ryan discusses Clojure with author Chris Houser. They cover Clojure's approach to classes, comparing and contrasting it with Java. Chris delves into they type of programming problem sets Clojure is best suited for, especially in relation to parallelism as the number of cores in computers increases and Clojure's applicability as or research language.

    Chris Houser Discusses Clojure
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    20:57
  • Dean Wampler on the State of Scala: 2.8, Concurrency, Functional Programming

    Dean Wampler discusses the state of Scala: the big changes in 2.8, the Scala on .NET, concurrency and parallelism with Scala and Akka, and experiences with adoption of functional languages.

    Dean Wampler on the State of Scala: 2.8, Concurrency, Functional Programming
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    27:10
  • Paul King on the Groovy Ecosystem

    Paul King discusses the state of Groovy and its maturing ecosystem which includes IDE support, static analysis tools, testing frameworks and the GPars library for concurrency.

    Paul King on the Groovy Ecosystem
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    31:18
  • What’s Next for jclouds?

    Adrian Cole discusses his jclouds project, which is an open source library that helps Java developers get started in the cloud and reuse their Java development skills. Cole also talks about some of the challenges of creating a cloud agnostic library, such as the use of different hypervisors and that various cloud implementations are written in different languages, such as VB, Python, Ruby, etc.

    What’s Next for jclouds?
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    21:02
  • Josh Bloch on Java and Programming

    In this interview, Google’s Josh Bloch shares his views on the open-source Java landscape as well as on the future of the Java language, including changes being implemented via Project Coin. Bloch also discusses support for multi-core in programming languages, support for multiple languages on the JVM, Java pain points and the “next big language.”

    Josh Bloch on Java and Programming
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    19:26
  • Doug Crockford on HTML and Fixing the Web

    In this interview, Doug Crockford discusses his views on HTML5, which basically amount to a warning that the technology is not quite ready and poses potential risks is widely adopted too quickly. Crockford also talks about the evolution of JavaScript, which has become his favorite language, and of the ECMAScript 5 standard. In addition, Crockford calls for the eradication of IE6.

    Doug Crockford on HTML and Fixing the Web
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    22:22
  • Brian Marick on Test Maintenance

    Brian Marick discusses the difficulties met trying to maintain tests that are vital to a project’s success, and how mocking frameworks can help, providing advice on writing unit and integration tests

    Brian Marick on Test Maintenance
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    34:21
  • Yehuda Katz Discusses SproutCore

    In this interview, Yehuda Katz, a recent arrival to Strobe Inc., discusses the SproutCore open-source JavaScript framework. Katz, of Ruby on Rails fame, joined the SproutCore effort in September. Katz talks about SproutCore 1.5, which is expected early in 2011 and will be the key mobile release of the SproutCore technology.

    Yehuda Katz Discusses SproutCore
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    18:52
  • Yehuda Katz on Rails 3.x

    Yehuda Katz talks on how Rails 3.0 has been received by the community, what are the differences compared to other similar frameworks, the impact of having different Ruby implementations, and what’s coming in Rails 3.1.

    Yehuda Katz on Rails 3.x
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    29:39
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