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  • 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
  • Dean Wampler on Programming Languages

    This interview begins with a discussion of functional programming, the use of Scala by programmers trained in Java and the differences between purely functional languages like Haskell and hybrids like Scala. Later in the interview other programming languages are discussed along with the notion of programming paradigms and the need for combining both paradigms and languages to best solve problems.

    Dean Wampler on Programming Languages
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    57:20
  • Neal Gafter Discusses Closures, Language Features and Optional Typing

    In this interview from QCon London 2008, Neal Gafter discusses upcoming language features in Java 7, superpackages, what closures are, the differences between the three major closures proposals (CICE, FCM and BGGA), optional typing systems for dynamic languages, and the next major language.

    Neal Gafter Discusses Closures, Language Features and Optional Typing
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    25:56
  • Joshua Bloch on Closures, Resource Management, Google

    Core Java language designer Joshua Bloch talks about the need for Closures, Functional Programming, Java's need for better resource management, Java Puzzlers, and cool stuff Google is doing with Java. Recorded at www.javazone.no conference, Norway's best Java conference.

    Joshua Bloch on Closures, Resource Management, Google
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    17:00
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