Darach Ennis on the Pony Language, Actors, Concurrency

Interview with Darach Ennis on  Jan 17, 2016

Darach Ennis talks about the actor-model language Pony, its distinguishing approaches to memory management and concurrency, how it relates to Erlang, and much more.


Adam Wick on Security, Formal Methods, Types, Unikernels, HaLVM, DRM

Interview with Adam Wick on  Jan 08, 2016

Adam Wick talks about software security, research into formal methods and randomisation as well as documentation and types to help write secure software, HalVM and other Unikernels, DRM.


Sylvan Clebsch on the Actor-Model Language Pony, Garbage Collection, Capabilities, Concurrency

Interview with Sylvan Clebsch on  Dec 24, 2015 1

Sylvan Clebsch introduces Pony, a language built on the actor model which combines new approaches to garbage collection and concepts like capabilities to write high performance, concurrent code.


Rick Hudson on Garbage Collection in Go

Interview with Rick Hudson on  Dec 21, 2015

Rick Hudson talks to Charles Humble about the evolution of Go’s garbage collector, comparing 1.5 to the forthcoming 1.6 release, and also touching on plans for 1.7.


Bryan Cantrill on Containers, Linux, Triton and Illumos, Virtualization, Node.js

Interview with Bryan Cantrill on  Dec 20, 2015

Bryan Cantrill explains Triton (a way to run secure Linux containers on bare metal), the history of DTrace and ZFS and their (lack of) adoption on Linux, the relevance of OS R&D, Unikernels and more.


Felienne Hermans on Applying Software Engineering Methods to Spreadsheets

Interview with Felienne Hermans on  Dec 17, 2015

Felienne Hermans explains the how and why of applying software engineering methods (testing, static analysis, refactoring) to spreadsheets.


Chad Wathington and Suzie Prince on Team Collaboration, Mingle and ThoughtWorks Studios

Interview with Chad Wathington and Suzie Prince on  Dec 07, 2015

Chad Wathington and Suzie Prince spoke about the importance of feedback and collaboration in teams and keeping feedback going when scaling agile beyond single teams into larger organisations. Designing feedback into the process and keeping the processes people centric. They also discussed new capabilities coming in Mingle.


Mik Kersten on Current and Future ALM Trends

Interview with Mik Kersten on  Nov 07, 2015

Mik Kersten talks about current and future trends in ALM and the support for approaches like large scale Agile, DevOps, Docker, Big Data, functional languages and the Internet of Things.


Chris Richardson on Functional Programming in Scala and Java, Event Sourcing

Interview with Chris Richardson on  Oct 09, 2015

Chris Richardson explains the appeal of Scala, functional programming in Java and other languages, the basics of Event Sourcing, and his perspective on the state of the Java ecosystem.


Michael Bryzek on Handling Microservices in the Real World

Interview with Michael Bryzek on  Oct 08, 2015 2

Microservices have been a trending topic for some time now and while we talked a lot about concepts in the past there are more and more real-life experiences to draw on now. In this interview, Michael Bryzek, co-founder and former CTO of Gilt, shares some of his experience working with microservices including how we should design our architectures and APIs to avoid ending up in a dependency hell.


Tom Limoncelli on DevOps and Automation

Interview with Tom Limoncelli on  Sep 25, 2015

Tom Limoncelli explains the reasons for DevOps, how to choose which steps to automate and which not, enabling continuous deployment, and much more.


Kolton Andrus on Breaking Things at Netflix

Interview with Kolton Andrus on  Sep 18, 2015

Kolton Andrus is working as "chaos engineer" at Netflix which means he is getting paid for breaking things in production. We are talking with about how to improve overall system quality by injecting failures in production systems, about the idea of "anti-fragility" in the context of software and about how engineering teams of all layers can benefit from a failure injection infrastructure.

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