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Scala, Erlang, F# Creators Discuss Functional Languages

Interview with Joe Armstrong Follow 2 Followers , Martin Odersky Follow 1 Followers , Don Syme Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 18, 2010 9

In this interview from the Erlang Factory event in London, three creators of modern functional languages -- Martin Odersky, creator of Scala; Joe Armstrong, a creator of Erlang; and Don Syme, creator of F# -- discuss the similarities and differences of their creations. They also discuss their languages’ common thread -- that they integrate object-oriented features in functional languages.

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Simon Thompson and John Hughes on Functional Programming with Erlang and Haskell

Interview with Simon Thompson Follow 0 Followers , John Hughes Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 28, 2010 1

Functional programming experts Simon Thompson and John Hughes discuss functional programming in today’s computing environments, particularly through the use of the Erlang and Haskell languages. In addition to debating the intricacies of both languages and their similarities and differences, Thompson and Hughes also discuss the growing popularity and maturity if functional programming.

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John Hughes on Why Functional Programming Matters!

Interview with John Hughes Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 08, 2010 4

John Hughes is the author of “Why functional programming matters” paper and in this interview he outlines the merits of functional programming and the reason for his involvement with it. He also goes over several core principles of functional programming like monads, handling of side-effects, etc.

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Jim Coplien: Why DCI is the Right Architecture for Right Now

Interview with Jim Coplien Follow 0 Followers on  May 29, 2010 2

Jim Coplien, co-creator of Data, Context and Interaction (DCI) architecture, covers a variety of topics including DCI, the importance of language support for DCI and the state of Agile development. Coplien has championed the DCI architecture with Trygve ReensKaug, the inventor of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture, which separates data and its processing from presentation.

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Don Syme Talks About F# 2.0, a First Class Citizen in Visual Studio 2010

Interview with Don Syme Follow 0 Followers on  May 22, 2010 2

In this interview made by Sadek Drobi, Don Syme speaks about F# 2.0, its application fields, its integration in Visual Studio 2010 and F# open source Power Pack library. Don also discusses the genesis of F#, the ties with OCaml as well as its specificity. He explains how did OOP and FP mix into one language and mentions some of the language's design decisions and compromises he had to take.

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Eric Nelson on VS 2010 and .NET 4.0

Interview with Eric Nelson Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 04, 2009 4

In this interview Eric Nelson talks about what’s coming in VS 2010, the C# – VB.NET convergence, the introduction of Parallel as a library, and Azure cloud computing.

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Don Syme Answering Questions on F#, C#, Haskell and Scala

Interview with Don Syme Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 27, 2009 8

In this interview made by InfoQ’s Sadek Drobi, Don Syme, a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, answers questions mostly on F#, but also on functional programming, C# generics, type classes in Haskell, similarities between F# and Scala.

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Lennart Augustsson on DSLs Written in Haskell

Interview with Lennart Augustsson Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 17, 2009 2

In this interview filmed at QCon SF 2008, Lennart Augustsson talks about writing DSLs in Haskell, presenting the advantages offered by the language. In that context, he talks about embedded DSLs, static and dynamic languages, syntax and semantics, monads and many other related topics.

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Ted Neward on Present and Past Languages

Interview with Ted Neward Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 23, 2008 4

In this interview filmed during QCon London 2008, Ted Neward, author of "Effective Enterprise Java", talks about languages, statical, dynamical, objectual or functional. He dives into Java, C#, C++, Haskell, Scala, VB, and Lisp, to name some of them, comparing the benefits and disadvantages of using one or another.

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QCon Panel: What will the Future of Java Development Be?

Interview with Chet Haase Follow 0 Followers , Charles Nutter Follow 0 Followers , Rod Johnson Follow 0 Followers , Joshua Bloch Follow 2 Followers , Erik Meijer Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 20, 2008 2

In this panel discussion from QCon San Francisco, several influential leaders of the software development community discussed and debated the future of the Java language and APIs based upon the lessons we have learned from the past. Topics included static versus dynamic languages, removing code from Java, forking the JVM, and the next big programming language.

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Charles Nutter discusses JRuby

Interview with Charles Nutter Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 14, 2008 3

JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses how he got involved with JRuby, Sun's involvement with JRuby, how JRuby fits into enterprise-level web applications, the possibility of a friendly fork of the OpenJDK source code, reasons for switching to JRuby, the future of JRuby, Spring and JRuby, and the Ruby community as a whole.

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Mads Torgersen on C# Futures

Interview with Mads Torgersen Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 19, 2007 1

In this interview, Floyd Marinescu interviews Mads Torgersen about the futures of C#. They discuss LINQ, parallelism and Mads provides his thoughts on functional programming and languages like F#.

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