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GIF: The Image Format that Keeps Giving

Posted by Igor Wiedler  on  Sep 16, 2016

Igor Wiedler discusses GIF topics: compression, patents, legal trials, boycotts, browsers, color palettes and binary numbers.


Why Functional Programming Matters

Posted by John Hughes  on  Jul 05, 2016

John Hughes takes a deep dive into the history of functional programming to revisit a personal selection of highlights.


Getting Uphill on a Candle: Crushed Spines, Detached Retinas and One Small Step

Posted by Brian Troutwine  on  Jun 11, 2016

Brian Troutwine discusses aeronautics research attempting to convince listeners that moonshot projects should not be considered independently of their organizations and history.


The Ghosts of Java Past, Present and Yet to Come

Posted by Steve Elliott  on  Mar 17, 2016

Steve Elliott covers the evolution of how Java came to be what it is today including some lesser known history, and takes a look at the current roadmap of Java going forwards.


A Brief History of Chain Replication

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn  on  Mar 13, 2016

Christopher Meiklejohn talks through a history of chain replication, starting with the original work from 2004 by van Renesse and Schneider up to new and unique designs of chain replication.


The Last Programming Language

Posted by Robert Martin  on  Feb 03, 2016 9

Robert Martin walks through some of the history of programming languages, and then prognosticates on the future of languages.


Java at 20 and Where We Are Going

Posted by Steve Elliott  on  Dec 24, 2015

This talk looks at where Java has come from and where it is going, including some of the things that may be in Java 9 such as Jigsaw, the sun.* changes, the G1 garbage collector, and VarHandles.


Evolving Prolog

Posted by Michael Hendricks  on  Nov 07, 2015 1

Michael Hendricks talks about how they used genetic algorithms to evolve Prolog programs based on historic data from peer to peer lending markets.


Principles of Microservices

Posted by Sam Newman  on  Jul 01, 2015 1

Sam Newman talks about the history of where microservices came from, what they are, the benefits and downsides, and the core principles to stick to do to them well.


Real-world Docker: Past, Present, and Future

Posted by Jeff Lindsay  on  Mar 01, 2015

Jeff Lindsay talks about the history and future of Docker, and shares some of his cutting-edge tooling for deploying systems with Docker.


Following Google: Don’t Follow the Followers, Follow the Leaders

Posted by Mark Madsen  on  Feb 21, 2015

Mark Madsen explains the history of databases and data processing over the past decades and looks where the industry will go.


The Quest for the One True Parser

Posted by Terence Parr  on  Feb 15, 2015 1

Terence Parr shows the key practical advances in parsing from the last 25 years, provides algorithm comparisons, and separates the promises from reality.

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