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13:29

Rachel Reese on The Good and Bad of Microservices (with F#)

Interview with Rachel Reese on  Apr 28, 2016

Rachel Reese on the challenges and benefits of using microservices at Jet. In particular how F# made it easier to refactor and maintain hundreds of microservices. The hard bit is the infrastructure.

26:47

Interview with Martin Thompson on High Performance Java

Interview with Martin Thompson on  Apr 27, 2016

Alex Blewitt speaks to Martin Thompson at QCon London 2016 on his open-source high-performance networking stack Aeron, and how it avoids garbage collection delays for consistently low latency. Martin explains the use of the xadd processor instruction to avoid spinning wait loops and looks ahead to where CPU technology is heading in the future.

28:08

Peter Alvaro on Distributed Programming, CRDTs, LDFI

Interview with Peter Alvaro on  Apr 20, 2016 1

Peter Alvaro discusses some of the reasons that distributed programming is hard, Lineage-driven Fault Injection, static analysis to check deterministic behaviour, CRDTs, and much more.

27:33

Interview with Charles Humble on InfoQ and QCon

Interview with Charles Humble on  Apr 18, 2016

Alex Blewitt interviews Charles Humble on the origins of the QCon conferences and how he came to be chief editor at InfoQ. They also take a trip down memory lane about how the conferences and news site have grown into an international phenomenon.

33:20

John Willis on IT Burnout and Mismatch Between Organizational and Personal Values

Interview with John Willis on  Apr 17, 2016

John Willis (@botchagalupe) on IT burnout, mismatch between persons and organizations, and the cost for both of them. Also how Docker ecosystem works and the past, present and future of Docker.

23:30

David Riddoch on Bypassing the Kernel and Hypervisor for Network I/O, Solarflare, OpenOnload

Interview with David Riddoch on  Apr 14, 2016

David Riddoch explains how bypassing the OS kernel's networking stack can improve latency and throughput, networking with Solarflare and OpenOnload, hypervisor bypass, and much more.

25:07

Interview with Gil Tene on Hardware Transactional Memory

Interview with Gil Tene on  Apr 08, 2016

Gil Tene speaks to Alex Blewitt at QCon London 2016 on the upcoming support for hardware transactional memory in server-class Intel chips, and what it will mean for the JVM. Tene discusses what kinds of applications will benefit from speculative lock elision and increasing concurrency in the near future on multi-core server platforms.

22:30

Adrian Colyer on the Morning Paper and Reading Computer Science Papers

Interview with Adrian Colyer on  Apr 07, 2016

Adrian Colyer explains the motivation behind publishing the "Morning Paper" (a blog discussing Computer Science research papers) and mentions some of his favourite papers of the past year.

17:47

John Sheehan on Web API Quality

Interview with John Sheehan on  Feb 27, 2016

In this interview, John Sheehan expounds on what constitutes a high quality API. The first half focuses on developer experience which will help API consumers distinguish between top tier API providers and the rest. The second half provides pointers for API providers aiming to improve various aspects of API quality, specifically performance across the API lifecycle.

21:19

Josh Long on Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and Microservices

Interview with Josh Long on  Feb 21, 2016

Josh Long talks about the philosophy behind Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. He also discusses some of the common distributed computing problems Pivotal are trying to solve - externalised configuration, service discovery, client-side load balancing, distributed tracing and so on, and talks about some major clients including Netflix, Baidu and Alibaba.

28:27

Gil Tene on Understanding Latency

Interview with Gil Tene on  Feb 09, 2016

Gil Tene explains latency and how it relates to service and response times, measuring latency, common misconceptions about latency, what to do when a system's latency can't meet SLAs, and much more.

28:53

Stephanie Weirich on Dependent Typing, Extending Haskell, Type System Research

Interview with Stephanie Weirich on  Feb 05, 2016

Stephanie Weirich gives an introduction to the ideas behind dependent typing, dependent typing in Haskell, extending Haskell, and the status and future of type theory.

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