Rich Hickey on Datomic, CAP and ACID

Interview with Rich Hickey on  Jan 21, 2013

Rich Hickey explains the basics of Datomic, its approach to transactions and query, Datalog, CAP, ACID and BASE, and much more.

Rich Hickey on Datomic, Data Storage, Functional Programming and Immutability

Interview with Rich Hickey on  Sep 10, 2012 1

Rich Hickey explains how immutability enables Datomic's features and facilitates programming (not just in functional languages). Also: Datomic and other NoSQL stores, Clojure Reducers and much more.

Stuart Halloway on Datomic, Clojure, Reducers

Interview with Stuart Halloway on  Aug 15, 2012

Stuart Halloway explains Datomic, programming transactional behavior with Datomic, Datalog and logic programming, programming with values, Clojure Reducers and much more.

Rich Hickey on Clojure 1.4's Extensible Reader, ClojureScript

Interview with Rich Hickey on  Apr 12, 2012

Rich Hickey explains Clojure 1.4's extensible Reader, which allows to provide custom notation for data without the problems of Reader macros. Also: ClojureScript, Clojure in Clojure, and Avout.

Rich Hickey on Datomic: Datalog, Databases, Persistent Data Structures

Interview with Rich Hickey on  Apr 04, 2012

Rich Hickey explains the ideas behind the Datomic database: why Datalog is used as the query language, the functional programming concepts at its core, the role of time in the DB and much more.

Howard Lewis Ship on Tapestry 5, Java and Clojure

Interview with Howard Lewis Ship on  Feb 24, 2012 2

Howard Lewis Ship discusses Tapestry 5, changes he'd like to see in Java, Clojure, and Java/Clojure interoperability.

Erlang Inventors Talk Language Future

Interview with Joe Armstrong Robert Virding on  May 18, 2011

In this interview Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding, co-inventors of the Erlang language, talk about the future of the language, including its use in web programming, its ability to scale and more. The duo also discuss Erlang support for NoSQL databases, running the language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and comparisons with other languages such as Google’s Go.

Chris Houser Discusses Clojure

Interview with Chris Houser on  Jan 12, 2011

In this interview Ryan discusses Clojure with author Chris Houser. They cover Clojure's approach to classes, comparing and contrasting it with Java. Chris delves into they type of programming problem sets Clojure is best suited for, especially in relation to parallelism as the number of cores in computers increases and Clojure's applicability as or research language.

Dean Wampler on the State of Scala: 2.8, Concurrency, Functional Programming

Interview with Dean Wampler on  Jan 07, 2011

Dean Wampler discusses the state of Scala: the big changes in 2.8, the Scala on .NET, concurrency and parallelism with Scala and Akka, and experiences with adoption of functional languages.

What’s Next for jclouds?

Interview with Adrian Cole on  Dec 23, 2010

Adrian Cole discusses his jclouds project, which is an open source library that helps Java developers get started in the cloud and reuse their Java development skills. Cole also talks about some of the challenges of creating a cloud agnostic library, such as the use of different hypervisors and that various cloud implementations are written in different languages, such as VB, Python, Ruby, etc.

Rich Hickey on Protocols and Clojure 1.3

Interview with Rich Hickey on  Dec 20, 2010

Rich Hickey explains the ideas behind Clojure 1.2's new polymorphism constructs deftype and protocols. Also: Clojure 1.3 features such as faster arithmetic and future features like Pods.

Josh Bloch on Java and Programming

Interview with Josh Bloch on  Dec 17, 2010

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.”