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  • Mary-Lynn Manns on Fearless Change

    Mary-Lynn discusses how Fearless Change presented patterns focused on the evangelist and the introduction of new change ideas into an organization. She goes on to note how the sequel, tentatively titled More Fearless Change, adds patterns that focus on gaining the necessary emotional and personal commitment to making change happen. She also talks about Agile and its adoption.

    Mary-Lynn Manns on Fearless Change
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    14:59
  • Rebecca Mercuri on Computer Forensics

    In this interview, Dr. Mercuri defines computer forensics, then discusses how forensics apply to criminal, civil, and intellectual property law. She addressed the challenges that technological advances, (e.g. RAID, cell phones, GPS devices, and Cloud Computing) increase the challenges faced by the forensic computer scientist. She also discusses appropriate actions if you suspect security issues.

    Rebecca Mercuri on Computer Forensics
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    29:12
  • Doug Lea Discusses the Fork/Join Framework

    Doug Lea talks to InfoQ about the evolution of the Fork/Join Framework, the new features planned for java.util.concurrent in Java 7, and the "Extra 166" package. The interview goes on to explore some of the hardware and language changes that are impacting concurrent programming, and the effect the increasing prevalence of alternative languages in the JVM are having on library design.

    Doug Lea Discusses the Fork/Join Framework
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    23:45
  • Brian Foote and Dave West Discuss Craftsmanship

    Brian and dave discuss what it might mean to be a true craftsman and why the idea of craft has become so popular of late. Other issues discussed include the question of why craft seems to be focused almost exclusively on programming and why everyone does not aspire to be a craftsman? Programming as performance art, programs as literary artifacts, and code "habitability" round out the discussion.

    Brian Foote and Dave West Discuss Craftsmanship
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    43:48
  • Guy Steele Interviews John McCarthy, Father of Lisp

    In this phone interview that took place in front of an audience at OOPSLA 2008, Guy Steele spins a yarn with John McCarthy, the father of Lisp, attempting to find out some details surrounding the language inception in the 50’ and its later evolution.

    Guy Steele Interviews John McCarthy, Father of Lisp
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    56:06
  • Guy Steele on Programming Languages

    Sun Fellow Guy Steele is interviewed by Floyd Marinescu, co-founder of InfoQ, and Bobby Norton of ThoughtWorks. Guy works for the Programming Language Research Group. The interview focuses on programming languages, the lessons to be learned from the past and what to expect from the future.

    Guy Steele on Programming Languages
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    20:31
  • Markus Voelter about Software Architecture Documentation

    During OOPSLA 2007, InfoQ interviewed Markus Voelter asking him about creating software architecture documentation. Many people mention UML when they are asked about software design documentation, but Markus has a different take on that. He thinks that we should be using models which can be processed with tools which can validate or invalidate them.

    Markus Voelter about Software Architecture Documentation
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    26:10
  • Smalltalk Dave about Programming Languages, SOA, MDA and the Web

    In an interview at OOPSLA, Dave Thomas talks about the reasons for the rise of Java, what's behind Web 2.0, MDA and SOA, the rise of dynamic languages and the opportunities that he sees in the web as a platform.

    Smalltalk Dave about Programming Languages, SOA, MDA and the Web
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    23:29
  • Michael Stal on Architecture Refactoring

    In this interview from OOPSLA 2007, Michael Stal talks about architecture refactoring. He describes what architecture refactoring is, its relationship to code refactoring and patterns, and he gives real world examples of how architecture refactorings have been done and when not to do it.

    Michael Stal on Architecture Refactoring
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    24:13
  • Kent Beck on Implementation Patterns

    Kent Beck is interviewed at OOPSLA 2007 about his new book, "Implementation patterns", the relationship between these patterns and XP, problems when adopting agile and the current status of design patterns.

    Kent Beck on Implementation Patterns
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    30:15
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