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Platform Choices on Windows Azure (It’s not just ASP.NET and SQL Server)

Posted by Mark Rendle  on  Jul 31, 2012

Mark Rendle introduces the basic services offered by Windows Azure along with examples of various platform choices that can be used: RavenDB, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js + Express, MongoDB, Sinatra, etc.

A Few of My Favorite [Python] Things

Posted by Mike Pirnat  on  Jun 04, 2012

Mike Pirnat presents some tips and tricks, standard libraries and third party packages that make programming in Python a richer experience.

Distributed Systems with ZeroMQ and gevent

Posted by Jeff Lindsay  on  May 22, 2012 1

Jeff Lindsay discusses creating distributed and concurrent systems using ZeroMQ – a lightweight message queue-, and gevent – a coroutine-based networking library.

Polyglot Programming: The Power of Hybridization

Posted by Bruce Eckel  on  May 14, 2012 1

Bruce Eckel emphasizes using different languages within a project, each one for the task it is better fitted for, and giving several such examples: Python+Scala, Go+Python, Python+CoffeeScript.

How We (Mostly) Moved from Java to Scala

Posted by Graham Tackley  on  Mar 27, 2012 14

Graham Tackley discusses how The Guardian switched all new development from Java to Scala, why they did that, what were the benefits and the problems, and why they did not choose Python+Django.

Real World IronPython

Posted by Michael Foord  on  Oct 18, 2009 3

Michael Foord discusses IronPython, the DLR, static vs. dynamic typing, integration, Resolver One, embedding IronPython, error handling, dynamic operations, and functions as delegates.

THERE WILL BE PORN: 10 Dangerous Ideas Nobody Should Implement

Posted by Zed Shaw  on  Nov 25, 2008

In this presentation from RubyFringe, Zed Shaw bids farewell to Ruby, with a few project ideas as well as live music and a few songs about the Ruby community.

Ruby Beyond Rails

Posted by John Lam  on  Aug 30, 2008 5

John Lam talks about his path to dynamic languages, some of the problems of making IronRuby run fast, and how the DLR helps with implementing languages.

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