Interview with Simon Ritter on Java 9

Interview with Simon Ritter on  May 17, 2016 1

Alex Blewitt talks to Simon Ritter at QCon London 2016 about Java 9, the impact that Jigsaw will have on developers, and Java on the Raspberry Pi along with the differences between the Azul JVMs and Open JDK.


Aviran Mordo Discusses Technical Leadership, DevOps and Distributed Computing

Interview with Aviran Mordo on  May 06, 2016

Aviran Mordo discusses the skills required for technical leadership, his thoughts on DevOps, and the journey WIX has taken when implementing a microservice-based architecture. Mordo suggests that although architects may not be able to code full-time, they must remain 'hands-on', and although many new techniques, tools and frameworks are currently emerging, care must be taken with evaluation.


Jeffrey Fredrick on Harsh Realities and Learning

Interview with Jeffrey Fredrick on  May 02, 2016

Jeffrey Fredrick discusses how human psychology can work against successful agile adoption. He explains harsh realities like accepting being wrong where people don't like to be wrong and spotting mistakes from others while not seeing your own mistakes, and explores how you can squeeze out the learning in different situations and really learn from mistakes.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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