Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson on Erlang

Interview with Francesco Cesarini Simon Thompson on  May 26, 2011

Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson discuss how Erlang's design allows fault tolerance and resilience, modular error handling, details of the actor model implementation and distributed programming.

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.

Debasish Ghosh on DSLs and Akka

Interview with Debasish Ghosh on  Apr 29, 2011

Debasish Gosh talks about Domain Specific Languages: how to build DSLs with Scala or XText, real world DSLs, parser combinators and monads. Also: how Akka brings actor-based programming to the JVM.

Rob Pike on Google Go: Concurrency, Type System, Memory Management and GC

Interview with Rob Pike on  Feb 25, 2011 5

Rob Pike discusses Google Go: OOP programming without classes, Go interfaces, Concurrency with Goroutines and Channels, and the Go features that help keep GC pauses short.

Rob Pike on Parallelism and Concurrency in Programming Languages

Interview with Rob Pike on  Feb 17, 2011 3

Rob Pike discusses concurrency in programming languages: CSP, channels, the role of coroutines, Plan 9, MapReduce and Sawzall, processes vs threads in Unix, and more programming language history.

Dion Almaer on the State of HTML5 and Javascript

Interview with Dion Almaer on  Feb 04, 2011 2

Dion Almaer discusses Javascript and DOM performance, the state of WebGL and Canvas, HTML5 security, and the role of native code in HTML/Javascript applications in general and on WebOS.

Cliff Click on Azul's Pauseless GC, Zing, JVM Languages

Interview with Cliff Click on  Jan 20, 2011 3

Cliff Click discusses the Pauseless GC algorithm and how Azul's Zing implements it on plain x86 CPUs. Also: what keeps dynamic languages slow on the JVM, invokedynamic, concurrency and much more.

Venkat Subramaniam on JVM Languages

Interview with Venkat Subramaniam on  Jan 14, 2011

Venkat Subramaniam talks about the characteristics of JVM languages like Groovy, JRuby and Scala, and their applicability in enterprise applications. He also mentions several implementation details and finishes by addressing issues of lifelong learning for developers.

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.

Paul King on the Groovy Ecosystem

Interview with Paul King on  Dec 27, 2010

Paul King discusses the state of Groovy and its maturing ecosystem which includes IDE support, static analysis tools, testing frameworks and the GPars library for concurrency.

Emil Eifrem on Neo4j and Graph Databases

Interview with Emil Eifrem on  Dec 23, 2010

Emil Eifrem explains graph databases, what domains they fit well, and the state of Neo4j. Also: how graph databases stack up against RDBMs.

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.