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Episode 205: Martin Lippert on Eclipse Flux

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Episode 205: Martin Lippert on Eclipse Flux

Eberhard Wolff talks with Martin Lippert of Pivotal about the Eclipse Flux project. This projects is in its early stages — and has a very interesting goal: It aims to put software development tools into the cloud. It is a lot more than just an IDE (integrated development environment) in a browser. Instead the IDE […]

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Episode 204: Anil Madhavapeddy on the Mirage Cloud Operating System and the OCaml Language

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Episode 204: Anil Madhavapeddy on the Mirage Cloud Operating System and the OCaml Language

Robert talks to Dr. Anil Madhavapeddy of the Cambridge University (UK) Systems research group about the OCaml language and the Mirage cloud operating system, a microkernel written entirely in OCaml. The outline includes: history of the evolution from dedicated servers running a monolithic operating system to virutalized servers based on the Xen hypervisor to micro-kernels; […]

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Episode 203: Leslie Lamport on Distributed Systems

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Episode 203: Leslie Lamport on Distributed Systems

Leslie Lamport won a Turing Award in 2013 for his work in distributed and concurrent systems. He also designed the document preparation tool LaTex. Leslie is employed by Microsoft Research, and has recently been working with TLA+, a language that is useful for specifying concurrent systems from a high level. The interview begins with a […]

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Episode 202: Andrew Gerrand on Go

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Episode 202: Andrew Gerrand on Go

Andrew Gerrand works on the Go programming language at Google. His conversation with Jeff begins with a history of the language, including the details behind how Go was conceived and how the open source community contributes to it. Andrew explains how Go intends to simplify problems which have been motifs as Google has scaled. The […]

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Episode 201: Martin Thompson on Mechanical Sympathy

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Episode 201: Martin Thompson on Mechanical Sympathy

Martin Thompson, proprietor of the blog Mechanical Sympathy, founder of the LMAX disruptor open source project, and a consultant and frequent speaker on high performance computing talks with Robert about computer program performance. Martin explains the meaning of the term “mechanical sympathy,” derived from auto racing, and its relevance to program performance: the importance of […]

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