Tag: programming languages

Episode 379: Claire Le Goues on Automated Program Repair

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Episode 379: Claire Le Goues on Automated Program Repair

Claire Le Goues, Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University discusses her area of research: automated program repair – the ability of programs to fix bugs in other programs.   Host Felienne spoke with Le Goues about how these techniques work. The techniques include: applying ‘sensible’ edits (moving blocks of code, adding null checks automatically) and then […]

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Episode 375: Gabriel Gonzalez on Configuration

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Episode 375: Gabriel Gonzalez on Configuration

Gabriel Gonzalez, the creator of Dhall, the non-repetitive alternative to YAML on why configuration is important and how we can make it better. Adam Gordon Bell spoke Gonzalez about Dhall, yaml, total functional programming and dealing with configuration at scale.  Topics covered include problems dealing with configuration in a large organization, removing duplication from configuration, […]

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Episode 372: Aaron Patterson on the Ruby Runtime

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Episode 372: Aaron Patterson on the Ruby Runtime

Aaron Patterson of GitHub discusses the Ruby language and its runtime.  Host Jeremy Jung spoke with Aaron about the Ruby language and how it works.  They discuss the language virtual machine, concurrency, garbage collection, and JIT compilation.  If you’ve ever wondered what’s happening under the hood of a programming language, this is a great introduction. […]

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365: Thorsten Ball on Building an Interpreter

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365: Thorsten Ball on Building an Interpreter

Thorsten Ball, author of Writing an interpreter in Go as well as its sequel Writing a Compiler in Go. Adam Gordon Bell spoke with Ball about building an interpreter. Topics covered include the differences between an interpreter and a compiler, what languages are most commonly used for writing interpreters, the advantages and disadvantages of go, […]

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SE-Radio Episode 357: Adam Barr on Code Quality

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SE-Radio Episode 357: Adam Barr on Code Quality

Adam Barr, author of Why Smart Engineers Write Bad Code talks about code quality.  Felienne spoke with Barr about how developers learn to program on their own while they are in high-school; how that influences their thinking about code quality; what code quality is, how is can (or cannot) be measured and whether some programming […]

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