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Episode 421: Doug Fawley on gRPC

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Episode 421: Doug Fawley on gRPC

Doug Fawley, tech lead of the golang native implementation of gRPC at Google, discusses gRPC with host Robert Blumen. They examine remote procedure calls generally, as well as the evolution of RPC technologies at Google, the benefits of HTTP/2 as the foundation of an RPC stack, and what HTTP/2 contributes to gRPC (security, flow control, […]

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Episode 392: Stephen Wolfram on Mathematica

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Episode 392: Stephen Wolfram on Mathematica

Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha discusses the wolfram language, which is behind both projects. Host Adam Gordon Bell spoke with Stephen Wolfram about computing, computational essays, building a language, notebook-based computing, and teaching children how to code. Stephen discusses the origin story behind Mathematica and why it is so unique and sometimes considered […]

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Episode 384: Boris Cherny on TypeScript

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Episode 384: Boris Cherny on TypeScript

Boris Cherny, author of Programming TypeScript, speaks with Nate Black explaining how TypeScript can scale Javascript projects to larger teams, larger code bases, and across devices. TypeScript is a “gradually typed” language, which allows you to add compile time verification to a JavaScript project bit by bit. TypeScript aims to be practical by catching common […]

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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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