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Episode 450: Hadley Wickham on R and Tidyverse

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Episode 450: Hadley Wickham on R and Tidyverse

Hadley Wickham Chief Scientist of RStudio and creator of the Tidyverse discusses how R and its data science package the TidyVerse are used and created. Host Felienne spoke with Wickham about the design philosophy of the Tidyverse, and how it supports the clean and reproducible analysis of data. They discuss how different fields use data […]

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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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