Today’s podcast features Ken Rimple’s fireside chat with Bill Mensch, a pioneer in microprocessing and chip design. Bill Mensch grew up on a farm near Philadelphia, and didn’t think he’d end up as an engineer. But by studying his areas of interest such as math and science, he eventually ended up at Philco Ford, which gave him a taste of the field of semiconductors. He ended up becoming a driving force behind the microprocessor and personal computer movement, working at…
Brian Bagnall’s books on Commodore Business Machines are a definitive history. Ken Rimple speaks with him about the books, Commodore’s impact and his process.
We talk to Chris Thielen about the history of the Angular UI router, what the team is working on for the upcoming 1.0 release, and how they plan to support the router in Angular 2 and even React.
Today’s podcast features Ken Rimple’s interview with Sameer Farooqui and Brian Clapper of DataBricks, the creators of the Spark Big Data engine.
On today’s TechCast, Sujan Kapadia talks to yet another Scala person: James Roper (@jroper). Previously a core team member of the Play framework, James is now the tech lead of Lagom, a new Java-oriented micro-services framework introduced by Lightbend. He discusses it in depth in his ETE talk, Rethinking REST in a Microservices World, as well as in this conversation with Sujan.
On today’s TechCast, Sujan Kapadia talks to Adriaan Moors. Previously a language research student, he is currently the Scala Tech Lead at Lightbend, and self-proclaimed “compiler whisperer.” His talk, Scala 2.12 and Java 8: More Fun Together!, was extremely well-received at Philly ETE. In it, Adriaan talks about the interoperability between Scala’s newest release and Java 8. Sujan and Adriaan discuss this and more during their conversation. You can learn more about Philly ETE, the developer-friendly, Chariot-sponsored conference here. We…
On today’s TechCast, Sujan and Ken talk to Heather Miller. Previously a student under Martin Odersky, she is currently Executive Director of the Scala Center, as well as a research scientist at EPFL. Her talk, Academese to English: A Practical Tour of Scala’s Type System, was extremely well-received at Philly ETE. In it, Heather tried to simplify the conversation around Scala – demystifying the ‘hard parts’ of Scala, and reassuring her audience that there’s no need to do fancy type…
In this episode of the TechCast, Ken Rimple and Sujan Kapadia talk to five speakers of Philly ETE – Mike Hartington of Drifty, Jeff Labonski of Chariot Solutions, Martin Snyder of Wingspan, Alex Miller, co-author of Clojure Applied and organizer of The Strange Loop conference, and Andrea Falcone of Twitter.