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  • React and Scala JS with Shadaj Laddad

    React and Scala JS with Shadaj Laddad

    • Jan 16, 20
    • 38 min

    Today Adam talks to Shadaj Laddad. What is React? Why do we need front end frameworks at all. Shadaj explains modern front end web development. He also explains why he likes to use react from scala.js and built a framework to make that easy for all.

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  • The Business Of Developer Tools With Lee Edwards

    The Business Of Developer Tools With Lee Edwards

    • Dec 17, 19
    • 37 min

    How do you build a business around tools for software engineers? Adam talks to Lee Edwards, a VC who spends a lot of time thinking about this question.

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  • Software in Context with Zach Tellman

    Software in Context with Zach Tellman

    • Dec 02, 19
    • 53 min

    Adam talks to Author and Clojure advocate Zach Tellman about how great software is built.

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  • Beautiful and Useless Coding with Allison Parrish

    Beautiful and Useless Coding with Allison Parrish

    • Nov 16, 19
    • 52 min

    Generative Art involves using the tools of computation to creative ends. Adam talks to Allison Parrish about how she uses word vectors to create unique poetry. Word vectors represent a fundamentally new tool for working with text.

    Adam and Allison also talk about creative computer programming and building twitter bots and what makes something art.

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  • Tech Evangelism with Gabriel Gonzalez

    Tech Evangelism with Gabriel Gonzalez

    • Nov 01, 19
    • 67 min

    What makes some pieces of technology take off? Why is java popular and not small talk or Haskell?

    Gabe is a popular blogger, a former Haskell cheerleader, and creator of the Dhall configuration language. Today we talk about marketing and tech evangelism.

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  • Language Oriented Design and SICP with Hal Abelson

    Language Oriented Design and SICP with Hal Abelson

    • Oct 01, 19
    • 56 min

    Adam talks to Hal Abelson about the textbook he coauthored in 1985, The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs and why it is still popular and influential today.

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  • Open Source Health and Diversity with Heather C Miller

    Open Source Health and Diversity with Heather C Miller

    • Sep 15, 19
    • 41 min

    Heather Miller is an Assistant Professor at CMU. She is concerned that key open source projects are at risk of failure and no one is paying attention. Adam talks to her about open source, how it grows, the diversity problems it has and much more.

    Heather also shares some interesting stories about the early days... more..

  • Learning about Compilers and Bytecode from Thorsten Ball

    Learning about Compilers and Bytecode from Thorsten Ball

    • Sep 01, 19
    • 58 min

    What do compilers do? What is the runtime of a language? What does it mean to compile something down to bytecode and what executes the bytecode.  Throsten Ball answers these questions in this interview with Adam.

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