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CoRecursive - Software Engineering Interviews

Mar 15, 2019

What is abstraction?  Can we have a precise definition of abstraction that, once understood, makes writing software simpler?  Runar has thought a lot about abstraction and how we can choose the proper level of abstraction for the software we write.  In this interview, he explains these concepts using examples from the...


Feb 22, 2019

Richard Whaling has an interesting perspective on software development. If you write software for the JVM or if you are interested in low level system programming, or even doing data heavy or network heavy IO programming then you will find this interview interesting.

We discuss how to build faster software in a modern...


Jan 25, 2019

A decade ago Jamis Buck was not loving his job. He was an important open source contributor. He worked for the hottest trendiest software company at the time, 37 signals, creator of ruby on rails. He was on top of the world but also he was burnt out.

Today Jamis talks about how he overcame burn out. 

We discuss how his...


Dec 18, 2018

Which operating system is the best? Which programming language is the best? What text editor?

Bryan Cantrill, CTO of Joyent says that is the wrong question. Languages, operating systems and communities have to make trade offs and they do that based on their values. So the right language is the one who's values align...


Dec 1, 2018

When it comes to type systems "I am, so far, only in the dependent types camp" - Daniel P. Friedman

You can write more correct software and even rigorous mathematical proofs.  Prepare for some mind stretching.

Previous guests like Edwin Brady and Stephanie Weirich have discussed some of the exciting things a dependent...