Developer On Fire
About This Show
Developer On Fire with Dave Rael is an interview podcast with inspiring and successful software professionals telling personal stories about their experiences with delivering value. It is a chance for you to get to know your favorite geeks and learn more about who they are, how they deliver, and what makes them tick. Learn from and get to know special geeks like Matt Wynne, Rob Eisenberg, Udi Dahan, Ted Neward, John Sonmez, Phil Haack, and David Heinemeier Hansson.
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Episode 323 | Don Syme - Languages and Stories
1 day ago
Don Syme about Microsoft Research, languages, F#, exposure to software development for children, and deconstruction of ideasDon Syme is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Mobile Tools and Microsoft Research, Cambridge. He works with researchers, Microsoft and open source communities to make better programming technologies, and, through that, make people more productive and happier.
His main responsibility is the design and implementation of the F# programming language and he contributes to its tooling and community. He has also worked on the design of virtual machines and the C# language, being co-responsible for C# and .NET generics, and the design of language-integrated asynchronous programming in F# and, via F#, has influenced the design of asynchronous programming in C#.
Chapters:2:04 - Dave introduces the show and Don Syme8:11 - Don's early experience with working with a startup12:11 - Don's graduate studies at Cambridge14:33 - Don on Microsoft's emergence as an open source organization23:21 - The history of F# and the reasons it was created27:47 - The conception of the need for a functional-first programming language for .NET33:53 - The reasons F# became a new language rather than a use of an existing one37:40 - The difficulties of the F# story42:00 - Don's book recommendation42:16 - Don's experiences with his father's establishment of a software business48:24 - Children and software/technology51:04 - Don's top
Episodes of This Show
4 days ago
Rated 5 out of
Great listen for all developers
I highly recommend you listen to each episode of "Developer on Fire". Dave Rael does a great job of keeping each interview on point and not too long. Each of the guests has a great point or story that I find myself reflecting on from moments in my past, present and what I want my future to be. Really glad I found this podcast and I'm a constant listener now.
Date published: 2015-09-26