Hear all about functional programming in practice. We invite people working on hard industry problems to tell us how they are solving them, the tools they use, and what gets them up in the morning. Expect deep dives into Haskell, Nix, Rust, build systems, data engineering, AI, and more. We make it back to the surface too sometimes, to chat about engineering culture and the challenges of leadership in distributed teams.
April 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
Domen Kožar is the founder of Cachix, a popular caching service and one of the first products exclusively targeting the Nix ecosystem. He is also behind various community initiatives such as, for example, most recently a open collective fund to improve Nix' MacOS support. In this episode, Rok talks to Domen about how he came to work with Nix, his experiences with it and thoughts on how it evolves.
March 31st, 2021 | 1 hr 16 mins
Linear types are a new feature shipped with Haskells latest GHC compiler release 9.0. They allow to restrict a function to use an argument exactly once which opens all kinds of possibilities. Three core developers from the Haskell linear types team give an introduction to them and answer community questions in this episode.
March 10th, 2021 | 48 mins 58 secs
This episode's guest is Doug Beardsley, also known as mightybyte, director of engineering at Kadena, a blockchain company that uses Haskell in production. Doug is one of the few software engineering leaders who have used Haskell and advanced functional programming techniques in production systems for a long time at various companies. If you are interested in how he came into this position, as well as how he sees functional programming evolve and now positioned in the wider software industry, this episode is for you!
February 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
Rok Garbas talks to Adam Höse the creator of Trustix a tool that automatically verifies the content of software binaries with implications on binary security, the software supply chain and reproducibility tracking.
January 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 11 mins
In this episode, Roman Cheplyaka talks to Zubin Duggal who contributed to HLS for years, personally, through various Summer of Code projects and recently as a Tweag Open Source Fellow. He explains how HLS emerged from various predecessors. the role the Language Server Protocol played in reducing the implementation efforts and then dives deep into the inner workings of this tool.
December 1st, 2020 | 36 mins 42 secs
Rok Garbas talks with Théophane Hufschmitt about the upcoming content addressable store for Nix.
November 10th, 2020 | 43 mins 8 secs
Roman Cheplyaka talks to Richard Eisenberg about the recent changes in GHC's type checker.
October 19th, 2020 | 55 mins 24 secs
Roman Cheplyaka talks to Leonhard Markert and Dominic Steinitz about the new version of the Haskell 'random' package.