Rachel Roumeliotis

Rachel is an Editor at O'Reilly Media, Inc. focusing on mobile and Microsoft technologies as well as Python, Perl, and PHP. She has been working in technical publishing for over seven years acquiring books in UX, computer security, and electrical engineering as well as several other computer topics.

Emerging languages spotlight: Elm

Evan Czaplicki on breaking the HTML-CSS-JavaScript blockade with functional reactive programming.

Over the next few months I’ll be taking a look at new and emerging programming languages. The following piece is the first in this series. The Elm Programming Language, created by Evan Czaplicki, tackles web interaction and takes on the big three — HTML,…
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Checking in on Python

Guido Van Rossum on the state of Python and the two services that are helping to push it forward.

Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python. I recently had the opportunity to talk with him about the state of the language. You probably don’t realize it, but Python’s capabilities are pushed every time you use YouTube and Dropbox. During our interview, Van Rossum said both of these services are at the forefront of Python’s development. “Whenever…
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Why we need Go

Rob Pike on how Go fits into today's computing environment

The Go programming language was created by Rob Pike, Ken Thompson, and Robert Griesemer. Pike (@rob_pike) recently told me that Go was born while they were waiting a long while for some code to compile — too long. C++ and Java have long…
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PowerShell for developers

Doug Finke on why PowerShell isn't just for administrators.

Doug Finke (@dfinke) is an O’Reilly author and software developer. He moderates a PowerShell for Developers forum at powershell.org. We sat down recently to talk about the PowerShell, which has a new version launching with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and how it has grown with this latest release. Key points from the full video interview include: New…
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ASP.NET web API rocks

Why the ASP.NET Web API Framework is an essential tool for RESTful applications.

Glenn Block (@gblock) is an O’Reilly author and senior program manager on the Windows Azure Team at Microsoft. We sat down recently to talk about the newly released ASP.NET Web API Framework, which he helped develop, and why it will become essential to building RESTful applications. Key points from the full video (below) interview include: ASP.NET Web API enables…
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Mastering iOS development

Matt Neuburg has suffered through the difficult bits of iOS development so you don't have to.

Matt Neuburg is an O’Reilly author and long-time writer for tidBITS. We sat down recently to talk about iOS development and how best to build solid apps … the secret is take the time to learn the basics. Key points from the full video (below) interview include: All of the real power in iOS development is in C….
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Android evolves and so must you

Android evolves and so must you

Christopher Neugebauer on Android interfaces, Jellybean, and future updates.

Christopher Neugebauer (@chrisjrn) is an Android and Python developer at Secret Lab and conference coordinator of PyCon Australia. Chris recently wrapped up his work on Meebo for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry which was recently acquired by Google. I got a chance to talk to him at OSCON this summer about Android development. Key points from our full…
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Damian Conway weighs in on new features, best practices and Perl’s future

Damian Conway weighs in on new features, best practices and Perl’s future

Moose, Regular Expressions and how Perl 6 is influencing Perl 5

Damian Conway is a prominent member of the Perl community, author and presenter. Key points from the full video of our recent interview include: Perl 6 might not be here yet but it is seeping into Perl 5. You really should use a more current version of Perl — one…
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Objective-C and Cocoa: The core of solid iOS apps

Objective-C and Cocoa: The core of solid iOS apps

Jon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addison share their insight on what's new with Objective-C and Cocoa

Jon Manning (@desplesda) and Paris Buttfield-Addison (@parisba) are co-founders of Secret Lab and authors of the forthcoming Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 3rd Edition Key points from the full video (below) interview include: Embrace Objective-C’s verbosity Just getting started with Objective-C? Check out the WWDC videos and… [Discussed at the
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Async and Roslyn mean more power and insight in your C# 5.0 programs

Async and Roslyn mean more power and insight in your C# 5.0 programs

Async, Roslyn, and how to create your best C# 5.0 program

Longtime C# developer, Eric Lippert, speaks about new C# 5.0 features, updates to the forthcoming Roslyn compiler, and ways to optimize your C# programs.

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