Martin Thompson is the creator of Disruptor, a concurrent programming framework. He's passionate about solving hard problems - like writing scalable concurrent software systems. His session at YOW! - Tackling the Folklore Surrounding High Performance Computing - was excellent. You'll be able to see it online in the near future, so look for it on the YOW! site.
Martin is a Java and C++ developer and employs an analog design methodology to his digital development efforts. He thinks through the conceptual design and paints a detailed picture of the solution, then he writes code. Many developers do this, of course, but sometimes we don't think through the problem thoroughly enough before we start writing code. This is especially true when it comes to solving hard problems of a concurrent computing nature.
To Martin, the concurrency problem is as much a developer methodology, educational and behavioral problem as it is a pure technological one. We talk about this, of course. His perspectives on the subject are refreshing.
Tune in. Enjoy. Learn.
Thanks for joining us on C9, Martin. Keep pushing the envelope.
The YOW! Developer Conference offers outstanding opportunities to learn more about the latest practices, technologies, and methodologies for building innovative software solutions as well as the chance to meet and network with international software experts and other talented developers in Australia. Thanks to Dave Thomas and the event's excellent staff - Mary Catherine (MC), Lisa, Aino, Melissa, and others - for inviting me to this excellent pure developer event and thanks to all of the speakers for letting me take some of their time to record conversations for Channel 9. If you live in Australia, or aren't too far away, or just like to travel (who doesn't?), then you need to go to this yearly event. It's outstanding. There are many great developers down under. That's for sure. The speakers are exceptional—Dave and team set a high bar!