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John O’Nolan – Ghost Q&A

John O'Nolan took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to Packt Publishing about the meteoric rise of Ghost - the stripped back blogging platform. What were the biggest issues you faced/continue to face in the development phase? Open source development is always a challenge....

Translating between the virtual and the real: Interview with artist Scott Kildall

Scott Kildall is an artist whose work often explores themes of future-thinking and translation between the virtual and the real. His latest projects use physical data visualization - the transformation of data sources into physical objects via computer algorithms. We're currently collaborating on the...

An Interview with Heather Mahalik

Heather Mahalik is currently Principle Forensic Scientist and Program Manager at Oceans Edge, Inc, and the course lead for the SANS mobile device and advanced smartphone forensics courses. With over 11 years' experience in digital forensics, she currently focuses on mobile device investigations, forensic course...

An Interview with Mario Casciaro

Mario Casciaro is a software engineer and technical lead with a passion for open source. He began programming with a Commodore 64 when he was 12, and grew up with Pascal and Visual Basic. His programming skills evolved by experimenting with x86 assembly language,...

A Brief Interview with Lorenzo Bettini

Lorenzo Bettini is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Informatics at the University of Turin, Italy, and the author of Implementing Domain-Specific Languages with Xtext and Xtend. You can learn more about Lorenzo here and here. You can also find him...

An Interview with Christoph Körner

Christoph is the CTO of GESIM, a Swiss start-up company, where he is responsible for their simulation software and web interface built with Angular and D3. He is a passionate, self-taught, software developer and web-enthusiast with more than 7 years’ experience in designing and...

PiWars – Mike Horne’s world of Raspberry Pi Robotics

Robotics competitions have evolved from the time I participated in themduring my college days. Thanks to microboards such as the Raspberry Pi, it’s much more accessible – it could quite literally be described as ‘child’s play’. Mike Horne, the organizer of PiWars and co-organiser...

“Most of the problems of software come from complexity”: An interview with Max Kanat-Alexander

Max Kanat Alexander understands software implicitly. He has spent his career not only working with it, but thinking about it too. But don't think for a moment that Max is an armchair philosopher. His philosophy has real-world consequences for all programmers, offering a way...

“This is John. He literally wrote the book on Puppet” – An Interview with John Arundel

John Arundel is a DevOps consultant. Which means he helps businesses use software better. But when he's not supporting his clients, John is writing for Packt. John has written a number of books over the last few years, most recently Puppet 5 Beginner's Guide....

Why you should start learning Spring Boot: An interview with Greg Turnquist

If you're not sure what Spring Boot is exactly, or why it's becoming such an important part of the Java development ecosystem you're in the right place. We'll explain: Spring Boot is a micro framework built by the team at Pivotal that has been...