PG Podcast - Episode 53 - Mike Loukides on the past and future of programming tools
February 2020 (perspective of an assistant professor)
Mike Loukides (@mikeloukides) is Vice President of Content Strategy for O'Reilly Media, Inc. He's edited many highly regarded books on technical subjects that don't involve Windows programming. He's particularly interested in programming languages, Unix and what passes for Unix these days, and system and network administration. Mike is the author of System Performance Tuning and a coauthor of Unix Power Tools. Most recently, he's been writing about data and artificial intelligence, ethics, the future of programming, and whatever else seems interesting. He's also a pianist, a ham radio operator, and a lover of birds.
I've known Mike for a while now since he invited me to write some technical articles for O'Reilly; I invited him on the podcast since I liked what he covered in his recent essay, Toward the next generation of programming tools. In this PG Podcast, Mike and I start by discussing that article but then branch way outward.