jHackers

Conversations with Japan's Hackers

Goro Fuji (part2)

Organization: Cookpad, Inc.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Projects: JSX
Languages: Perl, Javascript, JSX, Ruby

All things Perl!

Why is Goro hooked on Perl, and what would his ideal language be like? Why are so many of Japan's FOSS hackers part of the Perl community? We discuss these and the lineage of Japanese web companies in part 2 of our conversation.



Goro Fuji

Organization: Cookpad, Inc.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Projects: JSX
Languages: Perl, Javascript, JSX, Ruby

In part 1 of my conversation with Goro, a Perl hacker and engineer at Cookpad, Inc., we talk about how he started programming from playing an early text-based MMOPRG, how games can be a great training ground for future programmers, and the need for a "third" editor beyond vim and emacs.



Kazuho Oku

Organization: DeNA, Inc.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Projects: JSX-lang
Languages: JSX-lang, C++

Kazuho is a Perl and C++ hacker currently working as a research engineer at DeNA, Inc., one of the largest social gaming companies in the world. He is one of the project leaders of the JSX language open source project which aims to provide "faster, safer, easier javascript".



Satoshi 'Moris' Tagomori

Organization: LINE Corporation
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Projects: Fluentd, Norikra
Languages: Ruby, Perl, Node.js

Moris is a Perl and Ruby hacker currently working as a developer in the operations team at LINE Corporation, a rapidly growing mobile communication service. He is also one of the maintainers of the Fluentd open source log collector project.



Masahiro Nakagawa

Organization: Treasure Data, Inc.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Projects: D-lang, Fluentd, MessagePack
Languages: D-lang, Ruby

Masa is a D-lang and Ruby hacker currently working as a generalist software engineer at Treasure Data, Inc., a "Big Data as a Service" startup. He is also one of the maintainers of both the D programming language and the Fluentd open source log collector project.