152: Embracing Mathematics with Philip Wadler

October 16th, 2019 · 49 mins 32 secs

About this Episode

02:35 - Philip’s Superpower: Being Not Afraid of Mathematics

04:07 - Programming Language Foundations in Agda

Propositions as Types


Software Foundations by Benjamin C. Pierce

The Coq Proof Assistant

15:32 - Using a Proof Assistant

22:57 - Human Creativity + Insight



30:02 - Specifications

Use of Formal Methods at Amazon Web Services

The Evolution of Testing Methodology at AWS: From Status Quo to Formal Methods with TLA+

How Amazon web services uses formal methods

35:25 - How To Translate Abstract Concepts So Practitioners Can Use Them


Rein: The way we are taught math makes us hate it.

Jess: There’s a difference between learning the foundations of programming and learning the skills of programming

Chanté: How do we make conversations like this more accessible?

Jacob: Ways of getting quick and seamless feedback as you are writing a program.

Joint Cognitive Systems: Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering

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