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Episode 51 - Brian Sletten on the Semantic Web and what it means for developers

On this techcast, Brian Sletten describes how the Semantic Web helps to define relationships between interconnected data, discusses the various tools and APIs, and how it is already being used, even without our knowledge.

Services like Friend of a Friend (FoaF), tools like RDFa, query tools like SPARQL, are discussed. If you don't know what the Semantic Web is or why it exists, Brian gives us a good overview and it's worth time listening to. Today, the US Government, wikipedia, and other systems are making data available via these mechanisms, as well as online retailers like Best Buy and Tesco.

Sponsor - Philadelphia Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise April 8-9, 2010. Still time to register for the early bird special and save! Details at

Brian Sletten's articles on Semantic Web, REST, and more:
Linked data project: 
Best Buy - blog about using RDFa:
Some open source tools:
SPARQL tutorial:
A couple of good SemWeb Twitter lists:

Brian Sletten twitters as @bsletten, and works for Riot Games, and is part of the League of Legends team.




Direct download: ChariotTechCast-50-Brian-Sletten-SemanticWeb.mp3
Category:techcast -- posted at: 10:49am EST

Chariot DevNews Episode 2 - Languages galore!

Developer NewsCast #2 - January 25, 2010 Hosts: Brent Baxter and Ken Rimple Our news links can be found at Disclosures related to show content: Chariot Solutions is a SpringSource, Sun and JBoss Partner.

Direct download: Chariot-Newscast-2-01-25-2010.mp3
Category:devnews -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Episode 50 - Jeremy Grelle on SpringSource's WEB and RIA APIs

For our 50th episode, I sat down with VMWare/SpringSource's Jeremy Grelle, an Open Source developer who works on the Spring WebFlow project, among others. Jeremy will be speaking about Spring's BlazeDS integration library when he comes to town for the Philadelphia Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference in April. We talk about Spring 3.0, and about the following APIs: Spring MVC Spring WebFlow Spring Faces Spring JavaScript Spring's BlazeDS Integration library for Rich Flex applications Thanks to Jeremy for coming on the show and taking the time to talk to us.

Direct download: Chariot_TechCast_50-Jeremy_Grelle.mp3
Category:techcast -- posted at: 5:15pm EST

Episode 49 - Venkat Subramaniam on Groovy and Dynamic Languages

Venkat Subramaniam is a widely acclaimed speaker, author, professor, and creator of Agile Developer, a mentoring and training company. 

He joined us on the techcast to talk about programming using dynamic languages.  He is well known for his talks and book on the Groovy language, has just published a book on Scala, and discusses his philosophy for applying languages in our talk.

Mr. Subramaniam is speaking at the 2010 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise show, to be held on April 8-9 in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  To register, head over to


  1. Venkat's web site -
  2. Examples of Testing with Groovy -
  3. A great book by Venkat on Programming Groovy
  4. Venkat's Scala Book
  5. Java world Article on DSL

Music today was provided by (free theme #3 is our opener) and by Music Alley.  The takeout music was "Jazz Breakfast" from "Gecko 3".  Warning - if you download it has a few explicit words mixed in, but it's got a great groove!  Artist Information.

Direct download: ChariotTechCast-49-Venkat-S-01-19-2010.mp3
Category:techcast -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Chariot DevNews Epsiode 1 - Spring 3 ripple effect, facebook friends and more

This is our first Developer News podcast episode. We hope you like it. Links can be found by browsing our Delicious tags. Head over to for the links that made up today's show. Leave us feedback on twitter with #techcast, or email

Direct download: Chariot-DevNews-1-01-18-2010.mp3
Category:devnews -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

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