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DevNews taking a break this week...

Sorry for the late notice, gang.  Since I run the techcast and I'm consumed with various education admin / teaching responsibilities this week, we're going to take a break for one week.  We will resume next week, and will also start pushing some ETE podcasts as well. Stay tuned, and as always, thanks for listening to the techcast!

Category:devnews -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

Chariot DevNews Episode 14 - Sinatra, Rack frameworks, Groovy++, Rails 3, Flask and lots more

Until we can load the show notes, please visit


Ken, Eric & Gordon


Direct download: ChariotDevNews-14-04-19-2010.mp3
Category:devnews -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

ETE Thursday Evening Podcast - ETE Podcast #3

We held an open podcast on the evening of April 8th at the happy hour reception of the 2010 Philly Emerging Tech show.  I had invited James Ward and Michael Cote to sit with me, and see what developed.  Well, beyond the happy hour food and beer, which flowed freely, so did the conversation.  Adam Coombs from Infegy sat down with us, and later Ed Burns from Oracle joined the table.

We had a great time with a wide ranging conversation.  I hope you enjoy it.

Standard disclaimer for a live broadcast:  Of course, the opinions expressed are our own, influenced by food and beer, and not those of our employers...




Thanks everyone!

Direct download: Chariot-TechCast-ETE-2010-Evening.mp3
Category:ETE Sessions -- posted at: 11:33am EST

ETE Session 2010 #2 - The Great Web Framework Shootout of 2010

Chariot TechCast ETE Podcast #2 - the Web Framework Shootout of 2010

Warning: NSFW

Our last web framework shootout at ETE was in 2008, and we felt it was high time for another meetup. Since then, Rails and Merb have merged, JSF 2.0 was released, Grails has become more mature, Spring has moved into annotation-driven configuration in a big way, and there are still a ton of choices for an architect to make when choosing a web framework.

This year the shootout is led by Robert Hanson, author of Manning's GWT In Action, who was a speaker on last year's podcast. This is a Not Safe For Work download, as it involves some cursing and stronger statements, but overall it's no worse than you'll hear when meeting up with a few of these guys at a bar.

Slides have been published by Robert on his website.  We will have them soon as well as a large number of slide decks at

Speakers in this shootout include, in no particular order:

  • Chris Richardson of Cloud Foundry/SpringSource/VMware
  • Dan Allen and Lincoln Baxter III of JBoss, a division of RedHat
  • Alex Payne of Twitter
  • David Black of Cyrus
  • Scott Davis of Thirsty Head
  • Yehuda Katz of Engine Yard
  • Jeremey Grelle of SpringSource/VMware
  • Ed Burns of Oracle

All told, we have representatives arguing for Rails, Grails, Seam, CDI, Spring, Spring MVC and JSF, but also discuss JavaScript "we are solving problems from 10 years ago," component abstraction -vs- scripting on the page, the eternal Java versus Ruby debate, and many more.

Music for the podcast was performed by Chariot's Andrew Oswald.

Direct download: Chariot-TechCast-ETE2010-WebShootout.mp3
Category:ETE Sessions -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

Chariot DevNews Episode 13 - Cassandra likes the Groovy Python Migration Script!

Lots of topics this week.  Shownotes are available on as well. Submit your story ideas as tag "devnewsideas" and we'll look for them before each show.

Thanks for listening.  You can head over to the DevNews forum at PhillyEmergingTech to leave feedback or discuss the show.  Forums:

Chariot Solutions is a SpringSource and EngineYard partner (relevant partners for this podcast episode.

Ken Rimple & Eric Snyder

Direct download: Chariot-Developer-News-Episode-13.mp3
Category:devnews -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

ETE Session 2010 #1 - Michael Cote of RedMonk on Cloud Computing

Chariot Solutions TechCast - ETE 2010 Conference Session #1 - Keynote Session from Michael Coté, analyst from RedMonk

I first ran into Michael Coté's work back in 2008 when we put together the Chariot Cloud Con East conference. Among the many grandstanding blogs about cloud computing at the time, RedMonk was a place we could go to read about emerging trends, such as Platform as a Service and Software as a Service.

Useful links:


Direct download: Chariot-TechCast-ETE2010-Keynote-Cote.mp3
Category:ETE Sessions -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

Chariot DevNews Episode 12 - Countdown…  HTML in 5, Flex in 4, Spring in 3.0.2, darn!

Show notes available at

Hope to see you at ETE 2010 - if not, please visit the techcast site, or for news about show recordings and video.

Ken & Gordon


Direct download: Chariot-DevNews-12-04-06-2010.mp3
Category:devnews -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

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