Tue, 11 December 2012
Rod Johnson is well known for his work creating and leading SpringSource, and the Spring Framework. But did you know he recently started working with TypeSafe organization? He's advising them on their board of directors, and he's working on his own Scala hobby application. He has some views about the language, how to start using it, complexity vs readability, the "No Frameworks" movement, and more.
If you want to listen to Rod's history working on Spring, have a listen to episode 74.
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Direct download: TechCast_Episode_75-RodJohnson-Scala_Views-Part-2.mp3
Category:techcast -- posted at: 10:25am EDT
Mon, 10 December 2012
This interview is a walk through the lead up to and the creation of the Spring Framework with no founder Rod Johnson. Recently, Rod left the company sponsoring Spring, VMware Corporation, and joined up as a board member of TypeSafe to advise them on the future of Scala and other projects.
The podcast, then, is broken into two parts - the first part focuses on Rod's history in creating Spring, what makes it compelling, and how it has developed over the years.
The next part, which will appear on TechCast #75, will focus on Scala, a language that has become more popular of late. Rod is currently advising TypeSafe, the sponsors and creators of Scala, and he has been working on a project for several months totally written in the Scala language.
Disclosure Note - Chariot Solutions is a VMware consulting and value-added training center partner.
Enjoy this two-part interview.
Direct download: TechCast_Episode_74-RodJohnson-HistoryOfSpring-Part-1.mp3
Category:techcast -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT
Tue, 9 October 2012
This techcast episode features the open source PDF API developer Bruno Lowagie. His iText library has been used by many Java developers. One of the earier open-source Java APIs, iText was originally written to provide PDF version 1.3-compliant output. This was not the first API that Bruno created to handle PDF, as we'll hear in the interview, and also not the first to be open-sourced.
We'll hear how Bruno has participated in the PDF specification, has worked with various document management concerns including encryption, forms processing, and long-term archiving of PDF document formats. One very interesting section concerns how he approached licensing, and some of the challenges faced by developers when they are looking at dealing with open-source users versus paying clients, and how that informs the decisions of his company has he moves the library forward.
For information about the iText library, in both the commercial and open-source licensed versions, you can visit itextpdf.com.
Mon, 20 August 2012
Rebooting this podcast starting THIS WEEK! I hope to have one developer news every other week, starting today.
This summer has been anything but a vacation, with our training exploding and me spending lots of time in the classroom. I've also penned two updates to Spring Roo in Action, so I've been pretty busy. But I realized we haven't been updating the DevNews, so let's get back to it, shall we?
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Thu, 5 July 2012
Chariot Authors corner
Fri, 8 June 2012
Regular listeners will recognize Jamie Allen's voice from a number of podcast episodes at Chariot. He recently left us to join Typesafe, the sponsors of the Scala language, Akka, Play and other items that make up the Typesafe stack.
We discuss a number of topics, including:
For information about scalathon, head over to the event page at http://scalathon.org/2012/
Chariot is a Typesafe training partner.
Direct download: TechCast-Episode-72-Jamie-Allen-Typesafe-Scala.mp3
Category:techcast -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT
Thu, 26 April 2012
Rich Freedman lent some time to talk to Ken Rimple tonight over skype and re-launch the Developer News series, which has been on hiatus since February. Here are some of the topics they discussed:
The developer productivity tools they mentioned were:
Mon, 19 March 2012
Brian Fox is a longtime open source contributor, having worked on Maven 2 and overseeing the development of Maven 3. He is the VP of Engineering at Sonatype, and currently leads the Nexus repository project. The team has just released version 2.0, which includes support for the growing .NET open source community and the NUGET library manager.
We discuss the evolution of Maven and repository management, the Nexus repository manager, and key features in 2.0, such as the new smart proxy and the advent of Sonatype's new repository license intelligence and health awareness.
More information about Nexus and NuGet here. http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2012/03/03/sonatype-repository-now-supports-net-framework.aspx
Chariot is a Sonatype consulting and training partner.
Thanks to Brian for speaking to us today on the Techcast.
You can find Brian's blog entries for Sonatype at http://www.sonatype.com/people/author/brian/. Nexus is available at nexus.sonatype.org.
You can find him on twitter at AT brian underscore fox, You can find out more information about Nexus at nexus.sonatype.org.
Direct download: Chariot-TechCast-Epsiode-71-Brian-Fox-2012-03-19.mp3
Category:techcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Wed, 7 March 2012
Here is our interview with ETE keynoter Alex Payne. His talk, Emerging Programming Languages: a Tour of the Horizon" will be featured on April 11 at 8:30 AM.
Links will be updated over time, I wanted to get this out early.
Alex will be speaking in depth about some emerging languages at ETE. This show is a quick introduction to some of the things going on in the industry, but not as comprehensive as Alex's talk will be. We hope to see you there, and if you're not attending ETE we should have the talk available online a short time after the end of the conference.
Alex's first real computer : Mac Quadra.
Where to find Alex
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Direct download: Chariot_TechCast_70-Alex-Payne-ETE-2012-Keynoter.mp3
Category:techcast -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT
Tue, 21 February 2012
Hey, all. Gordon and I cooked up a few tasty items for your digestion this week. We've got
Mon, 6 February 2012
This is the first in a series of podcasts centered around speakers for the Philadelphia Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference.
My guest today is Alex Hillman. He is a leader in the co-working movement who helped found Independents Hall, known by the shortened name IndyHall (indyhall.org).
We discuss how Alex got into technology entprenuership, his technical background, how he involved himself in the co-working movement, and we also preview the subject of his talk, Enterprise Makeover: turning cost centers into profit centers.
Mon, 30 January 2012
In this fine episode, we cover:
Thanks for listening.
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Mon, 16 January 2012
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Big thanks and congratulations to my co-host Jason Grittman, who is moving to California - this is his last show (as a regular!). Thanks Jason for all of your help! We'll hope to have you back soon from your new roost in Silicon Valley!
Well, it's a sad day in Chariot DevNews land. We have to say goodbye to Jason Grittman, who is leaving for a new gig on the west coast.
Tue, 3 January 2012
Kohsuke Kawaguchi (@kohsukekawa) is the creator of Jenkins, a continuous integration tool he wrote a number of years ago as a way to verify that he checked in his files and didn't affect his multi-developer build. It is safe to say that Kohsuke wasn't the only one with that problem. A huge hit, the Jenkins CI server, which at the time was known as Hudson, reached a wide adoption level, with people installing it officially and even under their desktops in many IT development shops.
Kohsuke discusses the challenges in developing a tool like Jenkins, which changed names after the new owner of Sun, Oracle, decided that it owned the trademark to the Hudson product name. Oracle has contributed Hudson to the Eclipse foundation, and Kohsuke has continued developing Jenkins, sticking to a build per week strategy, conducting all team meetings in an open IRC forum, as well as documenting project status on their website, jenkins-ci.org.
We talk about current efforts, including supporting the plug-in developer community, writing plugins in Ruby, the CloudBees projects he's working on, and more. Thanks again to Kohsuke and Lisa Wells, who lined up the interview.