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While I was in Dublin, Ireland I had the chance to sit down with a number of the members great dynamic language communities from around Dublin.
Martha Rotter organized the gathering.
Ana Nelson and I represented Ruby.
Sean O'Donnell and Vishal Vatsa represented Python.
Ken Guest and Jaime Hemmett represented PHP.
It's was a tremendous amount of fun just to shoot the breeze and talk about the fun parts, the challenges and more that we all face in development. In this episode we break the ice, talk about the types of work that they are doing with the various languages, what type of frameworks that they are using and more.
There was a little bit of a problem with the audio as we were in a really echo prone room and had to pass the mics around.
Ruby on Rails
Listen to Episode 03 Dynamic Languages Crew
1/20/2009 11:37 PM
Listen to Episode 03 - Laurent Bugnion and Silverlight 2 Unleashed.
In this episode of ria.wiresidechat.com, Mike and Josh catch up with Laurent Bugnion about his new book - Silverlight 2 Unleashed. In this interview, we talk about the new features in Silverlight 2, how it relates to WPF and Flex and lots more.
Laurent Bugnion - http://www.galasoft.ch
IdentityMine - http://www.identitymine.com
10/20/2008 10:31 AM
Listen to Episode 02 - Ben Forta on the History of RIA.
In this episode of ria.wiresidechat.com, Mike and Josh catch up with Ben Forta to talk about the history of RIA. Ben is the original evangelist from Adobe and has seen the entire history of RIA. He is now the Director of Platform Evangelism.
First, Ben lays down his definition of RIA. This was an interesting conversation as even this the question was a little bit of a walk down memory lane the term RIA (Rich Internet Applications) has started to become main stream and he's finding that he's not having to explain it to everyone the way that he did in the past.
One of the very important things that Ben talks about is the difference between Web Sites or traditional Web Applications and RIAs. One of the key differences is that traditional sites and applications are typically loosely coupled collections of pages that happen to work together whereas a RIA is a single application that has lots of interactions without having to refresh the entire screen. Instead they are leveraging services to interact with the server.
Next we talked about the barriers to adoption in the enterprise. The great news there is that over the past year or so, the momentum has really picked up in the RIA space across the board. The issue here is that one of the bigger issues is that there are not enough people to get the work done sometimes.
Ben is very excited about the future as he is starting to see a ton of new applications and
Finally Ben talks about how to get started.
The first thing that you have to do is pick a technology and go with it. It doesn't really matter which one - obviously Ben wants you doing Flex.
The second part is that you really need to learn back ends. You really need to understand the server side technologies and how to build them successfully. The front end technologies only work as well as the server side that supports them.
The third thing is that you need to get heavily engaged in the community. There are fantastic communities out there that will give you a ton of support. But these only work if you're engaged.
Ben Forta - http://www.forta.com/
Adobe - http://www.adobe.com/
Google Maps - http://maps.google.com/
Line Rider - http://linerider.com/
Fantastic Contraption - http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/
Mike's Blog: http://blogs.digitalprimates.net/codeSlinger/
Josh's Blog: http://www.joshholmes.com
10/6/2008 12:02 PM
In this episode of Hacker Wireside Chat, I, Josh Holmes, catch up with Atif Aziz in Zurich. Atif is a consultant with Skybow and is actually using Iron Python in production code with his clients.
His approach is very practical - use it where it fits and where it's not going to hinder the rest of his team.
Atif Aziz - http://www.raboof.com Skybow - http://www.skybow.ch Iron Python - http://blogs.msdn.com/ironpython Josh Holmes - http://www.joshholmes.com
Listen to Episode 02 - Atif Aziz on Consulting in Switzerland and IronPython
9/29/2008 7:00 PM
In this inaugural RIA Wireside Chat, Josh Holmes and Mike Labriola discuss their backgrounds, how the RIA Chat podcast came to be, what RIA means, and their plans for the future.
Listen to Episode 01 - What is RIA?
Josh Holmes - RIA Evangelist for Microsoft
Josh Holmes is a RIA Architect Evangelist with Microsoft focused on building and educating the dev partners with a Rich Internet Application offering in Central Region. Prior to joining Microsoft in October 2006, Josh was a consultant working with a variety of clients ranging from large Fortune 500 firms to smaller sized companies. Josh is a frequent speaker and lead panelist at national and international software development conferences focusing on emerging technologies, software design and development with an emphasis on mobility and RIA (Rich Internet Applications).
Mike Labriola - Senior Consultant at Digital Primates
Michael has been developing Internet applications since 1995 and has been working with Flex since its 1.0 beta program. He specializes in developing applications with high business impact using emerging technologies.
Michael worked as an author and technical editor on Adobe Flex 2: Training from the Source and has published a series of articles on Adobe's Developer Center teaching others to integrate Flex client and server technologies. As a frequent speaker on Flex topics and contributor to Flex mailing lists, he is known throughout the developer community. Michael also speaks Spanish, Italian, and pretends to speak more Japanese than he actually knows.
The Thirsty Developer Podcast: http://thirstydeveloper.com/
9/23/2008 6:42 AM
In this first episode of Hacker Wireside Chat (and actually the first chat put up on Wireside Chat at all), Josh Holmes sat down with Patrick Farley and talked about a talk that he does called Ruby Internals. We covered a lot of different things from how Eval works in Ruby to what the new implementations, such as IronRuby and JRuby mean to Ruby developers around the world.
Pat's approach to Ruby is that the right way to approach internals is not to ask "What's a Metaclass". Instead, ask what does Ruby want to give me as a programmer that forces this into existence. To learn more - listen to the chat.
Host: Josh Holmes
Guest: Patrick Farley
Topic: Ruby Internals
Show time: 20 minutes
Patrick Farley's blog
Matz Ruby Interpreter (MRI)
Listen to Episode 01 - Patrick Farley talking about Ruby Internals
9/15/2008 11:35 AM
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