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The Chariot TechCast is an interview show that covers emerging and important tends in the world of software development.

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  /   Aug 24, 2015

TechCast #89 – Bill Mensch on the Microcomputer Revolution

Who knew that Chariot had a microcomputer revolutionary connected to a consultant on our staff? Turns out, we do. Bill Mensch co-invented the 6502 processor, the chip that launched the Apple 1, Commodore VIC-20, and many other devices - all in our backyard.


  /   Apr 01, 2015

TechCast #88 – ETE Speaker Mike Hartington Talks Swift, Ionic, and more

Ionic is a cordova-based mobile application development framework. Using AngularJS as the core web framework, sass for CSS simplification, and the ngCordova library, Ionic makes building cross-device applications easier. We talked to Mike about Drifty's earlier tools such as Codiqa, how they came up with Ionic, and about its use of Angular and other technologies. […]

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  /   Mar 31, 2015

TechCast #87 – ETE Speaker Colin Eberhardt Talks Swift & Reactive Cocoa

Colin Eberhardt is a 2015 Philly Emerging Tech speaker who will address Swift and ReactiveCocoa. Swift debuted last year as a replacement developer language for Objective-C on apple's platforms. ReactiveCococa is a framework developed by GitHub to handle any kind of asynchronous activity in the Cocoa platform. Colin makes the case that while Swift is […]

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  /   Mar 25, 2015

TechCast #86 – Monica Beckwith and Jamie Allen on Java Performance Tuning

On the show today, Java Performance tuning expert Monica Beckwith. Monica worked at Sun and Oracle as a performance engineer, and contributed a lot of optimizations and tuning advice to the JDK Hotspot team. She is an Performance Tuning consultant today, working on advising clients on how to best balance aspects such as throughput, latency, […]

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  /   Mar 19, 2015

TechCast #85 – Interview with 2015 ETE Keynote Tom Igoe on Physical Computing

In TechCast 85, we talk to Tom Igoe, one of Philly ETE's 2015 Keynoters. Tom is an associate arts professor at NYU in their Interactive Telecommunications Program, and talks to us about the program itself, physical computing, and the Arduino, a board that he was instrumental in getting founded back in 2005.

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  /   Dec 10, 2014

TechCast #84 – AngularJS creator Misko Hevery on Angular 2.0 and x.ai team on Amy Ingram, A/I calendar assistant

Today's show features the creator of the landmark Javascript framework, AngularJS. I spoke to Misko Hevery about the rise of Angular in our current, "Good Parts JS" ECMAScript 5 world, how it evolved, and his focus on the next chapter, Angular 2.0. My second guests, Alex Poon and Matt Casey, have created the AI-based digital assistant, Amy Ingram, for coordinating meeting schedules by reading and responding to real email texts and learning your preferences.

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  /   Aug 12, 2014

TechCast #83 – Andres Almiray on AsciiDoc and Markdown

We talk to Andres Almiray, Griffon creator, about AsciiDoctor, the new tool for converting AsciiDoc documents to PDF, as well as other formats and tools. Major topics include features of asciidoc documents, code snippets, formatting and indentation, book generation, and more.

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  /   Jan 27, 2014

TechCast #82 – Dr. Andreas Stefik on Using Scientific Research To Analyze Programming Language Syntax Across Languages

Dr. Andreas Stefik discusses the findings in his paper, an Emperical Investigation into Programming Language Syntax. The results may surprise you…

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  /   Oct 04, 2013

TechCast #81 – Recap of the StrangeLoop 2013 conference with Joe Berger, Dan Boykis and Anatoly Polinsky

In this podcast, I am joined by Dan Boykis and Anatoly Polinsky, two of our Chariot consultants who attended The Strange Loop conference in September. I also have some reflections from Chariot consultant Joe Berger, provided via email. Strange Loop is a 2-day conference with wraparound tutorials, and also contained a language "un-conference" by Alex Payne.

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  /   Aug 28, 2013

TechCast #80 – Magnolia CMS and the Blossom Spring MVC Module – Boris Kraft and Tobias Mattsson

Magnolia CMS is a content management system written in Java that has a long history. Created more than a decade ago, it has evolved into a platform with a significant user base and a large number of third-party extensions that the team dubs 'modules'. In this podcast, we speak to Magnolia CMS's CTO, Boris Kraft, […]

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