Ken Rimple

TechCast #27 – Blue State Digital Jascha Franklin Hodge on Obama Social Media Campaign

One of the highlights of the 2009 Philadelphia Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was our afternoon keynote from Jascha Franklin Hodge, from Blue State Digital. Mr. Franklin Hodge cut his social media teeth working on the Howard Dean campaign.  Blue State Digital built and managed the Barack Obama campaign website, which provided news, email … Read More

TechCast #26 – Andy Hunt on Pragmatic Thinking and Learning

Andy Hunt is co-founder (along with Dave Thomas) of the Pragmatic Programmers.  Their seminal book, The Pragmatic Programmer, gave every developer a nudge, and started their publishing company, The Pragmatic Bookshelf. Andy’s latest book (his seventh) is Pragmatic Thinking and Learning, Refactoring your Wetware.  His keynote at 2009 Philly Emerging Tech covered topics from the … Read More

TechCast #25 – Emmanuel Bernard on Bean Validation JSR-303 and Hibernate Search

In this podcast, we speak to JBoss’s Emmanuel Bernard on the future of validation using JSR-303, the Bean Validation framework. JSR-303 aims to provide an annotation-driven mechanism to mark plain old java beans with annotations, such as @NotNull, @Min, @Max, and can support custom validation annotations as well. JSR-303 is part of the Java EE … Read More

TechCast #24 – Dan Allen on Seam, Part 2

Last Thursday I had an opportunity to sit down with Dan Allen and talk about the Seam Framework.  Dan was a great resource for learning about Seam.  This is the second of a two-part interview, where we focus on the future of Java EE 6, including JSR-299, formerly known as WebBeans, and how Seam will … Read More

TechCast #23 – Dan Allen on Seam, Part 1

Last Thursday I had an opportunity to sit down with Dan Allen and talk about the Seam Framework.  Dan was a great resource for learning about Seam.  This is the first of a two-part interview, where we focus on the Seam framework itself, how it differs from Spring and other frameworks, and how it marries … Read More

TechCast #22 – Chris Richardson on Cloud Foundry

Today, I speak to San Fransisco based consultant Chris Richardson, author of Manning’s POJOs in Action, and creator of Cloud Tools and Cloud Foundry, both tools created to simplify working with Amazon Web Services for Java and Grails applications. Chris and I speak about the growth of Cloud Computing, as well about his projects.  We … Read More

TechCast #21 – SpringOne Conference Redux, Day 2

Day two of SpringOne is recapped here by our three Chariot consultants in the field:  Rich Freedman (greybeardedgeek.net), Michael Pigg and Dmitry Sklyut (itdependstm.blogspot.com) all give us their take on the sessions of the day.  Topics covered include the Spring Tomcat server offering, Spring DM, the keynote, Spring MVC, upcoming Java EE features in Spring … Read More

TechCast #19 – Cloud Computing Panel Redux

Today’s podcast is a redux of last Friday’s “Fall Forecast, Computing Among the Clouds” panel discussion. Moderated by Ken Rimple (me), our guests were Kortina, a Google App / EC2 Developer Chris Richardson, author of Manning’s POJOs in Action and developer of CloudTools, an EC2 deployment framework Chris Cera, CTO of Vuzit, an Amazon EC2 … Read More

TechCast #18 – Interview with Dan Diephouse of MuleSource

This podcast interview features Dan Diephouse of MuleSource.  We talk about his work on XFire, CXF and his current efforts with Mule.  We discuss WS-* and REST, and other web service integration issues. Time is running out to sign up for the Chariot sponsored Cloud Computing Conference, Fall Forecast, Computing Among the Clouds on October … Read More