Ken Rimple

TechCast #14 – Ken talks to DreamIt startup venture Snack Feed

This is the first in a three-part series of interviews we did at DreamIt, a startup incubator located at Drexel University’s science center.  DreamIt sponsors 11 different startups, houses them in the incubator, and gives them some nominal funding and education on the startup process. Snack Feed uses the social web to share videos between … Read More

TechCast #13 – Toby DiPasquale on Google, Map-Reduce, Hadoop, Amazon EC2 and more

This week we feature an interview with Toby DiPasquale of Invite Media.  Toby and I discuss the Map-Reduce algorithm, which is the engine that powers Google’s indexing and data processing systems.  We start off by discussing how Google started indexing pages, using traditional methods such as C/C++ routines.  Quickly this became unmanageable, as the amount … Read More

TechCast #12 – Interview with Chris Cera of Vuzit on Ruby and Rails Development

This week I’m starting an occasional series of interviews on non-Java or non-traditional platform development.  I am looking for reasons that people choose Ruby on Rails, Python, and other languages in lieu of Java EE or .NET, especially in startup organizations.  This interview features Chris Cera, the CTO of Vuzit (http://www.vuzit.com), which is a document … Read More

TechCast #11 – Peter Paugh on Google Web Toolkit

A discussion with Peter Paugh, one of Chariot’s architects and Rich Internet Application developers, on the current state of GWT.  GWT was just revved to version 1.5, and is becoming a good Java-based alternative for writing Rich Internet Applications.  Peter and Ken discuss GWT as a platform, the cross-browser compiling mechanism, and other details, and … Read More

TechCast #10 – ETE Keynote, Lucinda Holt of Commerce 360 on Technology Waves

Commerce 360 CEO Lucinda Holt discusses technology waves and how organizations use them to their advantage. She compares four competing movements in adoption a new or disruptive technology: Custom development, Tooling, Applications and Platforms. She gives many examples from her own past and offers thoughts on how to “ride the waves” that may be appropriate … Read More

TechCast #9 – Web Framework Shootout, Part 2 (Language)

Today we feature the second of a two part session from the 2008 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference.  The session, entitled “Web Framework Shootout,” was assembled and moderated by by Manning co-founder Marjan Bace and was one of the highlights of the conference.  Speakers included Yehuda Katz,  Chad Davis, Max Carlson, Robert Hansen, Bear … Read More

TechCast #8 – Manning Web Framework Shootout at Chariot ETE 2008

Today we feature the first of a two part session from the 2008 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference.  The session, entitled “Web Framework Shootout,” was assembled and moderated by by Manning co-founder Marjan Bace and was one of the highlights of the conference.  Speakers included Yehuda Katz,  Chad Davis, Max Carlson, Robert Hansen, Bear … Read More

TechCast #7 – Andy Oswald on Running Ubuntu Linux on a MacBook Pro

If you’re at all adventurous, you’ve probably loaded Linux on a PC sometime in your life.  Some of us avoid that pain by running (screaming) to Mac OS X, where we have a nice, pretty view of the world behind shiny and metallic, stylin’ boxes. Not Andy Oswald.  He’s a tried-and-true Linux OS guy (Ubuntu, … Read More

TechCast #6 – What’s new in Spring 2.5? (ETE Presentation)

This presentation, by Rossen Stoyanchev from SpringSource, was delivered at the 2008 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference.  Rossen discusses changes in the Spring Framework version 2.5, concerning Java and J2EE, AspectJ, OSGi, Annotation-driven configuration, Spring MVC, and new testing support with the TestContext framework. You can find the presentation slides on our web site … Read More