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Where is Java Headed?

Welcome to 2010! As a way to start the new year, Joel Confino, one of our architects and future blog contributor, sat down for an interview to discuss his opinions on Java’s future course. As you will hear in this interview, there are more options as Java is maturing. We will be exploring some of these alternatives through 2010 on our blog, on our podcasts (Chariot Techcasts), and at our events, especially ETE 2010 (www.phillyemergingtech.com).

Chariot TechCast #45 Transcript – Ben Alex on Roo

Chariot Solutions TechCast #45 – An interview with SpringSource’s Ben Alex on the SpringSource Roo project. Disclosure: SpringSource is a Chariot partner Transcription provided by Jo Middleditch (mconsult at msn.com) [Ken Rimple] – Welcome to the show. I’m Ken Rimple. This week we feature SpringSource’s Ben Alex. One of the founders of SpringSource, Ben created the widely adopted Spring security framework originally known as ACEGI. Ben’s current project is framework named Roo. Ben being from Australia, think of Roo as…

New podcasts online – Guillaume LaForge and Jonas Boner

I’m blessed with a bevy of great guests this month. Our first two shows of December are: An interview with Groovy savior and developer of Gaelyk, Guillaume LaForge. We talk about Guillaume’s involvement in the Groovy language and details how you can develop Google App Engine web applications using Gaelyk, a Groovy-based library. A deeply technical interview with Jonas Boner, the creator of the Akka Scala (and Java) framework. Akka provides access to both Actors and Software Transactional Memory, in…

Groovy and Grails seminar – G2 and Springsource Tool Suite

Here is another interview from our Groovy and Grails seminar. Brent Baxter had been conducting some research into G2 and the Springsource Tool Suite (STS). I asked Brent how they worked together and if this was advantageous to a developer. As you can see here, we certainly try to gather reflections from our attendees when we have them “captive” at a seminar or conference. People are beginning to run in the other direction when they see me with the Chariot…

What is the story with Groovy and Grails?

In today’s blog post, we have a video taken at our Groovy/Grails seminar. If we were surprised at how much enthusiasm the attendees had, there needed to be some sort of explanation of why there is such a devoted following. Ken Rimple takes some time out of his speaking part at the seminar to explain why he thinks Groovy and Grails is a language and framework to watch.

Wrap up from our Grails/Groovy Seminar

Last week Chariot Solutions hosted a one-day seminar around Groovy and Grails. Or Grails and Groovy if that is your preference. Chariot has been trying to have two events a year, the larger Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise in the spring, and a smaller event in the fall. We have tried to use the fall event as a way to see how much support there is in the development community for newer technologies. We did this with Spring, Ruby, Cloud,…

Rod Johnson's Keynote at SpringOne – A short recap

Gordon Dickens sat down with Ken Rimple today to give a a quick rundown on his view of the conference so far on the Chariot TechCast. Below are some of points he recounts from Rod Johnson’s keynote, which opens SpringOne/2GX: Rod Johnson spoke of the history of SpringSource and how the community (estimated at around 3 million members by Gartner) has been an asset to SpringSource’s success in delivering quality frameworks to the IT community. He stressed the importance of…