DevNews #60 – Somebody buy Joel a Furby

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This week – it’s Not about Furby, but about the new Apple iPhones. Your hosts, Ken Rimple, Sujan Kapadia and Joel Confino talk about whether they’d go out and buy one, whether they still display the same appeal, and what’s under the surface that could be a potential game changer.

We also cover former Charioteer Brian MacAllister’s Long Tail Treasure trove, a great JavaZone talk about some fantastic APIs he’s used, Spring’s new YARN framework for Hadoop 2.0, the Go language, $100 tablets, and more robot overlords.

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