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 (, which is a document web services startup funded by DreamIt Ventures (, a Philadelphia-area seed funding program. We talk about his experiences with various dynamic languages, including Perl and Ruby, and why he feels Rails is a great development platform for his company. At the end of the interview Chris and I get into a discussion about what makes a good programmer / developer.  Thanks for listening.  Feedback can be directed to me at KR