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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, actually).  When given a Mac Mini to play with, he really enjoyed kicking the tires, playing with those fun apps, but when it got down…

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 at http://www.chariotsolutions.com/slides/pdfs/ete2008-RossenStoyanchev-spring-2.5.pdf. Don’t forget to visit the show notes page at http://www.chariotsolutions.com/podcasts/techcast/shownotes.

TechCast #5 – Interview: Dmitry Sklyut on OSGi

Today’s show features Dmitry Sklyut, a Chariot consultant who is an expert in the Spring Framework and has been researching the OSGi initiative.  We talk about OSGi as a platform, the various containers, tooling support, and integration with Spring.

TechCast #4 – Rails 101 by Aaron Mulder (ETE Conference Session)

Today’s show features Aaron Mulder and his Introduction to Rails talk.  It was recorded at Chariot’s 2008 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference.  You can find many of the presentations in the Downloads section of Chariot’s web site, www.chariotsolutions.com. Aaron’s presentation is entitled Rails 101.  Click here for the PDF file and follow along.  iTunes users:  the URL is http://www.chariotsolutions.com/slides/pdfs/ete2008-rails-101.pdf The ETE conference was held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.  Learn more about Drexel’s iSchool at www.ischool.drexel.edu.

TechCast #3 – Interview: Scott Fraser of Portico Systems

In this episode, Ken talks to Scott Fraser of Portico Systems. Scott has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, and co-founded Portico eleven years ago with CEO Ned Moore. Scott and I talk about scripting Java with Jython, large-scale 64-bit Java VMs, user interfaces using Netbeans’ Visual Library, and more. This episode features new theme music from http://www.podcastthemes.com.  

TechCast #2 – Tom Purcell on SOA Enterprise Service Bus Technology

Ken speaks to Tom Purcell, an architect withChariot Solutions, about Enterprise ServiceBus technologies. They discuss when an ESBmight be used in an SOA environment, some ofthe vendors, technical and non-technical challenges.