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BizCast #1 – Sean Blanda of TechnicallyPhilly.com

I had a great conversation with TechnicallyPhilly’s Sean Blanda last week. We talked about how the Philly IT scene is still lively, and about how he and his two compadres Brian James Kirk and Christopher Wink gather and write up news on their lively and informative website. Technically Philly covered our Philadelphia Emerging Tech show in the spring. Someone who bikes a lot on the trails in Philly (we have a lot of good road biking trails here) wrote an…

TechCast #35 – A few beers with Chariot’s Open Source Integration Experts

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a roundtable chat over drinks with four of our integration experts.  I wanted to discuss some of the issues facing companies today, including how to approach integration projects, and when to use technologies like SOA ESB platforms. My guests were: Rod Biresch Tom Purcell Roberto Rojas Steve Smith You can read their blogs by visiting their links on Chariot’s Bloggers Page. We had some interesting discussions around open source tools. Key Topics:…

TechCast #34 – James Ward on Flex 4, Flash Builder, and more

Today’s guest is James Ward, of Adobe Systems.  James is a technology evangelist on Flex and AIR solutions for Adobe.  We talked about the upcoming Flex 4.0 SDK, Flash Builder (the new name for Flex Builder) and other topics such as remoting, AMF and various implementations of the AMF format. This is a good podcast to listen to if you are interested in the future of Flex, as there are some significant changes and improvements on the horizon. Items of…

TechCast #33 – Peter Muir from JBoss on JSR-299 (JCDI) and the WebBeans RI

JSR-299, the API formerly known as WebBeans, is a Java-based configuration and dependency injection system for the Java EE platform.  In fact, the JSR has been renamed as such with the short name JCDI, and the original title ‘webbeans’ went to the reference implementation, which is being led by my guest, Pete Muir of Redhat/JBoss. Pete and I discuss the JSR, what features it brings to Java EE, where to find information about the specification, and the WebBeans reference implementation….

TechCast #32 – Grails discussion with Brent Baxter and Gordon Dickens

Grails is a convention over configuration web framework, written in the Groovy dynamic language and based on the widely adopted Spring and Hibernate frameworks.  In this TechCast, I sit down with Chariot’s Gordon Dickens and Brent Baxter and discuss the relative merits of developing applications on the platform. We talk about the Groovy language, the productivity of building applications on the Grails platform, available plugins, and overall uses for the platform. Grails Training at Chariot on May 11 We are…

TechCast #31 – ETE 2009 Keynote – RedHat’s Michael Tiemann – Exonovation

This podcast episode is a recording of Michael Tiemann’s keynote presentation from the 2009 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference.  Michael is RedHat’s VP of Open Source Affairs, and has a  long history in working on open source projects.  He is the president of the “Open Source Initiative,” and has served as the CTO of RedHat, and founded the first open source software company, Cygnus. Michael’s talk focuses on “Exonovation”, or innovation from an open community, and how it can…

TechCast #30 – Interview with Squarespace.com’s Anthony Casalena (and sponsorship announcement)

I had been listening to Leo Laporte’s tremendous This Week in Tech (or MacBreak Weekly) podcast, and found out about SquareSpace.com from the show. The crew was raving about how easy it was to use to publish web content, and how it blew away WordPress in terms of productivity. So I set up a free trial for my personal account and was also suitably impressed. In doing research I found that SquareSpace is a Java-based platform, so, since the Chariot…

TechCast #29 – Manning Authors Forum with Dan Allen, John Resig, David Black

On today’s show, we feature the Manning author’s Q&A  forum.  Marjan Bace is the co-founder of Manning Publications, which publishes books on a wide variety of technical topics. Last year at ETE, Marjan assembled the web framework shootout (if interested…  part 1, part 2).  This year Chariot asked him to assemble an author’s forum, where he takes questions from the audience on writing books for publication. The panelists are Dan Allen, author of Seam in Action, David Black, author of…

TechCast #28 – Sonatype’s Jason Van Zyl on Maven, OSGi and Tycho

Today’s show is a recording of the Philly Emerging Tech session by Jason Van Zyl, of Sonatype.  Jason is the creator of Maven, a java build tool that works using a set of conventions and plugins. This talk focuses on the current challenges in building OSGi based modular applications using Maven, and how the Tycho project enables easier integration between headless builds from tools such as Hudson, the Maven POM, and the Eclipse IDE.  You may download the presentation at…

TechCast #27 – Blue State Digital Jascha Franklin Hodge on Obama Social Media Campaign

One of the highlights of the 2009 Philadelphia Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was our afternoon keynote from Jascha Franklin Hodge, from Blue State Digital. Mr. Franklin Hodge cut his social media teeth working on the Howard Dean campaign.  Blue State Digital built and managed the Barack Obama campaign website, which provided news, email correspondence, coordination with official and unofficial leaders on events, YouTube and video/audio media, and more. This keynote highlights the successes of properly using the internet…

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