TechCast

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 (http://www.vuzit.com), which is a document … Read More

TechCast #11 – Peter Paugh on Google Web Toolkit

A discussion with Peter Paugh, one of Chariot’s architects and Rich Internet Application developers, on the current state of GWT.  GWT was just revved to version 1.5, and is becoming a good Java-based alternative for writing Rich Internet Applications.  Peter and Ken discuss GWT as a platform, the cross-browser compiling mechanism, and other details, and … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More