This week we feature an interview with Toby DiPasquale of Invite Media. Toby and I discuss the Map-Reduce algorithm, which is the engine that powers Google’s indexing and data processing systems. We start off by discussing how Google started indexing pages, using traditional methods such as C/C++ routines. Quickly this became unmanageable, as the amount … Read More
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Ken speaks to Peter Paugh, a solutions architect at Chariot Solutions, about his experiences with Adobe Flex, and how it might fit into application development as a Rich Internet Application framework.