TechCast

TechCast #91 – Brent Vatne on React Native

Today’s TechCast features Brent Vatne, who explains how the React Native framework can be used to build applications in both iOS and Android using JavaScript and CSS. We talk about how Brent got started on the project, how he prefers React Native to iOS and Android native development, and how it stacks up compared to … Read More

TechCast #90 – Clojure Conj 2015

ClojureConj is the yearly get-together for the Clojure community, and Chariot was a sponsor this year as it happened in our backyard. What follows is a quick conversation with Chariot consultants Dan Boykis, Anatoly Polinsky, and Ron Lusk about their week attending the Conj. We apologize for the noise on the recording – people were … Read More

TechCast #88 – ETE Speaker Mike Hartington Talks Swift, Ionic, and more

Ionic is a cordova-based mobile application development framework. Using AngularJS as the core web framework, sass for CSS simplification, and the ngCordova library, Ionic makes building cross-device applications easier. We talked to Mike about Drifty’s earlier tools such as Codiqa, how they came up with Ionic, and about its use of Angular and other technologies. … Read More

TechCast #87 – ETE Speaker Colin Eberhardt Talks Swift & Reactive Cocoa

Colin Eberhardt is a 2015 Philly Emerging Tech speaker who will address Swift and ReactiveCocoa. Swift debuted last year as a replacement developer language for Objective-C on apple’s platforms. ReactiveCococa is a framework developed by GitHub to handle any kind of asynchronous activity in the Cocoa platform. Colin makes the case that while Swift is … Read More

TechCast #86 – Monica Beckwith and Jamie Allen on Java Performance Tuning

On the show today, Java Performance tuning expert Monica Beckwith. Monica worked at Sun and Oracle as a performance engineer, and contributed a lot of optimizations and tuning advice to the JDK Hotspot team. She is an Performance Tuning consultant today, working on advising clients on how to best balance aspects such as throughput, latency, … Read More

TechCast #85 – Interview with 2015 ETE Keynote Tom Igoe on Physical Computing

In TechCast 85, we talk to Tom Igoe, one of Philly ETE’s 2015 Keynoters. Tom is an associate arts professor at NYU in their Interactive Telecommunications Program, and talks to us about the program itself, physical computing, and the Arduino, a board that he was instrumental in getting founded back in 2005.

TechCast #84 – AngularJS creator Misko Hevery on Angular 2.0 and x.ai team on Amy Ingram, A/I calendar assistant

Today’s show features the creator of the landmark Javascript framework, AngularJS. I spoke to Misko Hevery about the rise of Angular in our current, “Good Parts JS” ECMAScript 5 world, how it evolved, and his focus on the next chapter, Angular 2.0. My second guests, Alex Poon and Matt Casey, have created the AI-based digital assistant, Amy Ingram, for coordinating meeting schedules by reading and responding to real email texts and learning your preferences.

TechCast #83 – Andres Almiray on AsciiDoc and Markdown

We talk to Andres Almiray, Griffon creator, about AsciiDoctor, the new tool for converting AsciiDoc documents to PDF, as well as other formats and tools. Major topics include features of asciidoc documents, code snippets, formatting and indentation, book generation, and more.