- Webstock 2014 (Wellington)
- cf.Objective() (Minneapolis) (speaking)
- Scotch on the Rocks (Edinburgh) (speaking)
- Webinale or Int'l PHP conference (Berlin) (topics submitted)
- Pycon AU (Brisbane)
- CFCamp (Munich)
- Lambda Jam AU
- Strange Loop (St. Louis)
G'day, it's been a while.
Today's episode features our first 2DDU Technology Radar. Oi? What?
The guys at Thoughtworks have recently gained a lot of well-deserved fame for doing their Technology Radar. It's essentially a structured list of "stuff" to use, look at, evaluate or be careful with when it comes to technology. It contains everything from processes via platforms and tools up to specific technologies and languages.
Here's our personal view on technologies: the 2DDU Technology Radar. It's a long episode, nearly 1 hour and 50 minutes. Feel free to agree or disagree with our views in the comments, discussion is very appreciated.
If you want to look at the list of technologies we're talking about while listening to the episode you're very welcome to use our published Google Doc to do so. Have fun!
Kai admitted that Mark clearly won "thing of the day" this time, but he's already planning his come back from that loss for episode 31 in about two weeks.
After this unavoidable business of the day we start talking to JD about Raygun.io, a cloud-based service to track unhandled errors in your software. It's a very interesting product that stands out from the competition (according to Mark's 3-minute market research) by supporting a variety of different technologies as well as looking pretty.
The latter triggered a brief interesting discussion on the importance of the user interface, the Novopay debacle in NZ and how enterprise software (the likes of Oracle Forms, Adobe Lifecycle, Microsoft Sharepoint etc) now jump on the HTML5 bandwagon and what we'd expect to happen with that.
JD explains the tech stack Raygun.io has been built upon and it's interesting to see that they've used Mono on an AWS infrastructure for the core parts of the backend. While we're talking about AWS, Kai jumps to Glacier and his experience of backing up into Glacier using a Mac OS X tool called Arq.
The unavoidable Mercurial topic comes up again as well - Kai's got a Mercurial column in Tweet Deck now that's actively being monitored and JD chimes in that he used to use Mercurial a lot in the past because of the lack of good Git tooling on Windows, too. However in the last 12 months that has changed, in particular because of Github providing a lot of good services (if one is willing to still use the command-line). Side note: Atlassian's SourceTree is available on Windows now, too - only supporting Git (and not Mercurial) at this stage though.
After nearly 4 months of "summer break" (yeah, right), we're back.
We actually managed to talk about a few really interesting things:
Here are some more links:
If all goes according to plan we're back in two weeks. Have a great weekend!
So we're taking on a pretty controversial topic, but one that has been talked about a lot in the blog-o-sphere, and something we have touched on tangentially in the past.
Here is the list of articles we discuss during the podcast:
We talk about our perception of the decline of CFML, specifically in Australia and globally, as well as thoughts on whether or not CFML as a whole can pull out of it, what we think the major CFML backers can do about it, and what we think you should be thinking about as a developer in the CFML community.
We expect this to invoke some differing opinions - so while we welcome the discourse, please remember to be civil.
In this episode we are joined by the venerable Mark Drew where we talk about his favourite features in Railo 4, what his favourite IDE is and the interesting relationship between Adobe ColdFusion and Railo's CFML engine.
It's an interesting conversation all around, and live talks often are, including plenty of audience participation.
Kai also admits to his strange relationship with cats.
Update from Kai: Towards the end of the episode there's a bit of an uproar in regards to Cats that look like Pinups. Please note that the content might or might not offend you. You've been warned
Marcin gave us a quick run through of the advanced feature of FW/1 that he will be showing off, and Phil provided us with a synopsis of his talk on Strategies for effective mobile data communication.
The conversation continues into some interesting discussion of mobile native vs. web apps and the various pros and cons.
We talk with him about IDEs, including ColdFusion Builder as well as other options (and we find out that Kai hates VIM).
As well as that, we cover Azure, building Windows 8 apps, as well as Mark's new 2560x1440 Catleap Q270 Monitor.
As per usual, we are conducting speaker interview for the wonderful cf.Objective(ANZ) conference!
On the panel today we have Andrew Mercer who is presenting Work, ReST and Play, about REST based webservices, Justin McLean who is presenting Android Application Development with Java and Richard Turner-Jones who is presenting on Mobile Application development using PhoneGap.
We talk to each of them about their history as programmers, and get some of the details on each of their presentations as well.
It's a lively discussion, so tune in!