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Episode 36 - Random things: Rust, Lucee, Android and Fig

February 14th, 2015 · Comments

Oh look, there's another episode of 2DDU podcast...

This time we're talking about a variety of things and personal news. Mark's off to Silicon Valley soon, interviewing for a job at Google. Kai's passed all the written exams for his Commercial Pilot License. Each to their own!

Rust seems to be a language currently going through some hype and Mark had a bit of a play with it. The verdict: Very fluid and full of breaking changes from version to version at this point, but it also has a lot of interesting features: Algebraic Data Types and an interesting memory model to just name a few.

Then there have been some interesting news coming out of the CFML corner. Micha Streit, the inventor and core developer of Railo has forked from Railo 4.2 into Lucee 4.5 and there's lot of good and worthwhile discussion going on over at the new Lucee mailing lists. Adam Cameron's blog posts are worthwhile reading too.

Kai has recently started some serious and commercial Android app development and is raving about the experience for while. Who would ever have though that from an iOS fanboy. Getting into Android development coming from a Java background however is very pleasant and Android Studio certainly helps with it. There's also an interesting Mooc on Coursera.

We're also briefly talking about DB versioning and were wondering what people do about it in real environments. There are various best practices approaches to it, mainly following the concept of "migrations" from the Rails world, but are there any other approaches? Please provide feedback and ideas in the comments after listening... Mark used Sequel in Ruby-land and we briefly mentioned a book on Continuous Database Integration that has a few interesting ideas, too.

Towards the end our discussion swivels towards Docker and Fig. Well, mainly Fig, which seems to be an interesting toolkit to help create customisable and reproducible Docker environments for development setups etc. 
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Tags: Version Control · Books · Mobile · Process · IntelliJ · CFML · Android · Rust

Episode 32 - Stuff we hack on

November 9th, 2013 · Comments

This episode was about random stuff we're working on or playing with when not necessarily coding for money.

Some (more or less) interesting stuff we came up with:
Finally, vote for cf.Objective() 2014 topics: 

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Tags: Version Control · Books · Linux · OSS · Mac · Cloud · Javascript · CFML · Clojure · JRuby · Python

Episode 15 - Rants, Rants and more rants. Also: MAX

October 25th, 2011 · Comments

I don't want to take too much of the excitement away from you guys listening to our little, friendly neighborhood podcast this time, but expect some ranting on various levels:

  • Kai had some interesting experiences with Adobe's customer support after Adobe's software activation (resp. a failure in it) made Kai having no activated Creative Suite licenses anymore, then
  • Mark and Kai agree on how ridiculous it is having to deal with DRM'ed ebooks in a lot of scenarios (besides Kindle, which actually works quite well) and then
  • Mark gets into a rant on Adobe showing the broadcast of the MAX 2011 keynote in a loop and not on demand.

We also talked the good things that happened at MAX and the implications Adobe's push into the HTML5/CSS/JS developer communities has on the large crowd of Flash/Flex developers.

Make sure you listen up to the end - there's a challenge in which we ask you to leave a comment if you haven't ever met us in person. There's a bet included - I need more than 15 people to leave a comment to win! Go for it, please! :)

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Tags: Conferences · Books · Flex · Javascript · Community · Adobe · DRM

Episode 2 - We talk about more stuff

March 1st, 2011 · Comments

Another instalment from the 2 developers from Downunder.

Kai and I talk about a variety of topics, including the books Driving Technical Change, and the ColdFusion Anthology, detour into talking about Adam Lehman's appointment to being the Flash Builder product manager, Kai attending Webstock 2011 and among other things playing the game Werewolf, swerve into discussing software certifications, SOLR, ColdFusion Memory Leaks and local events (and some other stuff I can't think of right now).

There should be something in there for everyone!

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Tags: ColdFusion · Conferences · Troubleshooting · Books