- Xmonad - a window manager system for Linux:
- If Xmonad looks interesting to you - here's something similar for OS X: Slate
- Wordpress (Mark has a new blog...): https://github.com/markmandel/ansible_wordpress
- Raygun.io CFML: https://github.com/TheRealAgentK/raygun4cfml
- Mark's "Skype-replacement-that-will-rule-all-chats" based on Clojure, Clojurescript, AngularJS, Elastic Search and some other bits and pieces...
- Good AngularJS book: http://www.packtpub.com/angularjs-web-application-development/book
- Kai's trying to integrate his Phillips Hue lights with a Raspberry Pi via Python
- AirPi, the weather station kit Kai's waiting for to arrive.
- KiwiJS - a JS-based game engine for 2D-platform jump&run&shoot games: http://www.kiwijs.org
- Here's the very interesting talk Mark mentioned about reactive programming.
Entries Tagged as 'Cloud'
November 9th, 2013 · Comments
July 17th, 2013 · Comments
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!
April 20th, 2013 · Comments
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.
September 10th, 2012 · Comments
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.
April 4th, 2012 · Comments
While we start off talking about Kai's new Android phone, in this episode, we mainly talk through various topics relating to Adobe technologies, and the Adobe business.
Moving from what is going on with Apache Flex, to the state of Flash on Linux as well as discussing the pending Java 6 EOL and how that may impact the also pending ColdFusion 10 release the conversation quickly start turning to the overall direction of Adobe, and what factors really drive a public company.
At the end of the podcast we also have a teaser for what we'll be talking about in the coming weeks - But you'll have to listen to the show to find out what it is!
April 23rd, 2011 · Comments
We're back again!
Starting off this conversation, we discuss Mark's (and probably soon Kai's) addiction to Spiral Knights, which is an incredibly simple and fun Diablo style freemium cross platform MMO (Friend Mark as 'Neurotic', if you play too).
Kai takes us through his experience at WebDU this year, and talks about how much he enjoyed the conference. We have a good discussion about his presentation on developing for mobile platforms, ranging from phones to tablets, and the pros and cons to different approaches.
The Amazon outage (which is still ongoing) becomes an interesting topic, and diverges into discussion about decentralised version control (i.e. what happens when your source control repo is stored on a server that goes down).