Topic: Software Development
If you had to rely on a medical device implanted into your body to keep you alive, would you trust your life to a closed-source proprietary device manufacturer, or would you rather that it ran on software that was publicly available for review? In sharp, clear tones, Karen tells her story, presenting an entirely new perspective on the importance of open source software. Karen Sandler is the Executive Director of the GNOME foundation and a cyber-lawyer.
Rachel Chalmers of The 451 Group winds back the tape to present a folk history of internet infrastructure, beginning with the first inkling of Java, and eventually leading to a re-negotiation of the developer/operations contract. Seeing where the Internet came from helps show where it's going and what the next 'zero-to-a-billion-dollar' company will come from.
Jeff and Joel are joined today by Chris "Moot" Poole, founder of 4chan and Canv.as. It's a wide ranging discussion from internet memes and tropes to the danger of the SOPA bill that is currently making it's way through the house.
Imagine improving your main coding product then being threatened with a lawsuit for hinting you may publish it. This by the company partnering on it with you. This happened to Brian Aker when he mentioned bringing MySQL improvements to O'Reilly's OSCON a few years ago. Some within Sun Microsystems, which bought MySQL, were offended but later that day, Aker's upgrades were publicly praised by Sun Micro senior brass. Aker talks past, present, and future importance of Drizzle and open source, to the database environs commonly called the cloud.
Vik Chaudhary, VP of Product Management & Corporate Development at Keynote Systems, Inc., talks about the increasing popularity of apps on a variety of smartphones and the corresponding importance of testing those apps for optimal efficiency. Presenting both the challenges and goals of testing mobile apps, as well as demonstrating remote testing of apps, Chaudhary emphasizes testing and data collection as key to mobile app creation.
Jeff & Joel are joined today by Dave Winer, who's upset that we don't have a jingle to start the show! He "invented" (well, pioneered, really) the XML-RPC protocol. Dave tells us the story of how and why the protocol came to be.
No guest today. Moot had to postpone his appearance on the show. But David Fullerton is here to hang out with us
This week's guest is Mark Russinovich, from SysInternals.com and now with Microsoft.
There is a lot of downtime in MySQL, and Baron Schwartz knows the reasons why. In this short talk, he presents many of the main reasons for slow MySQL, and also a variety of simple solutions to the problem of MySQL downtime. Not only can issues be resolved, Baron Schwartz explains in the latter half of the presentation, but MySQL users can proactively reduce downtime.