Topic: Software Development
Remote research is cost-effective and produces quick results--and sometimes useful insights that you would not learn from subjects in a controlled setting. Juliette Melton offers practical advice on remote research: How to set it up, useful resources and tools, and how to recruit subjects and put them at ease. This interactive BayCHI session will help you decide when to use remote research and what to expect when you do.
Joel and Jeff discuss the promise and peril of Email (both social and technical), Google Buzz, and the value of training material.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Mac developer Daniel Jalkut to discuss Mac development and the new iPad.
Recorded the day after Apple's announced the iPad, the group discusses the new device, based on their initial impressions. They applaud certain visual and usage aspects, but also talk about why they were disappointed with it. They also assess the iPad's value as a book reader, particularly in comparison to Amazon's Kindle.
Joel and Jeff discuss the value of Deep Blue, the Five Whys process, and whether programmers should blog.
Dr.Moira Gunn and BioTech contributor, David Duncan, sit down with Burrill & Co CEO, Steve Burrill to recap the major events to effect the Bio Technology Industry during 2009.
Joel and Jeff discuss GitHub, the value of formal code documentation, and how to decide what features belong in the next version of your software.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of PLATO, the pioneering educational courseware system that was also, for certain lucky individuals at certain universities, a preview of an online culture -- one that many others would not encounter for decades to come. In this conversation with host Jon Udell, PLATO historian Brian Dear recalls what it was like to experience an early distribution of a future that was, and in some ways still remains, unevenly distributed.
Everyone uses Linux: if they use Google, trade on-line, or use ATMs. Linux is the most ubiquitous OS in everything from cell phones to TVs, precisely because, Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation argues, it is free. As convergence between connectivity and device happens, network carriers and device-makers scramble to control a new service-based distribution. Zemlin urges continued protection and support of open-source through the filing of 'defensive publications' with the USPTO, and participation in several open-source projects.
Joel and Jeff discuss open sourcing Markdown, the necessity of barriers on the open internet, and the importance of design in the software process.