Topic: Software Development
Joel and Jeff sit down with Jon Skeet, software engineer at Google London, and the first Stack Overflow user to achieve a reputation of 100,000.
Perry Evans, CEO of Local Matters, discusses the differences between the daydream of LBS advertising and the reality in this Where 2.0 presentation. If 'more precision is better', then highly targeted geographic advertising that location based services (LBS) and applications allow should mean greater returns for small businesses and application developers. Yet very few local advertising ecosystems have emerged, and Evans, with over 10 years experience in developing LBS applications, knows a lot about why.
A collection of clips recorded at the San Francisco DevDays conference including Joel Spolsky, Mark Harrison, Jeff Atwood, Scott Hanselman and Rory Blythe.
Google's web scale problems are too large to rely on physical hardware. In this talk from the 2008 Velocity Conference, Sean Quinlan of Google describes their software-based approach to reliably retrieving data that's distributed across millions of machines around the world.
Rob Shanks discusses web based GIS technology and the features available in Arc GIS online. Showcasing the free databases and webkits available within the online community for publishing and sharing data this short talk gives a small preview on the future of GIS within the cloud.
Joel and Jeff discuss DevDays, the diversity of Stack Exchange sites, the debut of CVs and careers on Stack Overflow, and the viability of WiFi at tech conferences.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Peter Seibel to discuss his new book Coders At Work, the effect of listening to music while coding, and the future of programming books.
Microsoft's Eric Lawrence describes Fiddler, his free Web Debugging tool that enables capture, replay, and modification of HTTP and HTTPS traffic from virtually any application.
In this OSCON presentation Michael Lopp, author of the blog Rands in Repose, takes a trip down memory lane to 1992, and brings a few lessons in software development back to the future. He discusses the well intentioned 'forces of evil' that can make us stray from the path of tight coding, and how, in software development, the small decisions are just as important as the bigger ones.
Much of the web's implicit connectedness is never made explicit because we refer to the same things in many different ways. In this conversation, Metaweb's Stefano Mazzocchi explains to host Jon Udell how Freebase reconciles web namespaces to expose useful connections.