Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Joel and Jeff discuss ethical email, backup strategies, how to learn new programming languages, and dealing with underperforming developers.
Jesse Stay joins Phil and Scott to discuss SocialToo, described as "your companion to the social Web". Jesse talks about how the site can help you become a social power user by using SocialToo's tools to help members of such sites as Twitter and Facebook better take advantage of the continuing growth of social relationship sites. Jesse also discusses some technical aspects of Twitter and how he is using it.
Evan 'Rabble' Henshaw-Plath of Yahoo! Brickhouse, gives a brief talk about the very exciting work he is doing on Fire Eagle, a Yahoo! owned service that acts as a store for user location (in real-time!) information. A backbone for other location and geo-aware based services and applications.
Should the internet be regulated? In this audio lecture, Jeffrey Eisenach presents the potential for harm caused by cyberspace while outlining the challenges faced by regulation to the digital economy. In the end, he emphasizes the necessity of global institutions and frameworks to bring order to the online sphere.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Robert Martin aka "Uncle Bob", and discuss software quality, the value of software engineering principles, and test-driven development.
Javier Solter talks about the importance of measuring the health of any cloud solution that might be entrusted with the running of mission critical applications. He talks about the problems inherent in the current generation of cloud computing offerings and why comprehensive, transparent performance and health monitoring is necessary. Solter goes into detail on how his company has been monitoring Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine and how this can help both the cloud consumer and the cloud provider.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Michael Lopp, aka Rands, to discuss how a geek manages other geeks, the dangers of working remotely, the pitfalls of offshoring, and some techniques for continual learning.
Joel and Jeff discuss database design and the shell game of performance, the value of short, focused presentations, and the importance (or not) of a prestigious degree for software engineers.
Geo is impacting many industries including automotive, retail, telecom and advertising. Emerging from these current technologies are applications for the GeoWeb, GeoMobile, GeoCar, and GeoVoice. These entrenched industries are wide-open for investments and this presentation provides some guidance and perspective for those looking to cash in. In this show, Dev Khare, partner at VC firm Venrock, discusses the current landscape on the GeoWeb from a VC perspective.
David Recordon announces the creation of the Open Web Foundation. The open web is all about the data and protocols behind the web services in the cloud; the open web needs open data, and open data needs open specifications. Modeled after the Apache Software Foundation, the Open Web Foundation's goal is to do for specifications what open source has done in its arena, build community around specifications.