Topic: Software Development
Jeff & Joel are joined this week by Eric Ries, author and expert on The Lean Startup. Click through for all the topics discussed...
Our guest today is James Portnow of Extra Credits. We are also joined in the studio by David Fullerton.
Originally known as the Apache Group, the Apache Software Foundation is a leading supporter of open source software development. First established in 1999, the non-profit organization provides support to a number of open source projects. Software developer Nick Burch discusses the work of the ASF and its upcoming ApacheCon North America conference, scheduled for November 7-11, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Joel (but no Jeff) is joined this week by Paul Biggar (who Joel originally met when he was a DevDays London 2009 speaker about scripting languages). Paul currently works at Mozilla, having come off his own (not that successful) Y Combinator startup.
This week, Jeff & Joel are joined (in studio, no less) by David Fullerton, head of the NY Dev Department, and Jason Punyon, a developer here in the office. Its a fast moving discussion covering all kinds of topics.
Joining Jeff & Joel this week is John Siracusa, writer for Ars Technica - he's the one who introduced Macs to the Ars world (and apparently ended up converting their entire staff into Mac users).
Everyone's back in their home towns this week (Sorry for the audio quality last week. It was Joel's fault [actually, it was TechCrunch's fault]). And joining Jeff & Joel this week is John Sheenhan, Developer Evangelist for Twilio.
The Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode 18
No guest this week as Joel calls in to the show live from the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in San Francisco since he's there launching Trello for Fog Creek Software (also why his audio isn't quite as good as usual, it's pretty loud there). There's still a full hour of Jeff & Joel goodness though so make sure to check it out!
As stated in its draft from the core working group, "the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), a specialized web transfer protocol for use with constrained networks and nodes for machine-to-machine applications such as smart energy and building automation". As one of its developers, Brian Frank is uniquely qualified to describe its uses. He presents a detailed, technical review of its development, as well as his other software development work.
Victor Kuo talks about how he has developed radio communication that can handle many transmitters sending at the same time. He has focused on the crosstalk problem, which was a major obstacle to using radios for module to module communication. Parallel wireless radio communication architecture will be a very powerful tool because it can handle the communication in a range of distances from global communication to near distance. This method can also could be used to communicate when the modules are connected.