Topic: Software Development
Joel and Jeff sit down with special guest Babak Ghahremanpour, the lead developer for FogBugz.
Mozilla is developing new open web tools for developers that will make it easier to deal with browser differences. Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith discuss their new jobs with the company and what they hope to achieve both short-term and long-term. Tyler Whitaker also talks about his internet troubles and Scott Lemon reviews his travel problems and how a website helped him better understand the airplane issue.
Five years from now, chances are you'll be dependent upon web-based GIS applications at home and in the office. And it's likely that those GIS applications will evolve from the work of John Hanke. In this session from the 2008 O'Reilly Where 2.0 conference, Hanke discusses the progress and tremendous growth of the Geoweb. In describing Google's response to this growth, Hanke introduces a new partnership with ESRI. The new initiative will allow developers to pull data from even more GIS servers.
Joel and Jeff discuss software piracy, dealing with public criticism, how to get people to answer your questions, and the ideal programmer office.
RDFa helps bloggers and website authors make their web pages smarter by adding computer-readable information to a site. RFDa provides a set of XHTML attributes to augment visual data with machine-readable hints. Elias Torres and Ben Adida discuss RFDa, including its history, what problems it is meant to solve, and the technical details of how it works.
Christopher Allen, founder of the iPhoneWebDev community, provides an update on the success of the iPhone today, new features added this year to support the Enterprise market, and details about the release of the iPhone SDK. Allen outlines Apple's iPhone apps business model, the questions that remain about iPhone apps, and the future of iPhone.
Joel and Jeff discuss the importance of pure math to the average software developer, the importance of status reports, SQL parameterization and pulling yourself out of a programming slump. Now with one more Turkey than usual!
Just over 35 years ago, Carl Hewitt and his graduate students published a model for computation based on concurrent message-passing Actors. Now the demands of many-core computers and cloud-based software are thrusting that model to the forefront. In this conversation with host Jon Udell, Hewitt explores hardware-enforced cloud privacy, paraconsistent logic, and scalable semantic integration.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Richard White of UserVoice.com to discuss software bug and feature tracking, Web 2.0 style.
Much of the meaning behind what people say comes from the context, not just the words. Elephant 2000 is a computer programming language project designed to incorporate the meaning of language, not just its structure. In this talk at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, John McCarthy, creator of Elephant, describes the language and how it will move work from computer programmers to compilers.