Java technology zone technical podcast series: Season 3

Andrew Glover interviews experts on a variety of topics

For years, the Java™ zone has brought you top-quality technical content by some of the best minds in the industry. But taking the time to read an in-depth, code-heavy article can be difficult, even if it's about a topic that's critical to your day job. This new podcast series, led by the engaging and technically curious Andrew Glover, provides a new way to get information from the sources you trust most. Every few weeks, we'll publish a new discussion with an expert on the topics that are important to your job.
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Welcome to Season 3 of the Java technology zone technical podcast series. This season will bring additional podcasts with those who not only influence, but directly impact the Java technical community. Listen now if you haven't heard the podcasts in Season 1 and Season 2.

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Jay Garcia and David Evans of Modus Create, Inc. (December 20, 2011)

Listen now (Transcript): This mobile dynamic duo riff on Sencha Touch, mobile web development, browser wars, web kit, native device development, and more.


Jay Garcia is Co-founder and CTO of Modus Create, Inc. Previously, Jay founded TDG Innovations in 2006 to provide training and consulting to many private corporations and government facilities. Jay continues to share his knowledge through many venues, including extensive involvement in the Sencha community, online video tutorials, and speaking at public engagements. Jay is currently revising Ext JS in Action to compliment the release of Ext JS 4.0, while simultaneously co-authoring Sencha Touch in Action (both titles by Manning).


David Evans is the Senior Mobile Architect for Modus Create, Inc. His primary focus is implementing iOS and Android native mobile solutions. David's role includes, but is not limited to, mobile architecture, implementing the mobile solution, and managing mobile projects from concept to fruition. Prior to joining Modus Create, Inc., David was a key part of Network Solutions’ mobile initiative. He was the Front-End iOS engineer and was one of a few engineers that ported Network Solutions’ first iOS application to Android.

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A brief chat with cross-platform, mobile-development expert and author Jonathan Stark (December 6, 2011)

Listen now (Transcript): Jonathan Stark has a lot to say about enterprise mobile development and how to meet the evolving needs of today's businesses. In this engaging podcast, you'll learn how to build use cases for building mobile web apps, hybrid apps, and native apps, as well as using JavaScript frameworks for building web apps targeting mobile devices.


Jonathan Stark is a mobile application consultant who the Wall Street Journal has called an expert on publishing desktop data to the web. He is the author of three books on mobile and web development, most notably Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (O'Reilly), which has been translated into five languages. His Jonathan's Card experiment made international headlines by combining mobile payments with social giving to create a "pay it forward" coffee movement at Starbucks locations all over the United States.

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Adam Wiggins and Jesper Joergensen on Heroku (November 15, 2011)

Listen now (Transcript): Adam Wiggins and Jesper Joergensen discuss Heroku's beginnings, its support for multiple languages, and how to get started.


Adam Wiggins is a polyglot programmer, open source enthusiast, and serial entrepreneur. He's co-founder and CTO at Heroku, the cloud application platform, where he spends his days thinking about the future of app deployment. He blogs at http://adam.heroku.com/ and http://blog.heroku.com/ and is on Twitter as @hirodusk.


Jesper Joergensen is Sr. Director of Product Management at Heroku. He joined Salesforce.com in 2008 as product manager for the Salesforce API and has since focused on expanding the capabilities of Salesforce.com's developer platform reaching a major milestone with the acquisition of Heroku in 2010 and another with the release of Java support in 2011. Prior to Heroku and Salesforce.com, Jesper started his career writing web based chat and collaboration software in a small startup in Copenhagen. He moved to San Francisco in 2003 to work for BEA Systems in product and developer marketing.

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Grant Ingersoll on Mahout and machine learning (November 8, 2011)

Listen now (Transcript): Apache Mahout committer and co-founder Grant Ingersoll introduces machine learning, the concepts involved, and explains how it applies to real-world applications.


Grant Ingersoll is a co-founder and Chief Scientist at Lucid Imagination as well as the co-founder of Apache Mahout. Grant is co-author of Taming Text (early access; Manning Publications). Follow Grant on Twitter.

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Andrew Glover on enterprise mobile development (November 1, 2011)

Listen now (Transcript): We turn the tables on Andy in this podcast and put him in the hot seat. In this interview, conducted by mobile maven Pete Erickson, founder of Disruptathon and MoDevDC, Andy discusses mobile development in the enterprise and his new venture as CTO of App47.


Andrew Glover is a developer, author, speaker, and entrepreneur with a passion for behavior-driven development, continuous integration, and agile software development. He is the founder of the easyb behavior-driven development (BDD) framework and is the co-author of three books: Continuous Integration, Groovy in Action, and Java Testing Patterns. You can keep up with Andrew by reading his blog and by following him on Twitter.

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John Smart is wild for agile development (October 25, 2011)

Listen now (Transcript): Interested in the agile methodologies and tools? Look no further than this podcast, with Wakaleo CEO John Smart. Learn about Specification by Example, Thucydides, Jenkins, Test Driven Development, acceptance testing, and more.


John Smart is the CEO of Wakaleo and an experienced consultant, mentor, and trainer specializing in Enterprise Java, Web Development, and Open Source technologies. John is well known in the Java community for his many published articles, and as author of Java Power Tools and Jenkins: The Definitive Guide, both from O'Reilly.  John helps organisations around the world to improve their Java development processes and infrastructures and provides training and mentoring in open source technologies, Test Driven Development (TDD, BDD, and ATDD), Automated Web Testing, SDLC tools, and agile development processes in general.

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Prashant Deva and his DVR-like Java debugger, Chronon (October 21, 2011)

Listen now (Transcript): Meet the man behind Chronon, the revolutionary Java debugger that records the execution of a Java program for playback on any computer without need for connection (to the back-end database or a network). Find out why this approach is fundamentally different from standard logging and debugging and how it will improve your applications.

Prashant Deva is the founder and CTO of Chronon Systems. Inspired and frustrated by years of breakpoint guesswork in current debuggers and fumbling with println() statements and logging frameworks, Prashant set out to find a different way to debug programs and created Chronon. A long time entrepreneur, Prashant was the founder of Placid Systems and the brains behind AntlrStudio and Virtual Ant. He holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of San Francisco.

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Jon Gifford on the marriage of logging, search, and cloud computing (August 31, 2011)

Listen now (Transcript): Loggly CTO Jon Gifford talks with Andy about the concept of logging as a service and how it allows for easier log management and manipulation. The scale of what can be done simultaneously (and stably) within large systems is truly exciting. Learn the details of how Loggly does what it does, how it's different from what you've used before, and where it's going in the future.


Jon Gifford is Loggly's CTO and chief arch-architect. Jon hails from either Australia or New Zealand depending on who's playing whom in rugby or cricket. A lifelong beard grower, Jon has written the same Lucene code twelve times in a row for various search related companies. While he's not spawning simulated annealing processes to find his reading glasses, or passing through an area without 3G, Jon resides in San Francisco with his partner Christina.

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Dan Allen on the Arquillian testing framework (August 17, 2011)

Listen now (Transcript): The Red Hat principal software engineer and open source evangelist explains how Arquillian eases integration testing by providing a test harness to abstract away container life cycle and deployment from test logic.


Dan Allen is a member of the Seam, Weld, and Arquillian project teams at JBoss, by Red Hat; the author of Seam in Action (Manning); a representative on the JSR-314 (JSF 2.0) expert group; and a frequent speaker at major industry conferences. In 2009, he was awarded the JavaOne Rock Star award for his talk on conversations and pageflows in JSF at JavaOne. Dan become deeply involved in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), particularly Linux and Java enterprise frameworks, shortly after graduating from Cornell University. His passion for these technologies continue to drive him today. You can keep up with his discoveries by subscribing to his blogs mojavelinux.com and In Relation To..., and by following him on Twitter.

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Paul Duvall on migrating to the cloud (August 2, 2011)

Listen now (Transcript): Considering moving into the cloud? This podcast, with developerWorks contributor and automation expert Paul Duvall, details the many considerations and options a company must investigate to migrate its infrastructure smoothly and safely.


Paul Duvall is the CTO of Stelligent, a consulting firm that helps development teams deliver production-ready software. He is the co-author of the Addison-Wesley Signature Series book, Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk (Addison-Wesley Professional, 2007; Jolt Award 2008 winner). He also contributed to the UML 2 Toolkit (Wiley, 2003) and No Fluff Just Stuff Anthology (Pragmatic Programmers, 2007).

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