Adam Seligman, VP of Developer Relations at Salesforce talks to Rags Srinivas about how the success of a platform is tied to a strong Developer Relations program. He also talks about the essential ingredients of a strong program, how to adapt, how to nurture it and how it's a two way conversation.
Richard Nicholson of Paremus talks to InfoQ about the upcoming R6 Enterprise Spec, what impact it will have on Cloud Computing environments, and how OSGi as a modular technology is well placed for the dynamic distributed computing platforms of the future.
Adam Blum discusses the future of smartphones: sensors, languages, and programming paradigms. Also: what's new in Rhodes 2.0, the cross platform smartphone Ruby app framework.
Adam Blum discusses Rhodes, the framework for Ruby on smartphones, as well as the concepts of the RhoSync sync client and the hosted development and build service RhoHub.
In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Stu Charlton discusses cloud computing, differences between traditional and cloud hosting, platform versus infrastructure cloud, how cloud will change software development and deployment, avoiding vendor lock-in, moving a system into the cloud, the benefits of clouds to small/medium size businesses, and cloud tool support.
Neal Ford talks about the tendency of having multiple languages running on one of the two major platforms existing today: Java and .NET. He also presents the advantages offered by Ruby compared to static languages like Java or C#.
In this panel discussion from QCon San Francisco, several influential leaders of the software development community discussed and debated the future of the Java language and APIs based upon the lessons we have learned from the past. Topics included static versus dynamic languages, removing code from Java, forking the JVM, and the next big programming language.
JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses how he got involved with JRuby, Sun's involvement with JRuby, how JRuby fits into enterprise-level web applications, the possibility of a friendly fork of the OpenJDK source code, reasons for switching to JRuby, the future of JRuby, Spring and JRuby, and the Ruby community as a whole.