Matt Raible is a legend in the world of Java web applications. In the latest episode of Drunk on Software Jon Rose and I sit down with Matt, have a few beers, and talk geek stuff. Matt has a lot of great insight into where software is going. In the video we asked him what the future looks like for web frameworks. Matt’s response brought into question the future of component frameworks. Jon and I were pretty surprised by his response. You will have to watch the video to get the whole story. :) Let us know what you think.
Episode 6 of the Drunk on Software video podcast is now available! This one is a bit long but dives into a lot of good information. I frequently get the same sorts of questions from developers, IT managers, and architects about Flex. Jon and I discuss those questions in this episode. Let us know what you think!
Jon and I have posted Episode 3 of the Drunk on Software video podcast. In this episode we talk about some of the real world performance issues with Flex’s ArrayCollection. We’ve also created a few demos which illustrate how in some cases ArrayCollection is 26 times slower than Array:
- Instancing Array vs ArrayCollection Performance (view source)
- Adding items to Array vs ArrayCollection Performance (view source)
Let us know what you think.
On a recent dreary Saturday afternoon in Denver my friend Jon Rose and I decided to give the video podcasting thing a try. The first episode is about the changes to the recently released Flash Player 10 that will impact software developers (primarily those of the Flex persuasion). When preparing to record the interview we decided to break out the Glenlivet. One thing led to another and somehow we came up with the name “Drunk on Software” as a cheap ripoff of the popular “Joel on Software” blog. But don’t worry… Even though some episodes will involve drinking they will hopefully be coherent and useful. In the future we will be interviewing the smart people we know in the Denver area (or wherever Jon and I happen to be). So if you’d be interested in being interviewed and can handle being barraged with questions while we drink fine liquor, please let us know!
Check out Episode 1 and let us know what you think!