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Pragmatic Podcasts

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Pragmatic interviews, news, techniques, and more from the Pragmatic Bookshelf.

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    Interview with Trevor Burnham on CoffeeScript

    CoffeeScript burst onto the scene at the end of 2009, and is beginning to show up everywhere. Ruby on Rails now ships with it as the default way to write JavaScript, and even Brendan Eich (the creator of JavaScript) has mentioned CoffeeScript as an influence on the future of JavaScript. What’s all the fuss about? Is CoffeeScript just hype, or is there really something to it? Trevor Burnham literally wrote the book on CoffeeScript. In this PragCast interview we talk to him about the “human-friendly dialect of JavaScript,” what it is, where it’s going, and how CoffeeScript can actually make you a better JavaScript programmer.

  • Posted on 21 Sep 2011

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    Interview with Avdi Grimm, author of "Exceptional Ruby"

    Miles Forrest interviews Avdi Grimm on his new book "Exceptional Ruby". Dealing with unexpected failures in code is tough, and oftentimes error processing is dealt with in a haphazard way. Hear the 5 questions you need to ask before writing code to handle unexpected failures, as well as his story about a cascading failure that went from bad to worse.

  • Posted on 15 Jun 2011

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    Ward Cunningham Interview

    In 1995 Ward Cunningham created the first wiki for the Portland Pattern Society. Now, 16 years later, hear what this tech luminary has to say about Wikipedia and even the controversial Wikileaks. For host Miles Forrest, this has been one of his favorite interviews, and he talks to Ward about his hobby of building Aruduino robots, the rise and fall of Smalltalk, and poses the question if Ward could commission IBM's next Grand Challenge after beating human opponents at Jeopardy, what would he build?

  • Posted on 16 Mar 2011

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    The Future of Web Development

    HTML5 and CSS3 are the future of web development, and in this episode of the pragmatic podcast, Brian Hogan talks about his new book "HTML5 and CSS3: Develop with Tomorrow's Standards Today". HTML5 is quickly becoming a marketing term, a new buzzword with a fancy logo that may put some people off. Is this a good or bad thing? Are there features in HTML5/CSS3 that make adopting these technologies now worth the effort? Brian even tackles the HTML5 vs Flash debate, and answers the question "Is Flash dead?". Hosted by Miles Forrest.

  • Posted on 01 Feb 2011

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    Johanna Rothman Interview, with Ian Dees

    Miles Forrest talks about multitasking and getting things done with Johanna Rothman and Ian Dees. Everyone manages time, whether you keep it all in your head, write it down on paper, or enter it in some form of electronic organizer. But what do you do when you have a really big project? What do you do when you say "I want to do it all!" but end up going nowhere fast? Author Johanna Rothman shares techniques that work. Johanna began managing projects back in 1984 when there was no Internet, no voice mail, and tools like spreadsheets had just been invented. As she grew in her abilities to manage large, complicated projects with hundreds of developers, she branched out, working as a consultant for the last 16 years. Her most recent book, "Managing You Project Portfolio", helps you organize multiple projects and evaluate them without getting buried under a mountain of statistics.

  • Posted on 26 Jan 2011

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