Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Audible Ajax Episode 17: Jamis Buck of 37 Signals

Category: Podcasts

Download Episode 17

Ben and I had the pleasure of interviewing Jamis Buck of 37 Signals on his experiences with using Ajax in their live applications, and on the future of Ajax development in Rails.

What we cover on the podcast

  • What Jamis Buck does for 37 Signals
  • How do you differentiate your applications
  • Why a developer would choose Rails for Ajax development
  • What the Rails 1.1 RJS features gets you
  • Disadvantages of Rails
  • Scalability of Rails in production
  • Apache mod_fcgi vs. lighttpd
  • Advantages of chat on the web via Ajax
  • Where Rails is going over the next few years
  • Ajax architecture changes
  • The direction of Prototype and Dojo
  • The RJS approach to Ajax

Download Episode 17 as an MP3

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:54 am
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Can someone please listen to the podcast and provide a written transcript for me?

Thanks!

Comment by Bill — April 20, 2006

In a rush? A written transcript? The point of a podcast is to get it and listen to it when you got time on your ipod or whatever.

Comment by Brian — April 20, 2006

Unless your deaf

Comment by Brian — April 20, 2006

We’ve talked about providing transcripts. If there’s demand, we’ll surely do that. Anyone else want some? Perhaps we’ll post a story and ask…

Comment by Ben Galbraith — April 20, 2006

I’m having a lot of trouble downloading the podcast. Has stalled out at 7.2 MB a couple of times.

Comment by Chris — April 20, 2006

I too have been unsuccessful downloading!

Comment by Les — April 20, 2006

same here (Amsterdam, NL), and really slow iTunes down

Comment by peet — April 21, 2006

really slow download and stalls out near the end

Comment by Tim — April 21, 2006

Can confirm that it doesn’t get downloaded in iTunes.

Comment by Sridhar — April 23, 2006

Seems like the problem is fixed, downloads really fast now.

Comment by Tim — April 28, 2006

Have you tried listening to your podcast on an ipod?

You cannot hear anything until you have the volume past 66% and when it’s full you cannot hear yourself or your interviewee speaking when you are outside.

I suggest you look into fixing this audio problem. It seems to be consistent across all episodes of your podcast.

Try listening to this episode on your ipod with the ipod’s volume on full? You cannot hear anything if you’re outside. and you only can hear something when you’ve put the volume past 66%

Comment by Robert Nicholson — May 3, 2006

I like the kid crying in the background. Yes, I heard that!

Comment by Bjoern — May 7, 2006

Just wanted to add another vote for transcripts. Or for some technology that can do fine-grained tagging of content within podcasts, probably automatically. Oh wait, fine grain tagging of audio content is pretty much the same thing as transcripts. Doesn’t Google have some plan to make everything searchable? Maybe that means they are (or should be) working on automatic transcription for audio and video. Come on Mr. Google Overlord, I’m ready…

Comment by Ben — May 15, 2006

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Pingback by Rob Bazinet Unleashed » Blog Archive » Software Development Podcast List — May 16, 2006

Hey, I was wondering about a comment that was made:

“Rails is a productivity framework for engineers, and .NET is a productivity framework for application developers … I think you know what I mean by that distinction … ”

I’m not sure what is meant here – care to elaborate? I’m not asking because I want a flame war of .NET vs Rails, but I do most of my development in ASP.NET and am always curious about philosophical differences pointed out like this. I’ve been working a bit with perl on the side and I benefit from just the ideas of perl even when I’m spitting a mix of javascript, C#, and SQL in the daytime.

Comment by David Seruyange — May 30, 2006

I’d like to vote for more frequent podcasts!! Once every 4-6 weeks? Not enough for me. I really like the podcast, but come on guys, you can do better than that!?! Transcripts would be nice too… When’s the next podcast coming out??

Comment by diggityDawg — May 31, 2006

Hmmm… Still no podcast – have you guys given up on the podcast completely? It’s been nearly 2 months since the last one. This seems to be a trend among all of my favorite webdev podcasts. They all seem to only put one podcast out every month or two. I realize they take a lot of work and time to put together, I think we all appreciate that. But if you’re going to make a comittment to publish a podcast, I think your listeners deserve a little more consistency in the frequency of the podcast. Whaddya say?

Comment by diggityDawg — June 15, 2006

Hmmm… Still no podcast – have you guys given up on the podcast completely? It’s been nearly 2 months since the last one. This seems to be a trend among all of my favorite webdev podcasts. They all seem to only put one podcast out every month or two. I realize they take a lot of work and time to put together, I think we all appreciate that. But if you’re going to make a comittment to publish a podcast, I think your listeners deserve a little more consistency in the frequency of the podcast. Whaddya say?

Comment by Eddie — June 15, 2006

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Pingback by Top 11 Ajax Podcasts : Ultimate Web Developer Lists : eConsultant — July 5, 2006

What happened to this podcast? It rocks I hope you two haven’t given it up even though 4 months is a really long time between podcasts. This was one of my favorite PodCasts and is still one of my favorite WebSites.

Comment by wags — July 17, 2006

Wow, you guys are going to have to do some serious review for the next “State of the AJAX.”
Come back soon,
Vinny

Comment by GhettoJava — July 24, 2006

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