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Friends,

               We have a new podcast around User Experience(UX) with Ashutosh Kumar. Ashutosh is too deep into UX and I really enjoyed talking to him. He currently works for Yahoo! . In the past worked with companies like Human Factors International. All his work experience has been around UX so he surely knows this stuff !

               As we all know UX is so important these days, and many folks around us claim to know it. Just designing good-looking material is not UX and that is what exactly Ashutosh explains us during this podcast. We had a phone call not a skype call this time. During the chat, Ashutosh did mention some URLs which one must visit, and they are listed below. His one presentation can be found here .

http://www.uxbooth.com

http://www.interaction-design.org

http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/

www.usability.gov

www.humanfactors.com 

cheers !

rohit

Direct download: _BSR_Podcast15_UX_26Dec2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07 AM

Friends,

                 Shekhar Gulati is a speaker at conferences, writes for IBM developer network series and is deep into Java, Spring, Spring ROO and many other things. We spoke about Cloud Foundry a rather new exciting offering from VMWare and I enjoyed talking to Shekhar and hope you will like it too. His blog can be found here.

cheers !

rohit

Direct download: BSR_Podcast14_CloudFoundry_12Nov2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:34 AM

Folks,
                Ashish Sarin is passionate about software development with deep knowledge of Java, J2EE, Spring, Spring ROOPortlets and has impressive technical skills in many other areas. At work he is a Product Architect  and also writes technical books which are rock solid. There are two such books to his credit  Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook and Portlets in Action. He is also a regular speaker in various conferences. His two blogs which are dedicated to each of his book can be found here and here.
We spoke about a very interesting and unique project called Spring ROO which should excite every modern day Java developer.
cheers !
rohit
Direct download: BSR_Podcast13_SpringROO_30Oct2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48 PM

Dear Friends,
                       Siddartha is devoted to Agile computing and in 40 odd minutes we could just touch base on this topic at a very high level but it was an informative and thought proving talk. Siddharta is the founder of Silver Stripe Software, a Chennai based start-up that develops agile tools for teams. His personal blog is here.
Note: This time around our Skype connection did not support us the way it usually does. So the voice is breaking at some places and at some places we have some background noise because of slow connection or some other technical glitch which we just could not avoid this time. For podcast enthusiasts it should not matter too much. I hope :)
cheers !
rohit
Direct download: BSR_Podcast12_AgileSWDevelopment_07Oct2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42 AM

Folks,

Shwetank Dixit is passionate about Browsers and no wonder he works for Opera. We spoke about Browser Wars, Browser Olympics, Standards, what it really means to select a browser even if it is just for browsing, developer and their browsers and some more stuff. Check out Shetank's website here from where you can get his twitter, technical blogs, personal blogs links and much more ! He also writes articles for online media and is a public speaker in conferences. 

cheers !

rohit

Direct download: BSR_Podcast11_BrowserOlympics_25Aug2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50 PM

Friends,
            This time we have an author and researcher in our show ! Subhajit Datta is a researcher with IBM and is also very passionate about writing. He has written two interesting books Software Engineering: Concepts and Applications and Metrics-Driven Enterprise Software Development. He is also a visiting professor in IIITB. In this episode we talked about a topic which always makes us think - software engineering in theory and practice.
We know some form of it is taught but how much of theory is enough to bring it to practice ? We tried covering this rather difficult topic and it was very nice chat. 
            
Subhajit also maintains a blog which is here.
Note: Around 35 minutes into the recording speaker has refereed to the "WISWYG syndrome" and then gone on to explain it as "I Know it Once I See it". Speaker meant "IKIWISI syndrome" and not "WISWYG"
cheers !
rohit

Direct download: BSR_Podcast10_SoftwareEngTheoryPractice_6Aug2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55 AM

Friends,

                I had a great chat with Kamal Govindraj around Spring. Kamal is a SME in quite a few technologies including Spring. He spoke a bit about many things and we finally ran out of time. In 40 mins or so he did cover history of Spring, Why Spring is so cool, his views on some other web frameworks, Spring sub projects and many more things. 

cheers !
rohit
Direct download: BSR_Podcast9_Spring_16Jul2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30 PM

Folks,

              Rakesh Kalra spoke about his start up Think Vidya and the technology behind it , Groovy and Grails. We spoke about numerous things like how difficult it is to learn Groovy if you are from Java background. What is Grails ? Why it makes sense to move towards Groovy and Grails and for whom ? What are the challenges that one might have to face when learning Groovy and Grails and how to overcome those challenges and much more . . . .

cheers !

rohit

Direct download: BSR_Podcast8_GroovyGrails_16June2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43 PM

Friends,

Subu Ramanathan spoke about Mobile Security and it was great! Subu is a security consultant based out of Toronto, Canada and we could have gone forever talking about this interesting topic. Not many show notes here but for two, Subu's profile and his blog. I enjoyed talking to him and I am sure you guys will also benefit from his talk.

His Blog can be found here

cheers !

rohit

Direct download: BSR_Podcast7_MobileSecurity_21May2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30 PM

Friends,

                  I spoke with Ravishankar Veeraghanta about Android. Ravi finally decided to quit the corporate world and is an entrepreneur. He is also a member of Bangalore's local Android User's Group.

Please see the show notes for more details

Show Notes:

1) Ravi's Profile is here 

2) Nvidia CEO Disappointed With Android 3.0 Tablets

3) Amazon's Appstore Gunning For Android Market With PopCap Alliance

4) Researchers: Nearly all Android phones leak personal data

Cheers !

rohit

Direct download: BSR_Podcast6_Android_19May2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50 AM