By dannycoward on Sep 05, 2008
Staying on top of what's going on in the Java world is a part of my job I really enjoy. I have a big list of feeds for my favorite bloggers, news sites, and forums. But I tend to skim so I can rush to the next thing. And my emails, IM buddies, everyone's I know's tweets and facebook statuses are just a click away, ready to distract me at any moment.
Sound familiar ?
So I enjoy the times when I am restricted from this skittish behavior: in the car, at the airport, walking to the coffee shop. I enjoy them because I can focus in, without interruption, on some of my favorite technology podcasts.
For those of you who are interested and are looking for something new to tune into in the area of Java and client technologies, I put together a little survey of the ones I subscribe to. And if you feel like it, let me know if you have a top podcast in a comment below.
|The Java Posse
quartet of hosts collectively dissect Java news, new products and get
in group conversation with movers and shakers from the Java universe.
SE, Java EE product and technology developments.
between 45 and 90 mins, most weeks.
||Tor, Dick, Carl and Joe's expert and merry banter
Great supporting website
|Java Mobility Podcast
act covering Java news and products around the mobile and
embedded community, plus a featured expert guest each cast.
ME, mobile and embedded technologies.
mins, two to 4 times a month,
site (e.g. from conference floor) interviews.
Focus on adoption of technology in products, not just technology alone
||One on one interviews with technology leaders and creators in the Java community and beyond.||Java SE, Java EE, Web Services, tools.||30-45 mins, two or three times a month.||Expert
Interviews that dig deep - e.g. Ted Neward on Scala
|This Ain't Your Dad's Java||Click and Clack style news and interviews from the product marketing team for Java with some stellar technical guests.||JavaFX, Java SE, Java ME||30 to 75 mins, weekly.||Ubergeeks
turned product marketeers go wild and occasionally say a few things
|Swampcast||In depth interviews with software luminaries, webmasters and CTOs of popular services. And the occasional actress.||General
software, programming languages but often Java of various SE and EE
||Anywhere between 20 and 75 mins, frequency highly variable||Quality
guests who roll up their sleeves during the day
Sheer variety of topics