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  • October 15, 2008

NetBeans Podcast Episode 47 (Part 1)

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
Another podcast filled with info, insights, and innuendo!

Here's the agenda (34.17 mins):

  • 1.00: News. Tinu Awopetu, Managing Editor of NetBeans.org, talks about the NetBeans Calendar (next stop of NetBeans Day is Seoul, South Korea, October 17th, i.e., this Friday!), the 10th birthday of the NetBeans project, and... the NetBeans Decathlon!
  • 3.40: Interview. David Strupl, technical lead of JavaFX support in NetBeans IDE, is interviewed by Lloyd. Find out all about David, his technical background, and what's going on with JavaFX tooling in the IDE. Also find out about JavaFX itself, as well as JavaFX script. How does JavaFX script compare to other scripting languages? And what will the NetBeans tools for JavaFX actually consist of? What makes working on this project interesting? David tells all and asks for user feedback!
  • 15.30: API Design Tip. Are APIs like stars or are they like diamonds? Jaroslav Tulach hooks into a discussion connected to Josh Bloch (here in the comments) about whether APIs are 'stars' or 'diamonds'. What's the difference between these two metaphors and what does the difference say about APIs? (In the process of the discussion, Geertjan shows he's not very smart.)
  • 22:40: NetBeans Innovator Grant Contest. Jirka Kovalsky talks about the NetBeans Innovator Grant Contest. He talks about how shocked he was at the amount of submissions and, then, how impressed he was with their quality. He thanks the NetBeans Dream team for selecting the best 20 proposals and for defining the process/rules as well.
  • 28.30: Project of the Podcast. For the first time, we talk to a NetBeans user on the NetBeans Podcast. Brian Segale, who manages the Solutions Team at DeviceAnywhere, talks about the NetBeans modules they developed for their mobile solutions.
  • 33.00: Puzzler. We announce the previous winner and introduce the next puzzler! Deadline: Friday, October 31, all submissions to nbpodcast@netbeans.org. And, if you write with ideas for future podcasts, and your idea ends up being used, we'll send you a NetBeans t-shirt in gratitude!

Click here to hear it all:



Alternative source: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NetBeansPodcast

Many thanks to Lloyd for stringing everything together!

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Comments ( 8 )
  • Anandir Wednesday, October 15, 2008

    As the NB Podcast number 46, I can't download it with iTunes... Could you fix it?!!? Thanks\^\^!


  • Geertjan Wednesday, October 15, 2008

    Yeah, no iTunes support yet, sorry. We are working on it. We realize this is a problem for many people. However, right now, iTunes isn't supported yet, apologies again!


  • Michael Lockhart Wednesday, October 15, 2008
  • railman Thursday, October 16, 2008

    Is there true direct mp3 link? As the Podcast number 46-I can't download it.Thanks.


  • railman Thursday, October 16, 2008
  • Andy Stevens Friday, October 17, 2008

    Works for me - downloads as nb_podcast_47.mp3 40,733,692 bytes. Of course, I'd have preferred an ogg ;-)


  • Anandir Sunday, October 19, 2008

    Mr. Geertjan thanks for the answare, but, I think, the fix is simple.

    Looking at the XML file of the RSS is visible the "bug".

    The first 2 Episode (44 and 45) have this link:

    http://mediacast.sun.com/users/GWiel/media/nb_podcast_44.mp3

    http://mediacast.sun.com/users/GWiel/media/nb_podcast_45.mp3

    Starting from the 46 episode the link become:

    http://mediacast.sun.com/users/lloyd.dunn/media/nbpodcast46

    Seems that iTunes doesn't download a file without the .mp3 extension. Maybe add that extension is the solution...

    That's my opinion.

    I don't know if it's the truth...

    Thanks anyway\^\^!


  • railman Friday, November 14, 2008

    Yup. After I add .mp3 extension it works ;) Finally I got both files. Thanks.


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