A follow up on my previous post, but this one with a slightly more positive bent. ;-)
Here are a few of the architecture and development podcasts that I have found useful lately:
- The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Open Source SIG has a great podcast on Open Source in the Enterprise. I have only listened to part 2 so far but there is some great discussion around governance and comparison of companies with different cultures and different approaches to evaluation and adoption.
- IT Conversations has an interesting talk by Kent Beck on developer testing. Kent has a very relaxing tone and conversational style - almost hypnotic. (I listened to this while running the other day. I hadn't run in a very long while, and pushed my 3 mile target into a 5 mile - I thank Kent for putting me into a trance.) He has some good thoughts around thinking in terms of code health rather than quality or coverage and the traditional terms. Code health is the ability to respond to change - a good perspective on ultimately why you should write tests.
- PC Talk Radio - "Entering the Participation Age". This interview is a rehash / expansion of the talk that Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer at Sun, gave at the Colorado Software Summit last fall. Phipps is a great conversationalist and lays out the interaction framework business models for what it means to have a commons that is built upon by contribution. Good stuff.
- Redmonk episode 1 was overdue - these will be great podcasts. I'm marginally interested in the Writely acquisition, but these guys are a great listen. I see that Episode 2 is already up - nice job, guys!
- On a related note, I have been working my way through various Drunk and Retired podcasts. If you like your tech content strong and straight up, then I suggest you look elsewhere. But I think these are definitely entertaining - Charles and Cote are a couple of bright guys talking software along with zombies and elves (you'll have to listen to understand). This is the sort of thing I have wanted to do for awhile, but is on the list of probably won't get to it - a morning talk radio-style technology show.
- I understand from Richard that the Ajaxian podcasts are a good listen, but haven't grabbed any of those yet.
- Speaking of Richard, Burton Group has started some podcasting, which seem to be in the brief overview segment - refreshing. I just noticed they have one on Skype, which I just got on this week - have to check that out.
Let me know if you have any decent podcasts to suggest...