Thursday, September 22, 2005

Java Posse - the JavaCast reincarnated

WARNING: This blog entry was imported from my old blog on (which used different blogging software), so formatting and links may not be correct.

The Improved JavaCast is here: Java Posse. A wild band of Java mercenaries riding through the frontier of .... ah never mind. You get the idea: A group of people talking about Java.
The charter is the same: weekly programs covering the Java world. But the format will change. Less ranting. Shorter programs. Separate interviews. And the show will evolve based on feedback.

The set of anchors has changed too. The show will now be hosted by Dick Wall of New Energy, Carl Quinn of Google, and yours truly. I'm hoping Carl will use his insider status to get some of Google's A-list Java personalities on the air, and I will do the same at Sun... and by then the ball should be rolling!

There is already a first episode available. This one was recorded by Dick a while back under the JavaCast banner, but never got broadcast (JavaCast story
It's an interview with one of the people behind the IntelliJ IDE. I thought it was very interesting - and several of his metaphors work for me.

Unfortunately there's no subscription link up in the iTunes music store yet. I'll post it as soon as it's available. Please tune in, and if you have feedback on the format do share it. We'll record our first "new" show next week. For more details, subscribe to the javaposse blog at

P.S. If you want, you can subscribe to the podcast manually now; in iTunes, go to the Advanced menu, select "Subscribe to Podcast" and paste in

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