Sam chats with Bitrock on Open Source Installation and Package Management

by Sam Ramji on November 09, 2007 06:59pm Sam recently interviewed Daniel Lopez, Founder and CTO and Erica Brescia, CEO of Bitrock from their Spain headquarters. Daniel and Erica discuss their experiences and challenges developing open source applications and launching the BitNami project. BitRock makes open source software easier to use by providing a complete…

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Allison Randal on Participation & Motivation

  by Sam Ramji on October 25, 2007 09:14pm It’s taken awhile, but without further delay – we’re excited to post Sam’s discussion with Allison Randal that took place at this year’s OSCON event in Portland, OR. Allison discusses the importance of participation in the open source community and her perspective where Microsoft sits relative…

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Haskell in the Hallway: Sam Interviews Simon Peyton Jones

  by Sam Ramji on September 26, 2007 09:35pm While at OSCON this year Sam and I got the chance to spend some time with Simon Peyton Jones, researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England and Honorary Professor of the Computing Science Department at Glasgow University.  Earlier in the week Simon had presented a tutorial…

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Samba, IPv6 and Windows/Linux Interoperability: Sam interviews Dr. David Holder

by Sam Ramji on May 31, 2007 05:36pm I got the chance to meet many extremely smart developers last month at SambaXP, the annual Samba developer conference.  After attending I’m convinced that the Samba team knows more about how Windows networking works than most Microsoft developers. One of the most informative sessions I attended was…

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Talking Ruby and Dynamic Language Support with John Lam

by MichaelF on April 30, 2007 05:05pm   As promised in the first post today, here is the second interview regarding today’s announcements regarding Microsoft’s Dynamic Language Runtime and Silverlight.  In this video Sam sits down with John Lam, who we interviewed during the LANG.NET Symposium in August (before he came to work for Microsoft),…

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Python, Java, Ruby, Oh My! Silverlight Alpha 1.1 ships with Dynamic Language Support

by MichaelF on April 30, 2007 04:45pm   Mix 07 kicked off today with keynotes from Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie.  Amongst announcements regarding media and Silverlight Scott Guthrie announced the release of a cross-platform version of the .NET framework within Silverlight Alpha 1.1.  Included is a Dynamic Language Runtime that allows developers to use…

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Taking the Heavy Lifting out of Game Development

by MichaelF on April 13, 2007 09:21pm   In this interview Sam sits down with a veteran of the gaming industry, Star Trek Deck Plan Expert and Development Manager for the XNA Community Game Platform: Frank Savage.  Sam and Frank discuss his background and how he ended up at Microsoft as well as the finer…

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An Interview with Ruby on Rails Core Team Member: Michael Koziarski

  by anandeep on April 03, 2007 06:49pm Michael Koziarski (a.k.a) Koz is one of the core group of about 12 people who holds the keys to the code repository for the Rails framework (also known as Ruby on Rails).  They’re all listed on the Rails core page with name and mug-shot. (I checked, a…

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Decoding Liberation: An interview with Samir Chopra

by anandeep on March 30, 2007 09:32pm   Samir Chopra is an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at the City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn.  He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Doctorate in Philosophy and is interested in the intersection of politics and technology – specifically information technology….

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Cross-Platform Access to Codeplex Compliments of our Friends at Teamprise

by MichaelF on March 20, 2007 08:40pm 1/Podcast_3A00_-Accessing-VS-Team-Foundation-Server-from-Mac_2C00_-UNIX-or-Linux-through-Eclipse.aspx” target=_blank mce_href=”http://port25.technet.com/archive/2006/07/21/Podcast_3A00_-Accessing-VS-Team-Foundation-Server-from-Mac_2C00_-UNIX-or-Linux-through-Eclipse.aspx”>Martin Woodward from Teamprise regarding their suite of client applications that provide cross-platform access to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.    Today Teamprise announced that they are providing complimentary licenses for the Teamprise Client Suite to developers who plan to use the license to access Codeplex. …

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