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Episode 23 - More Language Exploration

August 16th, 2012

We return after a long hiatus with another episode!

This episode continues to take us on our exploration of other programming languages.

We discuss the work that Mark has been doing with Ruby and JRuby, including integrating it with his ColdFusion project and SOLR as well. This segways into a discussion on Platform as a Service's like Heroku and their position in highly available and scalable applications.

Kai mentions some of the issues he was having around databases when he was mucking around with NodeJS, and asks our listeners to comment on any possible solutions they may know about.

We make note of the fact that Sean Corfield will in Australia soon, and will be presenting at events in Sydney and Melbourne. Looks like both will be packed houses!

Kai took his hand to compiling Railo 4 from scratch, and talks about the issues he faced trying to do that.

We also discuss several events that we are attending / attended:



  • Sean Corfield

    Great episode - thanx guys. Was a bit puzzled about one item in the cf.O(ANZ) piece: Gavin Baumanis is listed as a speaker on the website but the talk (which sounds fascinating) is not listed on the program page?

    Sep 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm
  • Mark Mandel

    Unfortunately, Gavin had to pull out at the last minute, due to a conflicting engagement.

    Sep 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm
  • Adam Cameron

    Hey guys, just found your podcast today, and listened to this ep and the previous one with Sean in it. Great stuff! It’s great to listen to such technically challenging discussion on CF (well: not so much about CF in these two episodes) and “adjacent” technologies. I sometimes fancy myself as being quite adept with CF, but it’s good to get pushed back to to earth by some proper experts.


    – Adam

    Sep 21, 2012 at 9:31 am