Category Archives: RIA

Episode 11: Matt Raible

In episode 11, we have a fun interview with Matt Raible. Matt is a popular blogger and speaker in the Java community.  This edition captures the desired essence of Drunk On Software, just three geeks chatting over a few beers.

Episode 10: Anthony Franco – President of EffectiveUI

In this edition we chat with Anthony Franco, of EffectiveUI, about building high quality software.  Anthony shares about life at EffectiveUI and his thoughts on rich Internet applications.


Episode 9: Real World GWT with Alex Moffat

This is the 9th episode of Drunk On Software, where we sit down with Alex Moffat of Lombardi Software to discuss their usage of Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Alex shares an overview of GWT, and discuss his hands-on experience of using GWT on the development of Lombardi Blueprint product.

Additional Resources:

  1. Alex and others discussing their usage of GWT.
  2. Lombardi Developers Blog
  3. Alex’s Blog

Note: This is our last interview shot with our old microphone … we do promise to do better with the audio quality in the future. Thanks for hanging in there with us.

Episode 8: First Steps in Flex with Bruce Eckel

In this Episode, we welcome Bruce Eckel in a video we recorded at the QCon San Francisco conference. Bruce and James recently released a book titled, First Steps in Flex. The book is designed to be a quick intro for those interested in learning Adobe Flex.

In the video, we discuss the Code Jams and OpenSpace conferences Bruce hosts, the RIA landscape, and James and Bruce’s book.

Bruce’s Upcoming Events:
Code Jam: Flex / AIR Jam (February 25th-27th)
Open Space Conference: Java Posse Roundup (March 3rd – 6th)

Bruce’s Hybridizing Java Article

Episode 7: Enterprise Flex Applications and Anvil

In this Episode, we chat with Anvil project founder Ryan Knight. Anvil is an Open Source project that was built to help make Enterprise Flex development easier. In addition, it provides a portal environment for running Flex applications.

Ryan shares details about the problems Anvil solves, and the projects long-term goals. We also discuss some of the challenges of building applications with the Flex framework.  Also, look for the cameo appearance of Gorilla Logic CEO, Stu Stern.


Episode 5: Devoxx,, and RIA Frameworks

In this episode we talk with another Drunk on Software favorite, Stephan Janssen. Stephan is the founder the Devoxx conference (formerly JavaPolis) held annually in Belgium. Devoxx is currently the second largest Java conference, behind only JavaOne. In addition to his work on the Devoxx conference, Stephan is the founder and lead engineer of Parleys is a RIA platform for delivering online learning resources, such as videos, podcasts, slides, etc.

We caught-up with Stephan at the QCon conference in San Francisco, where he was speaking on RIA in the real world. In the episode we talk about Devoxx, Parleys, and the current state of the RIA world.

Once again, we switched to for the video hosting. You can now subscribe to the podcast feed in iTunes using the URL: itpc://
Or to the show RSS using the URL:

Episode 2 – Flex Automated Testing and FlexMonkey

In this episode we interview Stu Stern of Gorilla Logic.  Stu and Gorilla Logic recently launched FlexMonkey, a record / playback testing tool for Flex applications.  Stu discusses the in-and-outs of FlexMonkey, and how it differs from other Flex testing tools.  In addition, Stu dialogs with us on the conceptual and religious aspects of software testing.

FlexMonkey Resources:

BTW: We continue to learn more about the video making process. The sound and light is better in this episode but we did forget to turn off our cell phones which causes that annoying occasional noise. Bare with us as we continue to improve the quality and substance of these videos.

BTW2: You will notice that in this video we reference “Scotch Talk” which was what we planned on calling this before we came up with the “Drunk on Software” name.

Episode 1 – Flash Player 10 for Developers

Welcome to the first episode of Drunk on Software – a new video podcast where James Ward and Jon Rose get together to discuss all aspects of software and share beverages.

In this episode Jon interviews James on the October 2008 release of Flash Player 10. James shares details about the four primary advancements that are of interest to software developers: Pixel Bender, 3D Effects, Advanced Text Layout, and changes to File Reference API.

[Update: We’ve moved to which has an iTunes feed.]

For this episode we are trying the video hosting site. In the future we will also setup an iTunes feed and may publish audio only versions. Let us know how this video works and what other formats and technologies you would like us to use.

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