I was quite chuffed to find that my first freelance piece for The Register was featured on the front page. The piece is a 17 minute podcast and accompanying intro article that covers the conversation I had with XML co-developer and really smart guy, Tim Bray.
Tim was a great interview. Not only is he very knowledgeable but he answers questions very lucidly. Take a listen and see for yourself.
Some of the topics Tim tackles:
- The state of the web today.
- The evolution of Twitter: Ruby on Rails + Scala + ?
- Dynamic languages that rock Tim’s world: PHP? Python? Ruby on Rails? Closure?
- And speaking of dark horses, what about Erlang? dealing with wider CPUs and concurrency.
- Is Google’s Wave the next Twitter or the next Lotus Notes?
- What’s happening in browser land? And what about HTML5 (video and canvas)?
- Opera’s recent announcement and the value of web hooks.
- Tim’s been “Kindled.” What other web business models are working out there?
- What most rock’s Tim’s world: 1) Databases duking it out – what’s the right way to persist data at scale and 2) Mobile platforms: Android, iPhone, Palm Pre — all very different approaches.
Shout outs: To Terri Molini for setting this up and Paul Bonser of X-team for introducing me, over beers, to Erlang.
Pau for now…