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Episode 31 – Jenkins, Amazon Elastic Beanstalk and UBB

If you remember back in Episode 27 we discussed the then unfolding news that Oracle had trademarked the name "Hudson". Well, now the Hudson folks have up and left, renaming a fork of the Continuous Integration Software to "Jenkins". Jason already alluded to the fact that there is already a famous Jenkins meme back in Episode 30 :) If Jenkins fails, well, at least we have chicken.

Also on our radar is Amazon's new offering called "Elastic Beanstalk". In a nutshell it solves the problem of "I have a WAR file, it contains "the next Twitter" app, but I have no place to deploy or scale it if it becomes popular".

And finally up in Canuckistan we're dealing with the problem of ISPs wanting to impose Usage Based Billing on bandwidth. stopthemeter.ca has been setup to petition the government to disallow legislation which will allow ISPs this money grab. It's been very successful. Now OpenMedia, the folks who are running the campaign against UBB are asking for donations to spread awareness.

Disruptive technologies such as Skype, Netflix, Boxee and Bittorent have set the Cable TV and Telecom systems scrambling. People are leaving their Cable box and telephones to the Internet when they can pay one fee to have it all. That doesn't sit right with the Big guys and they need to setup a system such that once everything goes Internet, they'll be making as much if not more than when you had to buy each service separately.

Although you may think "I'm not from Canada, why do I care?" Well, once the Cable/Telecom providers in your country see the nice juicy profits being made up in Canada, how long before they bite?

Oh and By The Way (tm) we left a little Easter Egg in the cast... can you find it? ;-)

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Craig Tataryn started his career as a Visual Basic programmer, but don't hold that against him! The system he helped create was a cutting edge, n-tiered revenue collection system whose transactions per second metric was off the charts! Around the year 2000 he discovered Struts and never looked back. A professional Java developer for close to a decade, Craig has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from Recruiting, Purchase order, Revenue collection and Mortgage systems. More recently Craig has written web services for children's educational toys and has honed his skills on Wicket, SOA and iOS application development. "I love to learn and more importantly I love to teach. Hoarding knowledge is one of the most petty and selfish things you can do, especially as a contractor. This is why I always make it a point to document and share my knowledge with my client's employees"


  1. Eugen Paraschiv
    February 5th, 2011 at 09:22 | #1

    Hey, cool episode, but half of the type, the sound quality is very bad (cuts of every one second), making it very hard to actually follow.

  2. February 5th, 2011 at 10:21 | #2

    @Eugen Paraschiv
    Sorry Eric, yeah we’ve been experimenting with how we’re recording the cast in order to get the quality better. Might be a few more casts until we get it right :(

  3. February 7th, 2011 at 08:57 | #3

    @Eugen Paraschiv
    I should also mention, you might have grabbed the first version of the cast which was hot off the presses. I released another version later that day which fixed *some* of the problems. Perhaps try re-downloading the cast. In the new version I don’t hear the “cut-out” type effect.

  4. HJP
    February 9th, 2011 at 23:24 | #4

    Metered Internet access – precedent already set. Australia has had metered Internet for donkeys years. It sucks but it is getting better now except for wireless.

  5. February 10th, 2011 at 00:20 | #5

    :( That really sucks. A vast Island Continent such as Australia needs affordable internet more so than other places. The problem is, once they are able to set a precedent, it’s hard to reverse. The only way is via Government regulation or very stiff competition. The competition thing doesn’t work too well here in Canada as there really are only 3 major ISPs controlling everything, and they just do what the oil companies do: collude.

  1. February 4th, 2011 at 12:08 | #1
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