The Builders of Basecamp (9 tags)
Marc Hedlund spoke with Jason Fried, president of 37signals (the company that makes Basecamp and Ta-da Lists), about its history and products, and about Ruby on Rails, the open source web application framework spun out of Basecamp's development. Check out Jason's presentation, Lessons Learned While Building Basecamp, at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference later this month.
Stewart Butterfield on Flickr (8 tags)
Not even a year old and still in beta, Flickr is a revolutionary photo storage, sharing, and organization application boasting roughly 270,000 members. Richard Koman catches Flickr CEO Stewart Butterfield for a few words on what has made Flickr so revolutionary and where it may be headed.
An Interview with Cory Doctorow (4 tags)
Cory Doctorow fits the old adage: "Need something done? Ask a busy person." The European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a co-editor of Boing Boing, and a renowned science fiction writer, Cory is also on tap to speak at O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging Technology Conference. In this interview, Cory talks about his latest book and his work as a science fiction writer.
An Interview with Chris Date (2 tags)
Tony Williams conducted this interview with Chris Date shortly after the release of his new book, Database in Depth: Relational Theory for Practitioners, from O'Reilly. In this extensive conversation, Chris debunks a lot of wrong information on "weaknesses of the relational model"; discusses the impact of his classic book, The Third Manifesto, with Hugh Darwen; evaluates the future of SQL as well as his past comments on the language; and closes with his thoughts on the future of DBMSs.
Inside Odeo with Evan Williams (2 tags)
Now that iTunes 4.9 has cast an even brighter light on podcasting, you might be interested in learning more about Odeo, the podcasting service from Noah Glass and Evan Williams (creator of Blogger.com). Here's an inside look at Odeo, as described by Williams himself.