Two Years of Podcasting

Well, today marks two years since my first podcast. 25 podcasts in 2 years with plenty of gaps in he middle (thankyou RSS). I started this blog as a means of hosting my podcast, though it’s turned out to be more of a blog with audio supplement. Which is cool, as blogging has allowed me to throw a lot of paint on the wall and see what sticks, which did not happen when I was publishing occasional pieces to my homepage.


p>When I get a chance, I’ll update this post with a few stats and comments about podcasting today.

Linux Journal Editor’s Choice Award, Development Book – Ajax Design Patterns


Just discovered Ajax Design Patterns has received the 2006 Editor’s Choice Award from Linux Journal for books on software development. It’s a personal honour, but it’s also a sign of the groundbreaking role Ajax has played in 2006.

Ajax Design Patterns, published by O’Reilly, assumes that you have a good idea of how HTTP, HTML, the DOM and CSS work (although it does help you brush up as necessary), and it shows you how to combine the basics into sophisticated applications. You can almost think of it as an Ajax cookbook, but with the underlying theory and advice that you need to make interesting applications.

Thanks to Jason Salas for passing on the news (Jason followed the book’s progress as it evolved and recently wrote a positive review on his blog.)