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Floyd Marinescu: Creating Dev Communities, Software Patterns, and other things

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Floyd Marinescu is truly a leader in the coding community. Besides writing some of the most influential books in the Java world, he has brought developers together in two popular online venues which he founded: TheServerSide.com and TheServerSide.net.  Now Floyd is using his unique talent for building virtual societies in a new endeavor called InfoQ.  Whereas TheServerSide.com catered to a Java audience, and TheServerSide.net catered to Microsoft developers, InfoQ is a venue for programmers on any platform. 

Here, Floyd talks to Mohammad Akif of Microsoft Canada about bringing software folk together. Floyd also talks about patterns in software architecture, making a clear distinction between best practices and real patterns. 

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  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    Get the free .NET Tips and Tricks book here: http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/vsnettt

    I think InfoQ is a great idea: A community of communities that spans platforms and provides flexibility to see only the content that you care about.

    Great to see .NET, Java, etc all in one place.

    Nice work, Floyd et al!

    C
  • Typical Slashdot flamebait on this video (http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/09/09/0340200&from=rss) I find myself actually clicking on less and less articles there.

    Best comment is: If that guy is so great why have I never heard from him".

    Give me a break and get over yourself.  Thanks Charles and Floyd for the video
  • Thanks guys for the interview! 

    For those who haven't heard, InfoQ.com is an independent online community focused on change and innovation in enterprise software development, targeted primarily at the technical architect, technical team lead (senior developer), and project manager. InfoQ serves the Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, and Agile communities with daily news written by domain experts, articles, video interviews, video conference presentations, and mini-books. InfoQ launched June 8 2006. InfoQ's primary mission is to contribute to the evolution of the communities we serve.

    For the .NET community, InfoQ has daily news about the .NET space, th free downloadable book, and and lots coverage of other topics you might also be interested.

    See you there!
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    Thank you, Floyd. One question: where is the thread hover and inline login functionality that you demoed in the interview? I don't see this inline AJAX popup behavior on your site.

    C
  • ChadkChadk excuse me - do you has a flavor?
    Charles wrote:
    Thank you, Floyd. One question: where is the thread hover and inline login functionality that you demoed in the interview? I don't see this inline AJAX popup behavior on your site.

    C

    If i go to for instance here, and click reply anywhere on the site, i do get the AJAX popup. And i must say. That is really cool!Cool
  • If you click on login, or if you try to do anything that requires you to be logged in (such as repyling to a thread under any content item, or try to download a book), then you'll see the login popup!
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    fmarines wrote:
    If you click on login, or if you try to do anything that requires you to be logged in (such as repyling to a thread under any content item, or try to download a book), then you'll see the login popup!


    Cool. What about the thread-hover feature (so, when one hovers over a threaded chain of post, a popus displays the content of the post...).
    C

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