Devoxx UK 2019
from Wednesday 8 May to Friday 10 May 2019.
Starting with Basic on a TRS-80, I've developed on many platforms in many languages (PL/1 anyone?) and continue to enjoy the challenges of making computers do my bidding. Day-to-day work is typically frameworks and back-end services, but off-hours are also fun (and technical): ran a web radio station for 10 years, hosted my own infrastructure out of my basement, play with IoT devices. Not sure what the next challenge is, but it's out there!
Before Spotify, before Pandora, before Apple Music, there was Spinner and NetRadio....and RadioNonsense!
RadioNonsense was my online radio station, for over 10 years streaming from my personal collection of over 20K songs (all legally purchased, no Napster here!) to anywhere in the world: British troops in Afghanistan, Germans up-and-down the Rhine, even Malaysia.
The original implementation was a J2EE using EJBs deployed on JBoss5, Java application using the never-easy-to-use Java Media Framework, Shoutcast, and any number of other technologies cobbled together on a rack of servers in my basement. Not elegant and so not cool.
Join me as I recreate RadioNonsense using new, fun technologies. Raspberry PI's? IoT devices? Docker and microservices? BlockChain? Anything else? The opportunities are vast, if only I knew where it would lead. Rube Goldberg would be proud (I hope)!