Michael and Nic talk about Nic’s research into VMWare’s Cloud Foundry/BOSH (tutorial here), and RHT’s OpenShift, as well as the history and current state of play with Engine Yard.
The perils of NIH syndrome and open source are discussed – Nic is a prolific open source project maker (and some what abandoner?)
What makes up a good runtime for a PaaS is discussed, as is the state of ruby runtimes and Engine Yard’s ruby webserver replacement “Puma“.
Make sure to follow Dr Nic and Michael on Twitter (I do and I enjoy it :) )
The interview took place on the 19th of April 2012 in Paris, at the (great and first) DEVOXX France conference. This first interview kinda acts as a test: if you can understand most of it, you should be good for the next episode. All four persons on the episode will show you different types of French accent, so enjoy!