Review: Deep Fried Bytes Podcast
12 Aug 2008
As previously noted, I've been listening to a lot of podcasts recently, here's my first review
Deep Fried Bytes is an audio talk show with a Southern flavor hosted by technologists and developers Keith Elder and Chris Woodruff. The show discusses a wide range of topics including application development, operating systems and technology in general. Anything is fair game if it plugs into the wall or takes a battery.
The first thing I'll say about this podcast is that it's fun! The goofy intro music and southern accents are a breath of fresh air, especially for me being over on this side of the pond.
Woody and Keith never seem short of questions to ask and usually keep their guests engaged, often making them work pretty hard to explain their points. They make a point asking their guests to back track a little, getting them to give their slant on an acronym or buzz word that they have used.
Considering I'm an open source advocate, I've been pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed all the .net topics that have come up. While Deep Fried Bytes wants to be a Technology Podcast, as Keith and Woody are both currently .net guys, lots of their discussions and guests are based around Microsoft technologies. I think of the 9 episodes so far, only episode 4 with Joe Stump of Digg fame, has not involved some sort of Microsoft employee or MVP. This may be enough to put some non-Microsoft fans off, but I'd advise against it. Like I said, the shows are very interesting, good fun and might even give someone like me a little insight on what it's like on the Microsoft side of the fence.
Another thing worth mentioning, the podcasts usually have a sponsor, it currently plays for about 10 seconds part way through the cast, is fairly unobtrusive and isn't annoying or aggravating.
Definitely worth a subscription, doubt you will be disappointed. 8/10
Dave Marshall has been building web applications with various technologies since around 2004. Dave is a TDD enthusiast, blogs quite regularly at davedevelopment.co.uk and has recently increased his efforts to give back further, by contributing to OS projects such as Silex and Mockery
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