After nearly 4 months of "summer break" (yeah, right), we're back.
We actually managed to talk about a few really interesting things:
Conferences we attended this year (Mark: RubyConf AU, Kai: Webstock) and conferences either or both of us plan to attend. The latter is a rather long: PyCon AU, cfObjective, D2Wc, Strangeloop, CFCamp, Lambda Jam Brisbane and YOW! Melbourne.
Distributed Version Control - what's the future of Mercurial (looking at the vast success of Git) and what are the options to host Mercurial in-house after Kiln on premise doesn't seem to be actively sold anymore to new clients
IntelliJ 12.1 is out - what's new and which plugins have we experienced to work well/not that well yet?
Ruby/JRuby vs. Python/Jython - what's the story with some languages being very popular on the JVM and others not so much?