Hi Command Line,

In response to your solicitation for topic ideas, I’m wondering if an entirely new topic would be appropriate. I’m thinking a section on “tools of the trade” would be useful where you could have on people involved with a new technology give a description of how it works, who’s using it, and how it compares to what else already exists.

As a casual C programmer, I only happened to stumble over Lua for an embedded scripting language and then realized that JSON was a better option for message passing when I started working on a web interface. Both of these discoveries have resulted in a lot of rewriting because of my own inability to keep up with this fast moving field.

Another idea is a spotlight on online communities. I only recently became active on stackoverflow, and I’m left wondering how many other online watering holes exist that I’ve yet to discover.

Thanks for the great show!