Opinionated Software, The Podcast post
A while back I was contacted by Cal Evans over at the Zend Developer Zone to contribute to a new podcast he was starting up called PHP Abstract. Very cool idea, a small 5 to 7 minute podcast by PHP developers where they talk about a topic of interest to them (and hoepfully to you). Well, being one to never miss out on an oppurtinity to promote myself I agreed to contribute what I could. I settled on a brief talk about opinionated software. Also known as "convention over configuration" by the Ruby on Rails crowd.
Go over and have a listen and don't be shy in sharing your feedback via the comments there or here. Opionated software / convention over configuration / tools with rules is a powerful yet misunderstood programming practice.