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29 May 2010

Two Years of Watir Podcast

by Željko Filipin

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A few days ago it was 2 years since I published the first Watir Podcast.

In this 2 years I have published 34 podcasts with people literally all over the world. Lately I am trying to produce a podcast a month, and I am trying to keep it about 30 minutes long. I have recorded podcasts as short as 5 minutes, but also longer than 70 minutes.

Google Analytics and FeedBurner say the numbers are (mostly) going up. FeedBurner says about 100 people is subscribed to the podcast feed lately.

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The following table lists downloads since December 2009, when I started using Podtrac. The first number is total downloads, the second number is unique downloads. Please notice #26. :)

I am glad to see that podcasts as old as 1 or even 2 years are still downloaded.

episode total/unique
#34 Zhimin Zhan on TestWise 70/57
#33 Jake Dempsey and Brian Knorr on Watij and UISpec 221/191
#32 Brent Strange 276/249
#31 Jari Bakken and Simon Stewart on Watir 2.0, Selenium and WebDriver, Celerity and HtmlUnit 379/331
#30 Jim Knowlton on Using Watir for Exploratory Testing 402/373
#29 Bret Pettichord and Charley Baker on Past, Present and Future of Watir 283/262
#28 Tom Copeland on SafariWatir 225/217
#27 Angrez Singh on FireWatir 199/188
#26 Alister Scott on 1,408/448
#25 Dave Hoover on SafariWatir and Software Craftsmanship 206/186
#24 MarekJ and Charley Baker 167/166
#23 Željko Filipin 171/168
#22 Bret Pettichord on WatirCraft 168/165
#21 Alister Scott on Watif 158/156
#20 Sai Venkatakrishnan 164/154
#19 Bret Pettichord on Git 143/137
#18 Rick Hower on AWTA 2009 129/127
#17 Deniz Türkoglu on AWTA 2009 137/132
#16 MarekJ on AWTA 2009 144/143
#15 Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory on AWTA 2009 and Agile Testing 168/159
#14 Steve Kim on AWTA 2009 138/134
#13 Alister Scott on AWTA 2009 140/137
#12 Bernie Miles and Stanislaw Wozniak on AWTA 2009 and Sponte 125/118
#11 Alan Baird on AWTA 2009 120/118
#10 Charley Baker on AWTA 2009 131/125
#9 Paul Rogers 156/147
#8 Alister Scott 140/138
#7 Bret Pettichord on FireWatir 186/182
#6 Tiffany Fodor 155/154
#5 Walter Kruse 109/107
#4 Jeroen van Menen on WatiN 159/147
#3 MarekJ 159/154
#2 Charley Baker 124/121
#1 Bret Pettichord on Watir 170/164

Thank You

After two years, what to say? It was a lot of fun, I hope it will not end soon.

I would like to thank everybody that wanted to talk with me. I would probably stop recording podcast if I did not have a lot of help from Watir Podcast Team. A big thank you to all of you that co-hosted a podcast, contributed music and logo, worked on the web site, edited audio... I could not do it without you.

I would like to thank Bret Pettichord for agreeing to record the first podcast, Alan Baird that worked on the web site, and Gregg Yows that co-hosted a lot of times and contributed a lot of music.

I would probably give up a long time ago if Tiffany Fodor did not offer to edit the audio and create show notes. Tiffany, thank you.

Also, a bit thank you to every listener. Yes, you too. Well, if you were not listening, all this would not make a lot of sense.

If you have some time, and you would like to contribute to the podcast, please let me know. I need help with finding guests, co-hosting, I am always looking for music that can be published under a Creative Commons licence... If you would like to take over Watir Podcast, let me know. I would help you with everything. I have other stuff to do, but if nobody is interested, I will not let the podcast die.

I did not mention a lot of people by name, because this blog post would end up being too long. You know who you are. Yes, you. Thanks.

tags: podcast - years