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discussions on topics connected with software development; tools, techniques, skills, training, business






#102 Spencer Schneidenbach, REST APIs

Spencer Schneidenbach talks about REST APIs, what makes a good one, who should design it, how to document it and why developer experience is so important.


#101 Andrew Lock, .NET Core

Summary Andrew Lock, blogger and author of ASP.NET Core in Action talks to me about the .NET Core and why you should probably use it instead of Framework. Details Who he is, what he does. His book. Why did Microsoft build .NET Core, the complications of Web API Core running on Framework. Platforms it works on. New configuration system, typed configs. Dependency injection is built-in now, a mention of HttpClientFactory. Middleware, pipelines to perform tasks. Authentication and...


#100 Jeff Glennon, The Man Who Left Technology for Beer

Summary Jeff Glennon used to be an agile consultant helping companies align their departments to deliver better software, but he left that world behind and is now the Chief Operations Officer at Night Shift Distributing, a distributor of craft beers and other beverages in Massachusetts. Jeff talks to me about his move, the skills he brought with him and what he has learned. Details What he used to do, moving to Nightshift Brewing, bringing his skills from the software world. Setting goals,...


#99 Jimmy Bogard, Diving into Containers

Summary Jimmy Bogard creator of AutoMapper, MediatR and HtmlTags talks to me about his move into the world of containers. Details Who he is, what he does, his open source projects. What containers are, why use them, containers are like Lego bricks. How many apps to a container. Windows containers types. Differences between Windows and Linux containers, why choose over the other, size and ease of scaling; if you choose Linux you need to know something about Linux admin. Do apps need to...


#98 Michael Brett, QxBranch – Commercial Quantum Computing

Summary Michael Brett of QxBranch tells me about their work in the world of commercial quantum computing, their software and where he sees the industry going. Details Who he is, what he does, history of QxBranch, predictive analytics - financial, pharmaceutical, gas industries. Quick overview of quantum and the limits of traditional computing. Why Australia has so much quantum computing experience. State of the art. Cloud based quantum computing. Examples of use, financial world. Building...


#97 Cliff Agius, Decision Making as a Pilot and Engineer

Summary Cliff Agius, software engineer and pilot of Boeing 787's talks about decision making above the clouds and in the office. Details Who he is, what he does, flying and coding. Critical decision making, what it is, an aircraft has thousands of computers, types of decision - impulsive vs considered, caging the chimp. Types of response, chimp (instinctive) , rule based (check list) , human (think your way through); managing the chimp response in others. TDODAR a decision making framework...


#96 Steve Gordon, Http Client Factory in .NET Core 2.1

Summary Steve Gordon and I talk about the new Http Client Factory in .Net Core 2.1. We cover what's new, what's different and how to use Polly, the .NET resilience framework with it. Details Who he is, what he does, meetup group, Humanitarian Toolbox. What is wrong with Http Client, exhausting sockets; using a singleton, DNS problems. Http Client Factory, creates a client pool, using DI to create the clients, named and typed clients, testing. Http Client Handlers. Using Polly with Http...


#95 Ben Watson, High Performance .NET

Summary Ben Watson, software engineer at Microsoft working on Bing and author of Writing High Performance .NET Code talks to me about his book and how to improve your code. Details Who he is, what he does, working on Bing lead to the book, Bing is probably the biggest C# app in the world. Why worry about performance, pay for play, serverless; sometimes more machines are the best solution. Where to start with the CLR, the garbage collector, JIT, be careful of enum flags. More on GC, using...


#94 Todd Gardner, Building Your Brand

Summary Todd Gardner, founder of TrackJS talks about building its and his own brands, speaking, and growing a company. Details Who he is, what he does, pub conf. What TrackJS is. Why having a good product is not enough, talk about it as much as building it, present at conferences. How he sold to the big companies like Google, StackOverflow and Microsoft, hiring sales people. Moving from developer to running the company. Todd's brand and the TrackJS brand. How to build a brand, minimum...


#93 Ben Cull, From Developer to Startup Founder

SummaryBen Cull tells be about his move from being a developer to the founder of a starup, why he decided to make the change and the success and failures along the way. DetailsWho he is, what he does. Starting a product, knowing what to build. How to transition away from the day job, become a free lancer, when did does the startup start paying. Finding the market fit for your product, target a small market, find advocates among your customers, figuring out your cash flow. Treating your...


#92 Felienne Hermans, What is Programming?

Summary Felienne Hermans has been asking the question "What is programming?", in this podcast she tells me why it is an important question and what she has found out. Details Who she is, what she does. Felienne's research into what programming is, why it is important. Her general findings. Excel as an intro to programming, Excel is functional. Programming with kids, code smells, code quality and how it affected understanding. It's hard to see beyond your own bad code. Programming as...


#91 Adam Ralph, NServiceBus, Microservices and SOA

Summary Adam Ralph talks about the challenges of distributed systems, queues, coupling, and how NServiceBus helps with microservices, SOA and long running processes. Details Who he is, being "a white space bigot"; what he does; working for Particular, evangelist and engineer. What NServiceBus is, infrastructure for distributed systems, queues, retires. History of NServiceBus, commercial and free versions. Main reasons to us NServiceBus - abstracts the message transport, retires,...


#90 Kjersti Sandberg and Charlotte Lyng, Norwegian Developer Conferences

Summary Kjersti Sandberg and Charlotte Lyng of the Norwegian Developer Conference tell me what goes into organizing four major conferences around the world.Details Who they are, what they do. A little about how the conferences started. What is the Norwegian Developer Conference; spreading around the world, London, Oslo, Minnesota, Sydney. How they organize the conferences, finding local partners, crew, contractors, quality over quantity. How the conference grew. Balancing the content of...


#89 Mark Eisenberg, Breaking the Monolith

Summary Mark Eisenberg talks about the very long life of the software monolith, when it started, and how we have been trying to escape it since. Details Who he is, what he does. What is a monolith, tell-tale signs of a monolith, coupling and decoupling. Why we built monoliths. N-tiers and monoliths. Software is rarely a green field. Were we ever able to swap tiers. Advantages of a monolith, it's familiar. Companies need a visionary to effect change. Risk raises its head. SOA didn't work,...


#88 Aaron Bedra, Threat Modelling

Summary Aaron Bedra talks to me about threat modelling, why you should do and what to cover. Details Who he is, what he does. What is threat modeling and how he approaches it. Types of security, loss of money, loss of life. Should you secure something if it is not valuable. Are we in a post security world? How often your site is attacked. How to decide what to protect. Regulations and breaches. How to protect your system, watch for outgoing data. How to build secure software from the start...


#87 Veronika Kolesnikova, Xamarin and Cognitive Services

Summary Veronika Kolesnikova talks to me about Xamarin and Microsoft Cognitive Services. Details Who she is, what she does. What is Xamarin. What are cognitive services, why so many services; artificial intelligence vs machine learning vs deep learning, training models. He she got started in Xamarin; it's part of Visual Studio, SDKs and testing tools, Xamarin live player debugging on device. Why use cognitive services, examples of use. Types of cognitive services - labs, vision, face,...


#86 Tomas Petricek, Software Correctness

Summary Tomas Petricek talks about software correctness, its history and future. Details Who he is and what he does, his book on F#. Alan Turing Institute. Software as an engineering discipline, software as art. History of errors in software, errors in hardware. Software was never in crisis. Using types to help with correctness, how different languages do it, some complications, a new language would be needed. Upcoming improvements in correctness. Other projects Tomas is involved in. Links...


#85 Mark Seemann, Dependency Rejection, Part 2

Summary Part two of a two part recording with Mark Seemann on dependency rejection. Details No mocking needed for unit testing, command query separation. Do you still use some DI in impure functions; partial applications, Mark is not a fan of DI containers and doesn't know of any for F#. Are partial functions functional, Haskell keeps its impure functions at the edge, "impure-pure-impure sandwich" sandwich - the origin of the word "sandwich", an example of a translator application, don't...


#84 Mark Seemann, Dependency Rejection, Part 1

Summary Part one of a two part recording with Mark Seemann on dependency injection and rejection in F#. Details Who he is, what he does. The new video site. Used to earn from C#, now earns from F# but would like to earn from Haskell; how much dev is going on in F#. Dependency rejection; side effects, purity and determinism. Impure functions. Pure and impure calling each other. Dijkstra, abstractions and monoids. Links Mark's homepage Download mp3 of podcast


#83 Steve Elliot, When to Rearchitect

Summary Steve Elliot, CEO of Agile Craft talks to me about re-architecting software, why it should be done, when to do it, and how to do it well. Details Who he is, what he does. When to re-architect, monitor usage patterns, out of date ui, spaghetti code, ratio of bug fixes to new code, not mobile enabled, difficulty recruiting, market opportunity. Making a decision, who gets a say. How to measure success on a long-term project. Practical steps for moving to new architecture. What to...