In this episode we talk with Philippe Kruchten about architecture and software development processes like Rup and Agile. Philippe discusses what he calls the Elephants in the Agile room, and we also discuss his take on academic research on software engineering. We talk about cognitive biases and reasoning fallacies.
Be sure to listen to the full episode - as Philippe explains: context is king! :)
This interview was recorded on the 13th of august 2012 at the Vrije Universiteit(VU) in Amsterdam.
We were lucky to catch software legend Alan Cooper on his visit to Amsterdam and talk with him at length about design and programming. Alan tells about how he created products like the first incarnation of Visual Basic, and we discuss some fundamentals of interaction design. We also talk about how design fits into the software development process.
Michael Nygard, also known as 'the most paranoid man in software', has been a developer and architect for over 20 years. He worked in different domains, like the military, government and finance, and got into operations in 2001. Michael is well-known for his book 'Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software'. You can follow him on Twitter: @mtnygard.
In this episode we talk with Michael about high-reliability teams and stressful situations, architectural patterns and what it means for systems to be production-ready.
This interview was recorded at the beautiful rehearsal theater of Hettoneelspeelt.
Michael's book: 'Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software'
'Sources of power', by Gary Klein - a book about how people make decisions in high-reliability teams under stressful environments, not particular in Information Technology but fire-fighters and trauma teams.
In this episode we talk with Danny Greefhorst, one of the authors of the book Architecture Principles - The Cornerstones of Enterprise Architecture.
We talk about why principles are important, and ow they can be discovered. Danny gives some examples from the case studies in his book and explains how these principles help, especially in the context of enterprise architecture.
Danny is on twitter as @greefhorst
This interview was recorded at the ArchiXL offices in Amersfoort on the 10th of May 2012.
Gamification expert Gabe Zichermann was in the Netherlands to give a talk at TheNextWeb conference in April. We managed to tackle him for an interview, and he put the Gamification hype into perspective for us with some compelling examples and a lot of theoretical background. We talk about user engagement as a metric, SAP as a gamification frontrunner (yes, SAP), behavioral economics and gamification as a silver bullet. Gabe finishes with a life lesson he got from playing a lot of Sid Meier's Civilization.
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We focus on concepts of software development. For new developments we will digg into the underlying principles and concepts and try to place this in a broad perspective of existing platforms and solutions. Read more...