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.
Weer eens een Nederlandstalige podcast dit keer, waarin we spreken met Jelmer Feenstra en Frank van Viegen, bedenkers en makers van de datingsite Paiq. Deze mannen hielden zich tijdens hun studie aan de Universiteit Twente al bezig met kunstmatige intelligentie en werken aan deze site die sinds 2005 is uitgegroeid tot een datingsite met meer dan 100.000 leden. In dit interview vertellen ze over de geschiedenis van Paiq. We praten over de techniek die ze gebruiken, verschillende features die ze hebben gerealiseerd en over het gebruik van kunstmatige intelligentie voor het matchen van leden van de site.
For this episode we recorded an interview with Joshua Kerievsky. Joshua is an early pioneer and expert in eXtreme Programming, an author and regular speaker and founder and CEO of Industrial Logic.
We talk about patterns, refactoring, e-learning and some of the principles of Lean Startup.
Devnology meetings are aimed to bring together passionate developers to exchange ideas and experience, to discuss and network - geek to geek.
We focus on concepts of software development. For new developments we will dig into the underlying principles and concepts and try to place this in a broad perspective of existing platforms and solutions. Read more...