This month we bring you an interview with Gojko Adzic.
Gojko is a frequent speaker at leading software development and testing conferences and runs the UK agile testing user group. Over the last eleven years, he has worked as a developer, architect, technical director and consultant on projects delivering equity and energy trading, mobile positioning, e-commerce, online gaming and complex configuration management.
He is the author of several books and articles. In 2012 his book Specification by Example received the Jolt award.
To celebrate the Jolt Award, the publisher of Spec by Example is offering our podcast listeners a 37% discount on Specification by Example.
Note that Goiko has recently published a new book Impact Mapping: Making a big impact with software products and projects, which we did not get around to discussing in this interview.
This episode features an interview with Michael Feathers, regular conference speaker, author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code and one of the deep thinkers on programming.
We talk about various programming approaches and techniques and the effect they have on the way we create and maintain software systems. We touch upon subjects like functional programming, technical debt and computer science papers.
Also listen to this episode to learn about his plans for a new book!
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.
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