Extroverted Developer #7 – Sean Cribbs

This week Ben and I talk with Basho developer Sean Cribbs about NoSQL and how they write software.

Show Notes

  • Riak
  • Amazon’s Dynamo Paper
  • Riak is really good for cloud storage
  • LAMP pretty much scales horizontally vs Microsoft’s big iron approach
  • Voxer is probably the biggest deployment of Riak
  • How do you work effectively remotely?
  • Chatrooms:Hipchat, Campfire and Hubot
  • Agile Zen for ensuring you have a pull based workflow
  • Differences in culture re: work hours between west and east coast
  • Distributed version control workflow
  • Sean’s Coder Wall
  • Common pitfalls when moving from SVN to git
  • GitHub: Code comments start to matter more when they’re public 🙂
  • GitHub Flow
  • How GitHub Uses GitHub to Build GitHub
  • conflict between Open Source vs Proprietary features
  • How do you do Continuous Integration with GitHub?

Pro Tips

  • Sean: git submodules, or How to use github to API documentation
  • Ben: Dropbox feature: Packrat and Events feed

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Extroverted Developer #6

This week it’s just Ben and I riffing in the new CityMaps HQ with our new recording equipment.

Show Notes

Then Ben and I kind of just BS for a while ‘cause it’s fun 🙂

Shamesless Name Drops

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Extroverted Developer #5 – Rachel Appel

This week we talk with Microsoft’s Rachel Appel, a developer evangelist for web technologies. An area where Microsoft has arguably had some challenges attracting developers to their stack.

Show Notes:

  • What is an evangelist?
  • ASP Class vs WebForms vs ASP MVC
  • Do Evangelists still get to code?
  • Silk Project, a model application for learning how to do ASP MVC.
  • Please make deployment better for ASP MVC
  • Deploying with TFS vs Git
  • Hosted TFS in the cloud
  • Give Camp
  • Startups and Microsoft technologies
  • ASP MVC and REST APIs
  • Issues with using OpenID
  • Attracting web developers to the Microsoft Stack via cloud
  • Get free Visual Studio Professional: Website Spark, BizSpark, DreamSpark
  • Are software developers putting outselves out of work?
  • Will software developers be replaced before house builders?
  • Writing software is essentially like translating from english, and thus we’re getting very close to being able to talk with your computer and having it translate into C. With Google Translate/Voice Commands and Siri
  • Why aren’t OSS devs just writing their own pay apps?
  • Speaking of science fiction: Which augmentation are you going to get?
  • Singularity
  • Hilarious:Reverse Craigslist Troll
  • How did you get into programming? (a: video games)
  • Code Camp People: Y U NO START LATER IN DAY?
  • Bacon Roses

Shamelss Name Drops:

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Extroverted Developer #4 – Megan Isaak

This week we explore the world of graphics and web design with CityMaps own Megan Isaak. It’s late this week because we had some more audio issues during the recording and it took extra time to get it into its current state :-/

Show Notes:

  • We talk about the differences between graphics designers and web designers
  • Career path for todays designers
  • Working with designers and developers, what’s the ideal process?
  • Where can I code?  A Wiki map I setup in response to a NYC ruby mailing list asking this question.

ProTips:

  • Megan: Have good passwords
  • Megan: Google Webmaster Tools
  • Jim: Google Docs
  • Ben: Pentotype

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Extroverted Developer #4 – Megan Isaak