This week Ben and I chat with former Microsoftie turned Standup Comic, Toby Muresianu about careers in Software.
This week Ben and I chat during a CityMaps party about what it takes to be a computer programmer. How do you get into this field, and most importantly can anybody do it?
In this Episode Ben and I talk about why there wasn’t a podcast last week. (hint: we shipped a ton of new software)
- The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
- Ninja Blocks
- If This Then That
- Yahoo Pipes
This week Ben and I talk with Basho developer Sean Cribbs about NoSQL and how they write software.
- 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?
- Sean: git submodules, or How to use github to API documentation
- Ben: Dropbox feature: Packrat and Events feed
This week it’s just Ben and I riffing in the new CityMaps HQ with our new recording equipment.
- What we learned in podcasting
- My first voice over
- How do you construct software? Software engineering processes.
- Language doesn’t matter as proven by perl (Is Perl Better than a Randomly Generated Programming Language?)
- Polyglut vs single language shops
- Starbucks does not use two phase commit (including my revolutionary idea for them to fix the lines)
Then Ben and I kind of just BS for a while ‘cause it’s fun 🙂
Shameless Name Drops
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.
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
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?
Hilarious:Reverse Craigslist Troll
How did you get into programming? (a: video games)
Code Camp People: Y U NO START LATER IN DAY?
Shameless Name Drops
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 :-/
- 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.
- Megan: Have good passwords
- Megan: Google Webmaster Tools
- Jim: Google Docs
- Ben: Pentotype
On this week’s episode Ben and I talk with Jared Parsons, a lead developer at Microsoft working in Developer Tools division (Visual Studio). Author of the very popular (and free) VsVim extension for Visual Studio 2010 and #10 on Stack Overflow in total rep.
Shameless name drops
On today’s show we discussion SOPA/PIPA protests in NYC, as well as Jenn Day joins us as a special guest with the business side (marketing) perspective on programmers and startups
- NY Tech Meetup SOPA/PIPA Protest
- Stack Exchange Infographic
- Visual Studio Achievements
- REAMDE: A Novel
Today while internet websites were going black, I attended the NY Tech Meetup emergency session located on the streets of New York. Right outside of Senator Schumer’s office!
It was a fantastic turn out, and really great to see everyone rallying behind a common cause. I don’t have any audio, because it turns out geeks are kinda quiet and shy. Go figure.