John Graham-Cumming talks about his work at CloudFlare, and being a polyglot programmer there. He also discusses reverse engineering GNU Make, and writing a book about it. The interview also touches on side projects with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, his successful campaign to get Turing pardoned, the project to build Babbage's analytical engine, and his Geek Atlas.
Scrum creator Jeff Sutherland guesses there are 120,000 Scrum teams holding standup meetings on any given working day. But how many are really doing Scrum? At QCon London 2007 he talked about "the Nokia test" which he likes to use to distinguish whether teams are doing Agile or only iterative process - or neither! He also revealed the connection between Scrum and the Mars robots.
Noted Ruby community leader and author David Black puts the success of Ruby and the growth of its community in historical perspective, why Matz is an optimal custodian for the language, and the overall success of Ruby and Rails and related conferences. We also discuss David's book Ruby for Rails, and why it's needed at this time by the Rails community.
David Totzke interviews with Billy Hollis, prolific writer and speaker on all things Visual Basic.NET and .NET in general. Billy shares his thoughts on Windows Forms, WF, Data Binding as well as why he doesn't use Data Binding. He provides insight on when developers should use Patterns and Practices Application Blocks and prognosticates his view of the future of .NET.
Ivar Jacobson, one of the founders of UML, RUP, use cases, introduces his vision for a next generation development methodology that is both agile yet large like UP, by having humans collaborate with 'Intelligent Agents'. Ivar also talks about his views on UML, MDA, AOP, and the future. Recorded at JAOO (jaoo.dk).