Monday, July 25, 2022

Good talks/podcasts (Jul 2022 I)

These are the best podcast/talks I've seen/listen to recently:
  • Why Your Software Team CAN’T Scale (Dave Farley) [Engineering Culture, Teams, team topologies] [Duration: 0:19:00] In this episode, Dave Farley, author of the best selling books Continuous Delivery, CD Pipelines and Modern Software Engineering, looks into how to organise software at scale, and how the Team Topologies model works and helps us to design organisations that can produce better software faster.
  • The Flywheel Effect Creates Space for Innovation (Europe 2022) (David Anderson, Michael O'Reailly) [Engineering Culture, Platform, Technology Strategy] [Duration: 0:26:00] The flywheel effect occurs when we balance business strategy (via Wardley mapping) with technology strategy (via Modern cloud). As a preview of the upcoming IT Revolution book, Dave creates a Wardley Map to show how to use the value flywheel to build confidence, improve your cloud stance and create space for innovation.
  • An Inside Look At eBay’s Software Practices (Dave Farley) [Continuous Delivery, Engineering Culture] [Duration: 0:21:00] In this episode, Dave Farley, explores the changes that eBay have made, their impact, and what they have learned from the experience so far.
  • Backstage: Restoring Order To Your Chaos (Dave Zolotusky) [Devex, Engineering productivity, Platform, Platform as a product] [Duration: 0:35:00] good introduction to Backstage, the environment, the main plugins, etc.
  • Code for Ukraine #2: Tidy First? Daily Empirical Software Design & Why It Works (Kent Beck) [Software Design, XP] [Duration: 0:58:00] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Interesting presentation about software design and trade-offs and techniques to refactor the code before applying a change. The talk is full of interesting insights. It is also very interesting the Q&A part that is not only focused on the content of the talk.
  • How to scale platforms in high-growth companies? (Jelmer Borst) [Platform, Platform as a product] [Duration: 0:13:00] This is a story about why Picnic favours boring tech with consolidated tech stacks to actually move very, very fast.
  • Continuous Delivery - Sounds Great But It Won't Work Here (Jez Humble) [Continuous Delivery, Engineering Culture] [Duration: 0:49:00] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Since the Continuous Delivery book came out in 2010, it’s gone from being a controversial idea to a commonplace… until you consider that many people who say they are doing it aren’t really, and there are still plenty of places that consider it crazy talk. In this session Jez will present some of the highlights and lowlights of the past six years listening to people explain why continuous delivery won’t work, and what he learned in the process.
Reminder, All these talks are interesting even just listening to them.


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