Monday, January 22, 2024

Good talks/podcasts (Jan 2024 II)


These are the best podcasts/talks I've seen/listened to recently:
  • Rockstar Developers Are THE WORST Developers (Dave Farley) [Engineering Career, Engineering Culture] [Duration: 00:17] Dave explains clearly why what the industry often calls a RockStar developer is by no means a good developer, and why we should change that definition to focus on teams and disciplined developers who work in teams rather than individually. My notes on the topic:
  • Polly Want a Message (Sandi Metz) [OOP] [Duration: 00:41] A good talk by Sandi about how to create and evolve applications with good OO design. Like all of Sandi's talks, it is very worthwhile.
  • DDD Europe 2023. A Daily Practice of Empirical Software Design (Kent Beck) [Small Safe Steps (3s), Software Design, XP] [Duration: 00:59] Interesting reflection on the economics of software design and the principles that affect it. This talk describes some of the ideas that Kent elaborates on in detail in his new book 'Tidy first?'
  • GeePaw Hill on Incremental Software Delivery (GeePaw Hill) [Small Safe Steps (3s), Software Design, XP] [Duration: 01:18] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Pure wisdom on why working in small, safe steps is the most efficient way to work in software product development when we have environments of high uncertainty (which is almost always).
  • “Industry Changing Book” | Jez Humble & Dave Reflect On Continuous Delivery (Jez Humble, Dave Farley) [Continuous Delivery] [Duration: 01:06] This is an interesting talk by the two authors of the book 'Continuous Delivery' about the impact the book has had on the industry.
Reminder: All of these talks are interesting, even just listening to them.


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