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The Power of Test Driven Development (TDD)

Before I read the book by Kent Beck I was just thinking – pesky tests what are they good for apart from getting in the way?  What’s so good about Test Driven Development? But writing tests isn’t what test-driven development is about. It’s actually about designing your code in a way that matches your expectations. …

Legacy Code: Sunk Cost or Opportunity?

Why do we love to build new code when we have plenty of good software that already works? Is the platform language or framework legacy? Is it because we want to learn a new skill? Is it because we are just bored of supporting the old software?  I aim to persuade you that before you …

Does Continuous Delivery Have an Image Problem?

It’s a hard subject and one that I’ve debated with quite a few people. This episode is an exploration of a few themes and perhaps can offer some insights or perhaps is still a work in progress. I certainly have a few more avenues to explore around where the application stops and the CD implementation begins – plus should you design your CD implementation with that in mind.

Is Legacy Scary? Or Is Building A New Software Product Scarier?

What is legacy? What does it have to do with building new software? Why does it annoy us as software developers? Why does it worry us as business owners or product managers? Why do we ignore it as forward-lookers?  What’s so great about technology anyway that makes us do this? What exactly is legacy?  I …

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A Manifesto for Better Software Delivery

Tools and techniques are often fighting against what it means to be a software developer and provide little real value to the business either. It’s time to reevaluate. It’s time to take a new approach to how tools and techniques are applied in the industry when it comes to software delivery.

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Making Software More Sustainable with Tom Kennes

I talk to Tom Kennes, sustainable cloud consultant and ambassador for the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA). We discuss how IT and software delivery can be more sustainable and what happens when Ronaldo uses Instagram. We also talked about the impact of programming language choice on carbon footprint, the amount of energy used when watching …

Putting the Product back in the MVP

When was the last time you did a Minimal Viable Product that was actually minimal? How often do we get it right and truly focus on delivering something of value to the customer? On this week’s podcast, I riff on the idea of how to get a true MVP, not only past the idea stage, …

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Between Product and Engineering

In this episode we explore the way that technology, tools and architecture can affect the product that you are building. As engineers do we need to think more about product side? As product marketers what can we do to understand how the technology choice informs or limits our product possibilities? How do we deliver software in an open source project vs how do we deliver software in a corporate banking environment? What are the constraints that we need to be aware of in our decisions and how the customer need informs that. How we need to enjoy what we’re building – and make sure that we continue to enjoy building it as an individual, a team or as a company.

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Getting your Evenings and Weekends Back

The same rules apply whether you’re a startup, a scale-up, a corporate, an individual, an open source project contributor. You’re part of your own support problem.

This time I discuss what it’s like to be a coder who wants to have it all – the good times and the bad times – but wants to limit the bad times to working hours only. I hope you enjoy it as much as I made recording it.

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Welcome to Software Delivery Club – The Reboot

Every week, we explore different aspects of the business of delivering software into production. Talking to industry experts about how they get to keep their production software running, whether you build or buy, how they cope with new features and product changes, how they keep their customers satisfied while also keeping themselves and their engineers happy, what tools like they like and which ones they don’t as well as tales from the front line when it comes to delivering and supporting production grade software.