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Lovin’ Legacy Podcast

Every couple of weeks, Richard Bown talks to engineering leaders about software delivery patterns, legacy, tech debt, technology and architecture.

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I talk to Jacob Lafors about his company, Verifa, as well as their approach to engagements around platform engineering, CI/CD and how he provides a value stream mapping service to clients. We talk about developer platforms and turning the developer experience into an internal product.NOTESThe blog where inspiration for this podcast episode came from:https://verifa.io/blog/unlock-your-continuous-delivery-potential-vsm/Team Topologies:https://teamtopologies.com/DORA… Read...
It’s 2023 and just like any year, your timeline is awash with good intentions and lists of things that you can do this year. You might even be writing a list – but what is the good of a list if you never look at it and it’s too big to comprehend in the first… Read...
Legacy and tech debt are a fact of life in all software. So how can we identify the major causes and try to limit them in our development process? This time I discuss the major causes of tech debt and put forward a way to deal with them at various levels in your organisation. Writing… Read...
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. It’s… Read...
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… Read...
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...
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… Read...
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.
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… Read...
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,… Read...