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Do not punish learning in software engineering teams

What does it take to foster a workplace culture where employees, specifically coders, have the liberty to learn without feeling punished for it by the system? Innovation is impossible without failure, but most work cultures suffocate creativity without realizing it. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Cat Hicks, a data scientist, a behavioral scientist, and a creative...

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Running a developer community

In this episode, I talk to Bekah Weigel, who runs the virtual coffee community about community building.  Bekah graduated from a Bootcamp in 2019 and quickly created a striving and very special developer community in just under two years.  We talk about: how she kick-started the developer community virtual coffee what it takes to run...

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Predictable profit through small bets

Daniel Vassallo left his cushy job at Amazon, where he made over half a million per year, to start his own business. We talk about: anxiety when start-up attempts do not work out as planned how he overcame failure his strategy of small bets to reduce uncertainty and all the little products that provide him...

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Make money with open source software

Alvaro Trigo is a web developer who could quit his full-time job due to his popular open source software FullPage.js. We talk about: how to use open source to make a living how long it took him to build software people want to buy what he does against fraud and his advice for developers that...

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Are happy developers more productive?

Are happy developers more productive? Let's look at some research together and explore whether happiness and satisfaction affect developer productivity.

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How to write tests that find bugs

Dr. Mauricio Aniche explains how developers can write tests that find bugs. Writing effective test cases that bring confidence is not that easy. Many developers are familiar with testing frameworks and regularly write automated software tests. Yet, often they don’t test systematically. That’s why Mauricio writes a book called “Effective Software Testing” which shows practical approaches to systematically...

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Measure developer productivity using the SPACE framework

Dr. Storey explains how to best use the SPACE framework to measure the productivity of software engineering teams. Dr. Storey is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Victoria and a distinguished expert in empirical software engineering. We talk about: Productivity metrics for software developer Developer experience as a different mindset to improve...

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Do not measure developer productivity

In this special episode (50th) I’ll tell you a bit about the research on developer experience and developer productivity that kept me so busy this year.  You will learn about: some history of productivity focused thinking new productivity research like the Space Framework that helps understand and measure developer productivity the difference to the Developer...

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Content creation as a career path for developers

In this episode, I talk to Florin Pop. Florin is a web developer that started building websites in 2013 and worked many years as a successful freelancer. I know Florin from his super-popular YouTube channel and his funny and inspiring Twitter stream. In this episode, he explains how content creation became a lucrative career path...

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Driving innovation and engineering practices with Dr. Holly Cummins

In this episode, I talk to Dr. Holly Cummins. Holly was the development practice lead for IBM Garage for Cloud, before becoming an innovation leader in IBM’s corporate strategy team. She drives innovation for companies in various industries, such as banking, catering, retail, or even nonprofit organization. She is also a Java Champion, a JavaOne Rockstar,...

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