Developer On Fire show

Developer On Fire

Summary: Developer On Fire with Dave Rael is an interview podcast with inspiring and successful software professionals telling personal stories about their experiences with delivering value. It is a chance for you to get to know your favorite geeks and learn more about who they are, how they deliver, and what makes them tick. Learn from and get to know special geeks like Matt Wynne, Rob Eisenberg, Udi Dahan, Ted Neward, John Sonmez, Phil Haack, and David Heinemeier Hansson.

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 Episode 004 | Rob Eisenberg - Social Rewards and Doing Your Best | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 37:32

Guest: Rob Eisenberg @eisenbergeffect Rob Eisenberg talks with Dave Rael about delivering value, creativity, modern Javascript development, and the rewards of making useful things. Rob Eisenberg is a widely recognized UI development expert. He is the creator of Caliburn.Micro and Durandal and a former Angular 2.0 team member. Currently he's building a new tech startup, Durandal Inc., whose first product is the new open source framework Aurelia. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Rob Eisenberg - Robs definition of value - The things that "light Rob up" - Stories of failure, including failure in business despite satisfaction in technology - Taking away the positives in failure and understanding that life is not fair - Rob's greatest success stories - rewards in stories of use of his open source work - How Rob stays current with what he needs to know - Rob's book recommendation - The things that have Rob most excited about now and his future - The things about which Rob likes to geek out outside of software - Rob's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Rob - Farewell Rob's Company BlogRob's Personal BlogAureliaDurandalCaliburn Micro Rob's book recommendation: Domain Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software - Eric Evans Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk - Peter L. Bernstein Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship - Robert C. Martin (or anything by Uncle Bob) Object Design: Roles, Responsibilities, and Collaborations - Rebecca Wirfs-Brock Rob's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Be transparent Be tactful Try to do YOUR best Be retrospective - reflect on the your day every day and come into each day better than the previous one

 Episode 003 | Harry Brumleve - Speaking the Truth | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 30.55

Guest: Harry Brumleve @hbrumleve Harry Brumleve talks with Dave Rael about architecting highly available and highly scalable systems and speaking the truth to power. Harry Brumleve has been practicing software development for over fifteen years and has worked on projects ranging in size and scope from large-scale, international finance/logistics to garage-scale, social media startups.  He currently works as the lead editor of architecture and design for and as a software architect building a high-availability graphics processing SaaS and a few of its business applications.  In his spare time, he likes to head to the Rocky Mountains for a quick hike with his wife and his faithful dog. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Harry Brumleve - Harry's definition of value - Speaking truth to power - The things that "light Harry up" - Stories of failure - embracing the failure and not letting it define you - Harry's greatest success story - Career path and hot Harry decides what projects to tackle - How Harry stays current with what he needs to know - Harry's book recommendations - What has Harry most excited currently - Things on which Harry geeks out other than software - Harry's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Harry The Mythical Man Month - Frederick Brooks - came up in the conversation.Harry's BlogDave's Blog Post regarding allocation of schedule time for improving and long-term focus Harry's book recommendation: Release it - Michael Nygard Harry's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Don't inflict your ideas (share them, don't inflict them) Talk about code changes before upending what someone else has done Make time to get better

 Episode 002 | Kijana Woodard: Focus on the Business | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 40:07

Guest: Kijana Woodard @kijanawoodard Kijana Woodard talks with Dave Rael about delivering value and shares insightful experiences about technology and user focus. Kijana Woodard is a highly experienced software developer based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Over a period of 18 years, Kijana has developed a wealth of applications, using an array of technologies including C#, ASP.NET MVC, Javascript, HTML/CSS, NServiceBus, RavenDB, SQL Server, PostgreSQL and Redis.  Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Kijana Woodard - Kijana's definition of value - The things that "light Kijana up" - The new Microsoft - Stories of failure and taking away lessons, growing as a result of adversity - Understanding the needs of the business and users and aligning approach with desired result - Kijana's greatest success stories - How Kijana decides what projects to tackle - How Kijana stays current with what he needs to know - Kijana's book recommendations - Kijana's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Kijana Kijana's (inactive) blog Kijana's book recommendation: Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses - Eric Ries Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code - Martin Fowler (Video Series) Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs Kijana's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Never be afraid to question Finish what you start Forget about technology and concentrate on the business and the user scenarios

 Episode 001 | John Sonmez: Simple Programmer | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 40:11

Guest: @ John Sonmez talks with Dave Rael about delivering value and his experiences as a software developer, a life coach, and an entrepreneur. John is the founder of Simple Programmer at, where he tirelessly pursues his vision of transforming complex issues into simple solutions.   He is a prolific producer of developer training on Pluralsight.   He's a seasoned software professional, podcaster, author, entrepreneur, and fitness enthusiast.   John is a life coach for software developers, and helps software engineers, programmers and other technical professionals boost their careers and live a more fulfilled life.   He empowers them to accomplish their goals by making the complex simple and is the author of Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and John Sonmez - John's definition of value - The things that "light John up" - Stories of failure and John's thoughts on putting it in perspective - The novelty and discomfort of the experience of selling a (non-technical) information product for the first time - The virtue of making the effort and "getting up to bat" mutliple times - John's greatest success stories - How John decides what projects to tackle - How John stays current with what he needs to know - John's book recommentations - John's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with John - Discount code for John's "How to Market Yourself As a Software Developer" course - Farewell John's blogJohn's Pluralsight author page John's course: How to Market Yourself As a Software Developer - remember to use discount code "optimized" for $100 off (Dave has purchased the course and highly recommends it - especially the interviews with Miguel Castro, Jeff Atwood, and Pinal Dave). John's book recommendation: How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life - Maxwell Maltz The War of Art - Steven Pressfield John's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Stop watching television Track your time John's post on his process Have a definite goal or purpose

 Episode 000 | Dave Rael: Developer On Fire Introduction | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 08:47

Guest: Dave Rael @raelyard Get ready to be lit up, geeks!  In this, the first episode, Dave Rael introduces the Developer On Fire podcast show and gives some idea of what to expect.  The zero-based index numbering should be found to be consistent with the geekery you'll find in the later episodes truly following the prescribed format.  Listen to this episode to find out what the show is like, to learn about its motivation and find out who Dave is.  Also, it will help you to prepare for hearing the inspiration and examples in the shows to follow. Chapters: - Introduction of Developer On Fire - The core premise of the show - Motivation behind Developer On Fire - Dave's intent for the program and format - Request for feedback - About the host, Dave Rael, history and career - The sometimes frustrating nature of software - The primacy of value - Other resources and foci - Farewell Subscribe to the Podcast feed and enjoy the show.


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