Episode 369 | Jay Harris - User First

Developer On Fire show

Summary: <div> <div>Guest:</div> <div> <div><a target="_blank" href=""></a></div> <div><a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/">@</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="podcast-episode"> <div class="subtitle"> Jay Harris talks with Dave Rael about being delivering for users, the value of community, limitations, and giving an honest try </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3, and has been awarded as a Microsoft Regional Director, ASPInsider, and Microsoft MVP. Recognizing that the greatest application performance bottleneck is a developer’s time, Jay’s continuing quest is for frameworks, modules, tools, and practices that make developers stronger, fitter, happier, and more productive. Jay resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Follow him on Twitter at @jayharris.</p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Jay Harris</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Discovering web development</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Jay on community involvement</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Expert status, your unique experience, diversity, ego, and judgement in software development</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Jay's story of failure - not connecting with a team</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Balancing the virtue of failing fast and moving on with the value of persistence</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Making an "honest try" and the forces of passion and conviction</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Jay's business: Arana Software</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - User First</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Jay's book recommendations</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The things that have Jay most excited</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Jay's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Jay</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.aranasoft.com/" target="_blank">Arana Software</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/jayrwren" target="_blank">Jay Wren</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-186-gayle-laakman-mcdowell-creating-authority" target="_blank">Gayle Laakman McDowell on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binocular_vision" target="_blank">Binocular Vision</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-134-justin-searls-hip-to-be-slow" target="_blank">Justin Searls on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="http://linemanjs.com/" target="_blank">Lineman</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-317-steven-hicks-scary-things" target="_blank">Steven Hicks on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.kalamazoox.org/" target="_blank">Kalamazoo X</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-258-jeff-atwood-sharing-the-house" target="_blank">Jeff Atwood on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="http://nhibernate.info/" target="_blank">NHibernate</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/rubybuddha" target="_blank">Leon Gersing</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/luckygirliegirl" target="_blank">Christina Aldan</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Jay's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/020530902X/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition - William Strunk Jr.</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060589469/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values - Robert M Pirsig</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0140186395/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) - John Steinbeck</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Jay's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>Be yourself unapologetically</li> <li>Use whatever tools make you efficient and get typing out of your way and get you focused identifying problems and delivering solutions</li> <li>Recognize that everyone can contribute because of their unique life experience and realize that you are an expert</li> </ol> </div> </div>