Episode 379 | Richard Rodger - Conscious Decisions

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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"> Richard Rodger talks with Dave Rael about the maturing of the web, decisions, the human element in software and business, bitterness, microservices, and choosing wisely </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>Richard was co-founder and CEO of his previous company, nearForm, where he helped take the company from scratch to an annual turnover of €17 million. Previously, he was CTO of FeedHenry, a mobile application platform provider that was acquired by RedHat for €63.5m in 2014. For several years, Richard has been an active member and influencer of the open source software (OSS) community. He is the creator and maintainer of senecajs.org, a microservices framework for Node.js. Richard is also the host of the monthly Dublin Microservices meetup in Ireland. Richard writes a weekly column in the Irish Independent newspaper. His latest book, The Tao of Microservices, will be published by Manning in 2018.</p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Richard Rodger</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - A nostalgic look back at the maturing of the internet</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Chance in career paths and the various virtues that work in software careers</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Decision journaling</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Marketing, sales, politics, and human interaction for developers</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Richard's interest in Microservices</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Richard book recommendation</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Richard's book - The Tao of Microservices - and the learnings that went into it</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Extracting infrastructure and disposable code and infrastructure</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Richard's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Richard</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.voxgig.com/" target="_blank">Voxgig</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1617293148/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Tao of Microservices - Richard Rodger</a></li> <li><a href="http://senecajs.org/" target="_blank">Seneca.js</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September" target="_blank">Eternal September</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5whe9XtdQgw" target="_blank">"The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter."</a></li> <li><a href="https://civilization.com/" target="_blank">Civilization</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.independent.ie/" target="_blank">Irish Independent Newspaper</a></li> <li><a href="https://fs.blog/" target="_blank">Farnam Street</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/@farnamstreet" target="_blank">Shane Parrish</a></li> <li><a href="https://fs.blog/the-knowledge-project/" target="_blank">Farnam Street Podcast</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capability_Maturity_Model" target="_blank">Capability Maturity Model</a></li> <li><a href="https://history.nasa.gov/computers/Ch4-5.html" target="_blank">Developing software for the space shuttle</a></li> <li><a href="https://vimeo.com/108441214" target="_blank">Greg Young - The art of destroying software</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccol%C3%B2_Machiavelli" target="_blank">Niccolò Machiavelli</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0812974239/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Essential Writings of Machiavelli (Modern Library Classics) - Niccolo Machiavelli</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Richard's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0735619670/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition - Steve McConnell</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Richard's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>There is always an acceptable error rate</li> <li>Don't forget the human factor - Design as much for psychological efficiency as technical efficiency</li> <li>Choose your career path carefully and with open eyes</li> <li>Isolate brain modes</li> </ol> </div> </div>