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SE-Radio Episode 250: Jürgen Laartz and Alexander Budzier on Why Large IT Projects Fail

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SE-Radio Episode 250: Jürgen Laartz and Alexander Budzier on Why Large IT Projects Fail

Alex Budzier of the Oxford Saïd Business School and Jürgen Laartz of McKinsey Berlin join Robert Blumen to discuss their research on large IT project failures. The show covers: What is a “large” project? What is the definition of failure? Cognitive biases and project failures. Are some attributes of projects predictive of failure? The catastrophic […]

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SE Radio Episode 249: Vaughn Vernon on Reactive Programming with the Actor Model

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SE Radio Episode 249: Vaughn Vernon on Reactive Programming with the Actor Model

In this episode, SE Radio Host Stefan Tilkov talks to Vaughn Vernon about the topic of his most recent book, Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model. Vaughn explains the concepts and history of reactive programming, the actor model and its consequences, actors and their relation to object orientation, a typical approach for designing a […]

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SE-Radio Episode 248: Axel Rauschmayer on JavaScript and ECMAScript 6

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SE-Radio Episode 248: Axel Rauschmayer on JavaScript and ECMAScript 6

Johannes Thönes talks to author and speaker Axel Rauschmayer about JavaScript and ECMAScript 6. They first talk about JavaScript’s origin and history. They discuss the standardization of ECMAScript and the version history. Then, they dive into the key concept of JavaScript as a language and explain the new features coming into the language with the […]

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SE-Radio Episode 247: Andrew Phillips on DevOps

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SE-Radio Episode 247: Andrew Phillips on DevOps

Sven Johann talks with Andrew Phillips about DevOps. First, they try to define it. Then, they discuss its roots in agile operations, its relationship to lean development and continuous delivery, its goals, and how to get started. They proceed to system thinking and what “You build it, you run it” means for a system when […]

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SE-Radio Episode 246: John Wilkes on Borg and Kubernetes

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SE-Radio Episode 246: John Wilkes on Borg and Kubernetes

John Wilkes from Google talks with Charles Anderson about managing large clusters of machines. The discussion starts with Borg, Google’s internal cluster management program. John discusses what Borg does and what it provides to programmers and system administrators. He also describes Kubernetes, an open-source cluster management system recently developed by Google using lessons learned from […]

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