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Episode 430: Marco Faella on Seriously Good Software

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Episode 430: Marco Faella on Seriously Good Software

Marco Faella, author of Seriously Good Software discusses how to create good software, using six different ‘qualities’ of code. Felienne spoke with Faella about reliability, space and time complexity, readability, reusability, and thread safety. They also discussed how these qualities are often at odds with each other when creating software, and how to deal with […]

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Episode 429: Rob Skillington on High Cardinality Alerting and Monitoring

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Episode 429: Rob Skillington on High Cardinality Alerting and Monitoring

Rob Skillingon discusses the difficulty of scaling monitoring and alerting to high dimensional spaces, as are typically found in modern applications at scale.  High cardinality versus high dimension spaces. The episode begins with a review of monitoring, metrics, metadata, and alerting.  How do things change at scale?  Filtering signals out of high-dimension data sets.  When […]

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Episode 428: Matt Lacey on Mobile App Usability

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Episode 428: Matt Lacey on Mobile App Usability

Matt Lacey, author of the Usability Matters book discusses what mobile app usability is and why it can make or break an app destined for consumers, business users or in-house users. Host Gavin Henry spoke with Lacey about the “Six components of great App experiences”, “Things every app should do”,  native apps, password managers, accessibility, […]

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Episode 427: Sven Schleier and Jeroen Willemsen on Mobile Application Security

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Episode 427: Sven Schleier and Jeroen Willemsen on Mobile Application Security

Sven Schleier and Jeroen Willemsen from the OWASP Mobile Application Security Verification Standard (MASVS) and Testing Guide (MSTG) project discuss mobile application security and how the verification standard and testing guide can be used to improve your app’s security.  Host Justin Beyer spoke with Schleier and Willemsen on webviews, certificate pinning, anti-reverse engineering technology, and […]

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Episode 426: Philip Kiely on Writing for Software Developers

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Episode 426: Philip Kiely on Writing for Software Developers

Philip Kiely discusses his recently published book, Writing for Software Developers. While software development primarily involves writing code, strong written communication skills are critical for multiple tasks. SE Radio’s Jeff Doolittle first asked Kiely why software engineers should care about writing things other than code. The conversation then moved toward the elements of effective technical […]

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