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Episode 368: Bryan Helmig on Managing Distributed Teams

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Episode 368: Bryan Helmig on Managing Distributed Teams

Bryan Helmig, CTO and Co-Founder of Zapier, discusses managing distributed software teams. Marcus Blankenship spoke with Helmig about how to create a productive remote culture, collaboration patterns and tools, the challenges of time zones, special challenges that managers face, and the extra importance of clear communication on remote teams.   Related Links Zapier Guest twitter: […]

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Episode 367: Diomidis Spinellis on Debugging

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Episode 367: Diomidis Spinellis on Debugging

Felienne talks to Diomidis Spinellis about debugging.  The discussion covers: defining “debugging” which can mean using a debugger or the process of finding and removing bugs; how is it done best; variation across different programming languages or paradigms; debugging different types of applications; tools for debugging: print-statements, version-control systems, operating system tools. Assessing debugging skills […]

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366: Test Automation

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366: Test Automation

Arnon Axelrod speaks with SE Radio’s Simon Crossley about test automation, a large complex subject that most listeners will have at least some familiarity with. Axelrod has worked in software engineering and test automation in several high-tech companies, including Microsoft and NCR Corporation, where he established a test automation infrastructure that was used by over […]

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365: Thorsten Ball on Building an Interpreter

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365: Thorsten Ball on Building an Interpreter

Thorsten Ball, author of Writing an interpreter in Go as well as its sequel Writing a Compiler in Go. Adam Gordon Bell spoke with Ball about building an interpreter. Topics covered include the differences between an interpreter and a compiler, what languages are most commonly used for writing interpreters, the advantages and disadvantages of go, […]

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364: Peter Zaitsev on Choosing the Right Open Source Database

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364: Peter Zaitsev on Choosing the Right Open Source Database

Peter Zaitsev of Percona discusses with host Nate Black how to choose the right open source database and why you may need multiple databases. Topics include: vendor lock-in and the role of cloud database services, the value of experience, judging what use cases databases are bad at, why there is no free lunch when it […]

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