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Episode 374: Marcus Blankenship on Motivating Programmers

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Episode 374: Marcus Blankenship on Motivating Programmers

Marcus Blankenship discusses programmer motivation (and de-motivation), which is key to job satisfaction, performance, and turnover.  Travis Kimmel spoke with Blankenship about why engineering motivation matters, the unique motivation needs of engineers, mentoring and coaching for motivation, 1:1s, and self-motivation.   Related Links Marcus Blankenship’s website Habits that Ruin Your Technical team Related SE-Radio Episodes […]

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Episode 373: Joel Spolsky on Startups: Growth, and Valuation

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Episode 373: Joel Spolsky on Startups: Growth, and Valuation

Joel Spolsky (“Joel on Software”), founder and CEO of Stack Overflow, discusses lessons of building successful software companies. Host Nate Black spoke with Joel about the venture funded “land grab” situations vs. “bootstrapping with profitability”. How do venture capitalists think and how can you make fundraising easier? What’s the strategy to keep as much ownership […]

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Episode 372: Aaron Patterson on the Ruby Runtime

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Episode 372: Aaron Patterson on the Ruby Runtime

Aaron Patterson of GitHub discusses the Ruby language and its runtime.  Host Jeremy Jung spoke with Aaron about the Ruby language and how it works.  They discuss the language virtual machine, concurrency, garbage collection, and JIT compilation.  If you’ve ever wondered what’s happening under the hood of a programming language, this is a great introduction. […]

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Episode 371: Howard Chu On the Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (LMDB)

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Episode 371: Howard Chu On the Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (LMDB)

Howard Chu, CTO of Symas Corp and chief architect of the OpenLDAP project, discusses the key technical features of the Lightning Memory-mapped Database (LMDB) that make it one of the fastest, most efficient, and safest embedded data stores in the world. Host Gavin Henry spoke with Chu about B+tree data structures, multi-version concurrency control, memory-mapped […]

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Episode 370: Chris Richardson on Microservice Patterns

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Episode 370: Chris Richardson on Microservice Patterns

Chris Richardson of microservices.io and author of the book Microservices Patterns discuss microservices patterns which constitute a set of best practices and building-block solutions to problems inherent in building applications out of small coordinated services. Host Robert Blumen spoke with Richardson about the evolution of microservices, community adoption of best practices, patterns for inter-service communication […]

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