#3 Bill Wilder, Azure

Discussion with Bill Wilder about the the Azure platform, differences from traditional development, reliable queues, automation and devops, security, cloud computing vs alternatives, green data centres, scaling, test and deployment, costs and licensing, Azure over the past four years, active directory, SQL services, growth of services – mobile services, hadoop, caching, media services, BizTalk, DNS, virtual networks, Satya Nadella and Scott Guthrie, Bill and Azure, Global Windows Azure Bootcamp, commercial usage of Azure vs AWS, book choices.

Book recommendations
Code Complete 2, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Cloud Architecture Patterns: Using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step (Step by Step Developer)

Notes
This recording was made in early March, prior to the the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp.

#2 Bob Downey, Software Development

Wide ranging discussion with Bob Downey of Galen Healthcare about software development practices, architecture, book theory vs practical considerations, refactoring in a business environment, how software grows, development and collaboration across multiple offices, promotion in development groups, decision making, technology choices, cloud platforms, keeping up with current frameworks, refactoring, reusability, testing, SpecFlow.

Book recommendations
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, Code Complete 2, Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code.

SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning (Expert’s Voice in SQL Server), Dependency Injection in .NET, Pro .NET 4 Parallel Programming in C# (Expert’s Voice in .NET).

#1 Anthony van der Hoorn and Nik Molnar, Glimpse Project

A discussion with the creators of the Glimpse project, Anthony van der Hoorn and Nik Molnar. We chat about the origins of Glimpse, what it does, how it works and where it is going.

See http://getglimpse.com for more.

Book recommendations
Nik – Head First Design Patterns, Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework (Expert’s Voice in .NET)

Anothony –
The Passionate Programmer, The Clean Coder, Head First Design Patterns, Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, Learning JavaScript Design Patterns, JavaScript: The Good Parts

Audio notes
Apologies for the quality of audio at some points in the recording.