#49 Patrick Thevoz, Flyability – Collision Tolerant Drones

Patrick Thevoz, CEO and cofounder of Flyability tells me about their collision tolerant drone, why they build it, how it works and how it is saving lives.

Who he is; what Flyability does; how they are different than other drone manufacturers; examples of usage in crevasses and dangerous industrial environments; special sensor usage on drone; how the drone tolerates crashes; buying vs building parts of the drone; software and firmware, communication protocols; safety features, loss of communication; testing, testing, testing; regulations around drone usage.


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#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).