#74 Patrick Smacchia, NDepend

Summary
Patrick Smacchia creator of NDepend explains how this tool can improve the quality of your code.

Details
Who he is, what he does. Why he is interested in code quality. NDepend is 10 years old. Transitioning from free to commercial. What is static analysis. Comparing NDepend to other tools, Roslyn analyzer. Finding spaghetti code, all rules are linq queries. Measuring technical debt, estimating the cost of fixing the code vs leaving it alone. Call graphs, dependency matrix, tree map, code coverage. Visual Studio Team Services plugin, quality gates, comparing code coverage per release, testability and maintainability. NDepend can analyze dlls, it looks at the intermediate language. Patrick loves the book "CLR via C#", Bryan talks about the time Jeffrey Richter stared him down. Future work. Getting a free trial. How to really pronounce Smacchia.

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Links
ndepend.com

#49 Patrick Thevoz, Flyability – Collision Tolerant Drones

Summary
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.

Details
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.

Links 
AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2016

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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).