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Oct 2, 2023

Jay Harris is a speaker, software consultant, and owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3, and has been awarded as a Microsoft Regional Director, ASPInsider, and Microsoft MVP. Recognizing that the greatest application performance bottleneck is a developer’s time, Jay’s continuing quest is for frameworks, modules, tools, and practices that make developers stronger, fitter, happier, and more productive.


Jay resides in Las Vegas, USA. Follow him on Twitter at @jayharris.


Topics of Discussion:

[3:40] Jay gives a shout-out to a phenomenal manager, Larry, who had a profound impact on his career.

[5:30] Advice for managing burnout in software development teams.

[7:16] The importance of learning how to say no.

[10:19] Respecting team limits and honoring downtime is crucial for long-term success.

[16:06] Maintaining software team velocity through play and downtime.

[18:23] The key to sustainable software delivery is collaboration, compromise, and empowering teams to be self-sufficient.

[23:28] Pain points in user interfaces.

[30:39] Overcoming the challenges of working with PDFs.

[36:49] Jay walks us through the typical code flow.


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