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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Apr 4, 2022

Daniel is a semioticist logician (otherwise known as a programmer). He likes to help people learn to make better tech. He believes that once you know the “why,” you can figure out the “what” on your own. As an active coder and manager, Daniel has spent time the last several years with clients as an Agile/XP Technical Coach, helping them rediscover how to discover and create value at speed. His clients include several Fortune 100 companies all over North America. He is also a technical coach and the author of Info-Ops and Info-Ops ll cross-dedicated and shared (due to high cost/low availability) hardware systems. Package management and high-layer orchestration through other tools, layers is where Azure is partially intersecting.


Topics of Discussion:

[4:41] Dan talks about his website and building a place to learn and relax.

[5:55] Dan discusses when he learned that he wanted to teach others and share what he had learned.

[9:43] Dan walks us through his setup and how he focuses on the content more than the technical aspects.

[11:38] What is Dan’s chosen format for getting it up on a video?

[16:22] How does Dan prioritize what he is teaching?

[18:13] What should new programmers know?

[20:23] It’s important to step outside the constraints you are given.

[21:38] What’s “good enough programming?”

[23:49] Strong typing systems are only useful in the terms of one particular business feature at one time.

[26:24] The platform and the language choices should actually tell the business something they didn’t know before.

[33:57] By creating these larger universal-type systems, we’re subsuming the business into the code.


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Azure DevOps

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.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer’s Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon!

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  • “I used to tell people you know, at heart, I really am a writer. I’m a writer who can program very well and has a sort of natural skill in programming.” — Daniel
  • “I think it’s important to demonstrate kicking back and just talking about what’s going on in the tech world without any sort of altering your agenda.” — Daniel
  • “I find that we have a lot of people trying to be perfect programmers who have no experience of being good enough programmers, and that’s a problem the industry’s had for a long time.” — Daniel


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