Code Cast 34 – David Starr Sells Out to the Man

OK, bitter-sweet podcast here, this is Daddy Starr’s final podcast with the Elegant Code Cast.  Why?  Well, you will just have to listen to find that out.

In the mean time, we also talk about Agile, LEAN, working agile methodologies in with family life, and his new company: Guild 3.  Have a listen and tell us what you think.

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Code Cast 33 – Jimmy Bogard on AutoMapper

AutoMapper is one those tools tools that seems to be gaining in popularity lately, generating a lot of talk on the web and at user groups.  Seemed like a good idea to talk with its creator, Jimmy Bogard, and get the run-down on it.

In this code case we have Elegant Coders Chris Brandsma and Richard Cirerol (listen as Chris completely stumbles over Rich’s last name), and we are joined by Cory Isakson.  For those of you outside of Bosie, Cory is a local usergroup leader, Code Camp presenter, and .net junky.  We keep trying to get Cory to blog, but so far he is resisting our calls.

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Code Cast 32 – Tommy Norman

At the Agile 2009 conference in Chicago, I got to meet some great people I’d previously known only in electronic form. Tommy Norman is one of those folks, as he and I have had many conversations on Twitter. Tommy is a System Architect at Compuware in Nashville, TN where focuses on Application Lifecycle Management. He is also heavily into Scrum, Team System, and the Nashville .NET User Group. When not working he enjoys being at home with his family of 5, playing guitar and baby dolls, and making music.

In this episode, Tommy visited with me about effectively applying Team System to some agile software development practices. This ranges from Continuous Integration to the tool aisle at your neighborhood Sears store, but I’ll leave that for you to discover.

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Code Cast 31 – Agile for Families

This episode is a recording I made during my talk at the Agile 2009 conference in Chicago. The session, “Agile for Families, Iterating with Children”, was surprisingly popular. In addition to the slides and the audio, I am including a link to the IEEE paper that went along with this session. That’s right! There is an IEEE paper about Agile at home. Awesome 🙂

The slides from the talk are available below. The slide deck I am posting here is a bit larger than the one used in the talk. These slides include some interviews with the Starr kids that were left out of the slides at the conference for time reasons.

This episode is less rocket surgery, and more brain science. I hope you enjoy the show.

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Code Cast 30 – Story Teller with Jeremy Miller

The venerable Jeremy Miller joined us to talk about YAIJMOSP (Yet Another Impressive Jeremy Miller Open Source Project). This week’s Jeremy project is Story Teller.

Jeremy’s other contributions to the community include StructureMap and an obtuse fascination with separation patterns for user interfaces.

Story Teller is an alternative for Fitnesse, implemented in .NET and chases the holy grail of executable requirements. If you are interested in how to achieve the promise of shared and executable requirements, this just might be your tool.

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Code Cast 29 – Open Source at Microsoft

Sam Ramji and Peter Galli of Microsoft’s Platform Strategy Group visited with us about the company’s activities in open source software. This glimpse of Microsoft’s heavy involvement in the open source community may surprise you.

Sam (Senior Director of Platform Strategy) explains that the open source community within Microsoft is thriving and goes far beyond CodePlex or EntLib source code. Who knew developers in Redmond wrote Java code? Or that Windows runs PHP like a champ? Or that Microsoft has contributed code to Linux?

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Code Cast 28 – Jim Wierich

Chris Brandsma and Richard Cirerol sit down and talk with Jim Wierich.   Jim is a Ruby and Java developer, frequent speaker, and the creator or Rake (Ruby Make) that is becoming favored by developers all over.

Over the course of the conversation we talk about about Connascence as a Developer Grand Unification Theory, Ruby, Architecture, and TDD.  It was a fun talk and Jim is a great guy to listen to.

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Code Cast 27 – Ade Miller

Ade Miller is a Development Manager in Microsoft patterns & practices. He was good enough to stop by the ElegantCode Cast and chat with us about how p&p does Agile software development.

We covered a lot of ground, but the topic of how a high functioning, distributed Agile team gets its business done just never gets old, now does it?

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