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Software Engineering Radio is a podcast targeted at the professional software developer. The goal is to be a lasting educational resource, not a newscast. Every 10 days, a new episode is published that covers all topics software engineering. Episodes are either tutorials on a specific topic, or an i…

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    • Apr 26, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Episode 509: Matt Butcher and Matt Farina on Helm Charts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 53:59

    Matt Butcher and Matt Farina, authors of the book Learning Helm join SE Radio host Robert Blumen to discuss Helm, the package manager for kubernetes. Beginning with a review of kubernetes and Helm, this episode explores the history of helm;...

    Episode 508: Jérôme Laban on Cross Platform UI

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 63:03

    Jérôme Laban, CTO of Uno Platform, joined host Jeff Doolittle for a conversation about Cross-platform User Interfaces. The conversation addressed the unique challenges and possibilities related to applications designed to run on multiple platforms...

    Episode 507: Kevin Hu on Data Observability

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 50:20

    Kevin Hu, co-founder and CEO at Metaplane discusses "Data Observability" with host Priyanka Raghavan. The discussion touches upon Data observability roots, components, differences with software observability and tooling.

    Episode 506: Rob Hirschfeld on Bare Metal Infrastructure

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 48:07

    Rob Hirschfeld CEO of RackN discusses Bare Metal as a Service. Host Brijesh Ammanath spoke with Hirschfeld about all things bare metal. Hirschfeld starts with the basics before doing a deep dive into bare metal configuring, provisioning, common failures..

    Episode 505: Daniel Stenberg on 25 years with cURL

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 63:14

    Daniel Stenberg, founder and lead developer of cURL and libcurl, and winner of the Polhem Prize, discusses the history of the project, key events in the project timeline, war stories, favorite command line options and various experiences from 25 years of developing an Open Source project.

    Episode 504: Frank McSherry on Materialize

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 57:49

    Frank McSherry, Chief Scientist at Materialize talks to Host Akshay Manchale about Materialize which is a SQL database that maintains incremental views over streaming data. Frank talks about how Materialize can complement analytical systems...

    Episode 503: Diarmuid McDonnell on Web Scraping

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 51:28

    Diarmuid McDonnell , a Lecturer in Social Sciences, University of the West of Scotland talks with host Kanchan Shringi about his experience as a social scientist on the need for computational approaches for data collection and analysis as well as the...

    Episode 502: Omer Katz on Distributed Task Queues Using Celery

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 63:06

    Omer Katz, a software consultant and core contributor to the Celery discusses the Celery task processing framework with host Nikhil Krishna. We discuss in depth, the Celery task processing framework, it's architecture and the underlying messaging...

    Episode 501: Bob Ducharme on Creating Technical Documentation for Software Projects

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 55:24

    Nikhil Krishna speaks to Bob DuCharme an experienced technical writer and author about how to write and maintain technical documentation for software products. In the episode different mediums to distribute documentation and tools to maintain documentation are discussed.

    Episode 500: Sergey Gorbunov on Blockchain Interoperability

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 55:45

    Sergey Gorbunov of Axelar discusses blockchain interoperability, a technology that enables decentralized applications to work across multiple blockchain ecosystems. Host Philip Winston spoke with Gorbunov about programmable blockchains, distributed vs. centralized changes, the Ethereum virtual machine, Axelar's Cross-Chain Gateway Protocol and Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol, security issues, delegated proof of stake...

    Episode 499: Uma Chingunde on Building a PaaS

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 56:05

    Uma Chingunde of Render compares building a PaaS with her previous experience running the Stripe Compute team. Host Jeremy Jung spoke with Chingunde about the role of a PaaS, building on public cloud providers, build vs buy, choosing features, user experience, managing databases, Series A vs later stage startups, and why internal infrastructure teams should run themselves like product teams.

    Episode 498: James Socol on Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CICD)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 51:42

    James Socol of Policygenius discusses continuous integration and continuous delivery, ways to test and deploy software quickly and easily. SE Radio host Felienne spoke with Socol about why CI and CD matter for the development process, what tools to use...

    Episode 497: Richard L. Sites on Understanding Software Dynamics

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 52:58

    Richard L. Sites discusses his new book Understanding Software Dynamics, which offers expert methods and advanced tools for understanding complex, time-constrained software dynamics in order to improve reliability and performance. Philip Winston spoke with Sites about the five fundamental computing resources CPU, Memory, Disk, Network, and Locks, as well as methods for observing and reasoning when investigating performance problems using the open-source utility KUtrace.

    Episode 496: Bruce Momjian on Multi-Version Concurrency Control in Postgres (MVCC)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 60:25

    This week, Postgres server developer Bruce Momjian joins host Robert Blumen for a discussion of multi-version concurrency control (MVCC) in the Postgres database. They begin with a discussion of the isolation requirement in database transactions (I in ACID); how isolation can be achieved with locking; limitations of locking; how locking limits concurrency and creates variability in query runtimes; multi-version concurrency control as a means to achieve isolation; how Postgres manages multiple versions of a row; snapshots; copy-on-write and snapshots; visibility; database transaction IDs; how tx ids, snapshots and versions interact; the need for locking when there are multiple writers; how MVCC was added to Postgres; and how to clean up unused space left over from aged-out versions.

    Episode 495: Vaughn Vernon on Strategic Monoliths and Microservices

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 60:53

    Vaughn Vernon, author of the book “Strategic Monoliths and Microservices” discusses his book with host Akshay Manchale about strategies for purposeful architecture from the perspective of both business decision makers and technical leaders.

    Episode 494: Robert Seacord on Avoiding Defects in C Programming

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 72:18

    Robert Seacord, author of Effective C, The CERT C Coding Standard and Secure Coding in C and C++, discusses why the C programming language can be insecure, the top 5 security issues and the tools and techniques you can employ to write secure code in C.

    Episode 493: Ram Sriharsha on Vectors in Machine Learning

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 39:59

    Ram Sriharsha of Pinecone discusses the role of vectors in machine learning, a technique that lies at the heart of many of the machine learning applications we use every day. Host Philip Winston spoke with Sriharsha about the basics of vectors, vector...

    Episode 492: Sam Scott on Building a Consistent and Global Authorization Service

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 46:01

    Sam Scott, CTO of Oso discusses how to build a global authorization service and challenges with host Priyanka.

    Episode 491: Chase Kocher on The Recruiting LifeCycle

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 62:07

    Chase Kocher, the Founder and CEO of aim4hire, a technology recruitment agency, discusses the recruiting lifecycle from the candidate, the company and the recruiter's point of view with host Kanchan Shringi.

    Episode 490: Tim McNamara on Rust 2021 Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 50:53

    Tim McNamara, author of Rust in Action, discusses the top three benefits of Rust and why they make it a performant, reliable and productive programming language.

    Episode 489: Sam Boyer Package Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 55:27

    Guest Sam Boyer, author of So you want to write a package manager talks about package management. The discussion covers - what is a package? what does it mean to manage package? package meta-data; package versioning; the quantity of packages in modern...

    Episode 488: Chris Riccomini and Dmitriy Ryaboy on the Missing Readme

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 51:58

    Chris Riccomini and Dmitriy Ryaboy discuss their book, The Missing Readme, which is intended to be the missing manual for new software engineers. Felienne spoke with Riccomini and Ryaboy about a range of topics that new software engineers might not have..

    Episode 487: Davide Bedin on Dapr Distributed Application Runtime

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 71:32

    Davide Bedine, a cloud solution architect at Microsoft and professional Dapr enthusiast joined host Jeff Doolittle to discuss his book, Practical Microservices with Dapr and .NET. Dapr, the Distributed Application Runtime, simplifies cloud-native...

    Episode 486: Bob Nystrom on Dart

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 62:09

    Bob Nystrom, author of Crafting Interpreters and a software engineer at Google working on the Dart programming language, discusses the key features of Dart which make it an excellent choice for fast apps on any platform.

    Episode 485: Howard Chu on B+tree Data Structure in Depth

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 62:02

    Howard Chu, CTO of Symas Corp and chief architect of the OpenLDAP project, discusses the key features of B+Tree Data Structures which make it the default selection for efficient and predictable storage of sorted data.

    Episode 484: Audrey Lawrence on Timeseries Databases

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 52:47

    Audrey Lawrence of Amazon discusses Timeseries Databases and their new database offering Amazon Timestream. Philip Winston spoke with Lawrence about data modeling, ingestion, queries, performance, life-cycle management, hot data vs. cold data...

    Episode 483: Alexander Pugh on Robotic Process Automation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 68:11

    Alexander Pugh discusses why and when to use Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Host Jeremy Jung spoke with Pugh about interacting with systems without APIs like mainframes; the importance of having developers involved when building bots; the difficulty...

    Episode 482: Luke Hoban on Infrastructure as Code

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 65:11

    Luke Hoban, CTO of Pulumi, joined host Jeff Doolittle for a conversation about infrastructure as code (IAC), which allows software development teams to configure and control their cloud infrastructure assets using code in contrast to other approaches...

    Episode 481: Ipek Ozkaya on Managing Technical Debt

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 60:18

    Ipek Ozkaya joined host Jeff Doolittle to discuss a book she co-authored entitled Managing Technical Debt. In the book, Ozkaya describes nine principles of technical debt management to aid software companies in identifying, measuring, tracking...

    Episode 480: Venky Naganathan on Chatbots

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 62:24

    Host Kanchan Shringi speaks with Venky Naganathan,Sr. Director of Engineering at Conga specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots about the Conversational UI paradigm for Enterprise Apps as well as the enablers and business use cases suited...

    Episode 479: Luis Ceze on the Apache TVM Machine Learning Compiler

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 51:29

    Luis Ceze of OctoML discusses Apache TVM, an open source machine learning model compiler for a variety of different hardware architectures with host Akshay Manchale. Luis talks about the challenges in deploying models on specialized hardware and how TVM.

    Episode 478: Satish Mohan on Network Segmentation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 53:10

    Satish Mohan, CTO of AirGapNetworks discussed "Air Gapped Networks" with host Priyanka Raghavan.

    Episode 477: Josef Strzibny on Self Hosting Applications

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 67:06

    Josef Strzibny the author of Deployment from Scratch discusses how and why it's valuable to learn how to self host applications.

    Episode 476: Leonid Shevtsov on Transactional Email

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 51:14

    Leonid Shevtsov talks with host Robert Blumen about email protocols and transactional email.

    Episode 475: Rey Bango on Secure Coding Veracode

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 55:41

    Rey Bango, Senior Director of Developer and Security Relations at Veracode discussed Secure coding with host Priyanka Raghavan.

    Episode 474: Paul Butcher on Fuzz Testing

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 42:35

    Paul Butcher of AdaCore discusses Fuzz Testing, an automated testing technique used to find security vulnerabilities and other software flaws. Host Philip Winston spoke with Butcher about negative testing, brute-force fuzz testing...

    Episode 473: Mike Del Balso on Feature Stores

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 55:02

    Mike Del Balso, co-founder of Tecton discusses Feature Stores which are data platforms to operationalize Machine Learning applications. He talks about challenges faced by teams in creating custom data pipelines to serve models in production...

    Episode 472: Liran Haimovitch on Handling Customer Issues

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 47:00

    Liram Haimovitch talks about how a business handles customer issues with a software product. How issues start out with a dedicated customer-facing team and when they may be escalated to engineering.

    Episode 471: Jason Meller on Choosing the Right Tech Stack for a Greenfield Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 68:00

    CEO and security expert Jason Meller discusses modern tech stacks across a variety of programming languages to consider when building your next project or startup.

    Episode 470: L. Peter Deutsch on the Fallacies of Distributed Computing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 64:30

    L Peter Deutsch of Aladdin Enterprises and formerly of Sun Microsystems joined host Jeff Doolittle to discuss the fallacies of distributed computing. Peter retold the history and origin of the fallacies and how they have been addressed over...

    Episode 469: Dhruba Borthakur on Embedding Real-time Analytics in Applications

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 70:55

    Dhruba Borthakur, CTO and co-founder of Rockset, discusses the use cases and core requirements of real-time analytics, as well as the evolution from batch to real time and the need for a new architecture with host Kanchan Shringi.

    Episode 468: Iljitsch van Beijnum on Internet Routing and BGP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 54:14

    Networking researcher Iljitsch van Beijnum discusses internet routing and the border gateway protocol (BGP) with host Robert Blumen.

    Episode-467-Kim-Carter-on-Dynamic-Application-Security-Testing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 50:36

    Kim Carter of BinaryMist discusses Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) and how the OWASP purpleteam project can improve early defect detection. Host Justin spoke with Carter about how DAST can provide meaningful feedback loops to developers...

    Episode 466: Casey Aylward on Venture Capital for Software Investing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 50:58

    Casey Aylward, Principal at Costanoa Ventures discusses Venture capital with a focus on early stage investing from the perspective of the entrepreneur and the VC with host Kanchan Shringi.

    Episode 465: Kevlin Henney and Trisha Gee on 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 55:17

    Trisha Gee and Kevlin Henney of 97 things every Java developer should know discusses their book, which is a collection of essays by different developers covering the most important things to know. Host Felienne spoke withGee and Henney about all things...

    Episode 464: Rowland Savage on Getting Acquired

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 57:07

    Rowland Savage, author of How to Stick the Landing: The M&A Handbook for Startups, discusses how company acquisitions work, the three types, and why it is so important for software engineering startups to know the details to make an acquisition happen.

    Episode 463: Yaniv Tal on Web 3.0 and the Graph

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 45:51

    Yaniv Tal discusses The Graph's key features and also explains to user basics of blockchain infrastructure, Ethereum.

    Episode 462: Felienne on the Programmers Brain

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 70:17

    Felienne joins host Jeff Doolittle as a guest on the show to discuss her book, The Programmers Brain. While programmer’s brains are not special in comparison to the brains of others, they face unique cognitive challenges...

    Episode 461 Michael Ashburne and Maxwell Huffman on Quality Assurance

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 59:54

    Michael Ashburne and Maxwell Huffman discuss Quality Assurance with Jeremy Jung.

    Episode 460: Evan Weaver on FaunaDB

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 57:12

    Evan Weaver of Fauna discusses the Fauna distributed database. Host Felienne spoke with him about its design and properties, as well as the FQL query language, and the different models it supports: document-based as well as relational.

    Episode 459: Otakar Nieder on Gaming vs Simulation Engines

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 52:35

    Otakar Nieder, Senior Director of Development at Bohemia Interactive Simulations, discusses how simulation apps are different from gaming with host Kanchan Shringi.

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