Sunday, November 07, 2010

This Developer's Life

A new podcasts by Scott Hanselman and Rob Conery

Apparently inspired by This American Life, the most popular podcast in the country, with more than a half million people downloading each episode

In this episode Scott and I talk to 3 developers who have pulled off some pretty audacious maneuvers:
  • John Resig, Creator of jQuery, decided to write yet another javascript framework when there were already quite a few to choose from. Not only did he succeed, he changed web development forever.
  • Alex Payne, former API Developer Lead at Twitter, talks about the (somewhat insane) move to leave Twitter, and (somewhat more insane) choice to “reinvent banking” with BankSimple.
  • Miguel de Icaza, founder of the GNOME project and creator of Mono talks about creating a clone of the .NET framework - all because he didn’t like what else was out there at the time for Linux.