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Carl and Richard talk to Denise Jacobs about creativity. Denise starts out talking about her work with developers, mostly focused around understanding just how creative the software development process is. The conversation digs into the idea that flow state, which has been a talking point in a number of shows of late... is it inherently a creative state? Denise also digs into the battle with your internal critic, how to stop that critic from holding you back. Lots of personal empowerment thoughts, writing your goals down, experiments with improv, and more - it's a creative world!

Denise R. Jacobs is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences worldwide and consults with companies and individuals, teaching techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to creative productivity, and practices for sparking innovation. Working in Web Design & Development since 1997, she is an industry veteran and regarded expert on many things web. Denise is the author of The CSS Detective Guide, the premier book on troubleshooting CSS code; co-authored the Smashing Book #3: Redesign the Web and InterAct with Web Standards: A holistic guide to web design, and was nominated for .Net Magazine’s 2010 Best of the Web “Standards Champion” award. Denise has presented at events and organizations worldwide such as Automattic, South By Southwest Interactive, the BBC, The Future of Web Design, FITC: Future, Innovation, Technology, Creativity and TEDxRheinMain. From her own experience of embracing and expressing her creativity as well as helping hundreds of people do the same, she is passionate about evangelizing ways to enhance the ways we develop and execute ideas and make them tangible. Through this work, she shares big concepts that challenge the status quo and lead to “ahas” that translate into immediate actions, practices and skills to transform all aspects of people’s work lives with focused creativity. Denise is the founder of Rawk The Web, a movement focused on changing the face of the tech industry by increasing the numbers of visible diverse tech experts, and the Head Instigator of The Creativity (R)Evolution, a movement to spread the force of creativity around the world as a vehicle for positive change.

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Running Time 55 minutes      Date Thursday, August 21, 2014     Comments Comments


Carl and Richard talk to Chris Love about building mobile web apps for the enterprise. The conversation starts out with a reference to a comment made on a previous show about the problems with web apps not being built well enough for your device - that they feel too webby. And Chris agrees - it's very challenging to build a web app that feels great on a mobile device. So what's the problem? Chris digs deep into what it takes to make web pages render fast and clean on phones and the biggest bugbear of them all - building a great, compatible touch interface for a web app on a mobile device.

Chris has over 20 years, yes that's right, of web development experience, you know back before CSS & JavaScript. He has built a wide variety of web sites and applications in those years. In recent years he has immersed himself into the modern web application space and lives almost entirely above the API. Currently he is focusing on solving the problems developers and architects are having adopting a winning mobile first web strategy. He has authored 3 books, including his latest, High Performance Single Page Web Applications. He is a 7 time ASP.NET MVP award winner, member of the ASP Insiders and Internet Explorer User Agents. He has also authored several JavaScript libraries. Chris regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and other developer events about modern web development topics.

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Running time 55 minutes      Date Wednesday, August 20, 2014     Comments Comments


Carl and Richard talk to Julie Lerman and Steve Smith about the fundamentals of Domain Driven Design (DDD). Julie and Steve have collaborated on a very popular Pluralsight course about DDD that has made the methodology more approachable for more people. The conversation digs into the fact that DDD has been around for more than a decade, but hasn't caught on near as much as it should - and why is that? There's at least one alphabet soup moment: What about DDD, BDD, TDD, PDD, ADDDD and SJDD? Listen to the show for definitions of these acronyms and more!

Julie Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, mentor and consultant who lives in the hills of Vermont. You can find Julie presenting on Entity Framework, Domain Driven Design and other topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie blogs at thedatafarm.com/blog, is the author of the highly acclaimed "Programming Entity Framework" books, the MSDN Magazine Data Points column and popular software training videos on Pluralsight.com. Follow Julie on twitter at julielerman.

Steve Smith is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Falafel Software. Steve has published several courses on Pluralsight, covering DDD, SOLID, design patterns, and software architecture. He's a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, a frequent speaker at developer conferences, an author, and a trainer. Along with his wife and business partner, Michelle Smith, Steve was also the founder of Lake Quincy Media (acquired by The Code Project) and NimblePros (acquired by Telerik). Steve's an ex-Army Engineer officer and Iraq veteran who enjoys playing games and spending time outdoors. Steve maintains a blog at Ardalis.com and is active on Twitter as @ardalis. He maintains a professional facebook page at Facebook.com/StevenAndrewSmith. You can find out more about Steve here: http://about.me/stevenasmith

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Running time 63 minutes      Date Tuesday, August 19, 2014     Comments Comments

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