Building the Azure Portal with Jakub Jedryszek
Have you used the biggest, most complex Single Page Application (SPA) in the world? It's the Azure Portal! Carl and Richard talk to Jakub Jedryszek, one of the folks building the framework that runs the Azure Portal. Jakub talks about the portal framework being built on TypeScript and Knockout so that all the different Microsoft teams building Azure products don't get delayed in delivery because they can't get on the portal. The challenge is to keep everything orderly so that folks using the Portal can actually make sense of it, and that takes a lot of negotiations and management within the teams. Software is hard, but expectation management is even harder!
Jakub Jedryszek is a software engineer at Microsoft, where he works on the Azure Portal and the Azure Mobile App. You can find more about him, his apps and Open Source projects on his blog jj09.net.
Before Microsoft Jakub was working as a Web Developer on a variety of projects for different customers, such as law firms, real estate agencies, yearbook publishers, universities, and financial companies. He also developed a Model-Driven Development and Verification Approach for Medical Devices, while working for SAnToS Lab at Kansas State University where he got his Masters Degree.