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Matt LeMay

Making of a Product Manager with Matt LeMay

What does it take for one to become a Product Manager? We find out in this episode. In this edition of Coding Over Cocktails, we are joined by Matt LeMay, author of Agile For Everybody and Product Management in Practice and co-founder of Sudden Compass, and talks to us about the responsibilities and qualities that entail being a product manager and how much technical knowledge is needed for the role. He also tells us why he is tired of Agile and how the power we delegate to made-up concepts is “weird.”

Geertjan Wielenga

"Developer, Advocate!" with Geertjan Wielenga

What exactly does it mean to be a Developer Advocate and what roles do they play in the development community? In this episode, we talk to Geertjan Wielenga, author of “Developer, Advocate!,” who answers what a Developer Advocate actually does and who qualifies as one. He also discusses the ethics of Developer Advocacy, the challenges in connecting and interacting with the developer community, and how he was able to gather information and learning experiences from 32 fellow developer advocates.

Mehdi Medjaoui

Exploring the API Landscape in 2022 with Mehdi Medjaoui

The API industry is rapidly evolving, and so are the trends that impact its landscape as well. In this episode, ALIAS co-founder and APIDays founder Mehdi Medjaoui returns and talks to us about the “API Industry Landscape 2022” report. He shares his findings on the trends that drive the growth of APIs and API tool providers and companies, the impacts of regulation, and what the future holds for the industry.

Arnaud Lauret and Doc Jones

REST vs. GraphQL with Arnaud Lauret and Doc Jones

Over the last two decades, REST has become the de facto standard when it comes to designing Web APIs, as it doesn't require any special initialisation or libraries when working with APIs and offered structured access to resources. But as the need for more efficiency and flexibility for requirements arose, GraphQL started to become a favored alternative. While both offer their own advantages, which one should you be using?

Tom Taulli and Nandan Mullakara

RPA vs. BPA: Which approach to automation is right for you?

In this Technology Smackdown, we were joined by Tom Taulli, author of “The Robotic Process Automation Handbook: and Nandan Mullakara, CEO of Innomatiq to explore the differences between the two automation approaches, and how each can help drive digital transformation forward within organisation.

Phil Wilkins

Logging in Action with Phil Wilkins

In this episode, Oracle Cloud Developer Evangelist and author of "Logging in Action" Phil Wilkins leads us in a discussion on unifying logs and proper log management through the use of Fluentd. He also talks about the importance of making log entries easier to understand and achieving "Clear Language."

Adam Bellemare

Building event-driven microservices with Adam Bellemare

Event-driven architectures are known to improve agility and scalability in systems while offering a great advantage when used with microservices. In this episode, we take a deeper dive into event-driven microservices with Confluent Staff Technologist Adam Bellemare, who discusses the concepts, patterns and workflows behind event-driven architectures in a microservices setting.

Daniel Terhorst-North

What’s wrong with SOLID and Test Driven Development with Daniel Terhorst-North

While SOLID is the known standard when it comes to software design and architecture, it may be hard to apply for some as it limits developers to specific techniques in going about it. In this episode, Daniel Terhorst-North, originator of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)and Deliberate Discovery, presents his arguments on why SOLID isn't exactly the best bet when if comes to design principles, offering an alternative that can help against the misapplications of various agile practices.

Clement Escoffier and Kai Waehner

JMS vs. Kafka: Technology Smackdown with Clement Escoffier and Kai Waehner

Two of the most popular message brokers used today are JMS and Kafka. While both have their own pros and cons, which one should you actually use? In this episode, we have our first-ever Technology Smackdown, where we pit two technologies or architectural styles against each other for a friendly sparring match. Today, we find out how JMS and Kafka stack up against each other and how they apply to certain use-cases. Joining us are Red Hat’s Senior Principal Software Engineer Clement Escoffier for the JMS side, and Confluent’s Field CTO Kai Waehner for the Kafka side.

Mehdi Medjaoui

Enabling GDPR compliance through APIs with Mehdi Medjaoui

What exactly does GDPR mean for businesses and API developers? In this episode, we talk about the important concepts on GDPR and how APIs can help organisations with compliance. We are joined by the APIDays Conference founder and ALIAS co-founder Mehdi Medjaoui, who also discusses the API-as-a-product mindset and some of the most popular API styles today.