It's that time again. Time for another lovingly produced episode of This Developer's Life.
I blogged a few weeks ago about a new developer podcast called "This Developer's Life". Twice a month, Between Rob Conery and I, we'll bring you stories from the mouths of real people, some you know and some you don't.
This week we talk to two programmers who hit "homeruns" early in life.
First, David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, who was born in 1979. Next, Dan Bricklin, creator of VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet creating in, yes, wait for it, 1979.
What do you do when you hit a homerun? When do you know it's happened? And what does it mean 30 years later?
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How do you solve problems as a developer? How do you tackle issues that seem completely unsolvable - as an individual or on a team? Mike Moore, Javier Lozano, Tamar Cohen and trouble.
Is fame useful for a developer? Should you make a plan and become Internet Famous? Is there value and how does notoriety happen? John Sheehan joins me in the storytelling.
It eventually happens to everyone. The real question is, how do you deal with it when it happens to you? Oren Eini and Sara Chipps explore and share.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in any way.