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In the first part of the podcast episode, Gayatri Kalyanaraman is in conversation with Dave Farley, Independent Software Developer and Consultant, Founder and Director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.

  • Dave started his career as a visual designer even before user experience became center stage 
  • He later became a systems engineer in designing large complex software
  • Dave shares his experience in working with stalwarts in ThoughtWorks building software in an agile fashion and the kind of innovations that the team were doing in developing terms that have became common place now
  • Dave shares his experience in architecting LMAX as the Financial exchange in a truly continuous delivery
  • He says that it’s impossible to break compliance in a continuous delivery environment and makes a clear business case for financial sector to rapidly adopt the modern software practices
  • Started experimenting the idea of Extreme programming with colleague Jez with a single chapter and extended the notion of continuous delivery
  • He’s inspired by Feymann’s theory that, If you can synthesize an idea in a way a child can understand, your solution is half done
  • Dave shares his 10X teams and not necessarily 10X developers
  • He further shares the story of overlapping developing teams in lean manufacturing and how transformation of people in taking accountability 
  • Dave talks about software practices by decade and he’s enjoying being part of the journey.

Dave Farley is a pioneer of Continuous Delivery, thought-leader and expert practitioner in CD, Devops, TDD and software development in general.Dave has been a programmer, software engineer and systems architect for many years, from the early days of modern computing, taking those fundamental principles of how computers and software work, and shaping ground-breaking, innovative approaches that have changed how we approach modern software development. Dave has challenged conventional thinking and led teams to build world class software.

Dave is co-author of the – Continuous Delivery, and a popular conference speaker on Software Engineering. He built one of the world’s fastest financial exchanges, is a pioneer of BDD, an author of the Reactive Manifesto, and a winner of the Duke award for open source software with the LMAX Disruptor.

Dave is passionate about helping development teams around the world improve the design, quality and reliability of their software, by sharing his expertise through his consultancy, YouTube channel, and training courses.

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