Charles Flatt is joining the podcast today! He has been a software developer since 1994 and has helped over a dozen organizations succeed on over fifty projects, both small and large. Charles has an unusual breadth of business and personal experience from foodservice and retail to music, business management, hardware installation, and of course, software development.
In this episode, Charles talks about his learning as a developer and some of his successes, big lessons, and key takeaways from the course of his career. He shares actionable advice for developers, teams, and organizations on how to improve; his favorite resources and books for further learning; the metrics that matter the most; and what he sees as being the key components of what makes a DevOps organization successful.
Topics of Discussion:
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[1:00] About The Azure DevOps Podcast, Clear Measure, and Jeffrey’s offer to speak at virtual user groups.
[1:24] Clear Measure is hiring! Be sure to check out the link in the show notes.
[1:34] About today’s guest, Charles Flatt!
[1:57] Jeffrey welcomes Charles to the podcast.
[2:34] Charles shares his career journey before software development and how he began his career in software.
[6:49] Charles speaks about where he has worked and what he has been working on in the last decade.
[11:48] Charles shares some of the big lessons and key takeaways from the course of working on over fifty projects in software development.
[18:21] Charles and Jeffrey discuss their favorite books on DevOps and give their recommendations on what you should be reading as a developer today.
[20:50] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.
[21:22] What Charles sees as needing to change within an organization in order to become more successful.
[23:01] Charles gives some actionable advice on how to begin improving as a developer, as a team, and as an organization.
[28:06] Charles and Jeffrey discuss the metrics that matter the most.
[29:18] Jeffrey and Charles discuss the importance of continuous integration and what it really means to do continuous integration.
[32:32] Charles recommends some go-to resources to check out after today’s podcast!
[34:33] Jeffrey thanks Charles for joining the podcast!
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