Mads Kristensen is a Sr. Program Manager on the Web Platforms & Tools team at Microsoft working on the web developer experiences of Visual Studio. He has over a decade of experience in developing web applications on the Microsoft platform which got him the honor of becoming both an ASP.NET MVP and ASPInsider. Mads is also the creator of BlogEngine.NET, MiniBlog, Web Developer Checklist and Web Essentials.
- - Dave introduces the show and Mads Kristensen
- - Mads and just-in-time learning
- - Mads and wine
- - Mads's definition of value
- - Quotable quote - "Software is not done unless the details are done."
- - Building software for yourself and understanding your users
- - The things that "light Mads up"
- - Mads's creative formulation: "It would be cool if...."
- - How Mads got started in software
- - Mads's views on failure as learning
- - Mads's story of failure, light on tests, instability in releases
- - The nature and state of Web Essentials
- - Mads's greatest success story, BlogEngine.NET - open source, utility, growth, and enabling a career trajectory
- - How Mads stays current with what he needs to know
- - Mads's book recommendation
- - The things that have Mads most excited about his present and future
- - The greatest sources of pain in Mads's life and work
- - Mads's prediction for the future of software
- - Mads's top 3 tips for delivering more value
- - Keeping up with Mads
- - Farewell
- Mads's Blog
- Mads on GitHub
- Web Developer Checklist
- Web Essentials
- Hammock Driven Development
- HTML5 Weekly
- CSS Weekly
- Web Tools Weekly
- W3C News
- Mark Seemann on Developer On Fire - "Solving a problem is the second best way to deal with it - it's better to just make it go away"
Mads's book recommendation:
- Ship it! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects - Jared Richardson and William A. Gwaltney
Mads's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
1. Hammock Driven Development - take a walk
2. Be your own customer
3. Do open source (and polish the documentation as soon as possible)