07 August 2017


Jeff Atwood talks with Dave Rael about the human side of software development, blogging, connections, tackling problems, empathy, and shared experience

Jeff Atwood is an Indoor enthusiast. He's a legendary blogger and co-founder of Stack Overflow and Discourse. He considers himself a reasonably experienced software developer with a particular interest in the human side of software development, as represented in his recommended developer reading list. Computers are fascinating machines, but they're mostly a reflection of the people using them. In the art of software development, studying code isn't enough; you have to study the people behind the software, too.

Jeff's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Measure performance all the time - Know how long every unit of work in your app is taking
  2. Have user friendly error handling for both the end user and the developer built into your application
  3. Have a place where people can go to discuss your software

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