Apr 18, 2022
Mark Seemann is a Danish software developer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. His professional interests include functional programming, object-oriented development, as well as software development in general. Apart from writing two books, he has also written numerous articles and blog posts about related topics. Despite being a mostly .NET developer, Mark takes most of his inspiration from sources across a wide range of technologies, including Haskell and lots of pattern books. Originally poised to become a rock star or (failing that) graphic novelist (in the European tradition) he one day found himself with insufficient talent for either, a master's degree in Economics, and a desire for working with computers. He has been doing the latter intermittently since 1995.
Topics of Discussion:
[4:55] Mark talks about the thought process behind writing Code That Fits In Your Head.
[10:10] Why doesn’t Mark like software projects?
[13:06] Yes, we want to create value for the businesses when we write code, but we also have to have a longer view on things as well.
[17:11] Mark shares three of the most things for getting started with a new application.
[19:46] Mark walks us through the process of automating a build.
[22:42] Most compiler warnings indicate that you have problems with your code.
[28:29] What are some of Mark’s resources and pieces of advice for younger programmers?
[35:31] In Denmark and Scandinavian cultures, you often feel like the CEO is within close reach and someone that you could easily have lunch with. Mark talks about overcoming resistance in long-time developers when learning something new that may cause some anxiety or insecurity.
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