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22 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Andy Hunt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Andy Hunt, often where they are interviewed.

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22 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Andy Hunt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Andy Hunt, often where they are interviewed.

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Functional Fitness at Home with Andy Hunt

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Step into the arena of health and fitness for an interview with Andy Hunt about functional fitness and how creating a gym at home can help you achieve your fitness goals while also managing your time effectively.

Sep 04 2019 · 1hr 16mins
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Dave Thomas & Andy Hunt on the 20th Anniversary Edition of The Pragmatic Programmer

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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to David Thomas and Andrew Hunt about the 20th Anniversary edition of The Pragmatic Programmer.

Why listen to this podcast:

• The importance of curiosity and the mindset of “still figuring it out”
• When you optimize, standardize and make things the same you crush any hope of getting it right
• The real spirit of agility is about constantly monitoring what you are doing, constantly trying small changes and constantly getting feedback
• The 20th Anniversary Edition of The Pragmatic Programmer was updated to be relevant for today’s context
• Software developers are able to write the future – which comes with incredible responsibility
• Software developers have the responsibility to use their best efforts to explore how their software will be used and how they will mitigate the potential bad uses of the products they build
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Sep 02 2019 · 24mins

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S9:E8 - Why you should read the new edition of the Pragmatic Programmer (Andy Hunt, Dave Thomas)

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The Pragmatic Programmer was published in 1999 by software engineers Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas, and is considered to be one of the quintessential books on programming. For its 20th anniversary edition, we chat with Andy and Dave about the book’s impact, what’s changed in the new edition, and what remains the same, along with things they’ve learned over the past 20 years.

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Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He has authored award-winning and best-selling books, including the seminal The Pragmatic Programmer (now in a new and heavily revised 20th Anniversary Edition) and many others, including the popular Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware, the Jolt-worthy Practices of An Agile Developer, and Learn to Program with Minecraft Plugins for the kids.

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Aug 26 2019 · 50mins
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Episode 437 | Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas - The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition

Aug 19 2019 · 55mins

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The Pragmatic Programmer celebrates 20 years with Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt

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Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process—what do you do, as an individual and as a team, if you want to create software that’s easy to work with and good for your users. Now updated after 20 years, Scott talks to Andy and Dave about this classic book!

This classic title is regularly featured on software development “Top Ten” lists, and is issued by many corporations to new hires.

Aug 08 2019 · 38mins
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Pragmatic Programmers Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas

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Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas are the authors of The Pragmatic Programmers, one of the most influential software engineering books of all time. Andy and Dave are also original members of the agile movement and have been writing code for several decades. They are programmers.

Andy and Dave's internet home: https://pragprog.com/
Jul 12 2019 · 1hr 1min
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Functional Geekery Episode 126 - Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas

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In this episode I talk with Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas. We talk about their upcoming 20th Anniversary Edition of The Pragmatic Programmer, what prompted a 20th Anniversary Edition, what has changed and what has stayed the same in the 20 years since, where they see things going based off what they have seen, and much, much more.

Our Guests, Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas

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Lambda Days 2020 just announced their CFP! Go to their website and submit a talk for a chance to present your work on their stage in February. https://www.lambdadays.org/lambdadays2020#call-for-papers

If you have a conference related to functional programming, contact me, and I will be happy to announce it.


Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

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Welcome Andy and Dave
The Pragmatic Programmer
The Pragmatic Programmer 20th Anniversary Edition
What prompted a 20th Anniversary Update/Re-write
Han Shoots First
DRY – Don’t Repeat Yourself
Updating the level between the last two sections of the book
Book-ending the 20th Anniversary edition with call to responsibility
Pragmatic Bookshelf
Addison Wesley / Pearson
Being rooted in agility
Disconnect between source and primary artifact
Harry Potter
Applying principles from software to working in publishing
Going with Easiest Way vs Investing in Conscience
The Pragmatic Programmer standing the test of time
“Brush your teeth kind of advise”
Common Sense and deliberately trying new things
“Don’t really trust yourself either”
“Take small steps and try stuff
Finding “Trust but verify” origin
Following the Seed of Curiosity
The 5 Whys
Asking “What are the appropriate practices?” instead of “What are the best practices?”
What trends look to be more sticky going forward
Picking languages to use and reference in the book
How to choose a language to learn
“If you don’t understand it, if it confuses you, if it makes you uncomfortable, then that’s the language you should learn.”
“Every language has its little unique additions to the world”
“You should always have at least three different ways of implementing it try to get some clarity”
What things Dave and Andy thought should have been paid more attention to
Unit Testing – Don’t write your own framework today
Blackboard Systems
How Functional Programming plays in with what they have experienced over the last 20 years
“Making State Transformation Explicit”
Logo/Turtle Graphics
“There is no one right way of doing things”
“It would be a big, big mistake for any of your listeners to consider themselves a Functional Programmer”
“Your Role is Problem Solver”
“How could this code be used against me, against the company, against the user”
Responsibility for moral implications and how the Nuremberg defense isn’t and excuse
Reducing your dependencies libraries and frameworks
The Pragmatic Programmer 20th Anniversary Edition
Beta currently available
Hardcover in fall
Southern Methodist University

As always, a giant Thank You goes to David Belcher for the logo design.

Jul 02 2019 · 1hr 5mins
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Learning to Think with Andy Hunt - Pragmatic Programmers guide to being productive

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Andy Hunt is a celebrity in the world of software development. Or at least he is one to me. The Pragmatic Programmer is a classic book on software development book. He is an author of the agile manifesto and started the book company that has published many great books, including several by recent guests.

Today I talk to Andy about how software engineers can get better at thinking and learning. How can we develop this meta-skill and how can being aware of common mistakes our brain make us more productive?

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Apr 15 2019 · 54mins
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69: Andy Hunt - The Pragmatic Programmer

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Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas wrote the seminal software development book, The Pragmatic Programmer. Together they founded The Pragmatic Programmers and are well known as founders of the agile movement and authors of the Agile Manifesto. They founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf publishing business in 2003.

The Pragmatic Bookshelf published it's most important book, in my opinion, in 2017 with the first pytest book available from any publisher.


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Mar 21 2019 · 48mins
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120: Expect The Unexpected with Andy Hunt

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01:55 - Andy’s Superpower: Explaining blindingly obvious things to people that they don’t see.

The Boiled Frog

08:13 - Iterative Development and Continuous Learning: Becoming Comfortable with Uncertainty

14:23 - Doing Things Differently

The Black Swan Theory

20:41 - Writing and Timeboxing


Conglommora Found (Sequel)

Feedback, Context, and Learning

27:39 - Why should continuous be the goal?

34:24 - Adaptability

39:28 - Making Groups More Effective

45:13 - Andy’s Software Development Journey


Janelle: Shifting from a place of complaining about the constraints of the world, to figuring out strategies for solving these problems and figuring out templates for alternatives: Setting up alternative markets and economic systems that can support alternative ways of working.

Jessica: We can’t predict the future. We can’t know everything. We can’t give an accurate estimate of a number. But we can know something: we can know propensities to some degree, we can estimate in a range, and then we can choose whether to spend time researching to narrow that range.

Avdi: The importance of slack time in teams and organizations.

Andy: Experimentation. Learning. Context. Feedback. Rinse and repeat.

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Mar 06 2019 · 1hr 7mins