- DevelopmentInterview With Jonathan Snook
Jonathan Snook is one of those rare breeds and also an influencer in the web development world. His skills have made him a sought after speaker and writer and afforded great opportunities at companies like Yahoo! and Shopify. He's now venturing into product management and we catch up with him to see how that's going and his advice for anyone looking to jump into that role.Read More…
- DevelopmentInterview With Eric Bowman of Gilt.com
While most of us have built really cool websites, realistically speaking, few developers have had to worry about the complexities of managing and scaling incredibly large websites. One thing is putting up a site for a small company to ensure they have a great presence and another is trying to figure out how to scale your site so it won't buckle under the load of thousands of users.
I was fortunate enough to chat with the folks a flash-sale site Gilt.com which has received quite a bit of press over the years and seen tremendous growth. It's opportunities like these that allow us to probe the team that manages these sites and learn how they handle their day-to-day business and technology.
In this interview, Eric Bowman, VP Architecture at Gilt Groupe takes us through some of the background behind the site and the technology decisions behind keeping the service running smoothly.Read More…
- DevelopmentInterview With Jeffrey Way
If you've been reading this site for awhile, then you know who Jeffrey Way is. He's the man, the myth and the legend behind the stellar growth of Nettuts+ and an influential voice in the web development community. And now he's tackling online education full steam via Tuts+.
We wanted to catchup with Jeffrey to see how his next great adventure is going. Let's check it out.Read More…
- DevelopmentInterview With Brian Leroux of Adobe's PhoneGap Team
Mobile web development is tough especially when you're trying to offer native-like experiences to users. Several years ago, a small company called Nitobi took on the effort of simplifying building native mobile apps using traditional web development skills. Ambitious and sometimes controversial, the effort known as PhoneGap grew out of this need and one converts left and right.
One of the main masterminds behind the framework is Brian Leroux who apart from being well-respected for his development skills and incredibly likeable personality is also one of the savviest mobile developers around. Considering the number of mobile devices PhoneGap targets, you have to be pretty well-versed in a variety of devices and OSs.
Nitobi has since been acquired by Adobe and the PhoneGap codebase donated to the Apache Software Foundation to continue its development as the Apache Cordova project. Brian moved over to Adobe and continues to steward the codebase. In this interview, we'll chat with Brian about how PhoneGap came about and what the future of mobile web holds.Read More…
- DevelopmentInterview With Bruce Lawson of OperaThere's a perception that being in developer relations for a browser maker is all glamor and glitz involving lots of jet setting and rockstar-like experiences. So far I haven't personally found that to be the case but in looking at the life of Opera evangelist Bruce Lawson, I think he may be fitting that description.Read More…
- DevelopmentAn Interview with Nick Lockwood
- DevelopmentWhat Are You Using? - Nettuts+ Authors Edition
I previously asked several top developers the following four simple questions:
- What's your primary development focus?
- What hardware are you using for development?
- Which editor or IDE do you use?
- What software can you not live without on a daily basis?
The article generated a lot of interest and discussion about the tools the community is using which was really great! We love to motivate discussions with our topics. Well, this also motivated us to ask the question, "Why don't we post about what we, the Nettuts+ authors use every day?"
So we did just that. We chose ten Nettuts+ authors and asked them the same four questions. And like before, you'll find the answers they gave below and hopefully discover some tools that could make your development much easier.Read More…
- DevelopmentInterview With Lea Verou of the W3C
There's so much goodness happening on the web and as it continues to evolve, it's important that talented individuals step up into leadership roles to help shape the future of web development. And doing this isn't an easy task. Not only do you need to have the technical chops to help define new techniques and paradigms or create the next great technology, it's equally important to be able to effectively convey your message in a passionate and credible fashion so that your peers respect your direction.Read More…
- DevelopmentInterview With Nicholas Zakas of Box
Having people you can learn from is an essential part of being a successful developer. No amount of reading will ever fully prepare you for the ever-changing web landscape, so being able to look to seasoned and experienced mentors is vital. Nicholas Zakas is one of those people that you can look to.Read More…
- DevelopmentInterview With Chris Williams
- DevelopmentInterview With Elijah Manor
It's truly a unique and interesting experience to watch someone transcend from one community to another with little to no issues. In this case, we're talking about Elijah Manor who successfully worked to build his reputation in the open source community while still maintaining his strong presence in the Microsoft world. He has the best of both communities at his disposal, now able to leverage his cross-platform expertise into a new life-changing role with Pluralsight.Read More…
- DevelopmentInterview With Dan Croak of Thoughtbot