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Episode 007 | Jimmy Bogard - The Primacy of Simplicity

Episode 007 | Jimmy Bogard - The Primacy of Simplicity

Jimmy Bogard talks with Dave Rael about building systems at scale, simplicity, and focusing on the problem before concocting a solution.
Jimmy Bogard is the chief architect at HeadSpring, a member of the ASPInsiders group, the C# Insiders group, as well as being the "Microsoft Most Valuable Professional" (MVP) for ASP.NET since 2009. He is also the creator and lead developer of the popular Open Source library AutoMapper.

Chapters:

00:28 - Dave introduces the show and Jimmy Bogard
02:08 - Jimmy focuses on teaching things he has used
04:07 - Jimmy's definition of value
07:39 - The things that "light Jimmy up"
08:47 - The primacy of simplicity
11:11 - Stories of failure, timing of big changes, admitting fault, avoiding the pointing of fingers
17:59 - Testing in a realistic environment
20:05 - Jimmy's greatest success story - Life improvement beyond mere technological success
25:01 - How Jimmy stays current with what he needs to know
26:47 - Jimmy's book recommendation

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