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Episode 042 | /\ndy Hunt - Pragmatic and Awesome

Episode 042 | /\ndy Hunt - Pragmatic and Awesome

Andy Hunt talks with Dave Rael about the futility of long-range plans, learning on the fly, going with the flow, agility, and experimentation

Andy Hunt is an author and publisher, avid musician, and sometimes woodworker. When not making noise or firewood he occasionally speaks at conferences. He has been active in the field of software development since before the @ sign. He co-authored The Pragmatic Programmer with Dave as well as seven other titles, was an author of the Agile Manifesto, and tweets random bits about code, life, and zen at @PragmaticAndy.


0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Andy Hunt
3:14 - Andy's experience with tackling an impossible project and meeting Dave Thomas
6:33 - Recognition of patterns in the problems encountered in consulting - the genesis of The Pragmatic Programmer
9:45 - Seeking an awesome language/platform with scripting ability and object support and discovering Ruby - and writing another book
14:12 - Experiences with economic cras