Carl Quinn talks with Dave Rael about seeing computing and programming evolve, development tools, taking care of yourself, and automating everything
Carl Quinn has been developing software professionally for 35 years, starting with BASIC on an Apple II, slogging through C/C++ on DOS, Windows and embedded, and finally landing in the Java-on-Linux world. The one thread through his career has been an inexplicable attraction to developer tools, spending time building them at Borland (C++ & Java IDEs), Sun (Java RAD), Google (Java & C++ build system), Netflix (Java build and cloud deployment automation) and currently Riot Games (cloud platform), focused on Go and Docker automation. Carl also co-hosted the Java Posse podcast, the #1 ranked Java technology podcast.
0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Carl Quinn
2:28 - Carl's perspective in seeing software grow up as a field
4:00 - How Carl got started creating software
5:48 - Java Posse and what podcasting was like