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Episode 061 | Josh Varty - Coming Alive

Episode 061 | Josh Varty - Coming Alive

Josh Varty talks with Dave Rael about solving problems, dynamic analysis, content diversity, creation, and business

Josh Varty is the CEO and co-founder of Code Connect, an Ontario-based developer tools startup whose primary focus is on Alive, a plugin for Visual Studio that shows developers exactly what their code is doing as they write it. Josh is a Microsoft MVP and loves to blog and speak about the Roslyn compiler platform.


0:27 - Dave introduces the show and Josh Varty
2:08 - Josh shares the intent of Alive and introduces it
3:41 - Alive and Unit Testing and Especially with Test-Driven Development
4:28 - The origin and history of Aliive
5:24 - Developers as users and how they differ from other users
6:52 - Josh's definition of value
8:15 - The things that "light Josh up"
9:41 - How Josh got started in software
10:41 - Age diversity in software and the value of multiple generations
12:03 - Josh's story of failure - startup woes
15:00 - Head down and head u