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Episode 079 | Greg Shackles - Not Just Mobile

Episode 079 | Greg Shackles - Not Just Mobile

Greg Shackles talks with Dave Rael about valuable user experiences, the art of unit testing, and understanding users

Greg Shackles is a Principal Engineer at Olo. He is a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP, host of the Gone Mobile podcast, organizer of the NYC Mobile .NET Developers Group, author of Mobile Development with C#, and also a monthly columnist with Visual Studio Magazine.


0:28 - Dave Introduces the show and Greg Shackles
3:47 - What is Xamarin?
5:12 - Greg's intorduction to Xamarin and its predecessors
6:56 - Greg's definition of value
10:02 - Lessons from observing a spouse - typical users often blame themselves for failings in software
11:55 - The things that "light Greg up"
15:33 - Greg's story of failure - "DevOops" - Infinite recursion, underestimating the fix
19:23 - Greg success story - Blogging and speaking, engaging communities
24:49 - How Greg stays current with what he needs to know
26:59 - Greg's book recommendation
29:26 - The things about whi