Boyd runs the Xbox Live development team and he has some interesting insights into what makes a great developer.
Actually, we asked him whether he was using any of the latest development methodologies like test driven development or extreme programming.
He answered the question by bragging…
Iain McDonald ran the Windows War Room. That's the room where a few dozen representatives of development teams would meet every day to keep Windows XP's team moving toward shipping.
"Windows blows your mind when it comes to numbers," he says.
Why did he say that? We asked him if the…
Alan Cooper, in
his books and speeches in the 1990s, pushed a design methodology of starting with personas to help design new software. (You might know Alan because he designed the prototype of what later became Visual Basic).
Here Oji Udezue and Fabio Pettinati of the UXConnects team gives you…
Boyd shares his secrets of how to build a great development team and the types of developers you should have on a team. It's a lot like building a great band, he says.
Boyd runs the Xbox Live development team.
Want to build a Web site? You've gotta check out the new Visual Web Developer Express. The Channel 9 team has been playing with it internally and it's amazing how easy building a Web application is today. Here Brian Goldfarb talks about some ways that
the Web Developer Edition makes Web…
Interviews at Microsoft are famous for being tough. Brad talks about why he applied to work at Microsoft, the process of getting interviewed, and his first job as release program manager on the Internet Explorer team.
Euan, product unit manager on the SQL Server team, talked about why he still writes code every week. For instance, he needed to understand .NET because he needed to know what his team was in for (his team rewrote SQL Server's management tools in .NET).
This is a hot topic on the blogosphere lately so we asked Sara about how she got into computers and how to introduce more women into technology fields.
Here's some other blogs on this topic:
"My current hypothesis is that women, by nature, are looking for more long-term jobs.…