To Be Continuous

A show all about continuous delivery and software development -- hosted by Edith Harbaugh (CEO, LaunchDarkly) and Paul Biggar (Founder, CircleCI).

  • In this first episode, Edith and Paul discuss why people are doing Continuous Delivery, and what the major benefits and barriers to practicing Continuous Delivery are. You may also learn not to ask Paul about his PhD thesis. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith asks Paul ‘What are your favorite things about Continuous Delivery? Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul talk about what Continuous Delivery is and where it came from. They cover everything from SaaS and test-driven development, to lean startups and human evolution.? Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul talk about who owns code, how to scale your engineering team, and cowboy coding. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul talk about the fear of shipping, and whether code is an asset. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul discuss the spectrum of Continuous Delivery, and where Continuous Delivery will and won’t work in software development. Transcript
  • In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Kris Gale, Co-Founder and CTO at Clover Health. They talk about what effective team structure for Continuous Delivery looks like. Transcript
  • On this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Kevin Henrikson, Partner Director of Engineering at Microsoft, to discuss what’s necessary to be successful with continuous delivery in mobile development. Transcript
  • In this episode of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith host Sam Stokes, cofounder of Rapportive, to discuss empathy in software development, the tendency for micro services to become mini services, and the act of constantly updating software in a constantly updating world. Transcript
  • In this episode of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith talk about programming languages and why they continue to evolve. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul are joined by Peter Van Hardenberg from Heroku. The group discusses how continuous delivery works with and against organizational structure, databases, and the pricing of your product. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul talk about the clash in OSS between developers looking to get paid and software companies looking for things for free. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith goes it alone with ex-Facebook & VMware, current angel investor Jocelyn Goldfein. Jocelyn and Edith have a great conversation about Continuous Delivery through the lens of Jocelyn’s experiences at both Facebook and VMware. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul discuss a blog post by Edith in ReadWrite. In the article, Edith asserts that you should kill your staging servers so that continuous delivery can live. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul talk about the history and shifting definition of SaaS, some of the last Continuous Delivery holdouts in tech, and the need for early customers to know there’s a person behind your software. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul discuss Paul’s blog post titled 'It’s The Future'. Transcript
  • In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Sean Byrnes, CEO of Outlier.ai, and Nadia Eghbal. The group discusses open source economics, and examines several potential evolutions of adding money to the open source equation. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul discuss the emergence of the term DevOps 2.0 and try to decide what it means, they talk about the incredible early validation powers continuous delivery gives your team, and they denounce the unnecessary risks of April Fools jokes not backed by continuous delivery. Transcript
  • In this episode, Paul and Edith discuss the fallout after the widely covered ‘left-pad‘ incident, and while they agree that these sorts of moments move the entire open-source community forward, they wonder – have we forgotten how to code. Transcript
  • In this episode, Edith and Paul discuss Gartner’s Bimodal IT model, they battle over Waterfall vs. Agile, and they talk about how Continuous Delivery will deliver you from your technical debt nightmares. Transcript
  • In this episode Edith and Paul are joined by Scott Raney, Partner at Redpoint Ventures. Edith, and Paul hear from Scott why continuous delivery matters in modern software development. Transcript
  • In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss ‘crunch time’, work-life balance in the startup world, and the efficacy of the 80 hour workweek. Transcript
  • In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss how you should use the principles of Continuous Delivery to find product/market fit for your startup, tool, or service. Along the way, they highlight common reasons startups fail to find product/market fit, from undervaluing sales and marketing teams, to simply believing that if you build it, they will come. Transcript
  • In this episode of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith are joined by Martin Casado, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. The group discusses the deeply complicated and difficult process of category creation, with a special focus on technology infrastructure products. Transcript
  • In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul dive into the question of specialization. They discuss the pros and cons of working with specialists vs. generalists, and how your decisions in this area can have a wide ranging impact on your product and company. Transcript
  • In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss the steps that a startup can take for successful organizational scaling. They bring up important questions including: What roles should your team members play as your company grows? How do you prioritize resources? Is Paul a good coder? Transcript
  • In episode 27 of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul dive into what it means to be a 10x developer. Is the 10x developer a myth? Is being a “rock star” a good thing? What about ninjas or pirates? The pair discusses what motivates them to see something through from start to finish, both in business and in life. Transcript
  • In the latest To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul talk about OKRs and other goal-setting methods. Hear them discuss the good, the bad and the gamability of measuring success. The pair remind us that there are learnings in the journey, not just the destination, despite what the term “growth hacking” might have you believe. Transcript

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