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AJI Report #20 | Devin Rader On Usability and REST

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:01:10 GMT

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jjulian/archive/2012/11/28/aji-report-20---devin-rader-on-usability-and-rest.aspx

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Devin is one of our great friends from days of ole'. Devin was a great community leader in St. Louis .NET space. The then moved to New Jersey to work at Infragistics where he was a huge asset for the .NET and Usability communities. He is now at Twilio as an evangelist and you will see him pretty much at every cool conference promoting Twilio and educating the masses.

In this show, we talk about what Usability is and how developers can understanding what the how to solve problems with usability and some of the patterns we can use. Devin really wants to bring the focus back to the beginning of knowing who your users are and we talk about how to produce personas of the users of our products. We dive into REST for the second piece of this podcast. Devin helps us understand more about REST and what goes into a RESTful application or service.

Listen to the Show

Twilio Site: http://www.twilio.com
Twitter: @DevinRader
LinkedIn: Profile Link
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Review our trip at roadtrip.podcaststudio.net

Tue, 19 Sep 2006 13:33:00 GMT

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jjulian/archive/2006/09/19/91612.aspx

If you want to recap our trip and see what we did, visit http://roadtrip.podcaststudio.net.

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The Podcasts Recorded on the Road Trip

Tue, 19 Sep 2006 12:36:00 GMT

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jjulian/archive/2006/09/19/91605.aspx

Here is the list of all the podcasts were recorded in the car on the way to and from the South Carolina Code Camp:

  • Day 4: Thank you for your messages (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 19:41:09 GMT)
  • Day 4: The Casualty (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 19:02:40 GMT)
  • Day 4: A Stop at Dave Ramsey's offices (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 12:55:13 GMT)
  • Day 4: Saying Goodbye to John (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 12:40:40 GMT)
  • Day 4: Back Back Seat Podcast (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 10:32:56 GMT)
  • Post Code Camp Interview (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 09:26:15 GMT)
  • Reality Check Podcast (Fri, 15 Sep 2006 19:13:05 GMT)
  • Day 2: Dazed and Confused in the Carololinas (Fri, 15 Sep 2006 13:29:45 GMT)
  • Are we there yet? (Fri, 15 Sep 2006 12:37:58 GMT)
  • Day Two: Breakfast at Shoney's (Fri, 15 Sep 2006 09:38:35 GMT)
  • Seventh Inning (Thu, 14 Sep 2006 17:24:44 GMT)
  • Front Seat Pocast (Thu, 14 Sep 2006 14:40:18 GMT)
  • Zune Talk (Thu, 14 Sep 2006 14:00:03 GMT)
  • The Bike Shop (Thu, 14 Sep 2006 10:59:16 GMT)
  • Introduction to Tim Hibbard and Dru Sellers (Thu, 14 Sep 2006 09:05:32 GMT)
  • Introduction to the PodcastStudio.net Road Trip (Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:43:46 GMT)
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    You can subcribe to the feed for this road trip here for your podcast aggregator.

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    DevCares St. Louis and my Garmin Nuvi 350 Rocks

    Wed, 16 Aug 2006 16:55:00 GMT

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jjulian/archive/2006/08/16/88161.aspx

    Monday I presented at the DevCares event at the Microsoft St. Louis office.  The presentation I did covered Windows Workflow - Designing Custom Activities.  I am presenting the same session tomorrow morning at the Kansas City DevCares event, so it should be fun to see how the attendees react to WF. 

    On the way to St. Louis, after I stopped in our office, I set the destination of the hotel in my Garmin Nuvi 350 and it said arrival time would be 11:34pm.  Now most the time it recalculates the arrival time the closer you get, but since it was so late, I remembered that time.  Well I actually arrived at the hotel at 11:34pm exactly, amazing!  After several months with the GPS device, I still use it everyday and I don't know how to survive without it.  I can find clients, friends, and stores without problem, know when I will arrive, and see any traffic problems because I have the FM traffic system for it. 

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    Podcast Studio Show 16 Update

    Tue, 09 May 2006 23:07:00 GMT

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jjulian/archive/2006/05/09/77748.aspx

    After the bad news about Scoble's mother, we postponed his podcast for a later time. However, we will have a show this week that will be recorded tomorrow night covering code camps!!!! We have a panel set up of Thom Robbins, Chris Williams, Don XML, Robin Edwards, and Brian Button. All these individuals have organized a code camp and with the recent amount of code camps popping up, I thought this would be a good topic to cover to assist other organizers and attendees. We will record tomorrow evening and I hope to have everything edited and released later in the evening.

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    Podcast Studio is back!!!

    Mon, 08 May 2006 12:02:00 GMT

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jjulian/archive/2006/05/08/77574.aspx

    Now that John and I have Alexander & Julian Inc. up and running, we are ready to get back into the community mode we were in before launching our company. That said, tomorrow we will be recording the 16th show of Podcast Studio with Robert Scoble. Robert is a very entertaining person to speak with so I am really looking forward to the interview. We will be recording tomorrow evening and I will edit and publish the show a few hours later. Thanks to everyone who stuck with us during our building time and I hope you enjoy the rebirth of the show!

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    Provider Model Presentation Materials

    Wed, 26 Apr 2006 23:05:00 GMT

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jjulian/archive/2006/04/26/76510.aspx

    Last night I presented "The Provider Model" at the .NET User Group of Kansas City and it seemed to go over pretty well. Presenting a topic like the Provider Model is difficult in a user group scenerio because everyone comes from different backgrounds and for some, it might be their first presentation focused on architecture. If you want the presentation and samples, you can download here.

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    Entrepreneurs With Blogs

    Sat, 25 Feb 2006 15:27:00 GMT

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jjulian/archive/2006/02/25/70706.aspx

    Inside of my consulting firm announcement yesterday, I discussed us launching Entrepreneurs With Blogs.  As a small business owner myself now, I know there is a definite need for a site like Geeks With Blogs in this area.  Running a business is hard.  If you have done it before, I am sure you can agree.  One of the big issues is an understanding of what you have to do to make sure you are paying your taxes correctly.  Another issue is marketing your firm.  All of these problems can be discussed in a forum like a weblog community, so we are making that community available.  (image)



    Software Consulting in Kansas City

    Fri, 24 Feb 2006 18:02:00 GMT

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jjulian/archive/2006/02/24/70644.aspx

     

    Architecture. Custom Development. Mentoring. Training. Development Methodology. Launching and expanding your enterprise systems requires more than just installing the software and turning it on. That’s why at AJI Software we offer a full spectrum of expert development and consulting services for your organization.

     

    While these words may be tossed about nearly to the point of being cliché, to us they represent a firm commitment to reaching your business goals through the effective use of technology.

     

    With the plethora of technologies available and the complications of regulatory compliance and industry trends, choosing the right architecture is crucial to ensure success.

    AJI Software is a premier software consulting and development firm committed to helping its clients identify problem areas, determine where there are gaps, and implement the appropriate solutions. Specializing in proven and groundbreaking Microsoft technologies, AJI Software offers its clients the highest level of expertise and experience.

     

    Based in Lee’s Summit, MO, AJI Software offers the greater Kansas City area a local expert partner for SharePoint, Team Foundation Server, the .NET Framework, and Agile development methodologies. Give us a call and see what we can do to help your organization succeed.

     

    With our proven track record of successfully delivering complex solutions, AJI Software is a partner you can count on.


     

    Does your organization face challenges with:

    • Document Management?
    • Regulatory Requirements?
    • Collaboration?
    • Capturing Data for Useful Analysis? 
    • Having an Integrated Suite of Solutions? 
    • Document Audit Trails & Workflow Processes?
    • Line-Of-Business Integration?
    • Knowledge Gaps in Software Development? 
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    Podcasting Equipment Collected

    Tue, 18 Jan 2005 01:48:00 GMT

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jjulian/archive/2005/01/17/20243.aspx

    I have the Podcasting equipment ready, now we record! The Microsoftbookclubs.com will be hosting a podcast show in the format of book reviews and author interviews. John Alexander and I will be the show's personalities. I hope to be launching the Podcast site in the near future. We have been preparing for awhile and are excited to get started. Here are some pictures of the studio (a.k.a. my office).

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    Update....

    Our equipment has changed substantially over the past few months, but the biggest change is the PHONE JAM® by Anomaly.  This product allows you to pull in callers to your podcast quick and easy.  The original use of the product was for remote bands to link up, but we find it to work great for phone interviews.  We have used Skype and other VoIP lines, but the clearity isn't there and too many churps in the line.  This is a definite must have for Podcasters trying to get started and the price is perfect for small budgets.

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