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Ep. #59, Game Changers and Product Clones
December 28, 2020

In episode 59 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith discuss the changes in production and monetization that have propelled the modern gaming industry, cloning products, and the merits of paying for distribution.

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Ep. #58, No Roadmap For Open Source
June 30, 2020

In episode 58 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith discuss open source as an onramp for developers, the sustainability of passion projects, and the need for non-engineer contributors in the space.

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Ep. #57, The Next Wave of Developer Tools
June 16, 2020

In episode 57 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith explore the vast differences between the devtools community of yesteryear and today, from the tooling to the business ecosystem, and even the developers themselves.

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Ep. #56, How Much Work is Too Much Work?
May 26, 2020

In episode 56 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith discuss burnout and psychological safety in the workplace, as well as differing views on the amount of hours a person should work each week.

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Ep. #55, Speaking of Conferences
November 21, 2019

In episode 55 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith discuss their conference experiences, as both attendees and hosts, as well their firsthand knowledge of freemium and low-tier pricing models.

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Ep. #54, Paul and Edith Dissect Startups
October 15, 2019

In episode 54 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith discuss startup companies, the culture they’re often born out of, how they can secure funding, and the common pitfalls early founders fall victim to.

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Ep. #53, A Closer Look at Open Source Today
October 1, 2019

In episode 53 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith discuss the evolution of open source over the last 20 years, maintainer sustainability, and the frequency of miscommunications in the world of texts and emojis.

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Ep. #52, The Evolution of Local vs. Remote
September 17, 2019

In episode 52 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith discuss the changing landscape of recruiting, focusing specifically on remote vs. local hiring, and how a company’s personnel structure changes as it grows.

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Ep. #51, Dark and The Future of Deployment
June 11, 2019

In episode 51 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith are back in the studio to discuss Paul’s new company, Dark. Together they explore some of the challenges that many startups face, as well as what the future of software deployment may look like.

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Ep. #50, Marketing an Open Source Project
October 31, 2018

In episode 50 of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul look at how marketing plays a role in open source and how creators can turn a vision into a successful developer community.

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Ep. #49, Another Look at Product Management
October 17, 2018

In episode 49 of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss how to lead and manage a developer product to success.

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Ep. #48, Resolving Accidental Complexity with Dark
September 19, 2018

In episode 48 of To Be Continuous, Edith asks Paul what it took to found his fourth startup, Dark.

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Ep. #47, Product Management with Adam Gross
September 5, 2018

with Adam Gross

In episode 47 of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Adam Gross, former CEO of Heroku, who explains why people get into product management and how the role has evolved alongside continuous delivery.

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Ep. #46, Microsoft Acquires GitHub
August 1, 2018

In episode 46 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith discuss Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. Is it a good thing? What will be the impact of such a massive deal on companies and developers in the devtools space?

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Ep. #45, DevOps with Microsoft’s Sam Guckenheimer
May 31, 2018

with Sam Guckenheimer

In episode 45 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith meet with Sam Guckenheimer, Product Owner for Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services. They talk about how CI/CD has shaped the way teams approach DevOps today and how things might look in the not-so-distant future.

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Ep. #44, Open Source for Enterprise with HashiCorp
April 10, 2018

with Armon Dadgar, Glenn Solomon

In episode 44 of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith meet with Armon Dadgar, Co-Founder and CTO of HashiCorp, along with GGV Capital’s Glenn Solomon to dive into how CI/CD and open source can drive an enterprise-facing business strategy.

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Ep. #43, Startup Partnerships with Ellen Chisa and John Kodumal
March 13, 2018

with Ellen Chisa, John Kodumal

In episode 43 of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Ellen Chisa, Paul’s co-founder and CEO of Dark, as well as John Kodumal CTO and co-founder of LaunchDarkly to discuss what it takes to be a co-founder.

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Ep. #42, Continuous Integration at Microsoft
February 5, 2018

with Simina Pasat, Joshua Weber

In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul meet up with Microsoft program managers Simina Pasat and Joshua Weber to discuss how continuous integration plays a role behind the scenes at Microsoft.

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Ep. #41, Docker with Windows
January 19, 2018

with Taylor Brown

Edith and Paul meet up with Taylor Brown of Microsoft to discuss the benefits of virtualization and using Docker with Windows.

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Ep. #40, Getting Acquired, Founder Conviction, DevOps in Continuous Delivery
November 13, 2017

with Keith Ballinger, Thomas Dohmke

In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Keith Ballinger and Thomas Dohmke from Microsoft. They share their experience of being acquired by Microsoft and discuss the role of DevOps in the continuous delivery process.

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Ep. #39, Transforming Microsoft Into An Open Source Company
November 1, 2017

with Martin Woodward, Ed Blankenship

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Martin Woodward from Microsoft and Ed Blankenship from Algorithmia. They discuss the cultural and technological shift that was necessary to transform Microsoft into an open source company.

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Ep. #38, From Monolith to Microservices
September 28, 2017

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss the challenges and benefits of refactoring monolithic applications into microservices. They examine various approaches for creating microservice boundaries and dispel the myth that they should be defined as small as possible.

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Ep. #37, The Man Behind Windows PowerShell
September 13, 2017

with Jeffrey Snover

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Jeffrey Snover, the inventor of Windows PowerShell. Jeffrey describes the tremendous cultural shift that was needed to move Microsoft to a continuous delivery model.

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Ep. #36, The Risks of Selling User Data
August 15, 2017

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul examine the backlash that Unroll.me faced over selling user data to other companies.

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Ep. #35, Celebrating Failure, Founder Guilt, Serial Entrepreneurs, Startup Myths, The Everything Else Person
July 27, 2017

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss a medley of start-up pertinent topics from celebrating failure to coping with founder guilt.

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Ep. #34, Common Developer Monetization Mistakes
July 12, 2017

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul examine how monetization approaches vary depending on the developer market you’re in.

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Ep. #33, Giving Founders Feedback, Outsourcing Early Development, Giving Gifts, Flat Orgs, Hacker News Comments
June 28, 2017

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss 5 topics that are relevant to most startups. Tune in for advice on talking to founders about their startup, outsourcing engineering tasks, organizational structures, and web comments.

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Ep. #32, Finding Co-Founders, Engineers vs. Artists, Funding Napkin, NPS, Hiring
June 15, 2017

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss 5 topics that are top of mind at most startups: finding a co-founder, artist engineers, the SaaS Funding Napkin, NPS, and hiring.

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Ep. #31, When Toasters Broke The Internet
May 2, 2017

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss the massive DDoS attack against Dyn, a major DNS provider, in late 2016. They examine the security flaw that enabled millions of IoT devices to be hijacked and discuss how it could have been avoided.

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Ep. #30, How To Interview
March 28, 2017

In this episode, Edith and Paul examine why traditional hiring methods are failing. They discuss flaws of interviewing such as the interviewer’s bias toward pattern matching, and the impossibility of getting a true representation of a candidate through an interview setting.

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Ep. #29, What’s The Future of Continuous Delivery?
January 27, 2017

with Marianna Tessel

In this episode Edith and Paul are joined by Marianna Tessel, VP of Engineering at Docker to discuss the evolution of software delivery from the days of punch card systems. Marianna shares her thoughts on the future of continuous delivery, where she envisions software will be written in small chunks, instantly sucked into the system and ready to be used.

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Ep. #28, Goal Setting
December 17, 2016

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.

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Ep. #27, The 10x Developer
November 22, 2016

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.

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Ep. #26, Organizational Scaling
November 3, 2016

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?

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Ep. #25, Specialization In Organization Design
October 14, 2016

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.

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Ep. #24, Category Creation
August 30, 2016

with Martin Casado

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.

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Ep. #23, Using Continuous Delivery To Find Product/Market Fit
August 9, 2016

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.

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Ep. #22, Crunch Time
July 19, 2016

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.

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Ep. #21, Scott Raney of Redpoint Ventures on Why Continuous Delivery Matters
June 28, 2016

with Scott Raney

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.

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Ep. #20, Is Bimodal IT BullshIT?
June 7, 2016

In this episode, Edith and Paul discuss Gartner’s BiModal IT thesis, they battle over Waterfall vs. Agile, and they talk about how Continuous Delivery will deliver you from your technical debt nightmares.

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Ep. #19, Have We Forgotten How To Code?
May 17, 2016

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?

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Ep. #18, DevOps 2.0
April 26, 2016

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.

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Ep. #17, Open Source Economics
April 5, 2016

with Sean Byrnes, Nadia Eghbal

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.

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Ep. #16, It’s The Future
March 21, 2016

In this episode, Edith and Paul discuss Paul’s blog post titled ‘It’s The Future’.

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Ep. #15, All Software Is SaaS
March 10, 2016

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.

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Ep. #14, Staging Servers and Continuous Delivery
February 23, 2016

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.

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Ep. #13, Software Development at VMware and Facebook
February 9, 2016

with Jocelyn Goldfein

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.

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Ep. #12, Payment Strategies for Developers
January 26, 2016

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.

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Ep. #11, Pricing for Developer Tools
January 12, 2016

with Peter van Hardenberg

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.

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Ep. #10, Programming Languages
December 29, 2015

In this episode of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith talk about programming languages and why they continue to evolve.

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Ep. #9, Empathy’s Role in Software Development
December 15, 2015

with Sam Stokes

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.

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Ep. #8, Continuous Delivery in Mobile Development
December 1, 2015

with Kevin Henrikson

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 develop

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Ep. #7, Effective Team Structure
November 17, 2015

with Kris Gale

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.

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Ep. #6, Use Cases for Continuous Delivery
November 3, 2015

In this episode, Edith and Paul discuss the spectrum of Continuous Delivery, and where Continuous Delivery will and won’t work in software development.

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Ep. #5, Overcoming the Fear of Shipping Code
October 20, 2015

In this episode, Edith and Paul talk about the fear of shipping, and whether code is an asset.

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Ep. #4, Scaling Your Engineering Team
October 6, 2015

In this episode, Edith and Paul talk about who owns code, how to scale your engineering team, and cowboy coding.

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Ep. #3, Origins of Continuous Delivery
September 22, 2015

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.

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Ep. #2, What is Continuous Delivery?
September 8, 2015

In this episode, Edith asks Paul ‘What are your favorite things about Continuous Delivery?’

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Ep. #1, Introducing Edith and Paul
August 26, 2015

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.