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Interviews

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    7 Questions With FOWA Rising Star Flurin EggerFlurin
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    Flurin Egger is Swiss, lives in the Netherlands, is a front-end fanatic and lover of English shoes (who isn’t?) We caught up with him as he put the finishing touches to his talk for FOWA in London.Read More…
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    In the Spotlight: David SmithPreview image david smith@2x
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    David Smith is an independent software developer focusing primarily on Apple's iOS platform. In today's interview, I talk with David Smith about running a business in the App Store, the importance of income diversification, and the challenges of being an indie developer.Read More…
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    Interview With Peter CooperPeter cooper wide retina preview
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    Catch up with software developer, Peter Cooper, just in time for O'Reilly's Fluent Conference.Read More…
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    In the Spotlight: Jeremy OlsonInterview jeremy olson preview image@2x
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    Jeremy Olson is the founder of Tapity and the company's lead designer. Tapity focuses on designing, developing, and marketing mobile applications. Jeremy and his team don't create just any mobile application, they craft software that stands out in a crowded App Store and closely follow Apple's philosophy with respect to design and attention to detail.Read More…
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    Interview With Jonathan SnookJonathan snook retina preview
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    I've met many web developers over the years and the common theme is that they tend to specialize in a specific aspect of web development. They're either designers, JavaScript coders, server-side experts or perhaps a tiny bit of all of them. Rarely do I meet someone who is incredibly well-versed in the full-stack having an amazing design acumen and being able to take a vision and bring it to life, front to back. Jonathan Snook is one of those rare breeds and also an influencer in the web development world. His skills have made him a sought after speaker and writer and afforded great opportunities at companies like Yahoo! and Shopify. He's now venturing into product management and we catch up with him to see how that's going and his advice for anyone looking to jump into that role.Read More…
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    Interview With Eric Bowman of Gilt.comEric bowman retina preview
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    While most of us have built really cool websites, realistically speaking, few developers have had to worry about the complexities of managing and scaling incredibly large websites. One thing is putting up a site for a small company to ensure they have a great presence and another is trying to figure out how to scale your site so it won't buckle under the load of thousands of users. I was fortunate enough to chat with the folks a flash-sale site Gilt.com which has received quite a bit of press over the years and seen tremendous growth. It's opportunities like these that allow us to probe the team that manages these sites and learn how they handle their day-to-day business and technology. In this interview, Eric Bowman, VP Architecture at Gilt Groupe takes us through some of the background behind the site and the technology decisions behind keeping the service running smoothly.Read More…
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    Interview With Jeffrey WayJeffrey way retina preview
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    If you've been reading this site for awhile, then you know who Jeffrey Way is. He's the man, the myth and the legend behind the stellar growth of Nettuts+ and an influential voice in the web development community. And now he's tackling online education full steam via Tuts+. We wanted to catchup with Jeffrey to see how his next great adventure is going. Let's check it out.Read More…
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    Interview With Brian Leroux of Adobe's PhoneGap TeamBrian interview retina preview
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    Mobile web development is tough especially when you're trying to offer native-like experiences to users. Several years ago, a small company called Nitobi took on the effort of simplifying building native mobile apps using traditional web development skills. Ambitious and sometimes controversial, the effort known as PhoneGap grew out of this need and one converts left and right. One of the main masterminds behind the framework is Brian Leroux who apart from being well-respected for his development skills and incredibly likeable personality is also one of the savviest mobile developers around. Considering the number of mobile devices PhoneGap targets, you have to be pretty well-versed in a variety of devices and OSs. Nitobi has since been acquired by Adobe and the PhoneGap codebase donated to the Apache Software Foundation to continue its development as the Apache Cordova project. Brian moved over to Adobe and continues to steward the codebase. In this interview, we'll chat with Brian about how PhoneGap came about and what the future of mobile web holds.Read More…
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    Interview With Bruce Lawson of OperaBlawsonretina
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    There's a perception that being in developer relations for a browser maker is all glamor and glitz involving lots of jet setting and rockstar-like experiences. So far I haven't personally found that to be the case but in looking at the life of Opera evangelist Bruce Lawson, I think he may be fitting that description.Read More…
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    An Interview with Nick LockwoodNick lockwood profile@2x
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    In this interview, I talk to leading iOS developer Nick Lockwood about his open source contributions, his development workflow, and the educational resources he's found useful in mastering the SDK.Read More…
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    What Are You Using? - Nettuts+ Authors EditionCsaba
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    I previously asked several top developers the following four simple questions: What's your primary development focus? What hardware are you using for development? Which editor or IDE do you use? What software can you not live without on a daily basis? The article generated a lot of interest and discussion about the tools the community is using which was really great! We love to motivate discussions with our topics. Well, this also motivated us to ask the question, "Why don't we post about what we, the Nettuts+ authors use every day?" So we did just that. We chose ten Nettuts+ authors and asked them the same four questions. And like before, you'll find the answers they gave below and hopefully discover some tools that could make your development much easier. Read More…
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    Interview With Lea Verou of the W3CLea verou retina preview
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    There's so much goodness happening on the web and as it continues to evolve, it's important that talented individuals step up into leadership roles to help shape the future of web development. And doing this isn't an easy task. Not only do you need to have the technical chops to help define new techniques and paradigms or create the next great technology, it's equally important to be able to effectively convey your message in a passionate and credible fashion so that your peers respect your direction.Read More…
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