DOP 113: Are Specifications Still Relevant?

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021

Show Notes

#113: Are specifications still relevant in today’s software development lifecycle? It depends on who you ask..and how old they are. In this episode, we talk with Luca Ingianni about his experiences ranging from a software tester in avionics to his current role working as a consultant and trainer.

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Guests

Luca Ingianni

Luca Ingianni

Luca Ingianni is a freelance DevOps consultant based in Munich, Germany.

He has a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering, but has worked in an IT context for his entire career.

For several years he worked for a fairly traditional rent-an-engineer style consultancy, which enabled him to observe many different teams. Interestingly, this led him towards DevOps (even though he didn’t know the term at the time) – just because he perceived the necessity for collaboration and automation.

He’s discovered that while he’s a decent enough engineer, he seems to have a knack for explaining. So now instead of building stuff himself, he helps engineers and engineering organizations to improve the way they work together and build better products, more enjoyably.

His work now mostly revolves around designing and delivering trainings and workshops, as well as advising and coaching teams or individuals, for clients from small businesses to fortune 50 companies. Apart from that, he tries to publicize in the form of articles in blogs or magazines, writing books, appearing on podcasts or delivering talks at conferences and meetups.

Hosts

Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog TechnologyConversations.com.

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