Episode 001: Taking Payments on the Web with Noel Rappin

September 28th, 2016 · 50 mins 6 secs

About this Episode

00:18 - Welcome to "Dread Coder Roberts!" ...we mean, "Greater Than Code!"

01:30 - Noel Rappin's Introduction (Spoiler alert! He's got a Ph.D.!)

04:31 - Take My Money: Accepting Payments on the Web

08:30 - Code Paths and Tracking Failures

10:59 - What is the quickest path to accepting payments online? Are there drawbacks to getting something up fast? (~ David Bock)

13:17 - Testing Payment Issues

14:29 - Design Patterns and Missing Layers Between Controllers and Models

17:49 - Business Logic and Database Constraints (aka, "Why did he write the book?!")

20:14 - I Was A Developer Running HR For A Year: AMA by Noel Rappin at Madison+ Ruby: Epilogue 2016

24:02 - Practices, Problems, and Potential Solutions for Human Resources

29:34 - Team Diversity and Inclusion

*Listener Call to Action: *

Team retrospectives and demonstrating that it is safe to fail.

Noel: The impact of our applications and how they work in real-world context.

David: How can we help introverts feel comfortable?

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Coraline: Inspiration to look at teams, meetings, and discussions and see if they are leaving room for everyone to participate equally.

Jessica: We started out talking about accepting payments on the web and we found something greater than code.

Jay: If we want to try to work with the hard stuff, the hardest problems to solve are the things that are greater than code.

Sam: Being, as Jay said, "not just allies, but accomplices."

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