29 minutes | Mar 10, 2022

The Benefits of Building Quality Software from the Start

Today’s guest, Sean Coates, Director of Software Engineering at KUDO, takes pride in doing software engineering the right way.

It’s the reason he became a boss. Before that, he had managers that were perfectly fine with rush jobs and cutting corners to meet a deadline.

Not Sean.

In this episode, he explains why using engineering best practices—design patterns, test-driven deployment, and pair programming, for example—enables you to scale faster and build stronger applications.

We discuss:

  • How KUDO enables live simultaneous interpretation in video conferencing
  • How AI and natural language processing might be applied to KUDO in the future
  • Why it pays to build quality software from the start
  • The difficulties of microservices
  • How to build and maintain an effective distributed team   

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