Developer Tea

A podcast for developers designed to fit inside your tea break

August 17, 2018

Accepting Change by Focusing on Continuity

Today I have some personal news to share, in addition to talking about life changes and accepting the fear that comes with change.

August 15, 2018

Appreciating Jerry Weinberg

The world of computer science lost a legend last week when Jerry Weinberg passed away on August 7th, 2018. Author of "The Psychology of Computer Programming" as well as "Introduction to General Systems Thinking and quite a few other books, Jerry left us with a better understanding of what it means to be a developer.

Today's episode is a tribute to Jerry's work.

August 13, 2018

Asymmetry and the Halo Effect

Something that's interesting about instruments is the asymmetry of the job of each hand for skilled musicians. That's what we're going to be talking about in today's episode, the idea of asymmetry that developers experience.

August 10, 2018

Fixing Remote Work Communication

As a developer, you've probably encountered an offer to pursue remote work. More and more people are working in a nomadic state as opposed to in an office. So it makes sense to do some studying around remote work and the tradeoffs between remote and in-office work.

August 8, 2018

Accepting Irrationality

When was the last time the opposite of what you expected occurred? In today's episode, we're going to talk about why we can experience something entirely different than we were initially expecting.

August 6, 2018

Fluidity of Time

One of our most popular episodes on the show was on a subject that's tough to talk about. The subject was time and time management, and that's what we're going to talk about in today's episode - the plasticity and difficulty that time presents.

August 3, 2018

Primitive Obsessions

Today, we're talking about doing good work and writing better code, and this episode will ask you to question what good code is. We'll be exploring that through the lens of the code smell called Primitive Obsession.

August 1, 2018

Future Features (Are Futile)

What code do you need today? Today's episode is all about business objectives that get translated into our code.

July 30, 2018

Evidence is Not Proof

What was the last time you felt 100% certain about a conclusion you made? In today's episode, we're talking about conclusions and how we come to them. Today's episode will challenge you to ask more questions before landing on conclusions

July 27, 2018

Fixing Overconfidence with Probabilities

In today's episode, we're talking about how we view our co-workers around us and our perceptions of ourselves.

July 25, 2018

Replacing Implicit Questions

What questions are you answering right now? On today's episode we're talking about the power of questions, and more specifically the implicit questions that you're asking in your day.

July 23, 2018

Underestimating the Effects of Gratitude

In today's episode, we're talking about the people who you're thankful for or impressed by and letting others know that we appreciate them with zero expectation.

July 20, 2018

Smaller Purpose

Part of the point of Developer Tea is to help driven developers connect to their career purposes. In today's episode, we're going to talk about finding purpose in smaller ways.

July 18, 2018

Problem Chains

Today we're talking about problems we face every day as developers, and we face problems every day in a lifecycle -- meaning our problems are almost never atomic.

July 16, 2018

Rollercoasters of Emotions

It's important that we remember ourselves as humans with emotions and recognize how our emotions affect our behavior and decisions.

July 13, 2018

Astrology and The Barnum Effect

In today's episode, we talk about astrology's methodology can be very persuasive and similarities in perceptions of code.

July 11, 2018

A Bug Story - How Narrative Bias Creates Blind Spots

Our brains are lazy, but if a story makes sense, that can be more persuasive than raw data and often picked up more readily than data.

July 9, 2018

A Research-Backed Argument for Empathy

In today's episode, we're talking about empathy and why everyone needs it.

July 6, 2018

A Problem Solving Paradox

In today's episode, we're talking about the paradox that happens when we get caught up seeking the perfect code. How do we address this and get past our own assumptions?

July 4, 2018

Attentional Bias & Cognitive Expectations aka "It Was Right In Front Of You The Whole Time"

It's important to understand yourself. Most importantly, it's important to understand how your brain works. What are the things that stick with you and why do those things stick with you?

July 2, 2018

No Good Options

We've been talking about choice on the past few episodes of Developer Tea and today we're going to continue down that road in today's episode.

Today we're talking about how we navigate our careers when we feel like there are no good options out there for us, and how to remain optimistic.

June 29, 2018

Choice Frameworking

In today's episode, we're talking about pros and cons lists based on what we're focusing on, either positive or negative and on the weight of our overall goals.

June 27, 2018

Three Ways To Avoid Choice Paralysis

Choices shape our careers, and in today's episode, we're going to talk about decision making and how we can evaluate decisions to move forward instead of letting decisions stop us.

June 25, 2018

Internal Dialogues and Barriers to Change

Today we're talking about changes that we want to make both for ourselves and in our careers.

To help guide this conversation, we'll be looking at a few motivational quotes from Kent Beck. Kent is an author, speaker, and developer who's on a mission to help geeks feel safe in the world.

June 22, 2018

Coding In The Moment

The way we develop is impacted by the way we view the world around us. In today's episode, we're talking about the concept of mindfulness and recognizing that the past is out of our reach while the future fluctuates. This uncertainty can impact the way we view our work as developers, and how we can observe this to manage our mental energy.

June 20, 2018

We Become What We Get Used To

In today's episode, we're talking about how you get used to something over time. More specifically we talk about how our normalcies are created.

June 18, 2018

Breaking Out of Incremental Thinking

In today's episode, we're talking about breaking the habit of incremental progress. How can we step away from solving the problems that are right in front of us and dig deeper into the core of a problem?

June 13, 2018

Interview w/ Andrew Ofstad from Airtable (part 2)

On this show, we often talk about breaking a problem down into smaller tasks, and in today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Andrew Ofstad, who a co-founder of Airtable.

Airtable is the future of data management, specifically spreadsheet data management, and in part two of this two-part episode, we discuss some of the learnings Andrew has discovered along his journey into Airtable.

June 11, 2018

Interview w/ Andrew Ofstad from Airtable (part 1)

On this show, we often talk about breaking a problem down into smaller tasks, and in today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Andrew Ofstad, who a co-founder of Airtable.

Airtable is the future of data management, specifically spreadsheet data management, and in part one of a two-part episode, we discuss how Andrew got into it and where it's going.

If you're listening to this episode be sure to tune in to part 2, coming out later this week.

June 8, 2018

Treating Time Seriously

Take a moment to think about what time it is. In today's episode, we're going to talk about how time matters to the work you do.

June 6, 2018

What You Get Wrong About Productivity - A Humanist Approach

How do you set yourself up for a productive day? That's what we're going to be talking about in today's episode and how we can use our own motivations to get us through some of the harder parts in our day.

June 4, 2018

Debugging With Isolation & Modularity

One of the skills that you'll always need to get better at is debugging. Today, we're getting extremely practical and talking about how debugging is an incredibly complex thing that developers have to do and how we can get better.

June 1, 2018

Future Thinking & Imagination Barriers

When was the last time you slowed down your thinking to focus a little further out. Today, we're going to focus on our fears and anxieties about our future selves and use that to help us do our current work well.

May 30, 2018

Interview w/ Jon Yablonski (Part 2)

On this show, you know we talk about psychology quite a bit and today we sat down with Jon Yobonski to talk about LawsofUX.com and other practical phycological principles.

In the second part of this two-part interview with Jon, we talk about LawsofUX.com, Jacob's Law and how Jon goes from development to design using these principles.

May 28, 2018

Interview w/ Jon Yablonski (Part 1)

On this show, you know we talk about psychology quite a bit and today we sat down with Jon Yobonski to talk about Laws of UX.com and other practical phycological principles.

In the first part of this two-part interview with Jon, we talk about LawsofUX.com and how Jon goes from development to design using these principles.

May 25, 2018

Obligations and the Consequence of Assumptions

Do you ever get the sense that your day is planned for you? In today's episode, we're talking about how much we believe our days are controlled by us vs. controlled by decisions we've made in the past.

May 23, 2018

Motivation Batching

Take a moment to take a few breaths. That's what we're talking about in today's episode, taking a moment to appreciate the time you live in and how far you've come as a person and a developer.

May 21, 2018

3 Habits of Learning Developers

Becoming a great developer comes with practice and observation. Today, we're going to talk about developing long-term learning habits of developers and ways that you can evaluate the health of your learning environments.

May 18, 2018

Write the Code You Wish You Had

How do you write beautiful code? This is an age-old question for developers and in today's episode, we're going to talk about different techniques to come out of a coding session feeling confident and happy with your work.

May 16, 2018

Problem Solving Series #4: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Perhaps you've faced the problem where something works perfecting fine on your device but broken for someone else. Today, we're talking about ways to signal yourself when you're in these situations through inductive and deductive reasoning.

May 14, 2018

Problem Solving Series #3: Perspective Shifts

Have you ever tried to understand what a 4th dimension would feel like? In today's episode, we're going to be talking about gaining new perspectives and why it's so hard.

May 11, 2018

Problem Solving Series #2: Reframing

What is your most memorable de-bugging session? Today, we're talking about fixing our losses by reframing our situations.

May 9, 2018

Avoiding Dogmatic Protocol

If you've ever lived in a dorm room, then you've probably heard of the furniture company - IKEA. Its affordable furniture that comes unassembled and building furniture gives you a feeling of accomplishment or frustration depending on how well the furniture was packaged or instructions were written. That's what we're talking about in today's episode - technical protocols and how to develop a good protocol.

May 7, 2018

Problem Solving Series #1: Starting By Making It Worse

It's not an easy task to describe what you do as a software developer to a non-technical person. A blanket description is to tell non-technical people that we "solve problems". That's what we're talking about in today's episode and we'll explore different strategies to solve problems we face as developers.

May 4, 2018

Secondary Tools

Take a moment to think about the tools you use to do your development work? What text editor are you using? Which web browser are you defaulting to?

In today's episode, we're talking about tools that you could be using or already are using and intentions we can put in place to make them better.

May 2, 2018

Randomizing live w/ Max Hawkins (Part 2)

What is your plan for today? Where are you going to go and what people are you going to interact with? A lot of the decisions we make become automatic. That's what we're talking about today with Max Hawkins.

Max was also on NPR's Invisibilia podcast and we reference his episode a few times in this part 2 of our conversation with Max as well as the part 1 episode.

April 30, 2018

Interview w/ Max Hawkins (Part 1)

What is your plan for today? Where are you going to go and what people are you going to interact with? A lot of the decisions we make become automatic. That's what we're talking about today with Max Hawkins.

Max was also on NPR's Invisibilia podcast and we reference his episode a few times in this part 1 episode and the part 2 episode.

April 27, 2018

Subtractive Thinking

What is on your mind? Today we are talking about ways we can inspect our default state of mind.

April 25, 2018

Fear, Change & Instincts

Think about the last 5....20 and 100 days. If you're like most people then most of those days had one thing in common that you can draw a line between and say you repeated. Today, we're talking about the daily things that we have control over, how we cultivate habit and how we can change our habits.

April 23, 2018

Zero Dead Ends - Why Complaining Can Hold You Back

If you've ever known a small child, then you've probably noticed that when they get hurt, they react by running to an adult for consolation. We'd like to think that we grow out of this as adults, but we need to be taught to manage a situation. Today, we're talking about the concept of being a tattletale and knowing when it's helpful and when it's hurtful.

April 20, 2018

2 Reasons Your Habits Aren't Sticking

The episode wraps up our week of practical applications. In today's episode, we're talking about why we don't pick up a new tool, keep our documentation up to date, and why we're not following New Year's resolutions. More broadly put, we're talking about habits. Why some stick and why others don't.

April 18, 2018

3 Ways to Better Cultivate Coworker Connections

This week we're talking about practical things and today we're talking about 3 psychological realities that can help you connect better with your coworkers.

April 16, 2018

4 Code Smells (And How to Fix Them)

This week we're going to get very practical. Today we're talking about identifying code smells (very common ones) and a few ways to fix them.

April 13, 2018

4 Principles of Great Learners

What do great learners have in common? In today's episode we're talking about are the common factors of successful people and what we can learn from their experiences.

April 11, 2018

Slow Down on Your Quest for Happiness

Do you know what makes you happy? In today's episode we're talking about what it means to be happy and how to connect to our happiness when it changes from moment to moment

April 9, 2018

Fixing Fear: A Heuristic for Maintainable Code

What does it mean to write good code? In today's episode we're answering this question with the use of a heuristic.

April 6, 2018

Creating Consensus, Defeating Bias and Getting Better

Biases are going to change the way you view statistics. In today's episode we're talking about different ways you can work around your biases.

April 4, 2018

Broken Brains Take On Statistics

Today we're talking about ways that we exacerbate ways of seeing things clearly. More specifically we're determining how to uncover truth as it relates to our surroundings, or inspection.

April 2, 2018

More Misunderstood Truths About Statistics

We've established that statistics are useful and more relevant in our day-to-day work life, but how do statistics effect our personal selves? In Today's episode we're talking about what statistics mean for our personal selves.

March 30, 2018

Misunderstood Truths About Statistics (Part 1)

What makes discussions about statistics sound cold? In today's episode we're breaking down the etymology of statistics, how it's evolved over the years and how we can make better decisions based on real statistics.

March 28, 2018

Why Most People Fail at Fixing Operations

How is it that we know the right things to do but often don't do them? In today's episode we'll be discussing internal operations that are so clearly correct but sometimes we fail to do it.

March 26, 2018

2 Structured Thinking Methods For Problem Solving

No matter what problem you're trying to solve, if you can create a structure to approach the problem you'll be faster at solving it. Today, I'll be sharing with you two strategies to help you structure your problem solving practice.

March 23, 2018

3x3: Three Habits for Mental Hygiene

Most of us grow up learning skills to help us take care of things. Unfortunately we are not often taught how to keep our minds clear. In today's episode we're talking about ways to regularly help reduce our stress and maintain a healthy mindset.

March 21, 2018

3x3: Three Questions to Help You Uncover Your Short Term Purpose

Today's episode is all about the "now" that will lead you into the future. You may have grand visions of what happens in 10 years or even 20 years down the road, but what about today? How can you connect your purpose to today?

March 19, 2018

3X3: Three Questions To Get Unstuck On Big Problems

Today's episode is about big problems. The kind that aren't answered simply or in a few words, but rather with a cascade of actions. How can you get unstuck on big problems?

March 16, 2018

Setting Better Problem Solving Parameters

What do grocery lists have in common with solving problems? As it turns out, quite a lot. In today's episode, we discuss solving problems by using parameters more effectively.

March 14, 2018

3 Problems Every Developer Will Face

Every industry has its problems, and this is also true for developers and the people in that industry. In today's episode we're talking about three problems developers face in this industry

March 12, 2018

Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Learn More Intentionally

How would you go about discovering if you actually learned something you wanted to learn? Today's episode is about evaluating whether or not you've learned something and how to shape your learning process.

March 9, 2018

Better 1-on-1s With This Simple Question

In today's episode we're talking about leadership and having better 1-on-1s with our leaders.

March 7, 2018

How Our Tools Shape Us

Basically everything you interact with is a tool. How does this shape you? How does it shape your evolution and learning? We'll talk about how you can pick your tools better in this episode.

March 5, 2018

Delayed Pain

You've probably heard of delayed gratification? In today's episode we're talking about what we're willing to pay for gratifications now vs in the future and how to use the tendency to want immediate gratification to our advantage.

March 2, 2018

Improvisational Problem Solving Based on Characteristics

In today's episode, we'll talk about working with what you've got to solve a problem.

February 28, 2018

Accepting The Unexpected

In today's episode, we talk about preparing for the unexpected.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode.

In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Head over to https://spec.fm/linode and use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.

February 26, 2018

Asking "Dumb" Questions

In today's episode, we'll discuss how important "dumb" questions can be.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode.

In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Head over to https://spec.fm/linode and use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.

February 23, 2018

The Importance of Mental Models

How is it that we can make so many decisions in a day? Today we're going to talk about what it means to have a mental model.

February 21, 2018

Actions As Objects

Take a minute to think about the last big bug you worked on and how you felt....today we're talking about a way to track down bugs and solving long, drawn out debugging sessions.

February 19, 2018

What Are You Creating?

In today's episode, we talk about the ripple effects of the work you do.

February 16, 2018

Thinking, Acting & Marshmallows

In today's episode, we discuss how experimenting can be more beneficial than thinking.

February 14, 2018

Olympics, Statistics & Raising Your Average Performance

In today's episode, we talk about a statistical phenomenon that might change the way you think about comebacks and falling stars.

February 12, 2018

Project-Oriented Mindset

In today's episode, we talk about a way to avoid feeling like you're just working on an endless list of tasks.

February 9, 2018

Research Bias (Part 3)

In today's episode, we discuss more research biases that can lead you down the road of bad decisions and bad information.

February 7, 2018

Research Bias (Part 2)

When does bias begin?

We know that bias begins way in advance of your research starting and that's what we'll be talking about in today's episode.

February 5, 2018

Research Bias (Part 1)

In today's episode, we start a discussion about the authority and persuasive ability of research and how bias can have major effects without us realizing it.

February 2, 2018

The Detriments of Social Comparisons

In today's episode, we discuss the potential detriments of over-comparing yourself to others.

January 31, 2018

Your Brain Might Betray You

Your brain is your ally, and your enemy. This contentious relationship can make for some difficult experiences, and it makes sense for you to be aware of that reality. We'll discuss ways your brain might betray you in this episode.

January 29, 2018

Your Brain is Non-Linear

Action is non-linear. We'll break that down in today's episode, and explain how not understanding this core reality can lead to FOMO and impostor's syndrome.

January 26, 2018

3 Times When More Code Means Better Code

Usually, less code is better code. Refactoring usually looks best when lines of code are deleted and replaced with simpler solutions.

However, sometimes more code is actually the best answer. In this episode, we talk about three times when that is true.

January 24, 2018

Our Imagined Fictions

Your imagination is powerful but sometimes it can lead us down a wrong direction. Today we're talking about fictions we create for ourselves, it's power and sometimes debilitating effects.

January 22, 2018

Bringing Your Whole Self to Work

In today's episode, we'll be discussing the importance of a holistic approach to working.

January 19, 2018

How Can We Be Wrong...Without Knowing It?

In what ways are you wrong? In today's episode we'll be continuing our discussion on perception and the ways in which we are wrong is an important question to ask ourselves.

January 17, 2018

Your Angle of Approach in Problem Solving

Ever had a brain block? How can you overcome that? In Today's episode we're talking about angles of approach in problem solving.

January 15, 2018

The Perception Principle

What does it mean to be wrong? Specifically what does it mean when our opinions are wrong? In Today's episode we're talking about differences in perceptions, what happens when we're wrong and the anxiety and behavioral psychology that's involved.

January 12, 2018

Deconstructing The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Today's episode is a principles episode. We're talking about how you can be more truthful with yourself. How can you identify what you believe about yourself, and redirect the lies we tell ourselves.

January 10, 2018

Interview w/ Chris Shinkle (Part 2)

In today's episode, I talk with Chris Shinkle, Director of Innovation at SEP. I believe today's episode is one of the most important interviews I've done to date, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Head over to https://spec.fm/linode and use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.

January 8, 2018

Interview w/ Chris Shinkle (Part 1)

In today's episode, I talk with Chris Shinkle, Director of Innovation at SEP. I believe today's episode is one of the most important interviews I've done to date, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.

January 5, 2018

Finding Perspective in 2018

Today's episode is a re-air of a discussion we had in 2017 about finding your perspective.

January 3, 2018

Re-Air: The Anatomy of Change

In today's episode, we're talking about the transtheoretical model of behavioral change. This will help you understand the different stages you go through when making a resolution to shift your behavior.

December 29, 2017

Setting The Course For 2018

In today's episode, we will look ahead to 2018 and discuss the future of Developer Tea.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode.

Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners!

December 27, 2017

2017 Year End Recap

In today's episode, we will recap what happened in 2017 on Developer Tea.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

December 20, 2017

Data Science w/ Elena Grewal (Part 2)

In today's episode, I talk with Elena Grewal, head of data science at Airbnb. We cover a wide variety of topics, so make sure you catch the first part of this interview as well!

Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!

December 18, 2017

Data Science w/ Elena Grewal (Part 1)

In today's episode, I talk with Elena Grewal, head of data science at Airbnb. We cover a wide variety of topics, so make sure you catch the second episode in this interview as well!

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

December 15, 2017

3X3: Anti-Resolutions To Kick Off Your 2018

In today's episode, I give you 3 anti-resolutions to start out your 2018 planning.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

December 13, 2017

3X3: Questions that Could Change the Way You Think

It's 3X3 Week!

All week we'll be covering three tips to make you a stronger developer. Today's episode we cover three simple questions you can ask yourself that might change the way you think.

December 11, 2017

3X3: Fallacies to Avoid as a Developer

It's 3X3 Week! All week we'll be covering three tips to make you a stronger developer. Today's episode we cover three biases that you need to protect yourself from as a developer.

December 8, 2017

Interview with Joshua Aziz (Part 2)

In today's episode, I interview Joshua Aziz from TransferWise.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

December 6, 2017

Interview with Joshua Aziz (Part 1)

In today's episode, I interview Joshua Aziz from TransferWise.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

December 4, 2017

The Power of A Question

In today's episode, we discuss the power of inquiry and Socratic question oriented thinking.

Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!

December 1, 2017

Practical Advice for Changing Your Habits

In today's episode, we discuss some practical advice for habit change.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

November 29, 2017

How A Text Message Can Trigger Behavior Change

In today's episode, we continue talking about behavior change. This time, we're discussing how a simple reminder can make a huge difference.

Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!

November 27, 2017

Inspiring Stories From Listeners - Basil's Story

In today's episode, we hear an inspiring story from listener Basil.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

November 24, 2017

Interview Week: First Impressions

In today's episode, we continue interview week by talking about the importance and psychology of first impressions.

Check out the Beyond Bootcamp Interview Week Prep Guide at https://beyondbootcamp.io now!

November 22, 2017

Interview Week: Characteristics of Growth Oriented Questions

In today's episode, we continue interview week by talking about growth oriented questions.

Check out the Beyond Bootcamp Interview Week Prep Guide at https://beyondbootcamp.io now!

November 20, 2017

Interview Week: Heather Asks a Question About Dev Ops

In today's episode, we kick off interview week by talking about Heather's question about moving into devops from her current position.

Check out the Beyond Bootcamp Interview Week Prep Guide at https://beyondbootcamp.io now!

November 17, 2017

"Mindful Distractions" - Focus Week Listener Question

In today's episode, we continue Focus Week by answering a listener question about participating in mindful distractions.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

November 15, 2017

Focus Week: 3 Focus Factors

In today's episode, we continue Focus Week by discussing factors that contribute to focus.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

November 13, 2017

Focus Week: Deconstructing Distractions

In today's episode, we kick off Focus Week by talking about ways you can better attack your distractions through destructuring.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

November 10, 2017

3x3: Morning Routine Tasks Every Developer Should Do

In today's episode, we conclude the first 3x3 week with a list of 3 morning routine tasks every developer can benefit from.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

November 8, 2017

3x3: 3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Resumé In Just 10 Minutes

In today's episode, we continue the first 3x3 week with a list of 3 things you can do to improve your resumé, quickly.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

November 6, 2017

3x3: The 3 Things you Shouldn't Be Doing As A Developer

In today's episode, we kick off the first 3x3 week with a list of 3 things you shouldn't be doing.

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November 3, 2017

The Future (and Past) of Legal for Developers w/Gary Nissenbaum (part 2)

In today's episode, we start a discussion about the legal implications of the new digital age with my guest, Gary D. Nissenbaum. You can see Gary's firm and check out the services they provide at gdnlaw.com - thanks to Gary for joining me on the show!

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November 1, 2017

The Future (and Past) of Legal for Developers w/Gary Nissenbaum (part 1)

In today's episode, we start a discussion about the legal implications of the new digital age with my guest, Gary D. Nissembaum. You can see Gary's firm and check out the services they provide at gdnlaw.com - thanks to Gary for joining me on the show!

Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!

October 30, 2017

Interviewer's Wishes with Jason Vasquez (Part 2)

Today's episode is all about the environments we work in and the skills that contribute beyond the code. Jason Vasquez, CTO at Developertown, joins me as a guest.

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October 27, 2017

Working Environment and Secondary Skills w/ Jason Vasquez (Part 1)

Today's episode is all about the environments we work in and the skills that contribute beyond the code. Jason Vasquez, CTO at Developertown, joins me as a guest.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

October 25, 2017

Your Interview is Tomorrow? Here's Some Last Minute Advice

In today's episode we discuss a few pieces of advice for your upcoming interview.

October 23, 2017

How To Navigate Communication Problems - Listener Question from Enrico

In today's episode, Enrico asks about how to navigate situations where other people don't seem to understand him.

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October 20, 2017

Interview w/ Kristen Gallagher (Part 2)

In today's episode, I talk with Kristen Gallagher about HR. This isn't the boring stuff you think when you first hear the term human resources; we talk about how HR can help teams work better together.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

October 18, 2017

Interview w/ Kristen Gallagher (Part 1)

In today's episode, I talk with Kristen Gallagher about HR. This isn't the boring stuff you think when you first hear the term human resources; we talk about how HR can help teams work better together.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

October 16, 2017

The Most Important Part of My Day (Part 2)

In today's episode, we talk about a habit that I believe anyone listening to this can benefit from: a morning/evening journal session.

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October 13, 2017

The Most Important Part of My Day (Part 1)

In today's episode, we talk about a habit that I believe anyone listening to this can benefit from: a morning/evening journal session.

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October 11, 2017

Interview with Mark Engelberg (Part 2)

In today's episode, I interview Mark Engelberg. Mark creates puzzle games, and most recently created the "CODE" series of games in collaboration with ThinkFun. Mark's insights into learning and teaching are fantastic. I hope you enjoy this episode!

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October 9, 2017

Puzzle Games with Mark Engelberg (Part 1)

In today's episode, I interview Mark Engelberg. Mark creates puzzle games, and most recently created the "CODE" series of games in collaboration with ThinkFun. Mark's insights into learning and teaching are fantastic. I hope you enjoy this episode!

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

October 6, 2017

The 3 Steps in the Cycle of Technological Abstraction

In today's episode, we discuss the cycle of abstraction, and how you can use abstraction to create new and unique value.

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October 4, 2017

DCR: Traits of Being A Great Developer (Recap)

In today's episode, we conclude the DCR Traits of a Great Developer series with a review of all of the traits we've discussed.

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October 2, 2017

DCR - Bravery

In today's episode, we continue the DCR traits of a great developer. Today's trait is bravery.

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September 29, 2017

DCR: Ownership Level Responsibility

Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656

Today's episode focuses on having an ownership level of responsibility.

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September 27, 2017

DCR: Open Minded Curiosity

Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656

Today's episode focuses on cultivating your curiosity.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

September 25, 2017

DCR: Growth Mindset

Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656

In this episode, we're talking about having a Growth Mindset.

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September 22, 2017

DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Communications Model (Deep Dive)

Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.

September 20, 2017

DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Communications Expert

Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656

Today's episode focuses on becoming a communications expert.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

September 18, 2017

DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Expanding Perspective

Today's episode is the next in the lineup of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656

Today's episode focuses on the ability to expand your perspective.

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September 15, 2017

DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Grit of a Scientist

In today's episode, we continue the DCR traits of a great developer. Today's trait is having the grit of a scientist.

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September 13, 2017

DCR: Traits of A Great Developer - Humility

Today's episode is the first of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656

Today's episode focuses on the trait of humility.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

September 11, 2017

Introspection - Part 2 - Why & Why Not

Today's episode is our second introspection episode - we'll be using values to ask ourselves two key questions about our decisions.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

September 8, 2017

Introspection - Part 1 - Finding What You're Best At

In today's episode, we talk about finding what you are best at. In this episode, you'll explore this idea by asking some self-interrogation questions.

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September 6, 2017

Interview w/ Rachel Nabors (Part 2)

In today's episode, we talk with Rachel Nabors about her new book, course, and how to respond to rejection.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your users is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your web applications better at spec.fm/dolby.

September 4, 2017

Interview w/ Rachel Nabors (Part 1)

In today's episode, we talk with Rachel Nabors about her new book, course, and how to respond to rejection.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your users is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your web applications better at spec.fm/dolbyios.

September 1, 2017

Mystery Voices

In today's episode, we talk about different kinds of "mystery voices" and how to avoid them.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your users is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your web applications better at spec.fm/dolby.

August 30, 2017

Planning Series: Scaling and Detailing of Features

Today's episode is about scaling and detailing features, and is the first in a series of episodes about planning.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

August 28, 2017

Learning Environment

In today's episode, we discuss what it takes to create a learning environment that can get your gears turning immediately.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

August 25, 2017

Tips For Students (Re-Air)

In today's episode, I outline a few tips for students who are starting back to school.

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.

August 23, 2017

Listener Question: Michael Asks About Dev Bootcamps

In today's episode, I answer listener Michael's question regarding dev bootcamps.

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August 21, 2017

No More Launches

In today's episode, we talk about why "launch dates" can be detrimental to progress.

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August 18, 2017

Thinking in Intervals (Re-Air)

In today's episode, we talk about thinking in intervals.

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August 16, 2017

Minimum Viable Prioritization (Re-Air)

In today's episode, we talk about minimum viable prioritization.

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August 14, 2017

Plato's Cave and Defeating Biases

In today's episode, we talk about what you can see - and what you cannot.

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August 11, 2017

Interview with Kevin Kelly (Part 2)

In today's episode, I talk with one of the most influential voices in technology in the last 20 years - Kevin Kelly. Kevin is the author of "What Technology Wants" and "The Inevitable", co-founded Wired magazine, and is now leading the charge of optimism as it relates to the future.

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August 9, 2017

Interview with Kevin Kelly (Part 1)

In today's episode, I talk with one of the most influential voices in technology in the last 20 years - Kevin Kelly. Kevin is the author of "What Technology Wants" and "The Inevitable", co-founded Wired magazine, and is now leading the charge of optimism as it relates to the future.

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.

August 7, 2017

Interview with Chris Ferdinandi (Part 2)

In today's episode, I talk with Chris Ferdinandi! Check out his stuff at gomakethings.com

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August 4, 2017

Interview with Chris Ferdinandi (Part 1)

In today's episode, I talk with Chris Ferdinandi! Check out his stuff at gomakethings.com

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August 2, 2017

3 Lessons of Productivity

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July 31, 2017

Idea Portfolio

In today's episode, we talk about building and managing an idea portfolio in your organization.

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July 28, 2017

Listener Question: Simon Asks About Over-Positivity

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July 26, 2017

Iterative Learning

In today's episode, we discuss the importance of applying iteration to learning.

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July 24, 2017

Strong Opinions Weakly Held

In today's episode, we talk about a simple concept of being willing to let go of your opinions, while not watering them down.

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July 21, 2017

Aesthetic Aha

In today's episode, we talk about why kids love to watch the same movies over and over, and how you can learn from this behavior to improve your career (seriously!).

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July 19, 2017

Listener Question: Daw Chih asks About Over Execution

In today's episode, I answer listener question from Daw Chih about over-execution.

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July 17, 2017

The Value of The Third Option

In today's episode, we talk about how important a third option can be in decisionmaking processes.

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July 14, 2017

Turbulence (Re-Airing)

In today's episode, we discuss once again the concept of turbulence and fortitude.

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July 12, 2017

Don't Throw It Over the Wall

In today's episode, we talk about a specific type of collaboration, and a pitfall most development and design teams end up falling into.

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July 10, 2017

Interview with David Hoffeld (part 2)

I'm joined by author David Hoffeld in today's episode to talk about the topic of science and how it affects the sales process.

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July 7, 2017

Interview with David Hoffeld (part 1)

I'm joined by author David Hoffeld in today's episode to talk about the topic of science and how it affects the sales process.

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July 5, 2017

Listener Question: Andy Asks About His Degree in Mechatronics

Is a degree in mechatronics worth it? (Also, what is mechatronics?)

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June 19, 2017

Atomic Words

In today's episode, we talk aboit disambiguation and using clear words during feedback sessions.

June 16, 2017

Spiral Learning

In today's episode, we talk about "Spiral Learning."

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June 14, 2017

Listener Question: Joel Asks About Remote Work As A Junior Developer

What do you do when there are no jobs in your area and you're a developer with a family?

June 12, 2017

Interview with Tom Eich (part 2)

In today's episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Eich, CTO at IDEO.

Tom shares valuable insights in both parts of this interview, so be sure to subscribe in your podcasting application of choice!

June 10, 2017

Interview with Tom Eich (part 1)

In today's episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Eich, CTO at Whiteboard.

Tom shares valuable insights in both parts of this interview, so be sure to subscribe in your podcasting application of choice!

June 7, 2017

Creating New Understanding Through Synonyms

In today's episode, we talk about creating useful substitutions through a process of forcing synonyms.

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June 5, 2017

Failure Rates, Machine Learning, and You

In today's episode, we talk about a truth of machine learning, and learning in general. I hope you walk away feeling more confident and less afraid of failure.

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June 2, 2017

Anonymous Listener Question: Cowboy Coders

In today's episode, we talk about cowboy coding, and how to deal with a legacy project primarily managed by cowboy coders.

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May 31, 2017

Law Of Conservation of Uncertainty (Part 2)

In today's episode, we talk about a principle of project planning that you can use to help deal with uncertainty.

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May 29, 2017

Law Of Conservation of Uncertainty (Part 1)

In today's episode, we talk about a principle of project planning that you can use to help deal with uncertainty.

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May 26, 2017

Squares Conference (feat. Marcus Morrison)

In today's episode, I talk with Marcus Morrison about his journey to becoming a CTO of a monthly subscription startup called Datebox.

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May 24, 2017

Squares Conference (Will Riley)

In today's episode, I talk with Will Riley from Flywheel about design systems, local development, teaching a workshop, and API design.

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May 22, 2017

Squares Conference (feat. Noah Labhart)

In today's episode, I interview Noah Labhart, owner of Touchtap, a mobile development firm in Dallas, Texas. Check out Touchtap here: https://touchtap.io/

Noah and I discuss the value of learning a programming language you never plan to use, and much much more in this interview!

Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!

May 19, 2017

Squares Conference (feat. Anne Grundhoefer)

In today's episode, I interview Anne Grundhoefer. Anne spoke at Squares about design systems and the work she does at Projekt202 (https://projekt202.com/), and was kind enough to spend some time talking with me about that work as well.

Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!

May 17, 2017

Squares Conference (feat. Alex Zub) Part 2

Today we continue the interview with Alex Zub, founder of Handsome.

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May 15, 2017

Squares Conference (feat. Alex Zub) Part 1

In today's episode, I talk with Alex Zub about starting a company, learning to speak english through video games, and lots more.

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May 12, 2017

Squares Conference (feat. Aaron Irizarry)

In today's episode, I talk with Aaron Irizarry about what to do when your design and dev team starts to fall apart.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your iOS applications better at spec.fm/dolby.

May 10, 2017

Squares Conference (feat. Aaron D. Campbell)

In today's episode, I interview WordPress security lead Aaron Campbell.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at spec.fm/dolby.

May 8, 2017

Job Descriptions vs. Job Realities

In today's episode, I talk about some differences between a typical job description versus realities you may actually experience.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby

May 5, 2017

Listener Question: David asks About How to Answer Tooling Questions

In today's episode, I answer listener David's question about how to answer questions from peers about tooling.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

May 3, 2017

Feedback Loops - The Smallest Unit of Learning

In today's episode, we talk about the importance of feedback loops.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

May 1, 2017

Interview with Chris Albon (Part 3 of 3)

In today's episode, I interview Chris Albon, co-host of Partially Derivative, a fantastic casual discussion podcast about all things data science. Chris is joined by Vidya Spandana and Jonathon Morgan on the show. We discuss the exciting prospects of machine learning and data science in this three part interview!

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

April 28, 2017

Interview with Chris Albon (Part 2 of 3)

In today's episode, I interview Chris Albon, co-host of Partially Derivative, a fantastic casual discussion podcast about all things data science. Chris is joined by Vidya Spandana and Jonathon Morgan on the show. We discuss the exciting prospects of machine learning and data science in this three part interview!

Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!

April 26, 2017

Interview with Chris Albon (Part 1 of 3)

In today's episode, I interview Chris Albon, co-host of Partially Derivative, a fantastic casual discussion podcast about all things data science. Chris is joined by Vidya Spandana and Jonathon Morgan on the show. We discuss the exciting prospects of machine learning and data science in this three part interview!

Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!

April 24, 2017

Building Your Intuition

In today's episode we talk about intuition as the shared fluency for experts.

April 21, 2017

You Can't Control Random

In today's episode, we'll discuss the illusion of control, and why you can't control random.

April 19, 2017

Interview with Ben Halpern (@ThePracticalDev, Part 2)

In today's episode, I talk with Ben Halpern. You may know him from his tweets as @ThePracticalDev. Ben also is the founder of dev.to, a site for developers to share knowledge and culture with one another.

Check out dev.to to learn a bit more about what Ben has created!

April 17, 2017

Interview with Ben Halpern (@ThePracticalDev, Part 1)

In today's episode, I talk with Ben Halpern. You may know him from his tweets as @ThePracticalDev. Ben also is the founder of dev.to, a site for developers to share knowledge and culture with one another.

Check out dev.to to learn a bit more about what Ben has created!

April 14, 2017

A Simple Shift for Your Email Inbox Strategy

In today's episode, we'll be talking about a very simple shift for your emailing strategy.

April 12, 2017

Listener Question: How Do I stand Out as a Job Applicant?

In today's episode, we discuss Supui's question regarding how to stand out as an applicant. We reinforce some of the things we've discussed previously, and introduce some new ideas as well. Thanks to Supui for the question!

April 10, 2017

Listener Question: Jonathan Bocarra Asks About Content Generation and Baby Preparation

In today's episode, I answer listener Jonathan's question about getting ready for a baby, and simultaneously planning content.

April 7, 2017

How to Hire Well, Even When Limited by Company Policies

In today's episode, we talk about hiring in a constrained scenario.

April 5, 2017

Ep. 365 - Practical Ways to Jumpstart Brainstorming

Today is Developer Tea's 365th episode!

In today's episode, we discuss some practical ways to get brainstorming jumpstarted.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

April 3, 2017

Listener Question: Kan Asks About Creating Reliable Behavioral Systems

In today's episode, I answer a listener question about behavioral patterns.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

March 31, 2017

This Mistake Could Be Killing Your Resumé

In today's episode, we'll talk about a mistake you may be making with your resumé (and how to avoid it).

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

March 29, 2017

Why You Should Evaluate How You're Spending Your Mental Energy

In today's episode, we'll be talking about the importance of a simple step into mental awareness.

The first step into mental awareness can change your behavior - that's exactly what we'll talk about in today's episode. Don't forget to sign up for Soft Skills Weekly at https://softskillsweekly.com!

March 27, 2017

One Super Simple Tactic to Regain Your Time

In today's episode, I discuss a simple way of regaining time in your day that has worked very well for me.

March 24, 2017

Using Substitute Questions to Gain a Better Perspective

In today's episode, we talk about using substitute questions to gain new and unique perspectives.

Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at spec.fm/pusher

March 22, 2017

Interview with Brad Frost (@brad_frost, part 2)

In today's episode, I interview Brad Frost, known for coining the term "Atomic Design." Brad literally wrote the book on this subject, and now consults with companies on how to express their brand from language all the way down to the smallest piece of their UI.

Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at spec.fm/pusher

March 20, 2017

Interview with Brad Frost (@brad_frost, part 1)

In today's episode, I interview Brad Frost, known for coining the term "Atomic Design." Brad literally wrote the book on this subject, and now consults with companies on how to express their brand from language all the way down to the smallest piece of their UI.

March 17, 2017

Listener Question: Can I Lead Remotely? (part 2)

In today's episode, I answer a listener question about whether or not it's possible to lead a team from a remote office. We go pretty in depth on this topic, and this is the second of two parts.

March 15, 2017

Listener Question: Can I Lead Remotely? (part 1)

In today's episode, I answer a listener question about whether or not it's possible to lead a team from a remote office. We go pretty in depth on this topic, and it will run over to a second part.

March 13, 2017

Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 3 of 3)

In today's episode, I finish my interview Dain Miller, creator of Start Here FM, http://starthere.fm and Director of Tech at Midroll. Make sure you subscribe if you don't want to miss future interviews and content from Developer Tea!

Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at spec.fm/pusher

March 10, 2017

Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 2 of 3)

In today's episode, I interview Dain Miller, creator of Start Here FM. This interview is completely packed, so make sure you subscribe if you don't want to miss the final part of the interview!

Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at https://spec.fm/pusher

March 8, 2017

Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 1 of 3)

In today's episode, I interview Dain Miller, creator of Start Here FM. This interview is completely packed, so make sure you subscribe if you don't want to miss the next part!

Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at https://spec.fm/pusher

March 6, 2017

Don't Trust Your Friends

In today's episode, we'll discuss why your friends, coworkers, and others you spend a lot of time around may not always give you the greatest advice.

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

March 3, 2017

Not So Trivial: Things That Can Kill Your Focus

In today's episode, we talk about how even seemingly trivial things can be incredibly important for your focus.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

March 1, 2017

How the First Guideline Changes Your Behavior Drastically

In today's episode, we talk about how even the first guideline can make a MASSIVE difference in your behavior.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

February 27, 2017

Folklore In Your Code

In today's episode, we talk about a characteristic of code that should throw a warning flag: when you tell a story to describe your code.

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

February 24, 2017

System Vs. Will Power

In today's episode, we talk about the importance of systems over will-power, and how you can run on autopilot without experiencing the side effects of laziness.

February 22, 2017

Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part Two

Laurence Bradford and I finish up our conversation about the job market, knowing what you want to do, publishing, and many other topics relevant to the modern developer.

Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.

February 20, 2017

Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part One

In today's episode, I interview Laurence Bradford. Laurence is the creator of Learn Code With Me. For the majority of this interview, we discuss the ambiguity and difficulty of the job market, and finding your way.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby

February 17, 2017

What it Means to Rush

In today's episode, we talk about what it means to rush, and what you can do to avoid it.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby

February 15, 2017

Listener Question: Harshitha Asks About Startups Vs. Personal Projects

In today's episode, we talk about creating effective communication protocols.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby

February 13, 2017

Create an Effective Communication Protocol With these Rules

In today's episode, we talk about creating effective communication protocols.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.

February 10, 2017

Three Insights About Heuristics That Can Supercharge Your Decisionmaking

In today's episode, we talk about how you can use heuristics to make better, faster decisions.

Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!

February 8, 2017

Code Review Excuses

In today's episode, I outline excuses people often use for not doing code reviews.

Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!

February 6, 2017

Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 2)

In today's episode, I finish my interview with Lauren Cutrell. Lauren is the Director of Interactive at Whiteboard, and she also happens to be my wife! We talk about agile, scrum, and how to make those things simple for developers and clients.

Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!

February 3, 2017

Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 1)

In today's episode, I interview Lauren Cutrell. Lauren is the Director of Interactive at Whiteboard, and she also happens to be my wife! We talk about agile, scrum, and how to make those things simple for developers and clients.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

February 1, 2017

The Einstellung Effect

In today's episode, we talk about a phenomenon called the Einstellung Effect.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

January 30, 2017

Interview with Kalid Azad (part 3 of 3)

In today's episode, I finish my interview with Kalid Azad!

Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.

January 27, 2017

Interview with Kalid Azad (part 2 of 3)

In today's episode, I interview a returning guest, Kalid Azad! Kalid is the creator of BetterExplained.com.

Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.

January 25, 2017

Interview with Kalid Azad (part 1 of 3)

In today's episode, I interview a returning guest, Kalid Azad! Kalid is the creator of BetterExplained.com.

Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.

January 23, 2017

Listener Question: Johannes Asks About Getting Hired in the United States

In today's episode, I answer Johannes question about his dream of working in a small agency in the states after graduating.

Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.

January 20, 2017

3 Questions Your Should Be Asking Before Starting A Project

In today's episode, we ask 3 questions you should always ask before any project.

Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.

January 18, 2017

Interview w/ Wes Bos (part 2)

In today's episode, I interview the creator of JavaScript30 and talented JavaScript developer Wes Bos.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

January 16, 2017

Interview w/ Wes Bos (Part 1)

In today's episode, I interview the creator of JavaScript30 and talented JavaScript developer Wes Bos.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

January 13, 2017

Prototyping A Pilot Project

In today's episode, we talk about prototypes, processes, and the intersection between the two. Sometimes to get something big done, you have to think small.

Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

January 11, 2017

Finding Your Perspective

In today's episode, we talk about gaining perspective by recognizing your own fallibility.

Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea" for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.

January 9, 2017

Understand Your Environment

In today's episode ,we discuss the importance of understanding various components of your environment.

Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce, the open source eCommerce solution! Get 25% off by goofing to http://spec.fm/woocommerce and use the code developertea.

January 6, 2017

Async Code & Promises

Today we talk about JavaScript's asynchronous abilities.

Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea" for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.

January 4, 2017

2 Years of Tea

Today, we celebrate two incredible years of Developer Tea! We're celebrating this year by launching a contest on CodePen. Listen for more details!

Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea: for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.

January 2, 2017

The Anatomy of Change

In today's episode, we're talking about the transtheoretical model of behavioral change. This will help you understand the different stages you go through when making a resolution to shift your behavior.

Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea: for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.

December 30, 2016

Interview with Josh Muccio (Part 2)

In today's episode, we talk with Josh Muccio for part two of our interview about The Pitch. Make sure you catch part one!

December 28, 2016

Interview with Josh Muccio (Part 1)

In today's episode, I interview Josh Muccio, the creator of The Pitch (thepitch.fm).

December 19, 2016

How Time Affects Decisions

In today's episode, we discuss the different ways that time can affect our perception of our own knowledge, especially with relation to trusting that knowledge.

Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!

December 16, 2016

Avoiding, "I Told You So"

In today's episode, we talk about avoiding the passive aggressive "I Told You So" conversations.

Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!

December 14, 2016

Listener Question: Alex Asks About Getting Back Into The Game

In today's episode, Alex asks about getting back into development after a long hiatus. We discuss age discrimination and whether or not to put old experience on a brand new resumé.

Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!

December 12, 2016

Lessons From The Lab

In today's episode, we discuss lessons we can learn from the lab.

Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!

December 9, 2016

Listener Question: John Wood Asks About Looking for Development Jobs

In today's episode, I answer listener John Wood's question about sharing his future plans with potential employers.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

December 7, 2016

Two Anti-Patterns To Avoid

In today's episode, we'll be talking about two anti-patterns you should be avoiding in your code.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

December 5, 2016

3 Commitments for 2017

In today's episode, we'll be talking about three commitments you can make as you prepare for 2017.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

December 2, 2016

Listener Question: Cody Asks About Developer Speed

In today's episode, I answer listener Cody's question about speed, quality, and what to do when your manager asks you to cut corners.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

November 28, 2016

Listener Question: Josh Asks About Getting A Raise

In today's episode, we talk about Josh's question regarding negotiating a raise.

November 21, 2016

Patrick Asks About What to Do When You Live in a Tech-Company Wasteland

In today's episode, Patrick asks about what to do when you have no tech companies near you to apply at. We talk a bit about the Developer Career Roadmap, and I give advice for working remotely.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.

November 18, 2016

Empathy + Celebrating 5 Million Listens

In today's episode we celebrate 5 million listens, and then we talk about empathy.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.

November 16, 2016

DCR Step 9: Replace Yourself

In today's episode, we cover the final step in the Developer Career Roadmap: Replace Yourself.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.

November 14, 2016

DCR Step 8: Do Your Job Better Than Anyone Else

In today's episode, we cover the next step in the Developer Career Roadmap.

Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.

November 11, 2016

DCR: Step 7 - Interviewing

In today's episode, we talk about the incredibly important process of interviewing. More specifically, where you should interview, and for what position.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

November 9, 2016

Listener Question: Donovan Asks About Analysis Paralysis

In today's episode, we talk about Donovan's question regarding his analysis paralysis.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get your own Linux server in the cloud with full control in just minutes. You can also get $20 of Linode credit if you use the code developertea at checkout, or go straight to spec.fm/linode.

November 7, 2016

DCR: Step 6 - Going Public

In today's episode, we talk about Developer Career Roadmap step 6, going public.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get your own Linux server in the cloud with full control in just minutes. You can also get $20 of Linode credit if you use the code developertea at checkout, or go straight to spec.fm/linode.

November 4, 2016

Listener Question: Charissa Asks About Handling a Stressful Situation

In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Charissa about her stressful work situation as a brand new developer.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

November 2, 2016

Developer Career Roadmap Step 5: Cross Train (part 2)

In today's episode, we talk about the 5th step in the Developer Career Roadmap - cross training.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

October 31, 2016

Developer Career Roadmap, Step 5: Cross Train

In today's episode, we talk about the 5th step in the Developer Career Roadmap - cross training.

October 28, 2016

DCR: Step 4 - Internships

In today's episode, we cover the fourth step in the Developer Career Roadmap: Getting an internship or an entry level position in the industry.

We announced the Developer Career Roadmap earlier this month with the goal of helping early career stage developers create a solid plan with actionable steps to advance their career. Subscribe if you don't want to miss out on future episodes of Developer Tea!

October 26, 2016

Interview with David Rael (Part 2)

In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire.

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October 24, 2016

Interview with Dave Rael (Part 1)

In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire.

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October 21, 2016

DCR-Step 3: Skill Set Development (Part 2)

In today's episode, we discuss step three in the Developer Career Roadmap, the never ending learning cycle.

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October 19, 2016

DCR - Step 3: Learning About Companies (Part 1)

In today's episode, we start step 3 of the Developer Career Roadmap.

Today's episode is sponsored by http://www.spec.fm/hired! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to Hired now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

October 17, 2016

DCR Step Two: Picking a Base Language

In today's episode, we talk about step one in the Developer Career Roadmap: picking your base programming language.

The Developer Career Roadmap is intended to provide guidelines for someone at any point in their career who wants to become a full-time software developer.

Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.

October 14, 2016

Dev Career Roadmap, Step One: Create a Time Budget

In today's episode, we talk about step one in the Developer Career Roadmap: budgeting your time.

The Developer Career Roadmap is intended to provide guidelines for someone at any point in their career who wants to become a full-time software developer.

Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.

October 12, 2016

Announcing Developer Career Roadmap

In today's episode, I am very excited to announce the Developer Career Roadmap!

Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.

October 10, 2016

Getting Over Language Barriers

In today's episode, we talk about language barriers, and how to get over them. We're not talking about native versus non-native languages - instead, we're talking about learning how to name new concepts. I'll give you three specific tips for better handling these kinds of language barriers!

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October 7, 2016

Anti-Advice

Sometimes, what you hear on this podcast is bad advice. In general, we try to provide guide rails for your career, but to get the most out of a general rule, you have to apply it specifically. That's what we talk about in today's episode.

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October 5, 2016

Listener Question: Kevin asks About College

In today'a episode, listener Kevin asks about whether he should return to college or not.

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October 3, 2016

Listener Question: Matt asks, What To Do About Job Boredom?

In today's episode, Matt asks about what to do when he gets bored at his job. Hint: quitting is not always the answer!

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September 30, 2016

Listener Question: Amanda asks about Building Resumés and Cover Letters

In today's episode, we talk about the do's and don't's of resumés and cover letters thanks to a question from listener Amanda.

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September 28, 2016

Listener Question: Abigail asks about Interview Attire

In today's question, Abigail asks about appropriate interview attire! Ask your question by emailing developertea@gmail.com.

Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at Zendesk.com/developertea today!

September 26, 2016

Thinking About Logic Paths

In today's episode, we discuss how logic paths can help you understand how to construct clearer code.

Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at Zendesk.com/developertea today!

September 23, 2016

Lighter Objects for Better REST Apps

Today's question is about creating better REST applications by making lighter objects.

Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Go and learn more about the fantastic resources we're creating for you daily at Spec.fm.

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September 21, 2016

Listener Question: Naren Asks About Realistic Working Hours

In today's episode, I answer a listener question from Naren who wants to know how many hours are realistic for a developer to produce work in a given day.

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September 19, 2016

Listener Question: Lars Asks About How To Work With Difficult Developers

In today's episode I discuss how to deal with a difficult team member, addressing a question from listener Lars. Thanks for the question, Lars!

Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Go and learn more about the fantastic resources we're creating for you daily at Spec.fm.

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September 16, 2016

The O-Word

In today's episode, we talk about talking. Specifically, we talk about using the word "obviously", as well as a few other "L-Y" words.

Why are words so important? How can word choice affect our thinking and relationships?

Thanks to listener Joey for sending in this question!

September 14, 2016

Re-Air: Listener Question: Mujthaba Asks About What To Do When You Don't Know

Note: Today's episode is a re-airing of an episode that came out last week. Tune in Friday for a brand new episode of Developer Tea!

In today's episode, we talk about how to handle questions that you don't have good answers to.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

September 12, 2016

The Truth About Old Code

In today's episode, we talk about old code. Even though it may seem easier to rip out the old code and replace it entirely, slow down and listen to this episode first! Don't forget to subscribe in whatever podcasting app you use.

September 9, 2016

Picking the Right Side Project

In today's episode, we talk about the aspects that make for a great side project to increase your employability.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

September 7, 2016

Listener Question: Mujthaba Asks About What To Do When You Don't Know

In today's episode, we talk about how to handle questions that you don't have good answers to.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

September 5, 2016

3 Refactoring Techniques You Can Employ In Under 5 Minutes

In today's episode, we talk about three refactoring techniques, each you can employ in under 5 minutes.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

September 2, 2016

Deliberate Practice: Part 2

In today's episode, we're talking specifically about deliberate practice.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

August 31, 2016

Deliberate Practice: Part 1

In today's episode, we're talking specifically about deliberate practice.

Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

August 29, 2016

Tips for Students

In today's episode, I talk to those of you who are students starting school this semester.

Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show and share with a student you think will enjoy this episode!

August 26, 2016

3 Things Aspiring Developers Should Be Doing Today

Today's episode is for all aspiring developers, and you can start today. It won't be easy, but it will work.

August 24, 2016

Digging Up Your Job Description

In today's episode, we talk about digging up your job description - your real job description, not just that list of languages you put on your resumé.

Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

August 22, 2016

3 Concrete Ways to Be a Better Co-worker

In today's episode, we talk about 3 simple, concrete ways you can be a better coworker, starting today.

Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Go to https://bit.ly/DevTeaOniTunes to review the show on iTunes today!

August 19, 2016

Poison Series: #02 - Indecision

In today's episode, we talk about the importance of overcoming indecision.

Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at http://zendesk.com/developertea today!

August 17, 2016

Poison Series: #01 - Cynicism

In today's episode, we begin a mini-series on developer poisons. Our first poisonous nemesis is cynicism. We'll talk about ways to effectively combat cynicism.

Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

August 15, 2016

My Top Productivity Practice

In today's episode, I talk about my top productivity practice. I'll give you a hint: there's no hacks or tricks in this episode. Just hard work.

August 12, 2016

Getting Fast First

In today's episode, we talk about the importance of performance (especially as it relates to UI) and how getting fast first can ultimately lead to a cheaper project cost in the end.

Be sure to share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it!

August 10, 2016

Finding Invisible Levers

In today's episode, we talk about the concept of "invisible levers", and how you can use the concept to help relieve tension in your projects.

Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

August 8, 2016

Listener Question: Daman asks about Part Two

In today's episode, listener Daman asks about what to do next in his career.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

August 5, 2016

Listener Question: Sahar's Second Question On the Show! Sahar asks, "Is it ok to ask for a trial period as a candidate?"

In today's episode, I answer Sahar's question about whether or not it's okay to ask for a trial period as the interviewee.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

August 3, 2016

Simple Machines

In today's episode, we talk about the redirection of misplaced energy through the lens of 7th grade science.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

August 1, 2016

Putting Process in its Place

In today's episode, we'll talk about putting process in it's correct place, and problems we can face when we use process incorrectly in our business.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

July 29, 2016

Effective Simulations

In today's episode, I discuss the importance of effective simulations for developers.

Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

July 27, 2016

Listener Question: Michael Asks About Qualifications for Career Changes

In today's episode I answer listener Michael's question about being qualified to jump career tracks.

Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

July 25, 2016

The Business of Good Code

In today's episode, we talk about some of the characteristics of good code, and why it's so important for businesses to invest in good code.

Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

July 22, 2016

Listener Question: Brett Asks About How to Identify When You're Being Set Up For Failure

In today's episode, listener Brett asks about what you should do when someone sets you up for failure.

Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm, where designers and developers gather to level up in their careers. If you're interested in sharing your message with thousands of talented designers, developers, and entrepreneurs at the top of their field, head over to spec.fm/sponsors today!

July 20, 2016

Working on Saturdays

In today's episode, I answer yet another question from Reddit about working overtime.

Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! If you are interested in having your message in front of thousands of developers and designers, head over to http://spec.fm/sponsors to learn more today!

July 18, 2016

Reddit CS Career Questions

In today's episode, I'm answering a few random questions from Reddit's r/cscareerquestions subreddit.

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July 14, 2016

Listener Question: Am I Too Old for a Career in Tech?

In today's episode, I answer Utsha and Kim's questions about whether or not they are too old for a career in the tech industry.

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July 13, 2016

Two Common Questions from Early Career Developers

In today's episode, we'll talk about two common questions from early-career developers.

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July 11, 2016

Three Habits of Great Learners

In today's episode, I talk about three habits of great learners that you can adopt into your own habit system today!

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July 8, 2016

Listener Question: Marc Asks About Testing Private Methods

In today's episode, I answer a few questions from listener Marc about testing.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

July 7, 2016

Part 2: Interview with Rita Rovira

In today's episode I talk with Rita Rovira, who has been in the business of hiring developers for most of her career.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

July 5, 2016

Part 1: Interview with Rita Rovira

In today's episode I talk with Rita Rovira, who has been in the business of hiring developers for most of her career.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

July 1, 2016

Listener Jack Asks About Applying New Knowledge

In today's episode, I answer listener Jack's questions about applying information he is learning through reading and other resources.

Jack contacted me via Slack, and you can too! Head over to http://spec.fm/slack to join us, and thousands of other developers and designers, today!

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

June 29, 2016

Question: How Do You Job Hunt During Internships?

In today's episode, I answer a question from Reddit about job hunting during an internship.

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

June 27, 2016

Listener Question: Brad Asks About Leadership

In today's episode, we'll talk about a question sent in by listener Brad about becoming a leader.

Join the Spec Slack community at spec.fm/slack to ask your question!

June 24, 2016

The Tone of Code

In today's episode, we talk about the "tone of code."

June 22, 2016

Air, Fuel & Ignition

In today's episode, I share with you a metaphor you can use that may help the next time you get stuck troubleshooting a bug.

June 20, 2016

Listener Question: Jona Asks About Designer Developers

In today's episode, I answer listener and designer Jona's question about coming into a development career.

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

June 17, 2016

Picturing the Perfect Client

In today's episode we're talking about picturing the perfect client. The challenge to you is to think about your goals and your dream clients.

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June 15, 2016

Reddit User Question: Parag0n asks about Architecting Projects

In today's episode, Parag0n asks a question on Reddit about architecting a large software system for the first time.

(Original question on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/cscareerquestions/comments/4nt759/expected_to_plan_and_architect_a_project_and_im/)

June 13, 2016

The Great Developer Mindset: Getting Acquainted with Failure

In today's episode, we talk about getting acquainted with failure.

Today's episode is brought to you by Spec. If you're interested in sharing your message with tens of thousands of developers and designers, head over to spec.fm/sponsors and reach out to our team!

June 10, 2016

Leading People to Meeting Victories

In today's episode, we talk about leading people to victory in meetings.

Today's episode is brought to you by Spec. If you're interested in sharing your message with tens of thousands of developers and designers, head over to spec.fm/sponsors and reach out to our team!

June 8, 2016

Answering Listener Questions: Jean Michel asks about avoiding bike shedding

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

June 6, 2016

Great Developer Mindset: Redefining Complete

In today's episode, we're talking about redefining "Complete". This episode is the second in the "Great Developer Mindset" series.

Today's discussion talks about when to consider your code complete, and the dangers of skipping the details.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

June 3, 2016

Answering Listener Questions: Ajay asks about learning project ideas

In today's episode, I answer listener Ajay's question about how to determine what type of project he should choose to learn JavaScript.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

June 1, 2016

Defeating The Interview Lull

In today's episode, we talk about defeating the interview lull.

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May 30, 2016

The Work / Life Equation

In today's episode , we're talking about the Work/Life Equation.

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May 27, 2016

The Great Developer Mindset - Demystifying Code

In today's episode, I'll be doing the first in a series of episodes about the Great Developer Mindset. In this part, we will talk about demystifying code.

Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes!

May 25, 2016

Interview with Tony Hillerson (Part 2)

In today's episode I talk to Tony Hillerson, author of "Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Days." This a longer interview, split into two separate parts - be certain to subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes!

Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!

May 23, 2016

Interview with Tony Hillerson (@thillerson, Part 1)

In today's episode I talk to Tony Hillerson, author of "Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Days." This a longer interview, split into two separate parts - be certain to subscribe so you don't miss out on part two!

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

May 20, 2016

The Assumption of Impossible

In today's short inspiration episode, we discuss the "assumption of impossibility."

May 18, 2016

Flexible Decision Terms

In today's episode, we talk about the "shutdown", yes-ifs, and flexible decision terms.

Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!

May 16, 2016

Live with Ismael Burciaga (@burciaga) at @SquaresConference

In today's episode, I talk with Ismael Burciaga, creator of Squares, about conferences and taking a first step into unfamiliar territory.

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

May 13, 2016

Live @SquaresConference with Andi Graham (@andigrahambsd)

In today's episode, I interview Andi Graham, CMO and managing partner at Big Sea Design.

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

May 11, 2016

Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ @KimBost: Part 2

In today's episode, I had a chance to speak with Kim Bost, product designer at Dropbox!

Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!

May 9, 2016

Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ Kim Bost: Part 1

In today's episode, I had a chance to speak with Kim Bost, product designer at Dropbox!

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

May 6, 2016

Key Moments in Client Relationships

In today's episode, I talk about 4 key moments on when to spend your energy to maintain a positive client relationship.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

May 4, 2016

Listener Question: John asks "How Do I Transition from Mid to Senior Level Development?"

In today's episode, I talk to Developer Tea listener John about his transition period between jobs.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

May 2, 2016

Improving Views

In today's episode we discuss 3 ways to improve your views.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

April 29, 2016

Maintaining Realationships with Your Colleagues

In today's episode, I'll talk with you about maintaining relationships with your colleagues!

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April 27, 2016

Part 2: Performance Budget for Optimization

In today's episode (and the next episode of Developer Tea), we discuss avoiding over-optimization by creating a "performance budget".

Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!

April 25, 2016

Part 1: Performance Budget for Optimization

In today's episode (and the next episode of Developer Tea), we discuss avoiding over-optimization by creating a "performance budget".

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

April 22, 2016

Proactive Client Communication

Today's episode is all about proactive client communication!

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April 20, 2016

Refactoring Based on Code Responsibility

In today's episode, I give you some tips for refactoring based on the responsibility of your code.

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April 18, 2016

Abstract Mental Models

In today's episode, I talk about four different types of abstract mental models.

Today's episode is sponsored by Squares Conference! Go to SquaresConference.com and use the code SPECFM25 at checkout to get 25% off your ticket to Squares. I'll see you there!

April 15, 2016

Part Two: Chris Castiglione (@castig)

In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Castiglione (@castig), one of the cofounders of One Month (onemonth.com).

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

April 13, 2016

Part One: Chris Castiglione (@castig)

In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Castiglione (@castig), one of the cofounders of One Month (onemonth.com).

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

April 8, 2016

Two Incredibly Important Mindsets for Becoming a Great Debugger

Debugging is a part of every developer's career. In fact, a large portion of what developers do is fix code. In today's episode, I'm going to share with you two important mindsets to have to become a great debugger.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

April 6, 2016

Interval Thinking

In today's episode, we'll discuss a perspective, "interval thinking", that could help return your estimation efforts to a more sane place.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

April 4, 2016

Minimum Viable Prioritization

In today's episode, I want to give you a mindset for prioritization that I believe can stick with you for the rest of your career.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

April 1, 2016

Foolishly Generous

In today's episode of Developer Tea, I issue a challenge to you, the listener, to be foolishly generous.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

March 30, 2016

Listener Question: Matt Gale Asks About Onboarding New Team Memebers

In today's episode, I talk about bringing new team members up to speed (this is a question from listener Matt Gale).

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

March 28, 2016

🎉 3 Million Listens! 🎉

In today's episode, I'm celebrating an amazing 3 million listens (thank you!) by going back to the core fundamentals of Developer Tea: Focus.

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

March 25, 2016

Experienced Developers and Impostor Syndrome

In today's episode, I talk about impostor syndrome, specifically as it relates to the experienced developer.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

March 23, 2016

Part Two: Interview with Sam Lambert (@isamlambert)

In today's episode, I interview Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub.

Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

March 21, 2016

Part One: Interview with Sam Lambert (@isamlambert)

In today's episode, I interview Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

March 18, 2016

Listener Question: Simon Asks About Assimilating into A New Company Culture

In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Simon about assimilating into a new culture. Simon's previous question can be found here: http://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/16063

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

March 16, 2016

Part Two: Interview with Kalid Azad @betterexplained

In today's episode, I interview Kalid Azad, writer and teacher, and creator of BetterExplained.com.

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

March 14, 2016

Part One: Interview with Kalid Azad (@betterexplained)

In today's episode, I interview Kalid Azad, writer and teacher, and creator of BetterExplained.com.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

March 11, 2016

Crafting The Interview Process

In today's episode, I talk about crafting a better interview process.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

March 9, 2016

Part Two: Interview with Rachel Smith

In today's episode, I talk with Rachel Smith, a JavaScript developer currently working at CodePen!

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

March 7, 2016

Part One: Interview with Rachel Smith

In today's episode, I talk with Rachel Smith, a JavaScript developer currently working at CodePen!

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

March 4, 2016

Part Two: Interview With Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz)

In today's episode, I interview Kenneth Reitz, Python product owner at Heroku!

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

March 2, 2016

Part One: Interview With Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz)

In today's episode, I interview Kenneth Reitz, Python product owner at Heroku!

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

February 29, 2016

Episode 200!

Today's episode is the 200th episode of Developer Tea! In this episode, I skip the stats, and instead share with you some of the things I've learned along the way of building this podcast since last January.

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

February 26, 2016

Thinking Hats

In today's episode, we'll be talking about remaining flexible and wearing multiple "thinking hats."

Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.

February 24, 2016

Part Two: Interview w/ Jason Snell

In today's episode, I continue my interview with Jason Snell!

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February 22, 2016

Part One: Interview w/ Jason Snell

In today's episode I have the pleasure of being joined by Jason Snell!

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

February 19, 2016

Client Relationships: Meeting Preparation Tips

In today's episode, we're going to discuss a few tips for preparing for a client meeting.

February 17, 2016

Part Two: Interview with David Hemphill

In today's episode, I interview designer and developer David Hemphill.

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

February 15, 2016

Part One: Interview with David Hemphill

In today's episode, I interview designer and developer David Hemphill.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

February 12, 2016

Building and Maintaining Client Relationships: Active Listening

In today's episode, we're talking about a fundamental skill for building client relationships: active listening.

Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.

February 10, 2016

Part Two: Simon St. Laurent

In today's episode, I'll be talking with Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and veteran web developer.

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

February 8, 2016

Part One: Simon St. Laurent

In today's episode, I'll be talking with Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and veteran web developer.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

February 5, 2016

Turbulence

In today's episode, I talk about turbulence, and a new approach to responding to difficulties you encounter.

Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.

February 3, 2016

Part 2: Una Kravets (@Una)

In today's episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate.

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

February 1, 2016

Part 1: Una Kravets (@Una)

In today's episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

January 29, 2016

Crucial Steps for Interview Preparation

In today's episode, we will discuss crucial steps for interview preparation.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to https://linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

January 27, 2016

Part 2 - Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors)

In today's episode, I continue my interview with Rachel Nabors. Head over to Spec.fm if you missed the first part!

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

January 25, 2016

Part 1 - Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors)

In today’s episode, I interview Rachel Nabors, front-end developer, animator, speaker, and writer.

January 22, 2016

Sunk Cost Fallacy and 3 Traps to Avoid

In today's episode, we will discuss the sunk cost fallacy and 3 traps that lead to the sunk cost fallacy that you should avoid.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account!

January 20, 2016

Learning On The Job

In today's episode, I discuss four tips for learning on the job.

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

January 18, 2016

Comparison Conundrums

In today's episode, we discuss the problems we may encounter when we employ one of our brain's superpowers, comparison.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

January 15, 2016

Features You Don't Need (At Least For Now)

In today's episode of Developer Tea, I talk about features your application doesn't need (at least for now). This episode is focused mostly towards early application development, but we discuss a few things that are completely relevant to later stage applications as well.

Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account!

January 13, 2016

Developer Tea Gear: From My Room to Your Ears

Today's episode talks all about gear! We're discussing the gear I use to record this podcast.

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

January 11, 2016

Cognitive Biases That Can Kill Your Product

In today's episode, we discuss two cognitive biases that could kill your work, whether you are creating a startup product or working for a well established business.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $4,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

January 8, 2016

Listener Question: Felix Asks, "How do I gain the experience needed for the job I want?"

In today's episode, I respond to a question from listener Felix about getting past the "no experience" problem.

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January 6, 2016

Celebrating One Year of Developer Tea

In today's episode, I celebrate the one-year anniversary of Developer Tea! Thank you for making this year great. I look forward to many more!

January 4, 2016

Three Tips For Practicing Focus

In today’s episode, we talk about focus, once again! Focus is a topic that can’t be covered enough.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!

January 1, 2016

Making Your Resolutions Stick

Happy New Year! In today's episode, I talk about resolutions. It's 2016, and you're probably making resolutions for the New Year. Listen to this episode if you want to make them stick.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! Go to onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% your first month today!

December 30, 2015

Part Two: Interview with Marcelo Somers & John Gully

In today's episode, I continue my interview with Marcelo Somers and John Gully.

December 28, 2015

Part One: Interview with Marcelo Somers (@marcelosomers) & John Gully (@johngully)

In today's episode, I interview Marcelo Somers and John Gully, creators of The Pattern Pack (patternpack.org).

Thanks to today's sponsor, OneMonth.com! Head over to onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% off your first month of enrollment!

December 25, 2015

Bonus Episode: Season's Greetings

Happy Holidays! Today, I simply want to thank you, and challenge you to start thinking about the upcoming year, and reflect on the past year.

December 23, 2015

When Documentation Is A Bad Thing

In today's episode, we talk about when documentation can be a bad thing.

December 21, 2015

Part Two: Interview with Christopher Schmitt (@teleject)

In today's episode, I finish the interview with Christopher Schmitt.

December 18, 2015

Part One: Interview With Christopher Schmitt (@teleject)

In today's episode, I talk with Christopher Schmitt, author of CSS Cookbook and part owner of Environments for Humans.

Thank you to today's sponsor, Digital Ocean! Use the code DEVELOPERTEA at checkout to receive a $10 credit to your account.

December 16, 2015

Opinions: Ally or Enemy

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December 14, 2015

Talking about User Experience and Education w/ Jessica Ivins (@jessicaivins) - Part Two

In today's episode, I continue my interview with Jessica Ivins.

Today's episode doesn't have a specific sponsor. Instead, head over to spec.fm and check out the other shows on the network!

December 11, 2015

Talking about User Experience and Education with Jessica Ivins (@jessicaivins) - Part One

In today's episode, I had a chance to interview Jessica Ivins. Jessica is a User Experience educator at Center Centre.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!

December 9, 2015

Listener Question: Matt Hirsch asks, "Does it make more sense to spend a lot of money on extensive resources or spend less on short courses to learn code?"

In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Matt Hirsch: "Does it make more sense to spend a lot of money on extensive resources or spend less on short courses to learn code?"

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

December 7, 2015

Making The Most Of Your Off Time

In today's episode, we discuss how to make the most of your off time.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at http://onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.

December 4, 2015

The Voice Inside Your Head

In today's episode we discuss the concept of vocalizing the things you are thinking about as you work through a problem - the "voice inside your head."

December 2, 2015

7 Networking Tips for Developers

In today's episode, I share some tips to help you start networking as a developer.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!

November 30, 2015

Part Two: The Great Framework Debate

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

In today's episode, we continue our discussion from last week about frameworks.

November 27, 2015

Part One: The Great Framework Debate

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November 26, 2015

Turkey & Tea

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for listening to Developer Tea. In today's short special episode, I issue a challenge for you!

November 25, 2015

Listener Question: Jean-Michel Asks, "How Do You Know When It's Time To Lead A Team That Has No Leader?"

In today's episode, I respond to Jean-Michel's question about when it's time to step up and lead a team that currently has no leader.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at http://onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.

November 23, 2015

Listener Question: Mark asks, "What's Happening to the Ruby Developer Community?"

What's happening to the Ruby community? Is it flailing, or doing just fine? Some evidence and simple logic says both are possible. Let's explore it a bit further in today's episode!

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!

November 20, 2015

Makers Versus Menders with Andrea Goulet (@andreagoulet)

Today I talk with Andrea Goulet about software "makers and menders." Andrea is the CEO of CorgiBytes. Listen in if you are interested in refactoring and green field projects, and the difference between the two!

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

November 18, 2015

Thinking Small

In today's episode, we talk about solving small problems. I'll give you a few tips for scoping your problems down to be smaller.

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November 16, 2015

Focus, Fear, and Missing Out: Picking Tools Without Anxiety

In today's episode, we talk about FoMO (the fear of missing out) as it relates to deciding what tools to use.

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November 13, 2015

The Frontend at Whiteboard

In today's episode I talk about some of the front-end tools we use at Whiteboard.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to get started today!

November 11, 2015

How To Make Small Things A Big Deal, Plus: Celebrating 2 Million Listens!

Today, I talk about how I grew this show from zero to 2 million users.

November 9, 2015

Getting The Most Out Of A Conference

Today, we talk about participating in conferences, both as a speaker and as an attendee.

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November 6, 2015

Code Without Fear

Code without fear! Happy late Halloween, everyone. :)

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November 4, 2015

Listener Question: Sean asks, "Where Can I Find Well Written Code?"

Sean asked me where to find well written code in Slack. (You can join us by going to http://spec.fm/slack)

November 2, 2015

How do I manage a project that feels too big for one person to handle?

Today I talk about managing projects that seem relatively large for one person (or a small team) to manage.

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

October 30, 2015

Leave It Better Than The Way You Found It

Today I give you a short homily: Leave code (and anything, really) better than you find it!

October 28, 2015

Listener Question: Jake Schwartz (@jakehschwartz_) asks, "How do I suggest improvements to someone else's codebase without offending them?"

Today, I discuss a question Jake Schwartz asked me in the Spec.fm Slack community. You can join our Slack community by going to spec.fm/slack

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October 26, 2015

Part Two: Paul Straw & Sean Washington (@paulstraw & @seanwashington)

In today's episode, I talk to Paul Straw and Sean Washington from Does Not Compute, the newest member of the Spec family.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to get started today!

October 23, 2015

Part One: Paul Straw & Sean Washington (@paulstraw & @seanwashington) talk about focus, JavaScript frameworks, and rites of passage

In today's episode, I talk to Paul Straw and Sean Washington from Does Not Compute, the newest member of the Spec family.

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code Developer Tea at checkout to get $10 credit on your account.

October 21, 2015

Not to Do List: How Warren Buffett Keeps His Priorities Straight

In today's episode, I discuss creating a "not to-do list", inspired by Warren Buffett's "two list strategy."

Today's episode is presented by Spec! For show notes and more episodes, head over to http://spec.fm today.

Don't forget to subscribe!

October 19, 2015

Solving The X/Y Problem

Today, we discuss the X/Y problem.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! Go to onemonth.com/developertea to start learning to code today!

October 16, 2015

9 Questions You Should Always Ask During An Interview

Today I talk to you about questions you should always ask a potential employer.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! The special link for a doubled bonus is https://hired.com/developertea - be sure to use this link when you sign up.

October 14, 2015

Developing Soft Skills & Cultivating Relationships

Today, we'll discuss how to cultivate relationships as a developer.

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October 12, 2015

Feature Runways

In today's episode, we talk about "Feature Runways."

October 9, 2015

Managing Questions

Today we talk about saving time by managing questions.

October 7, 2015

Listener Question: Crispin asks, "What's the threshold from executing to mastering?"

In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Crispin Bennet!

Crispin wrote in and asked me about the balance between learning something ("deep-dive" style) and doing just enough to be productive today.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com (https://hired.com/developertea)! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey!

Don't forget, show notes and all other episodes of Developer Tea can be found at Spec.fm!

October 5, 2015

Constant State of Alert

Today we talk about avoiding a state of constant yellow alert.

October 2, 2015

Part Two: Gregg Pollack & Carlos Souza

Today I talk with Gregg Pollack and Carlos Souza from Codeschool.

Today's episode is brought to you by http://spec.fm!

September 30, 2015

Part One: Gregg Pollack & Carlos Souza (@caike and @greggpollack)

Today I talk with Gregg Pollack and Carlos Souza from Codeschool.

Today's episode is brought to you by http://spec.fm!

September 28, 2015

Destigmatizing Failure

In today's episode, I underline the importance of failure to the learning process, and then we discuss why failure should be destigmatized and looked at more in depth.

Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com! Head over to Hired.com/developertea and you could receive 5 or more job offers in a given week!

September 25, 2015

Fixing the Broken Hiring Process: It's All About Context

In today's episode, we talk about the flawed process we use in the development industry for hiring.

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September 23, 2015

Part Two: Cap Watkins (@cap)

In this second part of my interview with Cap Watkins, we discuss the coexistence of specialization and generalization.

This episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out http://Spec.fm for a ton of content made specifically for developers and designers!

September 21, 2015

Part One: Cap Watkins (@cap)

In today's episode, I had a chance to talk with Cap Watkins, the VP of Design at Buzzfeed, about quite a few things - most importantly, collaboration.

Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Head over to Spec.fm for tons of amazing content, created specifically for developers and designers looking to take their career to the next level.

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September 18, 2015

False Dichotomies

In today's episode, we're talking about ways to avoid false dichotomies.

Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com! Head over to Hired.com/developertea and you could receive 5 or more job offers in a given week!

September 16, 2015

Automation: Creating Higher Order Functionality and Building an Automatic Schedule

Today's episode is a short discussion on automation. We'll explore some helpful ways to look at automation that help make it more than simply scripting repeatable steps.

Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Visit digitalocean.com today and spin up a server in less than one minute!

September 14, 2015

Interview with Eric Elliott: On JavaScript, Writing, and Creating High Velocity Development Teams

In today's episode, I interview Eric Elliott. Eric is a JavaScript developer and author with a lot of knowledge to share! Be sure to check out JavaScript Scene, the blog Eric is primarily responsible for, here: https://medium.com/javascript-scene.

Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out Spec for a constant stream of valuable content for developers and designers!

September 11, 2015

Subjective vs. Concrete Decisions

Today, I talk about a particular framework for making decisions. The framework presents a specific dichotomy between concreteness and subjectivity.

Today's episode is sponsored by Spec.fm! Visit Spec.fm for more information about Developer Tea and podcasts and content for developers and designers.

September 9, 2015

Listener Pubudu Asks How to Avoid Procrastination and Boredom, and Find Renewed Energy for Work

Today, I discuss listener Pubudu's questions about how to find energy and enjoyment in his work, and how to stop procrastinating.

Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! Visit hired.com/developertea today and you could receive 5 or more job offers each week!

September 7, 2015

Listener Question: Sahar asks, "How do I get more out of my day?"

In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Sahar.

Sahar asks me about work life balance when work life is most taxing.

Today's sponsor is DigitalOcean. Head over to digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code Developer Tea at checkout for a $10 credit.

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September 4, 2015

The Messaging Paradigm: Building Programs Around the Concept of Messengers and Receivers

In today's episode we talk about a message passing paradigm for programming.

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September 2, 2015

Closures, Private & Methods

In today's episode we talk about closures and private object methods.

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August 31, 2015

The Best Tool vs. The Right Tool: Don't Forsake Personality When Picking Frameworks or Languages

In today's episode, I'll talk about choosing the best tool vs. choosing the right tool for a job.

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August 28, 2015

Decorator vs. Facade Patterns & Knowing When To Use Them

In today's episode I review decorator and facade patterns.

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August 26, 2015

Listener Question: Simon asks, "How do I switch mindset from personal project to day job?"

Today's listener question is about working on side projects in the same space as your day job.

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August 24, 2015

Rejecting the DRY Principle

Today's episode is about repeating yourself, and knowing when to repeat yourself and when not to.

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August 21, 2015

Time vs. Value: Billing for Features

Today I'm going to be sharing the simple perspective shift that helped me understand how valuable programming is, and billing for your features, not the amount of time you spend building it.

Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

August 19, 2015

The Twelve-Factor App, Part 2: Dependencies & Config

Today we continue our discussion on The Twelve-Factor App. In this episode, we'll be focusing on dependencies and config, offering tips along the way.

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August 17, 2015

The Twelve-Factor App, Part 1: Codebase

Today's episode will be focused around codebase also known as a repository. We'll talk about understanding codebase, implementing techniques and deploying.

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August 15, 2015

Mutable States, Refactory Tips & Reasonable Code Techniques

In today's episode I'll dig into mutable states and go over two things you can do to get away from relying on states.

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August 12, 2015

Reading the Manual

In today's episode, I talk about the importance of stopping assumptions in their tracks by reading manuals. I'll go over documentation, and tips to get you started on the fundamentals of manual reading.

Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code DEVELOPER TEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

August 10, 2015

Intentional Problem Solving: How To Work It Out, Without Google

In today's episode, I talk about intentional problem solving and challenge listeners to stop reaching for the quickest answer and instead experience the problem.

This episode is made possible by Hired.com. Hired is your free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is out there searching for a design or development job or contract work be sure to check out Hired.com/developertea.

August 7, 2015

Listener Question: Dhruv Asks, "What should a beginner like me work on?"

In today's episode I answer the listener question, "What should a beginner like me work on?" Aside from being a better coder, where should you expand knowledge on?

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August 5, 2015

The Power of the Minute & Engineering Memorable Experiences

On Today's episode, I talk about making a good first impression. How can we engineer memorable moments that will have a positive impact on how people remember your product or service?

Today's episode is brought to you by Hired. Hired is your free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is looking for a design or development job be sure to check out http://www.Hired.com/developertea.

August 3, 2015

Single Responsibility Principle: A Class Should Have One, and Only One Reason to Change

In today's episode I review why focus is so important to coding.

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July 31, 2015

Listener Question: Janus asks, As a Designer, when should I let someone else do the code heavy lifting?

Today's episode, I answer a listener question from Janus, who focuses primarily on User Experience and Design.

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July 29, 2015

How to Play to Your Strengths

In today's episode, I'll talk about what strengths can help you recognize which skills to become a master at.

Today's episode is sponsored by Code School. Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Visit www.CodeSchool.com/developertea for more information and start playing courses now.

July 27, 2015

The Disposability of Computing Resources & Fixing Future Bug Anxiety

In today's episode, I talk about the disposability of our computing resources, code testing tips, and how to intermingle coding with planning.

Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPERTEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

July 24, 2015

Anchoring Your Estimations: How to Keep Clients Happy

Clients are never happy when hearing that you've underestimated how long a project will take in reality. In today's episode, I talk about how to anchor your estimations and keep your clients happy, and a quick tip to get you there.

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July 22, 2015

Why You Should Refactor Your Software

In today's episode I'll talk about the importance of refactoring your software, identifying when you should refactor your code and tips and techniques for optimal refactoring to keep your code easier to maintain and easier for future extension.

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July 20, 2015

Listener Question: What's The Difference Between a Junior and Senior Developer?

Today we'll explore what the difference is between a junior and senior level developer, basic characteristics, and how to get from junior, to mid and senior programing levels.

Today's episode is sponsored by Code School. Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Visit www.CodeSchool.com/developertea for more information and start playing courses now.

July 17, 2015

Patrick Hill: Hobby Life vs. Work Life

in today's episode, I get to talk with fellow developer and podcaster Patrick Hill about balancing hobbies and work life.

Today's episode is brought to you by Hired. A free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in development or design check out http://www.Hired.com/developertea. If you or your referral lands the job, Hired will give you $4,000 as a thank you bonus!

July 15, 2015

Grant Ingersoll: The Numbers Don't Lie

In today's episode, Grant and I discuss his book, Taming Text, how he got into Natural Language Processing (NLP), and discover what he thinks is the next big problem to be solved in text and language analysis.

This episode is brought to you by Codeschool. Code School has recently launched a second course on SQL, titled, "The Sequel to SQL." Check it out at codeschool.com/developertea.

July 13, 2015

Episode 100!

Today marks our 100th episode of Developer Tea. To celebrate, today's episode, is dedicated to improvement. I'll talk about the importance of improvement as a developer and as a person, give four tips for continuous improvement, and end with an exciting announcement!

Today's episode is brought to you by OneMonth.

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July 10, 2015

Daily routines and controlling impulsive behaviors

Today I talk about more reasons to have a daily routine.

This episode is presented by Code School. Go to codeschool.com/developertea to learn about their latest SQL course, "The Sequel to SQL".

July 8, 2015

Your Brain: On IKEA as a cognitive bias

Today, I dive into what helps us make good decisions, what hinders our ability to make those good decisions and tips to recognize biases so you can continue to make good decisions on a regular basis.

Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

July 6, 2015

Useful Laziness

In today's episode I talk about the positive and negative effects of laziness, and the overlap between simplicity and complexity.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com - Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just...one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

July 3, 2015

Estimation and shifting focus from absolute to relative

Estimation is so hard to do. Today, I talk about overcoming estimation obstacles, and some tactics to help you along the way.

Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

July 1, 2015

Russ Taylor, Part Two: Bulletproof Vest

In the second half of the two-part interview with Russ, we talk about the importance of testing, testing methods, and how to stay productive.

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June 30, 2015

Russ Taylor, Part One: Continuous Integration

During today's first half of a two-part interview, I have the pleasure of talking with Russ Taylor. Russ works on the continuous integration team at Etsy.

Today's episode is brought to you by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

June 26, 2015

Don't Delay, Say No

In today's episode, I talk about the fatal flaw of putting things off 'til tomorrow, and the simple, yet difficult, solution to the imbalance of the demand we experience versus our capacity to accomplish those demands.

Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship. Go to codeship.com and use code DEVELOPERTEA for 20% off any premium hosted continuous integration platform.

June 24, 2015

Mackenzie Child, Part Two: Design Background, Developer Skill

In Part Two of this episode Mackenzie Child and I talk about his 12 in 12 challenge, and making the switch from designer to developer.

Today's episode is brought to you by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

June 22, 2015

Mackenzie Child, Part One: Concrete Goals

I caught up with Mackenzie Child to talk about his 12 in 12 challenge, making concrete goals, and learning to recognize when you're overcommitting.

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June 19, 2015

Benefits of Knowledge: Teaching to Learn

Teaching is one of the best ways to solidify the skills and knowledge you know. During this episode, I'll talk about when to start teaching, how to start teaching, and three benefits of teaching.

June 17, 2015

Listener Question: How to Separate Your Social Media Identities

Today's listener question comes from Matthew, who asks: "How should I separate my social media identities, or should I separate my social media identities between professional and personal life?"

This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

June 16, 2015

Internship Tips

Today I talk about getting the most out of an internship.

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June 15, 2015

1 Million

Thanks to you, and all of our other listeners Developer Tea has reached over 1,000,000 unique listens!

To commemorate the occasion we've created an official Developer Tea t-shirt found exclusively on Cotton Bureau. Visit bit.ly/dtshirt to pre-order your exclusive t-shirt. The last possible second to buy our design is Jun 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT.

June 12, 2015

Answering Front-End Interview Questions: Call vs. Apply and Integrating Multiple Stylesheets

On today's episode, I talk about the importance of forming an informed opinion by disecting two questions in github's Front-End Developer Interview Questions repository.

This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

June 11, 2015

Beyond The Skillset

Today's episode was inspired by a listener question on job hunting and what makes you employable.

This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

June 10, 2015

Part Two: Brianna and Andrew Norcross Talk About Entrepreneurship, Learning a Language, and Defending Wordpress

Brianna and Andrew Norcross are a powerhouse of a couple. They started Reaktiv Studios, a WordPress-focused agency based in Florida. I spoke with Brianna and Andrew about how they have learned to work together as a married couple. If you missed it, make sure you check out Part 1 of this series.

June 8, 2015

Part One: Brianna and Andrew Norcross Talk About Working Together, Living Together, Balance, and Rebellion

Brianna and Andrew Norcross are a powerhouse of a couple. They started Reaktiv Studios, a WordPress-focused agency based in Florida. I spoke with Brianna and Andrew about how they have learned to work together as a married couple. Be sure to subscribe if you don't want to miss part two! Show notes can be found at http://DeveloperTea.com.

Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

June 5, 2015

Inspiration Episode: Kent Beck Day!

Hey everyone! Today, I celebrate a hero of mine, Kent Beck. Full of quite a few pieces of wisdom, Kent is an incredible thinker and writer. Today, I share two quotes from Kent, and discuss their implications.

Make sure you vote for Developer Tea for the Net Awards! To vote, simply go to http://bit.ly/votetea and follow the instructions on the page!

June 2, 2015

Media Consumption Diet

Today's episode is all about media consumption, and the importance of slowing down and being more intentional about what we consume.

This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

June 1, 2015

Discovering Formalization: The Proper Place for Theory

Today, we discuss the place of formalization and theory, and how we should be starting from the position of discovery rather than trying to fit every problem to a pre-existing theoretical formula.

Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

May 29, 2015

Listener Question: How Do I Start Mentoring? 2 Tips To Make A Mentorship Effective for the Mentor AND the Mentee

Today, I answer a question from listener Emalee about how to become a beginner mentor. From the outside looking in, this is very difficult! Going from "student" to "teacher" is a hard transition. I outline a few thoughts, and give you two tips from my experience. For episode notes, go to https://developertea.com

May 27, 2015

Inspiration Episode: Creating Effective Metaphors + Developer Tea Gets Nominated for "Best Podcast of the Year" in the Net Awards!

Metaphors are a powerful way of exploring a given subject. In this episode, I'll share with you why metaphors are so powerful, and how you can create effective metaphors yourself!

To vote for Developer Tea in the 16th annual Net Awards, go to http://bit.ly/votetea!

This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

May 25, 2015

4 Tips for Creating a Great Developer Resume

In this episode, I give 4 tips for creating a great resume. The reality is, resumes are still an important part of the hiring process. Your resume can make or break you. So, what are employees looking for in a developer? I can only speak from my personal experience, and I believe these 4 tips will help you create a better resume for the job you want!

Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

May 22, 2015

Travis Neilson, Part Two: Engaging Your Audience, Creating Conversations, Becoming a Publisher, and Viciously Yucky Comments on YouTube

Today, I'm joined by the talented and intelligent Travis Neilson.

Travis is the creator of DevTips, an instructional YouTube channel that has generated over 1 million views and about 35,000 subscribers! Travis invited me on his show recently, and I had such a good time that I decided to invite him to Developer Tea. We talk about quite a few things related to different platforms and media types, and being a publisher on each of these media types.

You can find the YouTube channel for DevTips here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DevTipsForDesigners

Make sure you also follow Travis on Twitter at https://twitter.com/travisneilson

May 21, 2015

Travis Neilson, Part One: Evergreen Content and the Pluses and Minuses of YouTube vs Podcasting

Today, I'm joined by the talented and intelligent Travis Neilson.

Travis is the creator of DevTips, an instructional YouTube channel that has generated over 1 million views and about 35,000 subscribers! Travis invited me on his show recently, and I had such a good time that I decided to invite him to Developer Tea. We talk about quite a few things related to different platforms and media types, and being a publisher on each of these media types.

You can find the YouTube channel for DevTips here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DevTipsForDesigners

Make sure you also follow Travis on Twitter at https://twitter.com/travisneilson

May 20, 2015

Healthy Difficulty: Dealing With Frustration and Confusion

In this episode, I discuss the origin of difficulty and confusion, and how we can better deal with these things on a day to day basis. It turns out, frustration and confusion are some of the most important experiences in our lives.

Today's episode is sponsored by Developer Tea! Go to OneMonth.com/developertea to get 25% off now!

May 18, 2015

Three Methods to Improve Your Memorization and Learning Ability, Starting Today

In today's episode, I discuss three different methods that will help create long lasting, usable memory more effectively.

Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

May 15, 2015

My Thoughts (and Stolen Quotes) About Originality, Creating from Nothing, and the Authenticity of Synthesis

In today's episode, I talk about the importance of synthesis to the process of creating novel things. I also discuss our obsession with originality and "creating from nothing."

Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

May 14, 2015

Interview with Daniel Rapp, Creator of the Doppler JavaScript Library

Today, I interview Daniel Rapp, creator of the Doppler.js library. Daniel is a computer science student in Sweden who is constantly investigating the intersection of math and creativity using code. Doppler became popular on GitHub, despite the fact that it isn't practically useful for most developers; this interested me, so I decided to reach out to Daniel.

Show notes can be found at http://developertea.com/episodes/11297

Thanks to today's sponsor, Codeschool! http://codeschool.com/?ref=devtea

May 13, 2015

Listener Question from Summit: How To Hunt for a Different Job While Already Employed Without Exhausting Yourself or Burning Bridges

In today's episode, listener Summit asks about how to search for a new job while being employed, and how to keep from getting to exhausted.

This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

May 11, 2015

Creating Obvious Systems: Why Mental Models Justify Simplicity, and When to Utilize Surprise and Delight

In today's episode, I discuss the importance of relying on obviousness when designing software and user interfaces, and when you should be utilizing surprise.

Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

May 8, 2015

Answering Listener Questions: Matt asks about the feasibility of finding remote work, online education, and the order of learning

Matt is a beginner developer who is making a shift to support his new life situation, in which he is unable to work a normal 9-to-5 job in an office. Matt sent me an email asking a few questions about this shift, and how he should begin to learn.

This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

May 7, 2015

Inspiration Episode: Brian Eno Teaches Us To Limit Our Options

In this week's inspiration episode starts with a quote from Brian Eno, a highly influential musician and audio engineer, about limiting options in order to better take advantage of our efforts.

May 6, 2015

Scott Belsky, Part Two

Scott Belsky (http://twitter.com/@ScottBelsky) is the VP Products & Community at Adobe and cofounder of Behance. Scott is also a successful investor in major tech companies such as Periscope and Uber.

Scott and I talk about the fundamental nature of creativity, why he created Behance, staying focused, the value of formal education, and what he wishes more people would ask him. Finally, at the end of the second part of the interview, Scott shares specific advice for developers who are wanting to work better with visionaries. Enjoy the interview!

This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

May 4, 2015

Scott Belsky, Part One

Scott Belsky is the VP Products & Community at Adobe and cofounder of Behance. Scott is also a successful investor in major tech companies such as Periscope and Uber.

Scott and I talk about the fundamental nature of creativity, why he created Behance, staying focused, the value of formal education, and what he wishes more people would ask him. Finally, at the end of the second part of the interview, Scott shares specific advice for developers who are wanting to work better with visionaries. Enjoy the interview!

May 1, 2015

Answering Front-end Developer Interview Questions: Explaining the Importance of Standards for the Web

In today's episode, we discuss the importance of standards and standards bodies for web technologies, specifically for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript specs.

Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

April 30, 2015

Answering Listener Questions: Devin, a Non-Developer, Asks About Grasping Things That Go Over His Head, and Finding Starting Points

In this episode, long-time listener Devin asks about how to grasp things that go over his head. You're not alone, Devin! In this episode, I give you (and others just like you) encouragement in the midst of your confusion, as well as some more practical advice for learning something new.

Today's sponsor is OneMonth.com - go to OneMonth.com/developertea and enroll today to get 25% off your first month!

April 29, 2015

Hampton Catlin, Part Two: Speedy Sass with libsass, Wordset.org and Open-Sourcing Our Words

In today's episode, I talk with Hampton Catlin about fast Sass compilation with libsass, and then we discuss his latest project, Wordset, and why we need a truly open source dictionary.

Further show notes can be found at http://developertea.com!

This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea

April 27, 2015

Hampton Catlin, Part One: Sass, the W3C, and (not) Being Data-Driven

In this episode, I sat down with Hampton Catlin to talk about his Ruby survey, the implications of the data, and about the evolution (and naming) of Sass.

Show notes can be found at http://developertea.com

April 24, 2015

Weekly Inspiration - Happiness and Doing Our Best Work: 3 Practical Steps to Getting The Right Things Done and Finding Focus State Faster

In today's inspiration episode, I discuss the importance of removing barriers between you and your most important work, and why that is such an important thing to do. I then discuss 3 practical steps you can try that have helped me get to my focus state, and get more meaningful work done every day.

Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

April 23, 2015

Part Two: Culture and Connecting to Our Work with Pamela Vickers

Pamela Vickers and I sat down at Ancient City Ruby to talk about culture, conferences, and ping pong. And it was awesome.

April 22, 2015

Part One: Culture and Connecting to Our Work with Pamela Vickers

Pamela Vickers and I sat down at Ancient City Ruby to talk about culture, conferences, and ping pong. And it was awesome.

April 20, 2015

Answering Listener Questions - Clyde Asks About Learning to Code while on the Road

In today's episode, Clyde asks about learning to code while on the road. If you've ever tried to focus in a new environment, or if you are learning to code while changing locations, this episode is for you!

April 17, 2015

Part 2: Ben Lesh on Reactive Programming at Netflix, Massive Data, and the Threadsafe Future

Ben Lesh is a senior UI engineer at Netflix, where he works on projects that use reactive programming in JavaScript to manage massive amounts of data. Ben talks with me about a variety of topics, focusing on reactive programming and data stream processing. Ben also gives his advice to you, whether you are a young developer or well into your career. Make sure you Tweet at Ben at https://twitter.com/benlesh and thank him for coming on the show!

Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

April 15, 2015

Part 1: Ben Lesh on Reactive Programming at Netflix, Massive Data, and the Threadsafe Future

Ben Lesh is a senior UI engineer at Netflix, where he works on projects that use reactive programming in JavaScript to manage massive amounts of data. Ben talks with me about a variety of topics, focusing on reactive programming and data stream processing. Ben also gives his advice to you, whether you are a young developer or well into your career. Make sure you Tweet at Ben at https://twitter.com/benlesh and thank him for coming on the show!

April 14, 2015

How We Spend Our Days, How We Spend Our Lives, and One Way To Get a Better Grasp On Time

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. But how can we get a better grasp on time? In this episode, I share a simple tip that exploits our brain's natural tendency to take shortcuts to help you better experience time and avoid the feeling of "time flying by" faster than you'd like.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com - go to http://onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% off your first month!

April 13, 2015

Taking Best Practices and Advice with a Grain of Salt

In this episode, we talk about "best practices" and advice, and what you should do with those things in your day to day life. Today's episode sponsored by Intuit! Head over to http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started!

April 10, 2015

Ernie Miller and Human Development, Part Two (at Ancient City Ruby)

I had the pleasure of attending Ancient City Ruby and interviewing a few folks while I was there. Ernie Miller was a speaker at ACR, and also sat down with me to talk about agile, humane development, and the implications of technically oriented people making a track switch to management. Thanks, Ernie! Don't forget to follow @erniemiller on Twitter and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on @DeveloperTea!

Today's episode is sponsored by Intuit Developer. Get started developing applications for millions of business already using Quickbooks at http://intuit.me/DevTea today!

April 9, 2015

Estimating Sandwiches: Why the Gut Doesn't Work, and How Small Is Better

This episode is all about estimation, and how important it is to focus on estimating small things, and understand the implications of scale on your estimations.

This episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean, cloud SSD hosting that you can deploy in just 55 seconds. Use the code "DeveloperTea" to get $10 off today at http://digitalocean.com - plans start at just $5/month!

April 8, 2015

Ernie Miller and Human Development, Part One (at Ancient City Ruby)

I had the pleasure of attending Ancient City Ruby and interviewing a few folks while I was there. Ernie Miller was a speaker at ACR, and also sat down with me to talk about agile, humane development, and the implications of technically oriented people making a track switch to management. Thanks, Ernie! Don't forget to follow @erniemiller on Twitter and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on @DeveloperTea!

April 6, 2015

Inspiration Episode #6: 4 Tips for Starting from Ground Zero, and Celebrating 500k listens!

In today's episode, I'm ecstatic to announce 500k unique listens! That's half of a million, if you didn't already pick up on that.

I'm looking forward to the 1 million mark with all of you!

I also discuss a few tips for starting from ground zero. Thank you for your support!

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April 3, 2015

32: Rebecca Murphey on Scoutfiles, Hardware Hacking, and Chickens

Today I interview Rebecca Murphey, one of the JavaScript community's most memorable voices and a genuine, kind person. Rebecca has been doing JavaScript for quite a few years, and you might know her from yayQuery and other jQuery-related things, her work at Bocoup, or her writing on rmurphey.com. Rebecca now works at BazaarVoice. In this interview, we discuss a myriad of things, including the difficulties of writing third-party JavaScript, working with hardware, and her open source efforts on Scoutfile.

Thank you for listening! Remember, you can support the show by going to https://developertea.com/donate

April 2, 2015

32: Rebecca Murphey on Third-party JavaScript Distribution at BazaarVoice

Today I interview Rebecca Murphey, one of the JavaScript community's most memorable voices and a genuine, kind person. Rebecca has been doing JavaScript for quite a few years, and you might know her from yayQuery and other jQuery-related things, her work at Bocoup, or her writing on rmurphey.com. Rebecca now works at BazaarVoice. In this interview, we discuss a myriad of things, including the difficulties of writing third-party JavaScript, working with hardware, and her open source efforts on Scoutfile.

Thank you for listening! Remember, you can support the show by going to https://developertea.com/donate

April 1, 2015

Special News Episode: Spartan, ES8, and Apple Watch Retro

In today's episode, I share some (insider) news with you that I think you'll find to be exciting.

March 30, 2015

31: Listener Question from Jessica - "What exactly is a full-stack developer anyway?"

In today's episode, listener Jessica asks what a full stack developer is.

March 27, 2015

30: Dan Denney, Part Two: Sending 1,000,000 HTML Emails for Code School and Memories from Front-End Design Conference

Dont forget, you can support the show by donating at https://developertea.com/donate

Dan Denney is a wealth of knowledge, and in today's episode, he's joined me to share some of that knowledge with you. Dan is an HTML email craftsman at Code School. On today's episode, we talk all about HTML email and Dan's experience with Front End Design Conference. Make sure you follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandenney. Full show notes can be found at https://developertea.com.

March 26, 2015

Inspiration Episode #5: Software Is Not a Printing Press

In today's inspiration episode, I talk about the non-permanence of our work, and how that empowers us to make faster decisions.

March 25, 2015

30: Dan Denney, Part One: Sending 1,000,000 HTML Emails for Code School and Memories from Front-End Design Conference

Dont forget, you can support the show by donating at https://developertea.com/donate. Dan Denney is a wealth of knowledge, and in today's episode, he's joined me to share some of that knowledge with you. Dan is an HTML email craftsman at Code School. On today's episode, we talk all about HTML email. Make sure you follow Dan on Twitter: @dandenney. Full show notes can be found at https://developertea.com

March 23, 2015

29: Listener Questions - Eric Asks How to Keep Up with Dev News, and When (and Why) Should I Get a Masters Degree

In this episode, I answer listener Eric's questions about how to keep up with the news, and when to get a masters degree.

Further resources/links can be found at DeveloperTea.com!

March 20, 2015

28: Richard Schneeman, Part Two - How to Start Contributing to Open Source, and Testing Refrigerators

Richard Schneeman, Ruby developer at Heroku and awesome guy, joins me for the longest episode to date. Follow Richard on Twitter, @schneems! (Show notes can be found at https://DeveloperTea.com)

March 18, 2015

28: Richard Schneeman, Part One - How to Start Contributing to Open Source, and Testing Refrigerators

Richard Schneeman, Ruby developer at Heroku and awesome guy, joins me for the longest episode to date. Follow Richard on Twitter, @schneems! (Show notes can be found at https://DeveloperTea.com)

March 17, 2015

Inspiration Episode #4: Learning Like Children through Play

Children learn at an incredible rate. They also play significantly more than the average adult. Many studies have shown the importance of play for children in the learning process - so the question is, why don't we practice "play" as adults?

"Episode 4: Learning about Learning": http://developertea.com/episodes/6530

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March 16, 2015

27: Ensuring Professionalism - Rules I Practice

In this episode, I discuss some of my personal rules for maintaining a reputation of professionalism.

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March 13, 2015

26: To Generalize, or to Specialize, that is the Question... Part Two

Should you be a generalized programmer or a specialized programmer? Generalized programmers learn a wide range of languages and/or frameworks, while a specialized programmer becomes an expert in something very specific. There are pros and cons to both, and in this episode, we'll discuss both.

March 12, 2015

Inspiration Episode #3: The Day the Beatles Were Rejected

Unless you're extraordinarily lucky, you'll be rejected multiple times in your life. Whether in your personal or professional life, rejection is a normal part of life, even for the best of the best (like the Beatles). In this episode, I encourage you to move past your rejection.

March 11, 2015

26: To Generalize, or to Specialize, that is the Question... Part One

Should you be a generalized programmer or a specialized programmer? Generalized programmers learn a wide range of languages and/or frameworks, while a specialized programmer becomes an expert in something very specific. There are pros and cons to both, and in this episode, we'll discuss both.

March 9, 2015

25: "What Should I Build?" - 5 Tips for Better Idea Generation

In this episode, I answer a question I've received from many listeners: How do I come up with an idea for something to build? This question is somewhat complex, but we'll cover 5 basic tips for idea generation.

March 6, 2015

24: Scott Jehl on Responsible Responsive Design and Progressive Enhancement, Part Two

Scott Jehl is a designer and developer working at Filament Group. Scott is also an author and speaks regularly at conferences like An Event Apart. In this interview, Scott and I discuss progressive enhancement and his book, Responsible Responsive Design.

March 5, 2015

Inspiration Episode #2: Coding for Humans

Today, I talk about coding for humans in this special Inspiration episode. Remember, computers are only what you tell them to be!

March 4, 2015

24: Scott Jehl on Responsible Responsive Design and Progressive Enhancement, Part One

Scott Jehl is a designer and developer working at Filament Group. Scott is also an author and speaks regularly at conferences like An Event Apart. In this interview, Scott and I discuss progressive enhancement and his book, Responsible Responsive Design.

March 2, 2015

23: When to Adopt New Technology: A Simple Value-based Rubric

In today's episode, at the request of a listener I discuss the tradeoffs of choosing to adopt a new technology versus using what you already know, even when what you already know might not be the best tool for the job.

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February 27, 2015

22: Why Should Developers Build Their Own "Brand"?

In today's episode, I discuss why it's important to create a brand for yourself. Make sure you check out my interview with John Sonmez to hear more about building your own personal brand, and to participate in John's giveaway: https://www.developertea.com/episodes/7976

February 25, 2015

21: John Sonmez and the Top 1% Developers: Why You Should Create a Personal Site and Start Writing

On today's episode, John Sonmez joins me to talk a bit about his brand new book, Soft Skills (Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Skills-software-developers-manual/dp/1617292397), and about the importance of branding yourself as a developer.

John has graciously offered two awesome gifts to Developer Tea listeners!

The first is a discount on John's course on how to market yourself as a developer! In the cart, just enter the coupon code DEVTEA to get $100 off!

The second is a simple contest: comment on this episode at http://developertea.com/episodes/7976 and commit to writing a blog post every week for the next year, and John will choose one person to give a signed copy of his book Soft Skills!

And, as an extra bonus, I will buy the domain name for the first year for the person who John chooses to give the book to. Don't forget, leave your comments on http://developertea.com/episodes/7976 if you want to be entered into the contest!

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February 24, 2015

Bonus Weekly Inspiration #1: Functionality Versus Elegance

Today's bonus episode is the first weekly inspiration mini-episode! Today's quote comes from Steve McConnell, author of Code Complete.

Thank you for supporting Developer Tea with your listens! We just reached the 200k unique listens mark, and that's thanks to you!

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February 23, 2015

20: Thoughts on Unicorns: Answering a Listener Question

In this episode, I answer a listener question about what route he should take in his technical education. Spoiler: I actually DO have an opinion and recommendation to this question.

For a significant part of this episode, I discuss the concept of the famed "unicorn" developer, and why they're in such high demand.

Note: I accidentally called the listener a "guest" - probably because I consider everyone who listens to the show my personal guests 3 times a week. :)

February 20, 2015

19: Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot, Part Two

I'm excited to be interviewing Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot. Ben is a brilliant craftsman of a developer, and in this episode we discuss what it takes to be a craftsman. This is the second part of the interview, so be sure to check out the previous episode for the first part!

Become a Supporter of Developer Tea

-Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots podcast: http://giantrobots.fm/

Ben's personal site and writings can be found at http://benorenstein.com

Ben on Twitter, @r00k: https://twitter.com/r00k Ben on GitHub, @r00k: https://github.com/r00k

February 18, 2015

19: Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot, Part One

I'm excited to be interviewing Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot. Ben is a brilliant craftsman of a developer, and in this episode we discuss what it takes to be a craftsman. This interview is split into two parts, so be sure to check out the next episode for the second part!

Become a Supporter of Developer Tea

-Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots podcast: http://giantrobots.fm/

Ben's personal site and writings can be found at http://benorenstein.com

Ben on Twitter, @r00k: https://twitter.com/r00k Ben on GitHub, @r00k: https://github.com/r00k

February 16, 2015

18: Listener Questions

Around 1:00, Brett asks how to become an “advanced developer.”

Around 8:10, Daniel asks how to make writing tests less boring and more joyful.

Justin Weiss's article about adding tests to a non-TDD app: http://www.justinweiss.com/blog/2014/12/30/how-do-you-take-an-app-from-test-less-to-tdd/

February 13, 2015

17: Volt and Isomorphism with Ryan Stout, part two

Today I'm joined once again by Ryan Stout, the developer behind the powerful new Ruby web framework Volt. Ryan and I continue discussing why he created Volt, and some of the motivations for developers to move towards "isomorphic development".

Check out Volt: http://voltframework.com

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February 11, 2015

17: Volt and Isomorphism with Ryan Stout, part one

Today I'm joined by Ryan Stout, the developer behind the powerful new Ruby web framework Volt. Ryan and I discuss why he created Volt, and some of the motivations for developers to move towards "isomorphic development".

Check out Volt: http://voltframework.com

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February 9, 2015

16: Stigmas, Stereotypes, and Pizza

In this episode, we talk about stigmas and stereotypes.

As developers, and as humans, we have a responsibility to treat each other fairly. We also have a responsibility to our craft.

In this episode, I discuss the one thing that developers should be measured by.

February 7, 2015

Bonus Episode: Thank you for a GREAT first month!

The first month of Developer Tea was officially marked yesterday, and in this episode, I'd like to thank you. I also challenge you towards the end of the episode. Thank you so much for listening to the show!

February 6, 2015

15: Code Kata - A Practice Arena for Becoming a Better Programmer

What was the last time you practiced writing code? Any expertise arguably requires an intentional, focused effort on practicing a set of exercises. Kata acts as the practice exercises for programming.

In this episode, I talk about code kata, and I also talk about the danger of being addicted to problems, and making sure we keep our kata efforts separate from our real problem-solving efforts.

codekata.com

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February 4, 2015

14: Daniel Kao - Self Control: Cutting Sugar for a Year, and Starting a Career in Something You Have No Experience in, On Purpose

In this episode, I interview front-end developer Daniel Kao. Daniel has been running his site, Diplateevo.com, since his freshman year in high school.

Daniel is a brilliant individual, and happens to be only 20 years old. He has already had a chance to meet some of his heroes, like Chase Jarvis, Ramit Sethi, Peter Thiel, Randy Komisar, and more.

This past year, Daniel did something that took a lot of self control: He cut sugar for a whole year. In our interview Daniel tells me why he made this choice.

Finally, Daniel is moving into a complicated field (grant writing) that he has no experience or training in. In the interview, we discuss why this can actually be a great idea for your career.

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February 2, 2015

13: Flexibility

In this episode, I discuss flexibility. Why is flexibility important, and what can you do to make your code and your workflow more flexible? I'll share something I did recently that made creating this podcast a bit easier to accomplish.

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January 30, 2015

12: Chris Coyier, Part Two - Getting Good At Pretty Much Anything

On this episode, I continue the interview Chris Coyier. Chris is the creator of CSS-Tricks.com, Codepen.io, and hosts Shoptalk Show with Dave Rupert. In this second part of a two-part interview, Chris and I talk about getting good at being a musician (or at cutting hair), why we rewrite code we've already written, and lots of other necessary things.

Mentioned:

  • ShoptalkShow.com
  • Codepen.io
  • css-tricks.com
  • DeveloperTea.com

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January 28, 2015

12: Chris Coyier, Part One - The Lifecycle of the Web and the Non-Evil of Doing Business

On this episode, I interview Chris Coyier. Chris is the creator of CSS-Tricks.com, Codepen.io, and hosts Shoptalk Show with Dave Rupert. In this first part of a two-part interview, Chris and I talk about how he got started with CSS Tricks. We also talk about what it's like to make such a massive amount of freely available resources.

Mentioned: ShoptalkShow.com Codepen.io css-tricks.com DeveloperTea.com

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January 26, 2015

11: Justin Weiss - choosing Rails, guest hosting on Ruby Tapas, and enjoying Ruby

Ruby developer and author Justin Weiss joins me to talk about his experience working with Avdi Grimm on a guest episode for Ruby Tapas, why he chose Rails, and his book. Then, Justin gives you his 30-second suggestion to help you become a better developer.

Mentioned:

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January 23, 2015

10: Approaching Programmatic Problems

In this episode, I talk about how I approach programmatic problems, and I give all developers my opinionated understanding of the most important factor of problem solving: imparting knowledge into your problem solving mechanisms.

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January 21, 2015

9: Stuff I'm using these days, edition one

In this episode, I share some of the stuff I've been using. None of these folks are sponsoring the show.

Mentioned: Ruby - https://www.ruby-lang.org Rails - http://rubyonrails.org Grape - https://github.com/intridea/grape Sinatra - http://www.sinatrarb.com Focus at Will - https://www.focusatwill.com vim - http://vim.org Sublime Text 2 - http://www.sublimetext.com/2 Thoughtbot's thoughts on vim: http://robots.thoughtbot.com/tags/vim Upcase - https://upcase.com Simplenote - http://simplenote.com Drafts - http://agiletortoise.com/drafts Quiver - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quiver-programmers-notebook/id866773894

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January 19, 2015

8: The Hardest Parts of Computer Science

In this episode, we cover (only 2 of) the hardest parts of computer science. Spoiler alert: this short podcast will not solve all of your complex coding conundrums, but it will provide you with some alliterative show notes.

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January 16, 2015

7: Part two - The $150,000 Question About Design School

On today's episode, I talk with Nick Morrison and Kody Dahl, both students about to graduate from the design BFA program at Georgia State University, for the second part of our interview.<br><br>

Kody and Nick are both incredibly hard-working folks who happen to also work at <a href="http://whiteboard.is">Whiteboard</a>.<br><br>

In part two, we have a discussion about their professors, design software, life skills, and we (try) to answer the $150,000 question.

The interview went quite a bit longer than we expected it to go, so I've decided to split the interview into two parts, so be sure to check out part 1 of episode 7 as well. <br> A big thanks to Nick and Kody! Follow them: <br> <a href="http://twitter.com/Nickm717">@Nickm717</a><br> <a href="http://twitter.com/kodieodie">@kodieodie</a>

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January 14, 2015

7: Part one - An Underground Cohort of Design Professors, with Kody Dahl and Nick Morrison

On today's episode, I talk with Nick Morrison and Kody Dahl, both students about to graduate from the design BFA program at Georgia State University.<br><br> Kody and Nick are both incredibly hard-working folks who happen to also work at <a href="http://whiteboard.is">Whiteboard</a>.<br><br>

In part one, we start a discussion on formal design education.

The interview went quite a bit longer than we expected it to go, so I've decided to split the interview into two parts, which will both be released this week. <br> A big thanks to Nick and Kody! Follow them. <br> <a href="http://twitter.com/Nickm717">@Nickm717</a><br> <a href="http://twitter.com/kodieodie">@kodieodie</a>

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January 12, 2015

6: Feelback vs. Feedback

How do you code a feeling?<br><br> Today, we're going to be talking about how to deal with ambiguous feedback. The answer is kind of ambiguous, unfortunately, but we live in a subjective world, so let's all learn how to value subjective things, shall we?

We've managed to hit LESS than 5 minutes on this one! Hope you enjoy it. Up next in the queue is our first interview episode double-release, which is a bit longer, so be on the look out!

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January 9, 2015

5: Addictions

In today's episode, we will not be talking about drugs. For long. Instead, we're going to talk about some kind-of amazingly weird trends in how we use technology, and how we might could be more intentional in the time we spend with screens.

We (again) went over the 10 minute mark, but hopefully the discussion is worth the extra half minute to you!

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January 8, 2015

4: Learning about Learning

Learning is one of the most important skills for developers to cultivate. In this episode, I'll talk about why that's the case, and a method for learning you might not have tried before.
Today's episode goes just a tad over 10 minutes - I'm doing my best to cut out the cruft, though.

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January 6, 2015

3: Prototypes

Prototyping is a process that bridges the gap between production and static design. In this episode, I talk a bit about what that means, and about what is required for all good prototypes. If you aren't prototyping now, you need to catch up.

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Edit: I accidentally called the Facebook prototyping tool, Origami, "Paper". Of course, this was a mistake. Sorry about that folks.

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January 5, 2015

2: Focus

In this episode, I talk about focus, and why it's so important for developers to cultivate focus. We'll discuss some pretty amazing statistics about how we use technology, and I challenge you to not listen to this podcast.

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January 5, 2015

1: Introductions, formalities, etc

This is the proverbial "hello" episode, where I tell you what Developer Tea is all about. Developer Tea is born out of my own desire to have shorter podcasts that come out more often. I very rarely have the time to listen to so many of the podcasts I'd like to listen to, because they are just simply too long. Developer Tea is engineered to fit inside your tea (or coffee, or kombucha) break.

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