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 Jan 18, 2019
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Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence. With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and developer at @Clearbit. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: developertea@gmail.com

Episode Date
How Small Behaviors Cascade into Life-Changing Results
00:10:46
Context is a big deal in the job of a developer. In today's episode, we're applying a zoomed out model of thinking to everyday behavior to make us better developers, co-workers and leaders.
Nov 11, 2019
Focusing On Improving One Value At A Time
00:11:46
In today's episode, we're talking about how we can practice values and stay focused without overanalyzing every detail.
Nov 08, 2019
Tracing Chained Motivations
00:12:16
What causes us to do the things we do? In today's episode, we're discussing the complexity of motivations and identifying the chains of motivations in our actions as developers.
Nov 06, 2019
Productivity In The Face of Ambiguity with Functional Assumptions
00:11:01
A senior engineer will often answer every question starting with "It Depends..." In today's episode, we're talking about context and decision making beyond, "It Depends".
Nov 04, 2019
Ask Better Questions
00:12:14
What do your questions create? Every question we ask as a developer or manager has an impact on the person or people we are asking. In today's episode, we're talking about shifting question asking from the way we intuitively ask to a new way.
Nov 01, 2019
Interview with Anil Dash (Part 2)
00:30:53
Today we air part 2 of our interview with Anil Glitch, CEO of Glitch.
Oct 30, 2019
Interview with Anil Dash (Part 1)
00:33:26
In this part 1 of our two part interview with Anil Dash, CEO of Glitch we talk about how Glitch got its start, and whiteboard interview processes.
Oct 28, 2019
Seeking a Disconnected Perspective
00:10:10
In today's episode, we're going to use a visualization to understand our perspective.
Oct 25, 2019
Balancing Accountability and Empathy
00:09:34
Accountability can have a profound impact on your willingness to follow through with commitments. In today's episode we're talking about what it means to have accountability.
Oct 23, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Multiplying Value by Thinking in Systems
00:10:33
Habits of Successful Software Engineers is a series here at Developer Tea and today we'll continue those skills with an episode on system thinking.
Oct 21, 2019
Messages in Object Oriented Programming
00:06:06
A lot of the work of a developer and determining how things come together, comes down to the developers themselves.
Oct 18, 2019
Be Present While Thinking on the Past and Future
00:12:53
In today's episode we're talking about intentionally thinking about the future and reflecting on the past.
Oct 16, 2019
Leverage As A Career Heuristic
00:15:00
In today's episode, we're talking about a specific heuristic to drive your career growth.
Oct 14, 2019
Don't Use Transparency As a Weapon
00:12:16
In today's episode we're talking about a behavior that's gained a lot of traction lately and that's being radically candid with your co-workers.
Oct 11, 2019
Steps to Become a Terrible Developer
00:11:50
What does it mean to be a bad developer? That's what we're talking about on today's episode of Developer Tea
Oct 09, 2019
The Ocean of Choice Between Can and Will
00:13:23
When we think about what we can do, the possibilities are virtually infinite, but what we will do is a completely different story.
Oct 07, 2019
Priming Effects
00:08:03
Imagine you're at your home and it's late at night, watching a thriller with a lot of jump-scares that that startle you.
Oct 04, 2019
Dealing With Overwhelm
00:12:29
You have a lot to do and sometimes it feels like life can't get any more stressful, until it does. So what do you do when faces with overwhelm?
Oct 03, 2019
Admitting When You Don't Know
00:09:02
A lot of bad advice is given when experiencing a bad interview. In today's episode we're going to talk about how to handle bad interviews in a positive way.
Sep 30, 2019
From Explicit to Implicit: When Our Mental Energy is Wasted
00:10:21
In today's episode we talk about moving some wasteful processes and systems from explicit to implicit. Today's episode is sponsored by Bluemedora. Upgrade your monitoring platform with BindPlane and unlock insights from all your on-prem, hybrid-cloud, and multi-cloud technologies. Get started today at https://bluemedora.com/tea
Sep 28, 2019
Implicit to Explicit: Management Systems
00:10:19
In the last couple of episodes we've been talking about how to move certain implicit systems to become more explicit. Personal ways of thinking and mechanisms that help us get through our day by going into auto-pilot. Today we're talking about implicit systems that managers use and how we can develop more explicit systems.
Sep 25, 2019
Implicit to Explicit: Perception and Emotions
00:10:46
This week we continue to discuss the implicit processes that our brains make and how we can make those processes more explicit. In today's episode we're talking about implicit emotions.
Sep 23, 2019
Moving Implicit Systems to Be More Explicit
00:14:13
In the next few episodes we'll be diving into the auto-pilot systems and the implicit decisions that we make and how they can effect our growth as developers.
Sep 20, 2019
Progress by Habit, Perception by Exception
00:11:29
Memories are faulty and perceptions are skewed. In today's episode, we're talking about perceptions and how those can skew our understanding of our career paths.
Sep 18, 2019
Product Mindset w/ Jessica Hall (Part 2)
00:32:21
Today's episode we're joined by Jessica Hall, Co-Author of the book Product Mindsetand in this part two of our two part interview with Jessica we talk about the career things she's most interested in right now and the three things that distinguish the folks she works with.
Sep 16, 2019
Product Mindset w/ Jessica Hall (Part 1)
00:43:23
If you've worried about your job becoming automated or your looking for ways to grow into you next role, this episode with Jessica Hall is for you.
Sep 13, 2019
How To Be A Bad Manager
00:10:03
In today's episode, we're looking at the things we want to do in order to become a bad manager and uncover the "why" behind bad manager's behaviors.
Sep 11, 2019
Imagining a Clearer Reality
00:10:20
In today's episode, we talk about the difficulty of imagining an alternate reality, and how that affects our decision making for the future. Today's episode is sponsored by Barclays. Barclays is hiring! At Barclays, developers are always developing. Find your next role at https://home.barclays/developers today.
Sep 09, 2019
Digging Up Your Purpose
00:13:35
In today's episode, we discuss the difficulty of finding your personal purpose, and the tension we can all feel when we can't put our finger on our purpose.
Sep 06, 2019
The Nuances of Behavior and Research
00:09:16
The science of motivation is tricky. We know some of the things we want but don't know how to get them.
Sep 04, 2019
Advice I Would Have Rejected Ten Years Ago
00:15:53
Something difficult to accept is the fact that you will probably change.
Sep 03, 2019
Your Purpose is Not a Point in the Future
00:08:09
Different ways to think about finding purpose.
Aug 30, 2019
Listen To This In You're Feeling Stuck
00:15:59
If you're feeling stuck right now, this is the episode for you.
Aug 28, 2019
Improve Your Team by Rejecting These Bad Assumptions
00:14:42
Today we're focusing on self-improvements as a team.
Aug 26, 2019
Using Pre-Mortems to Find the Opposition to Our Focus
00:10:44
Focus.
Aug 23, 2019
Taking Advantage of Your Time as a Student
00:09:16
School will be starting soon and in today's episode we're talking specifically to students.
Aug 21, 2019
Beating Boredom in Your Career
00:14:33
We've all experienced boredom.
Aug 19, 2019
Short Term Decisions, Long Term Mindset
00:09:50
Today we're talking about thinking long term.
Aug 16, 2019
Beating Dogma And Choosing The Right Tools
00:13:28
The stereotype that developers are highly opinionated.
Aug 14, 2019
Reaping Rewards by Expecting Success
00:08:38
It's important to find ways to succeed.
Aug 12, 2019
Going Beyond Simply Fixing Failures
00:10:07
Failure is a fundamental part of improvement.
Aug 09, 2019
How to Engineer More Epiphany Moments in Your Day-to-Day
00:11:02
Where do great ideas come from?
Aug 05, 2019
3x3 - Misconceptions About Senior Engineers
00:07:33
You just got your first job as an engineer. What exactly does it mean to be a senior engineer?
Aug 02, 2019
3x3 - Relating Better With Difficult Coworkers
00:07:54
Whether we like to admit it or not we've all dealt with a difficult coworker.
Jul 31, 2019
3x3 - Uncovering Hidden Information
00:09:34
This week, we go back to an older format - 3x3. This week we'll give three different techniques for different challenges we're faced with as developers today, we're talking about Uncovering Hidden Information
Jul 29, 2019
Belief Substitution
00:07:00
Think about a belief you hold relatively strongly.
Jul 26, 2019
Career Decisions and Penalty Kicks
00:08:14
Imagine that you aren't a software developer and instead a goalie. How would you defend a penalty kick?
Jul 24, 2019
How to Affect Organizational Change
00:13:13
Perhaps one of the most undervalued skills of developers to to affect change.
Jul 22, 2019
Every Decision is an Opportunity Tradeoff
00:08:20
Our fear of missing out is usually a fear of missing out on a specific opportunity.
Jul 19, 2019
The Dangerous Characteristics of 10x Engineers
00:13:34
You've probably seen the stereotypical hacker type. Someone who stays up late, drinking energy drinks endlessly and working in the dark. In today's episode we're uncovering core features of the 10x engineer stereotype and why this could be viewed as unhealthy.
Jul 17, 2019
You're Not So Important - Why Our Ego Drives Anxiety in the Workspace
00:12:00
Today, we're talking about managing anxiety in the workspace.
Jul 15, 2019
Finding Beginner's Luck Again
00:08:05
In your career, you've probably experienced beginner's luck. Today, we'll put ourselves in a beginners shoes and get an understanding of why beginner's luck exists.
Jul 12, 2019
Part 3: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson
00:28:39
Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An elegant puzzle.
Jul 10, 2019
Part 2: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson
00:35:59
Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An elegant puzzle.
Jul 08, 2019
Part 1: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson
00:31:03
Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An elegant puzzle.
Jul 05, 2019
What You Feed Will Grow
00:13:46
In today's episode, we're discussing young developers and mentoring. This episode is all about clarity.
Jul 03, 2019
Mid-Year Resolutions
00:15:44
What are your goals for the rest of your year? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
Jul 01, 2019
How Do I Choose a Starting Point for Best Practice?
00:13:12
It's important to have a foundation for best practice but where does it come from?
Jun 30, 2019
Reversing Adversarial Dynamics in Interviews
00:12:46
Whether you have a job or interviewing for someone to take a job, we are looking for others to provide us feedback.
Jun 26, 2019
Accelerate Your Career with Pattern Matching
00:10:40
How many sinks are in your house? You have the information to access this information, and in this episode we can walk through challenges we face.
Jun 24, 2019
Individual Contributor Career Growth w/ Matt Klein (part 2)
00:38:27
In today's episode we're chatting again with Matt Klein.
Jun 21, 2019
Individual Contributor Career Growth w/ Matt Klein (part 1)
00:31:35
What does a long career as an individual contributor look like? The answer isn't always clear cut, especially if you're give the option of becoming a manager. Today, we'll talk to Matt Klein about how he approaches that.
Jun 19, 2019
The Connection Between Imagination, Confidence and Performance
00:12:42
What do you expect from yourself? Today, we're talking about personal expectations.
Jun 17, 2019
How Can Two Rational People Disagree?
00:15:00
We talk about how difficult it is to find a method to produce the results you want.
Jun 12, 2019
Test Driven Meetings - Measuring Outputs and Side Effects
00:15:24
Take a moment and open your calendar. Look across the last week or two and look at the different meetings you had. Today, we're talking about meaningful meetings.
Jun 10, 2019
Aligning Incentives w/ Lambda School CTO - Ben Nelson (part 2)
00:31:25
This is part 2 of the interview with Lambda School's CTO - Ben Nelson.
Jun 07, 2019
Aligning Incentives w/ Lambda School CTO - Ben Nelson (part 1)
00:27:08
This is part 1 of a two part interview with Lambda School's CTO - Ben Nelson.
Jun 05, 2019
3 Assumptions That Can Hurt Your Job Search
00:16:22
What should we care about when looking for a job?
Jun 03, 2019
Mental Models w/ Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo (part 2)
00:35:30
One of the most amazing things about the human brain and it's ability to make connections. We talk with DuckDuckGo CEO, Gabriel Weinberg about just that in part 2 of this interview.
May 31, 2019
Mental Models w/ Gabriel Weinberg (part 1)
00:37:05
One of the most amazing things about the human brain and it's ability to make connections. We talk with DuckDuckGo CEO, Gabriel Weinberg about just that in part 1 of this interview.
May 29, 2019
Great Code is Marked by Flexibility
00:09:20
There is no one right way to write software. In today's episode we're talking about code that does what you want it to.
May 27, 2019
Crafting Your Work By Your Strengths
00:13:22
You are better off focusing on strengths and becoming an expert than improving your weaknesses to a level of mediocrity.
May 24, 2019
Make Your Problems Smaller
00:13:38
Make your problems small enough to fit in your head, then compose your solutions.
May 22, 2019
Three Things I Wish I Learned Earlier in My Career As A Software Developer
00:15:11
Three things I wish I knew starting out as a software developer.
May 20, 2019
3 Red Flags that You're Heading for Burnout
00:14:29
Listening requires that you have space. Burnout is a real effect and in today's episode we're talking about how to watch out for burnout.
May 17, 2019
3 Principles for Your Job Search
00:21:01
There's a difficult road in front of anyone who is on a job search. Occasionally, opportunities will land in your lap, but more often, it's a constant review of scanning job descriptions and applications.
May 15, 2019
Mental Simulations - Information (A)Symmetry
00:09:47
In our last episode we talked about big decisions. In today's episode, we're talking about uncovering new options that you didn't think existed.
May 13, 2019
Mental Simulations - Persona Perspectives
00:09:47
Our experience as humans is a difficult one to wrap our minds around. Often what we see clearly from the outside looking in is obscured from the inside looking out.
May 10, 2019
Metal Simulations - Artificial Constraints
00:18:31
Think back to a moment when your mind shifted at a fundamental level. Today, we're talking about mental simulations and artificial constraints
May 08, 2019
The Fear : Value Connection
00:15:21
What do you value? Values aren't always easy to find. In today's episode, we talk about using the lens of fear to understand our values better.
May 06, 2019
What Kind of Decisions Are You Optimizing For?
00:22:13
What Kind of Decisions Are You Optimizing For? In today's episode, we focus on the individual contributor level and managerial level.
May 03, 2019
Contingencies and Planning for Failure
00:16:23
Most of the time, even when we're succeeding the steps we take on a daily basis are failures. Failure is what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
May 01, 2019
Three Career-Changing Perspective Shifts When Preparing to Start A New Job
00:11:43
New jobs are exciting, but it can also be challenging. In today's episode we're talking about the perspective of starting a new job.
Apr 29, 2019
Uncovering Your Unconscious With Flagged Behaviors
00:15:09
Nobody choses to do things against our interest. In today's episode, we're talking about decisions we face on a daily basis.
Apr 26, 2019
Meetings - Good, Bad, Or Just Complex?
00:13:38
I want you to think back to the last meeting you had....did you feel like it was a waste of time?
Apr 24, 2019
Modeling Decisions as Dynamic Functions
00:16:21
As a developer, part of your job is estimating risk and value. In today's episode we're talking changing our risk and value evaluations from a static process to a functional process.
Apr 22, 2019
Thinking in Bets w/ Annie Duke (part 2)
00:41:17
What if every decision you made had a bet attached to it? That's
Apr 19, 2019
Thinking in Bets w/ Annie Duke (part 1)
00:38:32
What if every decision you made had a bet attached to it? That's
Apr 17, 2019
Uncovering Deeper Motivations and Goals
00:18:16
Take a moment to think about one of your most important goals in life.
Apr 15, 2019
Ambiguous Goals, Concrete Actions
00:15:09
When you talk about career goals, you often talk about results.
Apr 12, 2019
Focusing Career Progress
00:15:04
No matter where you are in your career, whether a developer, designer, PM or manager you have aspirations.
Apr 10, 2019
Fail Mode
00:12:28
Imagine for a moment that you are a hiring manager who needs to determine who is a good addition to a team of developers. You need to make a judgement call. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
Apr 08, 2019
Feedback Shouldn't Be Scary
00:13:29
How can a concept mean so many different things for different people? Why does feedback cause to fear for some and productivity to others?
Apr 03, 2019
Mental Accounting
00:10:38
What do company benefits, birthday presents, and IOUs have in common? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
Apr 01, 2019
Headroom
00:09:03
What makes you feel comfortable and safe? In today's episode, we're talking about taking risks.
Mar 29, 2019
Seek to Understand Rather than Persuade Others Perspectives
00:15:05
Take a moment to do a thought experiment. Remove your thought extractions.
Mar 27, 2019
Bonus Episode - Soft Skills Engineering Meets Developer Tea
00:34:57
Today is a special episode of Developer Tea, we're airing an episode in which Jonathan was interviewed by the folks at Soft Skills Engineering podcast.
Mar 26, 2019
Habits and Replacement Behaviors for Interrupting Triggers
00:09:04
What is the one thing you do automatically that you wish you could change?
Mar 22, 2019
Interview w/ Ali Spittel (part 2)
00:28:07
In part 2 of our interview with Ali we cover what Ali's working on now and things she wishes people would ask her more about.
Mar 20, 2019
Interview w/ Ali Spittel (part 1)
00:28:48
We all have different experiences coming into development, and today we talk with Ali Spittel, a software engineer at Dev.to, director at Women Who Code - DC and lead instructor at General Assembly.
Mar 18, 2019
Witness Protection Program
00:12:48
Do you trust yourself to know what you want?
Mar 15, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Getting to Code Quickly and Model Thinking
00:14:20
In today's episode we're talking about two habits that successful software engineers employ when facing a problem.
Mar 13, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Clarity, Brevity and Context
00:13:40
What do you do as a developer?
Mar 09, 2019
Interview w/ Bryan Helmig - CTO at Zapier (Part 2)
00:26:07
In today's episode, we continue the discussion with Bryan Helmig, CTO of Zapier
Mar 06, 2019
Interview w/ Bryan Helmig - CTO at Zapier (Part 1)
00:23:42
In today's episode, we talk with CTO and co-founder of Zapier, Bryan Helmig about the different challenges he faced when starting Zapier and the challenges he's facing today.
Mar 04, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Seeking Feedback
00:15:01
In today's episode, we're talking about the habits of successful engineers.
Mar 01, 2019
Stress Response and Anger as a Secondary Emotion
00:15:57
In today's episode, we're going to talk about the different stages of stress and how we can better manage our influence in the job when we're experiencing a stressful situation.
Feb 27, 2019
Problem Solving Intuitions - Additive, Subtractive and Reorganizational Thinking
00:11:15
In today's episode, we're talking about solving problems by subtraction vs. additive solutions.
Feb 25, 2019
Starting Your Work Day with Autonomy
00:09:12
One of the most valuable things you've got is the first part of your working day. In today's episode, we're talking about the best use of those first hours in your day.
Feb 22, 2019
Making Decisions - Fighting Fear and Time Warping
00:12:07
One of the barriers to connecting with your career purpose is fear. In today's episode, we're going to talk about working toward your goals knowing that fear will be there with you.
Feb 20, 2019
How We Construct Software, Part 4b: Code and Communication
00:21:32
In today's episode, we dive into the rest of the communication model we started discussing in the previous episode in this series.
Feb 19, 2019
How We Construct Software, Part 4a: Code and Communication
00:23:19
In part four of our discussion on how we construct software, we're discussing a theory of communication, and how it applies to code. This is a two-part episode (A and B) - subscribe so you don't miss the second half!
Feb 15, 2019
How We Construct Software - Part Three (Decision Variance)
00:16:11
In today's episode, we discuss factors that lead to decision variance when constructing software.
Feb 13, 2019
How We Construct Software - Part Two (Beliefs and Models)
00:17:18
In today's episode, we're going to talk a little bit about belief.
Feb 11, 2019
How We Construct Software - Part 1 (Substitute Questions)
00:14:13
In this special series on Developer Tea we're talking about the different ways that software information flows.
Feb 08, 2019
Beating Procrastination
00:10:21
In today's episode, we're talking about specific reasons why we may be running into procrastination in our jobs.
Feb 06, 2019
Poisoning Retrospectives With Hindsight Bias
00:12:09
We recommend structured retrospectives. Identify things that went well and things that didn't go so well during a project or given week.
Feb 04, 2019
When Best Practices Backfire - The Peltzman Effect
00:15:59
Today, we're talking about risk compensation.
Jan 30, 2019
Replace Your Implicit Questions to Break Out of Incrementalism
00:21:24
Most of the changes you make as a developer are incremental. That's what we're talking about in today's episode.
Jan 28, 2019
Self-Awareness and Intellectual Honesty
00:15:18
When was the last time you lied?
Jan 25, 2019
Treating Your Brain as More Than a Machine
00:14:22
In today's episode, we're talking about missed opportunities.
Jan 23, 2019
Improving Confidence and Neutralizing Threats Through Detached Perception
00:18:40
In today's episode, we're talking about responding to situations
Jan 21, 2019
High-Churn Code Should Be Your Cleanest Code
00:08:12
What code do you believe should be the cleanest?
Jan 18, 2019
Mental Models - Lenses for Thinking and Decisions (Part 2)
00:18:57
In today's episode of Developer Tea we're continuing the discussion on challenging our mental models.
Jan 16, 2019
Mental Models - Lenses for Thinking and Decisions (Part 1)
00:21:00
Improvement is not a simple concept but usually comes from experience. In today's episode, we're talking about improvement based on questioning what kind of information you should be seeking.
Jan 14, 2019
Adding tests to a big untested codebase - Where do I start?
00:10:48
Where do you start when you're adding tests to an untested codebase? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of developer tea.
Jan 11, 2019
5 Tips for Improving Your Principles of Experimentation
00:18:33
In today's episode, we're talking about variables to inspect when encountering different problems. At the end of the episode, you'll get 5 tips to add to your toolkit to use when you can use in approach to various problems.
Jan 09, 2019
Visualize Your Goals in Details
00:21:37
One of this year's goals may be to become a healthy developer. In today's episode, we're giving a few tips to keep you on a path to maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a developer.
Jan 07, 2019
Expectations vs. Reality
00:14:46
What are you learning today? In today's episode, we're talking about movement in our careers and how our tools can be progressing or limiting our options and how to self-correct. We're also announcing the Tea Break Challenge!
Jan 04, 2019
Interview w/ Ben Orenstein (pt. 2)
00:35:31
You might remember today's guest back in episode 19 & 20. Today, we talk about new projects with the guest of the show, Ben Orenstein. During part 2 of this two-part episode, we dig into financial opportunities and I challenge you, while you're listening to this episode is to consider the lessons you've learned in 2018 and continue to grow in 2019.
Jan 02, 2019
Interview w/ Ben Orenstein (Part 1)
00:44:51
You might remember today's guest back in episode 19 & 20. Today, we talk about new projects with the guest of the show, Ben Orenstein. During part 1 of this two-part episode, we dig into different opportunities in learning and I challenge you, while you're listening to this episode is to consider the lessons you've learned in 2018 and continue to grow in 2019.
Dec 31, 2018
Interview w/ Michael Chan (pt. 2)
00:53:46
Today's episode of developer Tea is a personal episode with Michael Chan and today we're digging into faith, life and difficult situations. I challenge you as you're listening to part 1 of this week's two-part episode is to ask yourself how you would answer these same questions. Check out more about Michael Chan via his Twitter profile: @chantastic
Dec 28, 2018
Interview w/ Michael Chan (pt. 1)
01:01:57
Today's episode of developer Tea is a personal episode with Michael Chan and today we're digging into faith, life and difficult situations. I challenge you as you're listening to part 1 of this week's two-part episode is to ask yourself how you would answer these same questions. Check out more about Michael Chan via his Twitter profile: @chantastic
Dec 27, 2018
Why Rules Apply Especially to Exceptions
00:17:28
In today's episode, we're talking about a different way of looking at rules and perhaps come to a different conclusion on rules and understanding how and when rules apply.
Dec 14, 2018
3 Practical Steps for Avoiding Narrative Biases
00:23:25
One of our brain's main jobs is to predict our safety and survival, and stories are one of the best ways to pass down a framework to predict the future based on past experiences. In today's episode, we're talking about the power of narrative and ways to break out of story-driven thinking.
Dec 12, 2018
Proof of Complexity and Seeking Simplicity
00:17:36
Today we're talking about the reality that the work we're doing as developers is complex and those complexities interact with each other. In today's episode, we're talking about ways to chase simplicity when working on complex problems.
Dec 10, 2018
The Zen Developer - What Are You Pushing On?
00:11:43
On today's episode, we're talking about the idea of striving or pushing toward a goal. That energy we're putting into our goals based on our past. In this episode, we're asking you to think about where we're pushing and how we can shift our thinking to establish a more calm view of our careers and personal selves.
Dec 07, 2018
Bad Bugs - Avoiding Burnout When Solving Elusive Problems
00:14:55
Today we're talking about hunting down bugs. We'll cover the history of solving for bugs, recognize the appreciation that we're even able to solve these problems, and offer two tips to keep you encouraged during bug fixes.
Dec 05, 2018
Practical Tips for Minding the Details
00:16:31
It's December and a lot of folks are thinking about the gifts they plan to purchase or make for loved ones. In today's episode, we're going to talk about how we can take advantage of our appreciation for details and practical ways to come back to the details we put into our personal lives and as a developer.
Dec 03, 2018
Practicing Non-Attachment as a Developer
00:14:54
In today's episode, we're talking about the concept of detachment and how it corresponds to a developers work and behavior.
Nov 30, 2018
A Discussion On Falsehoods Developers Believe
00:18:26
Today we're talking about various falsehoods. We'll identify some common encounters, and offer some insight into resolving falsehoods when you identify them.
Nov 28, 2018
Three Overconfidence Smells
00:13:59
Today we're talking about ways to identify overconfidence in yourself and in your co-workers and we'll offer some tips to address overconfidence.
Nov 26, 2018
A Challenge Towards Gratitude
00:05:49
Having a thankful attitude of the world around you has proven to benefit you mentally, physically and emotionally. In today's episode, we're talking about a particular way of reflecting inward by recognizing how people who have helped us progress in our careers.
Nov 23, 2018
Observing Your Stress Responses
00:08:14
Take a moment to think about how you respond to stress. You're tested when you face a challenge or a problem occurs in your world. In today's episode, we're going to talk about the ways we express ourselves when faced with stress or challenges we're faced with, and different approaches that can help us handle stresses throughout our work day.
Nov 21, 2018
How Relative Comparisons Affect Our Decisions
00:15:57
There's a common reason why we over optimize code, why different companies have different levels of quality of code, and why you choose the size of coffee you choose when grabbing a cup of joe. In today's episode, we're talking about how these three things correspond.
Nov 19, 2018
Interview w/ Julian Shapiro (part 2)
00:41:30
In today's episode, we're joined again by Julian Shapiro and in the second part of a two-part episode. In this episode, Julian talks about how his past experiences building projects lead him down the Marketing path he walks today.
Nov 16, 2018
Interview w/ Julian Shapiro (part 1)
00:37:17
In today's episode we're joined by Julian Shapiro and in this first part of a two-part episode, Julian talks about building Velocity. js and what he learned while building that project. Be sure to subscribe in whatever podcast app you use so you don't miss out on part-two, coming out this Friday.
Nov 14, 2018
Inhibition, Fear, and Two Mindsets for Moving Forward in the Face of Uncertainty
00:13:32
Fear can often keep us from moving forward and in today's episode, we're talking about different techniques to keep us moving into uncertainty one step at a time.
Nov 12, 2018
Make Programming Principles More Useful with These 3 New Angles
00:17:30
One of the ways you can do better work and uncover more about the world around you are through different patterns of thinking and angles that usually come from rules we've learned. In today's episode, we're focusing on rules and how we can approach a new rule from three different angles.
Nov 09, 2018
Could We All Be Right? Event vs. Construct Theories
00:12:02
When was the last time another developer said something that you disagreed with? In today's episode, we're talking about theories. How someone can be wrong but more often how we can all be right.
Nov 07, 2018
3 Rules for Designing Lasting Habits
00:27:59
In today's episode, we're talking about three rules or practices to live by when building healthy and sustainable habits.
Nov 06, 2018
Exit Points - Where Productivity Turns Into Procrastination
00:20:59
It's November now and we're closing in on the end of the year. As we look past the year and forward toward the future, we reflect and observe. Most of the days past were filled with things we could have done or what we could have done differently. On today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about habits and how we can build good habits.
Nov 05, 2018
3 Counterintuitive Rules of Communication with Co-workers
00:16:39
In today's episode, we're talking about communication with co-workers and how we can improve those interactions.
Nov 02, 2018
3 Considerations of Symmetry in Code
00:16:58
In today's episode, we're going to define symmetry in code and identify three things to consider when identifying what tradeoffs we're making in our work.
Oct 31, 2018
Learning React - Part 2 (Three lessons from the perpetual path)
00:21:49
Today's episode we're talking about three specific lessons that I've learned while working in React, and the hope is that this episode to help you consider how a tool can help you learn a concept.
Oct 30, 2018
Learning React - Part 1 (More than just tooling)
00:20:47
Usually, on this show, we talk about ideas or research, but in today's episode, we're talking about my personal experience learning React and how we can apply an experience of learning in your career as you're using it.
Oct 29, 2018
How to Argue Better
00:07:28
In today's episode, we're going to talk about a couple of strategies to get your ego out of the way so you can empathize with another person's opinion and argue better.
Oct 22, 2018
Three Perspective Shifts for Philosophical Engineering
00:14:42
In today's episode, we'll talk about vantage points or thoughts to ponder or lenses that we can look through to view our careers and goals from time to time and get a better grasp on the meaning for what we're doing in development.
Oct 19, 2018
Harmony Over Perfection
00:12:27
You are not the only person who matters in your purpose-driven career. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea. Finding advocates within you team or with your customers with help you move faster in your career.
Oct 18, 2018
Backwards Reasoning
00:13:36
It's important to view yourself as more than a part of a story. In today's episode, we're talking about the self-sabotage that comes with algorithms we identify for ourselves and how we can learn from our past when planning for the future.
Oct 15, 2018
Elected Distractions
00:11:23
In today's episode, we're talking about ways that we intentionally give our attention to things that really don't matter, and how we can easily convince ourselves that a distraction is happening to us, instead of chosen.
Oct 12, 2018
Interview w/ Trevor Hinesley (Part 2)
00:33:35
Today we have an awesome guest that I met outside of his profession. Today's guest is Trevor Hinesley, who is the CTO of Soundstripe and in part 2 of this two-part interview with Trevor, we talk about some struggles that go along with being a leader at a company.
Oct 10, 2018
Interview w/ Trevor Hinesley (Part 1)
00:30:24
Today we have an awesome guest that I met outside of his profession. Today's guest is Trevor Hinesley, who is the CTO of Soundstripe, and in part 1 of this two-part interview with Trevor, we talk about the path we took to get to a leadership role.
Oct 08, 2018
Exploring the Dreyfus Model
00:13:28
In today's episode, we're going to talk about the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition.
Oct 05, 2018
How Code Evolves Through Human Influence
00:17:42
Working with code that's been directed by humans can be intimidating. We come to the table with our emotions, bias, opinions and experiences and approach writing code from one day to the next. In today's episode, we're talking about our humanity, combined with deadlines, revenue or other business goals get in the way of how we write our code day to day, but if we recognize the humanity in our code we can work on improving the way we work.
Oct 03, 2018
Why Great Developer Still Google Their Errors
00:13:58
Today we're talking about how we can still become great developers in craft and yet still find ourselves googling the things we've forgotten. We'll talk about how to get beyond ourselves as being great at something and remind ourselves that we are all continuing to learn and get better.
Oct 01, 2018
5 Learning Anti-Patterns
00:19:25
In today's episode, we're getting back to the bread and butter of learning and talking about the ways we learn and talk about five different anti-patterns for learning.
Sep 28, 2018
Three Co-Worker Anti-Patterns
00:15:42
In today's episode, we're talking about three anti-partners that you are probably experiencing or creating with your co-workers that you have learned, observed or emulated based on the people around us and specific behaviors that we can avoid to improve our relationships with our co-workers.
Sep 26, 2018
When (Not) To Listen To Advice
00:12:59
Think about a time when you got great advice. In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're going to talk about the relevance of advice we receive and how we should be listening and following the advice we get today and advice we've gotten in the past.
Sep 24, 2018
The Truth About Self-Consciousness & Likeability
00:11:43
Doing good work breaks down when you can't realize your own self-worth. In today's episode, we're talking about decision making. accepting that we'll make mistakes and the ability to take action in the face of uncertainty.
Sep 21, 2018
Advice and Survivorship
00:20:34
There are some huge glaring problems when we only look at successful people and try to emulate them. That's what we're going to talk about today, advice from successful people and what to question.
Sep 19, 2018
Evaluating the Downside of Shortcuts
00:11:13
In today's episode, we're talking about the idea that shortcuts lead to a faster solution. Typically we make shortcuts in the name of getting a minimum viable product out the door. We'll dig into what these shortcuts can do well and what we can miss is taking a shortcut as developers.
Sep 17, 2018
Purposeful Mini-Rituals
00:06:06
What are some key things that make up your days? In today's episode, we're talking about purposeful rituals to help us find our career purpose.
Sep 14, 2018
Change Yourself Instead of the World
00:13:05
What do you need to be happy? Today we're going to talk about finding the things that we need to make us happy in ourselves and where we can put our efforts to continue making us happy down the road.
Sep 12, 2018
Facing Fears Instead of Supporting Them
00:10:42
In today's episode, we're talking about uncovering internal fears and how we can face them, instead of avoiding them.
Sep 10, 2018
The Advantage Inexperienced Developers Have
00:12:03
In today's episode, we're going to talk about how the experiences you have influence your behaviors and the pros and cons of being experiences vs. experiencing something for the first time.
Sep 07, 2018
Magnitude of Our Beliefs
00:11:04
In today's episode, we're talking about our development beliefs and how we can prepare ourselves if those development beliefs are challenged and change.
Sep 05, 2018
What Exactly Is Bias, Anyway?
00:09:00
We talk about bias on this show quite a bit but haven't talked about what biases are. In today's episode, we're going to identify different types of biases and give you some tools to respond when you notice yourself reacting to bias.
Sep 03, 2018
2 Ways to Use Explicit Systems
00:10:42
Today we're talking about intentionally defined systems to help us do our jobs better, so we can do our work smarter in the long term.
Aug 31, 2018
Suffering, Fear and Safety
00:14:46
In today's episode, we're reflecting on how we acted yesterday and exploring our opportunities ahead of us.
Aug 29, 2018
3 Ways to Simplify and Avoid Ego Depletion
00:18:55
In today's episode, we're going to talk about different tactics and times of day to make tough vs. easy decisions during your day.
Aug 27, 2018
Power of Expectations
00:09:38
What do you expect to happen today? Maybe it's in your career or if you're job searching, maybe it's an expectation in your email inbox, but what do you expect to improve on personally, today? In today's episode, we're going to talk about our will and actions on a day-to-day basis.
Aug 24, 2018
Interview with Daniel Pink (Part 2)
00:23:12
Today we are thrilled to have Daniel Pink on the show, Daniel has four New York Time Best Sellers and Daniel has a wide variety of experience including being a chief speechwriter for Al Gore in the 90s, and has one of the 10 most watched talks on TED talks. In part 2 of our interview, we're going to talk about Daniel's recent work he's done and what he's excited about in his latest research and dig into his newest book, "When" The scientific secrets of perfect timing.
Aug 22, 2018
Interview w/ Daniel Pink (Part 1)
00:22:24
Today we are thrilled to have Daniel Pink on the show, Daniel has four New York Time Best Sellers and Daniel has a wide variety of experience including being a chief speechwriter for Al Gore in the 90s, and has one of the 10 most watched talks on TED talks. In part 1 of today's interview, we're going to talk about Daniel's experiences and writings and dive right into what Daniel wishes more people would ask him about.
Aug 20, 2018
Accepting Change by Focusing on Continuity
00:11:08
Today I have some personal news to share, in addition to talking about life changes and accepting the fear that comes with change.
Aug 17, 2018
Appreciating Jerry Weinberg
00:09:14
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.
Aug 15, 2018
Asymmetry and the Halo Effect
00:15:32
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.
Aug 13, 2018
Fixing Remote Work Communication
00:17:40
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.
Aug 10, 2018
Accepting Irrationality
00:15:16
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.
Aug 08, 2018
Fluidity of Time
00:16:59
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.
Aug 06, 2018
Primitive Obsessions
00:10:27
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.
Aug 03, 2018
Future Features (Are Futile)
00:10:48
What code do you need today? Today's episode is all about business objectives that get translated into our code.
Aug 01, 2018
Evidence is Not Proof
00:09:42
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
Jul 30, 2018
Fixing Overconfidence with Probabilities
00:15:47
In today's episode, we're talking about how we view our co-workers around us and our perceptions of ourselves.
Jul 27, 2018
Replacing Implicit Questions
00:11:20
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.
Jul 25, 2018
Underestimating the Effects of Gratitude
00:05:37
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.
Jul 23, 2018
Smaller Purpose
00:12:38
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.
Jul 20, 2018
Problem Chains
00:08:40
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.
Jul 18, 2018
Rollercoasters of Emotions
00:12:45
It's important that we remember ourselves as humans with emotions and recognize how our emotions affect our behavior and decisions.
Jul 16, 2018
Astrology and The Barnum Effect
00:13:50
In today's episode, we talk about astrology's methodology can be very persuasive and similarities in perceptions of code.
Jul 13, 2018
A Bug Story - How Narrative Bias Creates Blind Spots
00:12:59
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.
Jul 11, 2018
A Research-Backed Argument for Empathy
00:12:31
In today's episode, we're talking about empathy and why everyone needs it.
Jul 09, 2018
A Problem Solving Paradox
00:11:52
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?
Jul 06, 2018
Attentional Bias & Cognitive Expectations aka "It Was Right In Front Of You The Whole Time"
00:13:41
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?
Jul 04, 2018
No Good Options
00:09:32
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.
Jul 02, 2018
Choice Frameworking
00:14:40
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.
Jun 29, 2018
Three Ways To Avoid Choice Paralysis
00:17:56
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.
Jun 27, 2018
Internal Dialogues and Barriers to Change
00:13:53
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.
Jun 25, 2018
Coding In The Moment
00:13:52
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.
Jun 22, 2018
We Become What We Get Used To
00:12:53
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.
Jun 20, 2018
Breaking Out of Incremental Thinking
00:12:12
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?
Jun 18, 2018
Interview w/ Andrew Ofstad from Airtable (part 2)
00:37:23
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.
Jun 13, 2018
Interview w/ Andrew Ofstad from Airtable (part 1)
00:41:18
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.
Jun 11, 2018
Treating Time Seriously
00:17:54
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.
Jun 08, 2018
What You Get Wrong About Productivity - A Humanist Approach
00:17:40
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.
Jun 06, 2018
Debugging With Isolation & Modularity
00:13:47
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.
Jun 04, 2018
Future Thinking & Imagination Barriers
00:15:59
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.
Jun 01, 2018
Interview w/ Jon Yablonski (Part 2)
00:45:24
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 30, 2018
Interview w/ Jon Yablonski (Part 1)
00:39:50
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 28, 2018
Obligations and the Consequence of Assumptions
00:17:17
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 25, 2018
Motivation Batching
00:08:14
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 23, 2018
3 Habits of Learning Developers
00:19:51
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 21, 2018
Write the Code You Wish You Had
00:08:07
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 18, 2018
Problem Solving Series #4: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
00:16:27
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 16, 2018
Problem Solving Series #3: Perspective Shifts
00:16:14
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 14, 2018
Problem Solving Series #2: Reframing
00:15:35
What is your most memorable de-bugging session? Today, we're talking about fixing our losses by reframing our situations.
May 11, 2018
Avoiding Dogmatic Protocol
00:18:16
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 09, 2018
Problem Solving Series #1: Starting By Making It Worse
00:14:12
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 07, 2018
Secondary Tools
00:18:29
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 04, 2018
Randomizing live w/ Max Hawkins (Part 2)
00:37:12
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.
May 02, 2018
Interview w/ Max Hawkins (Part 1)
00:46:06
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.
Apr 30, 2018
Subtractive Thinking
00:18:00
What is on your mind? Today we are talking about ways we can inspect our default state of mind.
Apr 27, 2018
Fear, Change & Instincts
00:15:46
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.
Apr 25, 2018
Zero Dead Ends - Why Complaining Can Hold You Back
00:15:30
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.
Apr 23, 2018
2 Reasons Your Habits Aren't Sticking
00:13:40
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.
Apr 20, 2018
3 Ways to Better Cultivate Coworker Connections
00:18:15
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.
Apr 18, 2018
4 Code Smells (And How to Fix Them)
00:22:22
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.
Apr 16, 2018
4 Principles of Great Learners
00:20:21
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.
Apr 13, 2018
Slow Down on Your Quest for Happiness
00:22:35
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
Apr 11, 2018
Fixing Fear: A Heuristic for Maintainable Code
00:12:27
What does it mean to write good code? In today's episode we're answering this question with the use of a heuristic.
Apr 09, 2018
Creating Consensus, Defeating Bias and Getting Better
00:21:40
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.
Apr 06, 2018
Broken Brains Take On Statistics
00:18:33
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.
Apr 04, 2018
More Misunderstood Truths About Statistics
00:20:32
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.
Apr 02, 2018
Misunderstood Truths About Statistics (Part 1)
00:16:51
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.
Mar 30, 2018
Why Most People Fail at Fixing Operations
00:11:20
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.
Mar 28, 2018
2 Structured Thinking Methods For Problem Solving
00:16:07
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.
Mar 26, 2018
3x3: Three Habits for Mental Hygiene
00:23:55
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.
Mar 23, 2018
3x3: Three Questions to Help You Uncover Your Short Term Purpose
00:13:35
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?
Mar 21, 2018
3X3: Three Questions To Get Unstuck On Big Problems
00:12:20
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?
Mar 19, 2018
Setting Better Problem Solving Parameters
00:11:32
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.
Mar 16, 2018
3 Problems Every Developer Will Face
00:29:29
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
Mar 14, 2018
Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Learn More Intentionally
00:14:54
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.
Mar 12, 2018
Better 1-on-1s With This Simple Question
00:10:14
In today's episode we're talking about leadership and having better 1-on-1s with our leaders.
Mar 09, 2018
How Our Tools Shape Us
00:15:54
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.
Mar 07, 2018
Delayed Pain
00:14:42
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.
Mar 05, 2018
Improvisational Problem Solving Based on Characteristics
00:09:53
In today's episode, we'll talk about working with what you've got to solve a problem.
Mar 02, 2018
Accepting The Unexpected
00:16:15
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.
Feb 28, 2018
Asking "Dumb" Questions
00:12:42
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.
Feb 26, 2018
The Importance of Mental Models
00:14:07
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.
Feb 23, 2018
Actions As Objects
00:16:09
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.
Feb 21, 2018
What Are You Creating?
00:19:09
In today's episode, we talk about the ripple effects of the work you do.
Feb 19, 2018
Thinking, Acting & Marshmallows
00:11:01
In today's episode, we discuss how experimenting can be more beneficial than thinking.
Feb 16, 2018
Olympics, Statistics & Raising Your Average Performance
00:16:54
In today's episode, we talk about a statistical phenomenon that might change the way you think about comebacks and falling stars.
Feb 14, 2018
Project-Oriented Mindset
00:11:32
In today's episode, we talk about a way to avoid feeling like you're just working on an endless list of tasks.
Feb 12, 2018
Research Bias (Part 3)
00:14:53
In today's episode, we discuss more research biases that can lead you down the road of bad decisions and bad information.
Feb 09, 2018
Research Bias (Part 2)
00:17:22
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.
Feb 07, 2018
Research Bias (Part 1)
00:18:45
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.
Feb 05, 2018
The Detriments of Social Comparisons
00:17:57
In today's episode, we discuss the potential detriments of over-comparing yourself to others.
Feb 02, 2018
Your Brain Might Betray You
00:18:55
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.
Jan 31, 2018
Your Brain is Non-Linear
00:14:30
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.
Jan 29, 2018
3 Times When More Code Means Better Code
00:12:25
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.
Jan 26, 2018
Our Imagined Fictions
00:14:51
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.
Jan 24, 2018
Bringing Your Whole Self to Work
00:10:27
In today's episode, we'll be discussing the importance of a holistic approach to working.
Jan 22, 2018
How Can We Be Wrong...Without Knowing It?
00:10:26
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.
Jan 19, 2018
Your Angle of Approach in Problem Solving
00:07:34
Ever had a brain block? How can you overcome that? In Today's episode we're talking about angles of approach in problem solving.
Jan 17, 2018
The Perception Principle
00:08:25
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.
Jan 15, 2018
Deconstructing The Lies We Tell Ourselves
00:19:02
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.
Jan 12, 2018
Interview w/ Chris Shinkle (Part 2)
00:33:21
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.
Jan 10, 2018
Interview w/ Chris Shinkle (Part 1)
00:36:17
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.
Jan 08, 2018
Finding Perspective in 2018
00:15:36
Today's episode is a re-air of a discussion we had in 2017 about finding your perspective.
Jan 05, 2018
Re-Air: The Anatomy of Change
00:19:26
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.
Jan 03, 2018
Setting The Course For 2018
00:16:02
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!
Dec 29, 2017
2017 Year End Recap
00:20:49
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 .
Dec 27, 2017
Data Science w/ Elena Grewal (Part 2)
00:51:13
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!
Dec 20, 2017
Data Science w/ Elena Grewal (Part 1)
00:22:17
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 .
Dec 18, 2017
3X3: Anti-Resolutions To Kick Off Your 2018
00:20:14
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 .
Dec 15, 2017
3X3: Questions that Could Change the Way You Think
00:18:49
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.
Dec 13, 2017
3X3: Fallacies to Avoid as a Developer
00:25:14
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.
Dec 11, 2017
Interview with Joshua Aziz (Part 2)
00:30:49
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 .
Dec 08, 2017
Interview with Joshua Aziz (Part 1)
00:36:22
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 .
Dec 06, 2017
The Power of A Question
00:13:04
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!
Dec 04, 2017
Practical Advice for Changing Your Habits
00:14:20
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 .
Dec 01, 2017
How A Text Message Can Trigger Behavior Change
00:15:13
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!
Nov 29, 2017
Inspiring Stories From Listeners - Basil's Story
00:14:43
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 .
Nov 27, 2017
Interview Week: First Impressions
00:16:44
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!
Nov 24, 2017
Interview Week: Characteristics of Growth Oriented Questions
00:14:26
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!
Nov 22, 2017
Interview Week: Heather Asks a Question About Dev Ops
00:15:02
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!
Nov 20, 2017
"Mindful Distractions" - Focus Week Listener Question
00:17:12
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 .
Nov 17, 2017
Focus Week: 3 Focus Factors
00:20:49
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 .
Nov 15, 2017
Focus Week: Deconstructing Distractions
00:14:44
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 .
Nov 13, 2017
3x3: Morning Routine Tasks Every Developer Should Do
00:20:30
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 .
Nov 10, 2017
3x3: 3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Resumé In Just 10 Minutes
00:19:35
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 .
Nov 08, 2017
3x3: The 3 Things you Shouldn't Be Doing As A Developer
00:21:47
In today's episode, we kick off the first 3x3 week with a list of 3 things you shouldn't be doing. 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 .
Nov 06, 2017
The Future (and Past) of Legal for Developers w/Gary Nissenbaum (part 2)
00:51:49
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! 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!
Nov 03, 2017
The Future (and Past) of Legal for Developers w/Gary Nissenbaum (part 1)
00:46:13
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!
Nov 01, 2017
Interviewer's Wishes with Jason Vasquez (Part 2)
00:26:08
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 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!
Oct 30, 2017
Working Environment and Secondary Skills w/ Jason Vasquez (Part 1)
00:51:07
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 .
Oct 27, 2017
Your Interview is Tomorrow? Here's Some Last Minute Advice
00:31:01
In today's episode we discuss a few pieces of advice for your upcoming interview.
Oct 25, 2017
How To Navigate Communication Problems - Listener Question from Enrico
00:19:55
In today's episode, Enrico asks about how to navigate situations where other people don't seem to understand him. 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!
Oct 23, 2017
Interview w/ Kristen Gallagher (Part 2)
00:30:42
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 .
Oct 20, 2017
Interview w/ Kristen Gallagher (Part 1)
00:39:29
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 .
Oct 18, 2017
The Most Important Part of My Day (Part 2)
00:13:41
In today's episode, we talk about a habit that I believe anyone listening to this can benefit from: a morning/evening journal session. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Spec is here to help you level up as a developer, designer, or other digital creative producer. Check out the other shows and community by heading to spec.fm, and join the spec community at https://spectrum.chat!
Oct 16, 2017
The Most Important Part of My Day (Part 1)
00:09:51
In today's episode, we talk about a habit that I believe anyone listening to this can benefit from: a morning/evening journal session. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Spec is here to help you level up as a developer, designer, or other digital creative producer. Check out the other shows and community by heading to spec.fm, and join the spec community at https://spectrum.chat!
Oct 13, 2017
Interview with Mark Engelberg (Part 2)
00:51:54
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 Swiftype. Swiftype is an AI-powered search platform that delivers fast, relevant and customizable search results for websites, applications and businesses. Swiftype's suite of products have revolutionized the way people find information across their organization and on public facing websites. Integrate easily with tools like GitHub, JIRA, Confluence, Dropbox, and more for even better searching power. To learn more about Swiftype Search or for a free trial, visit https://swiftype.com/developertea today!
Oct 11, 2017
Puzzle Games with Mark Engelberg (Part 1)
00:58:18
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 .
Oct 09, 2017
The 3 Steps in the Cycle of Technological Abstraction
00:17:40
In today's episode, we discuss the cycle of abstraction, and how you can use abstraction to create new and unique value. 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 .
Oct 06, 2017
DCR: Traits of Being A Great Developer (Recap)
00:22:04
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. 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!
Oct 04, 2017
DCR - Bravery
00:14:48
In today's episode, we continue the DCR traits of a great developer. Today's trait is bravery. 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!
Oct 02, 2017
DCR: Ownership Level Responsibility
00:12:25
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. 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 .
Sep 29, 2017
DCR: Open Minded Curiosity
00:14:44
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 .
Sep 27, 2017
DCR: Growth Mindset
00:14:38
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. 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.
Sep 25, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Communications Model (Deep Dive)
00:18:42
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.
Sep 22, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Communications Expert
00:14:52
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 .
Sep 20, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Expanding Perspective
00:13:03
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. 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 .
Sep 18, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Grit of a Scientist
00:14:51
In today's episode, we continue the DCR traits of a great developer. Today's trait is having the grit of a scientist. 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!
Sep 15, 2017
DCR: Traits of A Great Developer - Humility
00:17:07
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 .
Sep 13, 2017
Introspection - Part 2 - Why & Why Not
00:12:53
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 .
Sep 11, 2017
Introspection - Part 1 - Finding What You're Best At
00:19:49
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. 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.
Sep 08, 2017
Interview w/ Rachel Nabors (Part 2)
00:36:20
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.
Sep 06, 2017
Interview w/ Rachel Nabors (Part 1)
00:38:52
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.
Sep 04, 2017
Mystery Voices
00:17:51
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.
Sep 01, 2017
Planning Series: Scaling and Detailing of Features
00:13:27
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 .
Aug 30, 2017
Learning Environment
00:15:48
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 .
Aug 28, 2017
Tips For Students (Re-Air)
00:15:29
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.
Aug 25, 2017
Listener Question: Michael Asks About Dev Bootcamps
00:10:57
In today's episode, I answer listener Michael's question regarding dev bootcamps. 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.
Aug 23, 2017
No More Launches
00:15:39
In today's episode, we talk about why "launch dates" can be detrimental to progress. Today's episode is sponsored by Flywheel Local. Stop debugging local environments and spend more time designing, developing, and launchingWordPress sites with Local by Flywheel. Head over to local.getflywheel.com to download Local for free today!
Aug 21, 2017
Thinking in Intervals (Re-Air)
00:10:38
In today's episode, we talk about thinking in intervals. 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 .
Aug 18, 2017
Minimum Viable Prioritization (Re-Air)
00:19:04
In today's episode, we talk about minimum viable prioritization. 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 .
Aug 16, 2017
Plato's Cave and Defeating Biases
00:14:56
In today's episode, we talk about what you can see - and what you cannot. 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 .
Aug 14, 2017
Interview with Kevin Kelly (Part 2)
00:30:25
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.
Aug 11, 2017
Interview with Kevin Kelly (Part 1)
00:30:08
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.
Aug 09, 2017
Interview with Chris Ferdinandi (Part 2)
00:47:12
In today's episode, I talk with Chris Ferdinandi! Check out his stuff at gomakethings.com 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 .
Aug 07, 2017
Interview with Chris Ferdinandi (Part 1)
00:40:58
In today's episode, I talk with Chris Ferdinandi! Check out his stuff at gomakethings.com 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 .
Aug 04, 2017
3 Lessons of Productivity
00:19:11
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 .
Aug 02, 2017
Idea Portfolio
00:22:55
In today's episode, we talk about building and managing an idea portfolio in your organization. Today's episode is sponsored by Flywheel Local. Stop debugging local environments and spend more time designing, developing, and launchingWordPress sites with Local by Flywheel. Head over to local.getflywheel.com to download Local for free today!
Jul 31, 2017
Listener Question: Simon Asks About Over-Positivity
00:23:50
Today's episode is sponsored by Flywheel Local. Stop debugging local environments and spend more time designing, developing, and launchingWordPress sites with Local by Flywheel. Head over to local.getflywheel.com to download Local for free today!
Jul 28, 2017
Iterative Learning
00:21:07
In today's episode, we discuss the importance of applying iteration to learning. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jul 26, 2017
Strong Opinions Weakly Held
00:11:43
In today's episode, we talk about a simple concept of being willing to let go of your opinions, while not watering them down. 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 .
Jul 24, 2017
Aesthetic Aha
00:13:52
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!). 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 .
Jul 21, 2017
Listener Question: Daw Chih asks About Over Execution
00:17:56
In today's episode, I answer listener question from Daw Chih about over-execution. 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 .
Jul 19, 2017
The Value of The Third Option
00:17:21
In today's episode, we talk about how important a third option can be in decisionmaking processes. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jul 17, 2017
Turbulence (Re-Airing)
00:07:37
In today's episode, we discuss once again the concept of turbulence and fortitude. 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 .
Jul 14, 2017
Don't Throw It Over the Wall
00:10:35
In today's episode, we talk about a specific type of collaboration, and a pitfall most development and design teams end up falling into. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jul 12, 2017
Interview with David Hoffeld (part 2)
00:40:32
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. 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 .
Jul 10, 2017
Interview with David Hoffeld (part 1)
00:37:32
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. 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 .
Jul 07, 2017
Listener Question: Andy Asks About His Degree in Mechatronics
00:19:17
Is a degree in mechatronics worth it? (Also, what is mechatronics?) Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jul 05, 2017
The Messaging Paradigm (re-air)
00:10:42
Jul 03, 2017
Baby Announcement
00:02:31
Jun 28, 2017
Atomic Words
00:15:07
In today's episode, we talk aboit disambiguation and using clear words during feedback sessions.
Jun 19, 2017
Spiral Learning
00:10:30
In today's episode, we talk about "Spiral Learning." Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jun 16, 2017
Listener Question: Joel Asks About Remote Work As A Junior Developer
00:20:50
What do you do when there are no jobs in your area and you're a developer with a family?
Jun 14, 2017
Interview with Tom Eich (part 2)
00:30:43
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!
Jun 12, 2017
Interview with Tom Eich (part 1)
00:27:50
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!
Jun 10, 2017
Creating New Understanding Through Synonyms
00:11:17
In today's episode, we talk about creating useful substitutions through a process of forcing synonyms. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
Jun 07, 2017
Failure Rates, Machine Learning, and You
00:10:28
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. 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!
Jun 05, 2017
Anonymous Listener Question: Cowboy Coders
00:27:04
In today's episode, we talk about cowboy coding, and how to deal with a legacy project primarily managed by cowboy coders. 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!
Jun 02, 2017
Law Of Conservation of Uncertainty (Part 2)
00:12:56
In today's episode, we talk about a principle of project planning that you can use to help deal with uncertainty. 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 31, 2017
Law Of Conservation of Uncertainty (Part 1)
00:13:02
In today's episode, we talk about a principle of project planning that you can use to help deal with uncertainty. 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 29, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Marcus Morrison)
00:30:51
In today's episode, I talk with Marcus Morrison about his journey to becoming a CTO of a monthly subscription startup called Datebox. 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 26, 2017
Squares Conference (Will Riley)
00:49:29
In today's episode, I talk with Will Riley from Flywheel about design systems, local development, teaching a workshop, and API design. 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 24, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Noah Labhart)
00:33:46
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 22, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Anne Grundhoefer)
00:29:56
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 19, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Alex Zub) Part 2
00:32:51
Today we continue the interview with Alex Zub, founder of Handsome. 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 1
00:25:28
In today's episode, I talk with Alex Zub about starting a company, learning to speak english through video games, and lots more. 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 15, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Aaron Irizarry)
00:37:23
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 12, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Aaron D. Campbell)
00:33:13
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 10, 2017
Job Descriptions vs. Job Realities
00:22:28
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 08, 2017
Listener Question: David asks About How to Answer Tooling Questions
00:15:19
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 05, 2017
Feedback Loops - The Smallest Unit of Learning
00:15:36
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 03, 2017
Interview with Chris Albon (Part 3 of 3)
00:37:20
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 .
May 01, 2017
Interview with Chris Albon (Part 2 of 3)
00:34:59
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!
Apr 28, 2017
Interview with Chris Albon (Part 1 of 3)
00:34:44
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!
Apr 26, 2017
Building Your Intuition
00:12:59
In today's episode we talk about intuition as the shared fluency for experts.
Apr 24, 2017
You Can't Control Random
00:12:40
In today's episode, we'll discuss the illusion of control, and why you can't control random.
Apr 21, 2017
Interview with Ben Halpern (@ThePracticalDev, Part 2)
00:44:00
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!
Apr 19, 2017
Interview with Ben Halpern (@ThePracticalDev, Part 1)
00:44:21
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!
Apr 17, 2017
A Simple Shift for Your Email Inbox Strategy
00:17:58
In today's episode, we'll be talking about a very simple shift for your emailing strategy.
Apr 14, 2017
Listener Question: How Do I stand Out as a Job Applicant?
00:12:32
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!
Apr 12, 2017
Listener Question: Jonathan Bocarra Asks About Content Generation and Baby Preparation
00:20:43
In today's episode, I answer listener Jonathan's question about getting ready for a baby, and simultaneously planning content.
Apr 10, 2017
How to Hire Well, Even When Limited by Company Policies
00:17:43
In today's episode, we talk about hiring in a constrained scenario.
Apr 07, 2017
Ep. 365 - Practical Ways to Jumpstart Brainstorming
00:20:01
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 .
Apr 05, 2017
Listener Question: Kan Asks About Creating Reliable Behavioral Systems
00:17:07
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 .
Apr 03, 2017
This Mistake Could Be Killing Your Resumé
00:13:05
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!
Mar 31, 2017
Why You Should Evaluate How You're Spending Your Mental Energy
00:10:03
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!
Mar 29, 2017
One Super Simple Tactic to Regain Your Time
00:07:00
In today's episode, I discuss a simple way of regaining time in your day that has worked very well for me.
Mar 27, 2017
Using Substitute Questions to Gain a Better Perspective
00:17:17
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
Mar 24, 2017
Interview with Brad Frost (@brad_frost, part 2)
00:49:22
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
Mar 22, 2017
Interview with Brad Frost (@brad_frost, part 1)
00:50:53
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.
Mar 20, 2017
Listener Question: Can I Lead Remotely? (part 2)
00:13:58
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.
Mar 17, 2017
Listener Question: Can I Lead Remotely? (part 1)
00:19:03
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.
Mar 15, 2017
Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 3 of 3)
00:53:59
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
Mar 13, 2017
Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 2 of 3)
00:31:40
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
Mar 10, 2017
Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 1 of 3)
00:28:28
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
Mar 08, 2017
Don't Trust Your Friends
00:16:51
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!
Mar 06, 2017
Not So Trivial: Things That Can Kill Your Focus
00:18:01
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 .
Mar 03, 2017
How the First Guideline Changes Your Behavior Drastically
00:13:16
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 .
Mar 01, 2017
Folklore In Your Code
00:13:26
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!
Feb 27, 2017
System Vs. Will Power
00:10:12
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.
Feb 24, 2017
Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part Two
00:39:18
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.
Feb 22, 2017
Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part One
00:40:59
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
Feb 20, 2017
What it Means to Rush
00:12:40
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
Feb 17, 2017
Listener Question: Harshitha Asks About Startups Vs. Personal Projects
00:18:10
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
Feb 15, 2017
Create an Effective Communication Protocol With these Rules
00:20:57
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/.
Feb 13, 2017
Three Insights About Heuristics That Can Supercharge Your Decisionmaking
00:25:13
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!
Feb 10, 2017
Code Review Excuses
00:24:34
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!
Feb 08, 2017
Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 2)
00:44:46
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!
Feb 06, 2017
Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 1)
00:51:30
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 .
Feb 03, 2017
The Einstellung Effect
00:15:30
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 .
Feb 01, 2017
Interview with Kalid Azad (part 3 of 3)
01:15:58
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.
Jan 30, 2017
Interview with Kalid Azad (part 2 of 3)
01:02:36
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.
Jan 27, 2017
Interview with Kalid Azad (part 1 of 3)
00:43:35
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.
Jan 25, 2017
Listener Question: Johannes Asks About Getting Hired in the United States
00:16:48
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.
Jan 23, 2017
3 Questions Your Should Be Asking Before Starting A Project
00:13:43
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.
Jan 20, 2017
Interview w/ Wes Bos (part 2)
00:35:07
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 .
Jan 18, 2017
Interview w/ Wes Bos (Part 1)
00:26:05
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 .
Jan 16, 2017
Prototyping A Pilot Project
00:14:41
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 .
Jan 13, 2017
Finding Your Perspective
00:17:24
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.
Jan 11, 2017
Understand Your Environment
00:22:08
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.
Jan 09, 2017
Async Code & Promises
00:14:31
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.
Jan 06, 2017
2 Years of Tea
00:17:33
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.
Jan 04, 2017
The Anatomy of Change
00:22:26
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.
Jan 02, 2017
Interview with Josh Muccio (Part 2)
00:49:43
In today's episode, we talk with Josh Muccio for part two of our interview about The Pitch. Make sure you catch part one!
Dec 30, 2016
Interview with Josh Muccio (Part 1)
00:38:36
In today's episode, I interview Josh Muccio, the creator of The Pitch (thepitch.fm).
Dec 28, 2016
How Time Affects Decisions
00:18:39
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!
Dec 19, 2016
Avoiding, "I Told You So"
00:24:29
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!
Dec 16, 2016
Listener Question: Alex Asks About Getting Back Into The Game
00:23:55
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!
Dec 14, 2016
Lessons From The Lab
00:19:04
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!
Dec 12, 2016
Listener Question: John Wood Asks About Looking for Development Jobs
00:23:35
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.
Dec 09, 2016
Two Anti-Patterns To Avoid
00:18:54
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.
Dec 07, 2016
3 Commitments for 2017
00:21:46
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.
Dec 05, 2016
Listener Question: Cody Asks About Developer Speed
00:23:37
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.
Dec 02, 2016
Listener Question: Josh Asks About Getting A Raise
00:20:29
In today's episode, we talk about Josh's question regarding negotiating a raise.
Nov 28, 2016
Patrick Asks About What to Do When You Live in a Tech-Company Wasteland
00:15:18
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/.
Nov 21, 2016
Empathy + Celebrating 5 Million Listens
00:12:08
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/.
Nov 18, 2016
DCR Step 9: Replace Yourself
00:21:53
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/.
Nov 16, 2016
DCR Step 8: Do Your Job Better Than Anyone Else
00:18:06
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/.
Nov 14, 2016
DCR: Step 7 - Interviewing
00:15:53
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!
Nov 11, 2016
Listener Question: Donovan Asks About Analysis Paralysis
00:19:18
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.
Nov 09, 2016
DCR: Step 6 - Going Public
00:18:53
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.
Nov 07, 2016
Listener Question: Charissa Asks About Handling a Stressful Situation
00:25:45
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.
Nov 04, 2016
Developer Career Roadmap Step 5: Cross Train (part 2)
00:18:34
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.
Nov 02, 2016
Developer Career Roadmap, Step 5: Cross Train
00:15:00
In today's episode, we talk about the 5th step in the Developer Career Roadmap - cross training.
Oct 31, 2016
DCR: Step 4 - Internships
00:20:39
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!
Oct 28, 2016
Interview with David Rael (Part 2)
00:40:36
In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire. Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio
Oct 26, 2016
Interview with Dave Rael (Part 1)
00:31:54
In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire. Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio
Oct 24, 2016
DCR-Step 3: Skill Set Development (Part 2)
00:19:17
In today's episode, we discuss step three in the Developer Career Roadmap, the never ending learning cycle. Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio
Oct 21, 2016
DCR - Step 3: Learning About Companies (Part 1)
00:22:03
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!
Oct 19, 2016
DCR Step Two: Picking a Base Language
00:15:47
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.
Oct 17, 2016
Dev Career Roadmap, Step One: Create a Time Budget
00:18:22
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.
Oct 14, 2016
Announcing Developer Career Roadmap
00:09:37
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.
Oct 12, 2016
Getting Over Language Barriers
00:12:45
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! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!
Oct 10, 2016
Anti-Advice
00:09:24
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. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!
Oct 07, 2016
Listener Question: Kevin asks About College
00:19:26
In today'a episode, listener Kevin asks about whether he should return to college or not. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!
Oct 05, 2016
Listener Question: Matt asks, What To Do About Job Boredom?
00:13:07
In today's episode, Matt asks about what to do when he gets bored at his job. Hint: quitting is not always the answer! Thanks to today's sponsor, Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea20 to get $20 credit. Visit http://spec.fm/linode to get started today!
Oct 03, 2016
Listener Question: Amanda asks about Building Resumés and Cover Letters
00:18:25
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. 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!
Sep 30, 2016
Listener Question: Abigail asks about Interview Attire
00:11:49
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!
Sep 28, 2016
Thinking About Logic Paths
00:12:42
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!
Sep 26, 2016
Lighter Objects for Better REST Apps
00:11:04
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. Today's episode is also sponsored by Heap! If you're still using a basic analytics package for your site or application, you're probably missing out. Go to spec.fm/heap to be redirected to Heap’s special landing page where you can see a full feature breakdown.
Sep 23, 2016
Listener Question: Naren Asks About Realistic Working Hours
00:14:54
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. 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. Today's episode is also sponsored by Heap! If you're still using a basic analytics package for your site or application, you're probably missing out. Go to spec.fm/heap to be redirected to Heap’s special landing page where you can see a full feature breakdown.
Sep 21, 2016
Listener Question: Lars Asks About How To Work With Difficult Developers
00:19:06
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. Today's episode is also sponsored by Heap! If you're still using a basic analytics package for your site or application, you're probably missing out. Go to spec.fm/heap to be redirected to Heap’s special landing page where you can see a full feature breakdown.
Sep 19, 2016
The O-Word
00:08:52
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!
Sep 16, 2016
Re-Air: Listener Question: Mujthaba Asks About What To Do When You Don't Know
00:09:46
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.
Sep 14, 2016
The Truth About Old Code
00:08:04
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.
Sep 12, 2016
Picking the Right Side Project
00:11:51
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.
Sep 09, 2016
Listener Question: Mujthaba Asks About What To Do When You Don't Know
00:09:48
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.
Sep 07, 2016
3 Refactoring Techniques You Can Employ In Under 5 Minutes
00:16:12
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.
Sep 05, 2016
Deliberate Practice: Part 2
00:12:05
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.
Sep 02, 2016
Deliberate Practice: Part 1
00:11:33
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.
Aug 31, 2016
Tips for Students
00:13:15
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!
Aug 29, 2016
3 Things Aspiring Developers Should Be Doing Today
00:16:46
Today's episode is for all aspiring developers, and you can start today. It won't be easy, but it will work.
Aug 26, 2016
Digging Up Your Job Description
00:11:13
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.
Aug 24, 2016
3 Concrete Ways to Be a Better Co-worker
00:07:46
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!
Aug 22, 2016
Poison Series: #02 - Indecision
00:16:54
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!
Aug 19, 2016
Poison Series: #01 - Cynicism
00:09:01
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.
Aug 17, 2016
My Top Productivity Practice
00:10:20
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.
Aug 15, 2016
Getting Fast First
00:12:32
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!
Aug 12, 2016
Finding Invisible Levers
00:12:20
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.
Aug 10, 2016
Listener Question: Daman asks about Part Two
00:21:20
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.
Aug 08, 2016
Listener Question: Sahar's Second Question On the Show! Sahar asks, "Is it ok to ask for a trial period as a candidate?"
00:15:41
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.
Aug 05, 2016
Simple Machines
00:09:10
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.
Aug 03, 2016
Putting Process in its Place
00:14:30
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.
Aug 01, 2016
Effective Simulations
00:12:31
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.
Jul 29, 2016
Listener Question: Michael Asks About Qualifications for Career Changes
00:12:42
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.
Jul 27, 2016
The Business of Good Code
00:12:22
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.
Jul 25, 2016
Listener Question: Brett Asks About How to Identify When You're Being Set Up For Failure
00:15:12
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!
Jul 22, 2016
Working on Saturdays
00:15:05
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!
Jul 20, 2016
Reddit CS Career Questions
00:15:40
In today's episode, I'm answering a few random questions from Reddit's r/cscareerquestions subreddit. Today's episode is sponsored by Rigor! Head over to http://spec.fm/rigor to get a kickoff call scheduled today.
Jul 18, 2016
Listener Question: Am I Too Old for a Career in Tech?
00:14:27
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. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce! WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress, and is powering 30% of all online stores. Use the code "developertea" to get 25% off at WooCommerce.com now!
Jul 14, 2016
Two Common Questions from Early Career Developers
00:19:24
In today's episode, we'll talk about two common questions from early-career developers. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce! WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress, and is powering 30% of all online stores. Use the code "developertea" to get 25% off at WooCommerce.com now!
Jul 13, 2016
Three Habits of Great Learners
00:20:03
In today's episode, I talk about three habits of great learners that you can adopt into your own habit system today! Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce! WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress, and is powering 30% of all online stores. Use the code "developertea" to get 25% off at WooCommerce.com now!
Jul 11, 2016
Listener Question: Marc Asks About Testing Private Methods
00:23:20
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.
Jul 08, 2016
Part 2: Interview with Rita Rovira
00:45:48
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.
Jul 07, 2016
Part 1: Interview with Rita Rovira
00:35:36
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.
Jul 05, 2016
Listener Jack Asks About Applying New Knowledge
00:16:01
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.
Jul 01, 2016
Question: How Do You Job Hunt During Internships?
00:18:07
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!
Jun 29, 2016
Listener Question: Brad Asks About Leadership
00:16:37
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!
Jun 27, 2016
The Tone of Code
00:09:12
In today's episode, we talk about the "tone of code."
Jun 24, 2016
Air, Fuel & Ignition
00:09:03
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.
Jun 22, 2016
Listener Question: Jona Asks About Designer Developers
00:19:32
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!
Jun 20, 2016
Picturing the Perfect Client
00:13:43
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. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm. Go find more amazing podcasts specifically created for you, the developer!
Jun 17, 2016
Reddit User Question: Parag0n asks about Architecting Projects
00:15:09
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/)
Jun 15, 2016
The Great Developer Mindset: Getting Acquainted with Failure
00:11:25
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!
Jun 13, 2016
Leading People to Meeting Victories
00:05:41
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!
Jun 10, 2016
Answering Listener Questions: Jean Michel asks about avoiding bike shedding
00:18:56
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.
Jun 08, 2016
Great Developer Mindset: Redefining Complete
00:23:37
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!
Jun 06, 2016
Answering Listener Questions: Ajay asks about learning project ideas
00:18:02
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.
Jun 03, 2016
Defeating The Interview Lull
00:18:23
In today's episode, we talk about defeating the interview lull. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get a 20 dollar credit today by going to linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 and get your first server up in minutes!
Jun 01, 2016
The Work / Life Equation
00:14:07
In today's episode , we're talking about the Work/Life Equation. 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 30, 2016
The Great Developer Mindset - Demystifying Code
00:12:04
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 27, 2016
Interview with Tony Hillerson (Part 2)
01:11:21
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 25, 2016
Interview with Tony Hillerson (@thillerson, Part 1)
00:45:23
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 23, 2016
The Assumption of Impossible
00:06:24
In today's short inspiration episode, we discuss the "assumption of impossibility."
May 20, 2016
Flexible Decision Terms
00:16:06
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 18, 2016
Live with Ismael Burciaga (@burciaga) at @SquaresConference
00:20:49
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 16, 2016
Live @SquaresConference with Andi Graham (@andigrahambsd)
00:21:48
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 13, 2016
Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ @KimBost: Part 2
00:30:29
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 11, 2016
Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ Kim Bost: Part 1
00:19:29
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 09, 2016
Key Moments in Client Relationships
00:18:59
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 06, 2016
Listener Question: John asks "How Do I Transition from Mid to Senior Level Development?"
00:11:27
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 04, 2016
Improving Views
00:12:24
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.
May 02, 2016
Maintaining Realationships with Your Colleagues
00:19:59
In today's episode, I'll talk with you about maintaining relationships with your colleagues! If you're interested in sponsoring Developer Tea, head over to spec.fm/sponsors today!
Apr 29, 2016
Part 2: Performance Budget for Optimization
00:12:27
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!
Apr 27, 2016
Part 1: Performance Budget for Optimization
00:14:24
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!
Apr 25, 2016
Proactive Client Communication
00:16:43
Today's episode is all about proactive client communication! A HUGE thanks to today's sponsor, FreshBooks! FreshBooks is ridiculously easy to use, and will help you get your books straight and get paid faster. To claim your free month, go to FreshBooks.com / DeveloperTea and enter “Developer Tea” in the “how Did you Hear About Us?” Section when you sign up.
Apr 22, 2016
Refactoring Based on Code Responsibility
00:21:50
In today's episode, I give you some tips for refactoring based on the responsibility of your code. 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!
Apr 20, 2016
Abstract Mental Models