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If you are a software developer or technology leader looking to stay on top of the latest news in the software development world, or just want to learn actionable tactics to improve your day-to-day job performance, this podcast is for you.

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Recent Episodes

167. Pandemic Job Market Shifts

August 4, 2020

Around the globe, tens of millions of students are using Codecademy to learn programming during the pandemic. Just ask MLB pitcher Jared Hughes who learned Python to analyze his performance. This episode, we talk with Zach Sims, co-founder of ...

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166. SOLID - Liskov Substitution Principle

July 28, 2020

For those of you who have been waiting for the next letter of the SOLID series, we are happy to finally discuss the 'L' in SOLID, which is the Liskov substitution principle, or as we like to call it, the LSP. If you’re like us and the LSP conjures ...

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165. What's the Best Agile? with Diana Larsen

July 21, 2020

Today, we’re asking the question: What is the best Agile? To help us answer that question, we have invited Diana Larsen to join us for today’s episode. Diana is the co-founder of FutureWorks Consulting in Portland, Oregon, and she partners with ...

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164. Remote Spaces with Esther Derby

July 14, 2020

As developers, we have likely had experiences with remote work before the pandemic, but now, the context of remote working has completely changed. The blurred lines between work and home life have brought an array of stressors that people have to ...

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163. SOLID - Open-Closed Principle

July 8, 2020

As part two of our series that explores the SOLID software design principles, this episode dives straight into the topic of the open-closed principle — that’s the ‘O’ of SOLID for those who are counting. As a software principle created in 1988, back ...

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162. SOLID - Single Responsibility Principle

June 30, 2020

Do you know how you can feel overwhelmed when you have too much on your plate? Well, your code can feel the same way. This is why it’s important to follow the Single Responsibility Principle, SRP, which is what the ‘s’ in SOLID stands for. Today we ...

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161. Debugging Strategies

June 23, 2020

No-one likes bugs, and while we can’t entirely avoid them, there are some tried and tested techniques to squash those little pests. In today’s show, we dive into some of these strategies. While Mike’s initial reaction is denial and he runs the code ...

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160. How we tell 3 different stories when developing apps

June 16, 2020

A lot goes into writing an application that knocks it out of the park. One of the ways to look at the different components of success is to view programming as a story with three layers. In this episode, we dive into these separate, but very ...

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159. Bug Bash

June 9, 2020

Unless you’re William and write perfect code every time, as a developer, you’ll likely have encountered a bug or two in your time. One way to get rid of these pests, is through a bug bash, which we talk about in today’s show. While we have come a ...

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158. Positive Reinforcement and Agile

June 2, 2020

We know that we can learn a great deal from the animal kingdom, so today we’re exploring the relationship between positive reinforcement for dogs and Agile. We kick the show off with Dave sharing some of the lessons he learned from Don’t Shoot the ...

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