Podcast

Developer Tea

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...more

Episodes

  • Offensive and Defensive Software Engineering Strategies

    Jul 06 2020

    In code we are trying to construct, but we often leave out the consumers, machines and co-workers who are using the code we're writing.  How can we think in terms of human realities in our code? 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: LinodeWhether you’re working on a personal project or managing your enterprise’s infrastructure, Linode has the pricing, support, and scale you need to take your project to the next level. Get started on Linode today with a special $20 credit for listeners of Deve...more

  • Your Present is Soon Your Past

    Jul 01 2020

    In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about the concept of time. We'll linger on the idea that moments have a timeline: future, present, and past. How do our moment timelines help us become better developers and coworkers?  🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Command Line HeroesCommand Line Heroes is an original podcast from Red Hat about the people who transform technology from the command line up.A new season releases on July 14th,  in which Author Clive Thompson joins host S...more

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Rejecting a Duel Identity

    Jun 29 2020

    Just like many of the other distortions that our brains trick us into believing, the idea that we have two selves, good and bad, hides away our complex ego. In today's episode, we're talking about ego and how to get outside of our self-perception when we make a mistake in order to grow and learn. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a ReviewIf you're enjoying the show and want...more

  • Uncomfortability, the Ultimate Teacher

    Jun 26 2020

    In today's episode, we're talking about an environment of learning that you can create on your own. How can we create an environment that puts us in a state of discomfort in order to keep us growing? 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: LinodeWhether you’re working on a personal project or managing your enterprise’s infrastructure, Linode has the pricing, support, and scale you need to take your project to the next level. Get started on Linode today with a special $20 credit for listeners of...more

  • Baseline Happiness and Delayed Achievements

    Jun 25 2020

    If you think about most achievements awarded, they are handed out over a period of time when the dues are paid and effort put in. In today's episode, we're talking about pictures of achievement and taking a moment to reflect on what it means to live a full and satisfying life as a developer.  🧡 Leave a ReviewIf you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. �...more

  • Finding Underlying Motivations to Stay Resilient In Your Career

    Jun 22 2020

    Aside from the fact that we're making a living being engineers, what is it that keeps us coming back into work every day? At some point in your career, the initial things that brought you into engineering will shift, and when those things change, what is left? What keeps you going? Today, we talk about what motivations drive us and how to keep our motivations relevant when the career changes.🧡 Leave a ReviewIf you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leav...more

  • Strategies for Overcoming Mental Blocks

    Jun 20 2020

    What do you do when you hit a mental block and don't know how to solve a problem? Today we'll dig into what we can do about this blocked scenario and how can we better deal with negative emotions that follow.  🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: LinodeWhether you’re working on a personal project or managing your enterprise’s infrastructure, Linode has the pricing, support, and scale you need to take your project to the next level. Get started on Linode today with a special $20 credit for li...more

  • What Will You Say When You Don't know?

    Jun 18 2020

    In today's episode, we're  talking to early engineers and challenging all new engineers to think about how they will handle the pressure of not knowing the answer to a question asked by a co-worker.  🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: ZeBrandSetting up your brand with ZeBrand only takes 5 minutes and you’ll have instant access to your assets to start showcasing your product today at https://zebranding.com/

  • Wishes, Beliefs, and Knowledge

    Jun 15 2020

    In this short episode, we're digging into the relationship between our belief and knowledge and how we form our beliefs based on knowledge.  🎟Upcoming EventsWanna get your hands on the hottest #JavaScript tech?Reserve a spot at #JSNationLive happening on June 18-19, and see speakers / instructors like Tobias Koppers (Webpack), Orta Therox (TypeScript), Minko Gechev (Angular), Matteo Collina (Node.js) and many others.Check them out and reserve your FREE spot at live.jsnation.comVisit: linode.com...more

  • Listener Question from Saul: How Do I Communicate with Non-Technical Decision Makers?

    Jun 12 2020

    In today's episode, we dive into Saul's question by recounting past experience and providing tools to approach this situation at a human level and from your employers expectation.  📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop a message over at: developertea.com.  🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: LinodeWhether you’re working on a personal project or managing your enterprise’s infrastructure, Linode has the pricing, s...more

  • How Questions Influence Pathways to Solutions

    Jun 10 2020

    In today's episode we're talking about problems and how we involve questions into our day-to-day tasks as developers. We'll cover question framing techniques and practices to boost collaboration with your co-workers on problem solving.🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: ZeBrandSetting up your brand with ZeBrand only takes 5 minutes and you’ll have instant access to your assets to start showcasing your product today at https://zebranding.com/ 🎟Upcoming EventsWanna get your hands on the hott...more

  • 4 Points Of Advice For Brand New Developers

    Jun 08 2020

     As someone who was a self-taught developer, I have an affinity for people eager to become a developer. In today's episode, we'll offer four different pain points that you're likely to experience in your career and give tips on how to use those moments to continue your growth and develop your skills.  🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: ZeBrandSetting up your brand with ZeBrand only takes 5 minutes and you’ll have instant access to your assets to start showcasing your product today at https...more

  • What Does It Take To Change Your Mind?

    Jun 03 2020

    Changing our minds on a belief or issue that we stand by is not easy and as humans but is required of us to grow as people and as professionals.In this episode of Developer Tea, we're walking through three different visualizations to help us better understand and become more comfortable with when and why we decide to change our minds.🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: ZeBrandSetting up your brand with ZeBrand only takes 5 minutes and you’ll have instant access to your assets to start showc...more

  • Play, Stakes, and Learning

    Jun 01 2020

    🎟Upcoming EventsWanna get your hands on the hottest #JavaScript tech?Reserve a spot at #JSNationLive happening on June 18-19, and see speakers / instructors like Tobias Koppers (Webpack), Orta Therox (TypeScript), Minko Gechev (Angular), Matteo Collina (Node.js) and many others. Check them out and reserve your spot at live.jsnation.com🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: HeadSpinWith HeadSpin, you only need one platform for testing, monitoring, and analytics across applications, devices, an...more

  • Leveraging Our Emotional Goals

    May 27 2020

    In today's episode, we're talking about goals and what we tend to give up in order to reach those goals. We'll cover how to define goals, and how to keep going toward your goals when motivations run thin. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: ZeBrand Setting up your brand with ZeBrand only takes 5 minutes and you’ll have instant access to your assets to start showcasing your product today at https://zebranding.com/ 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content...more

  • Mental Models for Finding Balance

    May 25 2020

    In today's episode, we're talking about balance as it relates to decision making. We'll dig into two models of thinking that can help us understand the nuance of balance as it relates to daily decisions. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: HeadSpin With HeadSpin, you only need one platform for testing, monitoring, and analytics across applications, devices, and networks. Check them out at headspin.io 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to ...more

  • High Certainty, High Value Defaults

    May 22 2020

    A useful default is an action you can take on a regular basis that you expect to provide some level of utility. In today's episode, we're talking about the fine line between useful default behaviors and when those behaviors can lead you astray and become more of a distraction from an overall goal. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Whether you’re working on a personal project or managing your enterprise’s infrastructure, Linode has the pricing, support, and scale you need to take yo...more

  • 3 Ways to Be a Better PR Author

    May 20 2020

    How can you write a pull request that's productive? in today's episode, we're talking about how to be a better PR author by offering three guidelines to writing productive pull requests so that PR reviews go quickly and smoothly. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: ZeBrand ZeBrand helps you launch a product with minimum visual brand design resources without internal designers, costly agencies, or questionable freelancers. This week, they're offering Developer Tea listeners 60% off all marke...more

  • 4 Ways to Be a Better PR Reviewer

    May 18 2020

    What does it mean to collaborate as an engineer with other engineers? In today's episode, we're talking about the pull request process and the lack of attention it seems to get from engineers. In this episode, we'll cover what a PR process is, the players in a PR review and offer four ways to be a better PR reviewer. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: HeadSpin With HeadSpin, you only need one platform for testing, monitoring, and analytics across applications, devices, and networks. Check ...more

  • What is Code, to Our Evolved Mind?

    May 15 2020

    How do our brains and our minds perceive code? In today's episode, we're talking about what code is to our mind vs. our brain? 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Whether you’re working on a personal project or managing your enterprise’s infrastructure, Linode has the pricing, support, and scale you need to take your project to the next level. Get started on Linode today with a special $20 credit for listeners of Developer Tea. Visit: linode.com/developertea and use promo code devel...more

  • Correlation, Causation, Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

    May 13 2020

    When you think correlation and causation you might think of graphs and research. As one data point changes another data point also changes. In today's episode, we're talking about controlling variables and how to avoid assuming that correlation is causation. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Chall...more

  • Context-Dependent Decisions and Linear Heuristic Mental Models

    May 12 2020

    What effect does your value system have on your personal and professional growth? In today's episode, we're talking about context dependent decision making and how your current state of mind can influence decisions you make on a day-to-day basis and influence our happiness long term. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: HeadSpin With HeadSpin, you only need one platform for testing, monitoring, and analytics across applications, devices, and networks. Check them out at headspin.io 🧡 Leave a...more

  • Productive Self-Sabotage

    May 08 2020

    We often don't know about all of the failures that exist, but what causes failure? The path to success is filled with failures along the way. In today's episode, we're challenging you to take a step into an unknown situation with understanding that you will likely fail and what failure means to your personal and professional growth. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Whether you’re working on a personal project or managing your enterprise’s infrastructure, Linode has the pricing, su...more

  • Simple Prioritization Visualization

    May 06 2020

    In today's episode, we're doing a visualization exercise. Grab a piece of paper and pen or pencil and get ready to think about what you did today. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily challenge designed help you become more self-aware and be a better developer so you can hav...more

  • There Is No, "Way We've Always Done It"

    May 04 2020

    The average engineer hears this over and over, "question your assumptions." In today's episode, we're identifying assumptions that make based on our behaviors in various situations. How can we avoid throw away responses like "it's the way we've always done things" when we or our teammates ask the question, "Why?" 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To You By: HeadSpin With HeadSpin, you only need one platform for testing, monitoring, and analytics across applications, de...more

  • When To Walk Away From (and come back to) A Problem

    May 01 2020

    When do you walk away from a problem to find the solution? In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're answering this question submitted from a listener. 📮Submit a Question Email: developertea@gmail.com Twitter: @DeveloperTea Leave a review: iTunes 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Whether you’re working on a personal project or managing your enterprise’s infrastructure, Linode has the pricing, support, and scale you need to take your project to the next level. Get started on Li...more

  • Default Problem Solving Modes

    Apr 29 2020

    What are your default problem solving strategies? In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about the things we do on a regular basis and how our default behaviors shape the way we approach problem solving strategies when faced with a new situation. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Educative.io Supercharge your career with interactive, text-based software courses. Visit Educative.io/DeveloperTea to get 10% off.

  • What Orders Have You Inherited?

    Apr 27 2020

    What makes up the orders that we follow? In today's episode, we're talking about truths about the world based on our pre-determined perceptions. We dig into how our predispositions inform our decision making and shape the way we solve problems as developers. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Educative.io Supercharge your career with interactive, text-based software courses. Visit Educative.io/DeveloperTea to get 10% off. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support th...more

  • Upstream w/ Dan Heath (Part 2)

    Apr 24 2020

    In today's episode, we conclude the conversation with Dan Heath, author of a new book , Upstream. In this part 2 of the interview, Dan talks about quality of leadership and giving more praise to those leaders who solve for disaster before it happens and reduce the need of heroes to save the day when the system breaks. If you missed part 1 of the interview with Dan, be sure to go back and check that out. in which we kicked off the with Dan, discussing preventative work over reactive work among te...more

  • Upstream w/ Dan Heath (Part 1)

    Apr 22 2020

    In today's episode, we sit down with Dan Heath, author of a new book , Upstream. In this part 1 of the conversation with Dan, we discuss preventative work over reactive work among teams. 🌎Dan Heath On The Web Heath Brothers About Dan ✍️Mentions & Resources Anita Tucker Steven Spear 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Educative.io Supercharge your career with interactive, text-based software courses. Visit Educative.io/DeveloperTea to get 10% off.

  • Protecting Uncertainty

    Apr 20 2020

    At some point our knowledge runs out, but even more perplexing is the ability to look forward in time. In today's episode, we're talking about uncertainty that teams experience and how that uncertainty within a team can be a healthy marker to successful workers. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break C...more

  • Learning Isn't A List of Items Your Can Check Off

    Apr 17 2020

    If you had to define learning to an engineer, you'd probably mention some type of fact memorization and functions to perform a task. In today's episode, we're talking about information gathering and better ways to learn a new skill. 🌪🤗 Tornado Relief Fund If you have the ability to help the Chattanooga communities hit by a tornado this week they are accepting donations here: https://cfgc.org/tornado-relief-fund/ 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head...more

  • Consider Your Cues

    Apr 13 2020

    For the sake of this episode we're calling habits the effort it takes to do something with intuition. In today's episode, we're talking about how to break out of old habits and learn new habits when asked to adapt to change. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily challenge des...more

  • How Little We Really Know

    Apr 11 2020

    What are some things you don't know about? In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about uncertainty, lack of knowledge, lack of clarity, and pushing past the feeling of guilt when we think about the things we don't know in order to stay mindful of our limitations and outline where we can improve. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what ...more

  • Improving Through Bad Ideas and Silly Questions

    Apr 08 2020

    Why are bad ideas important and why are silly questions needed? Very likely you've been in a meeting welcoming any question, good or bad. In today's episode, we're talking about being vulnerable in meetings with your peers and how the person leading the meeting can participate in the discussion by being vulnerable themselves. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep u...more

  • Forcing Functions

    Apr 06 2020

    In today's episode, we're talking about the model of forcing functions or the choice that requires us to move in a specific direction. We'll talk about difference constraints that we can apply to our development or rules that we apply to our work in order to stretch our ability to problem solve and get around tough situations. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep ...more

  • Growth, Uncomfortability, and Deliberate Practice

    Apr 03 2020

    What exactly is deliberate practice and how does it apply to intensionally putting yourself in a state of discomfort? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea. In today's episode, we'll talk about positive stress situations and the choices a developer can make to grow in their career. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on wh...more

  • Practical Steps for Reframing Problems

    Apr 01 2020

    In today's episode we're talking about the words we use to describe a problem we're working on. We'll discuss how our words frame problems faced and how we can broaden our ability to effectively communicate a problem to find a solution more quickly. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This...more

  • Take Advantage of What You Already Have

    Mar 30 2020

    The difference between speed and acceleration is vast. When driving at a consistent speed, you often don't notice how quickly you're going, but when you accelerate, you feel it immediately. In today's episode, we're talking about the feeling of falling behind when you stop accelerating or learning as quickly as a developer and start to steadily travel down your career. We'll talk about specific scenarios to help focus your growth using the strengths that you've already established when you feel ...more

  • Stress and Tolerance

    Mar 27 2020

    How do you react to stressful situations? In today's episode we're talking about expectations versus the realities of how we respond to new stress in our daily lives and a concept that could help redirect actions to help you better manage how you respond to and handle stress. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to t...more

  • Architecting Change - Interpolation

    Mar 25 2020

    Most change we experience in our world is unpredictable and uncontrollable. So if change is happening all around us, constantly, how can we maintain homeostasis? In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about different ways to view change and better accept change that you're not particularly excited about. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused ...more

  • When Do Long-Term Models and Habits Betray You?

    Mar 23 2020

    The idea of having long-term mental models and habits that you've built over time is the route to lasting change. However, sometimes our lasting habits can become so ingrained in our day-to-day that they can limit us in personal and professional growth. In today's episode, we're talking about cases when our habits are standing in our way of growth and what we can do about it. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It ...more

  • The Overreaction Paradox

    Mar 20 2020

    We can't anticipate everything that is going to happen as developers and sometimes we over-prepare for any events that could happen as a developer. In today's episode, we're talking about when overreaction is appropriate and when it can get in the way of a more nimble and simple response. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 S...more

  • Hidden Environment Inputs - Mindful Remote Work

    Mar 18 2020

    In today's episode, we're talking about coping with remote work and how to be mindful during social distancing. We'll cover the different effects remote work can have on your work and home life and focus on the environmental changes when opting into a remote work environment. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to t...more

  • Interview w/ Carl Yates Perry (Part 2)

    Mar 16 2020

    What is your mindset? In this second part of our discussion with Carl Yates Perry, we're talking about healthy developer mindsets and how to identify a healthy team mindset and how your team mindset can affect your own growth. Carl Yates Perry On The Web Twitter 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break...more

  • Interview w/ Carl Yates Perry - Part 1

    Mar 13 2020

    Carl Yates Perry leads Square's developer business but made a few tough career decisions to get there. In today's part 1 of this 2-part conversation with Carl Yates Perry, we're digging into his career trajectory and how he knew when it was time to make the next career change. Carl Yates Perry On The Web Twitter 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on...more

  • Flattening the Cost of Change Curve

    Mar 11 2020

    In today's episode we're digging into the C2 wiki interview with Bill Venners, which focuses on flattening the cost of change over time so that cost becomes more constant. C2.com Bill Venner's interview 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily challenge designed help you becom...more

  • 4 Reasons You Will Never Pick the "Right Tool For the Job"

    Mar 09 2020

    Tools are not a solution to a problem, but people are. In today's episode, we're talking about how choosing the right tool for the job can limit us to uncovering a better solution to the problems we're trying to solve. How can we choose a tool best suited for the operator doing the job? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Sub...more

  • Four Questions for the Weekend

    Mar 07 2020

    Happy Saturday! In today's episode, we're asking four questions that cause us to pause and reflect in order to answer. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily challenge designed help you become more self-aware and be a better developer so you can have a positive impact on the p...more

  • Breaking Your Own Rules Accelerates Bad Habit Formation

    Mar 04 2020

    Whenever you take action, there will be feedback. Today we're talking about when to break your own rules and solve a problem. There are functional reasons to break rules, but what are the possible long-term repercussions of our decisions and how can we regulate our incentives to break rules better? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to...more

  • Redefine Your Career Search Rules

    Mar 02 2020

    Searching for a job is hard for both the people looking for a new job and a company looking for the perfect candidate to fill a position. In today's episode, we're talking about a different way to approach your next job search. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily challenge...more

  • Functional Autonomy and Finding Meaning in the Small Things Today

    Feb 28 2020

    Think about the mundane tasks that you're going through today. In today's episode we're talking about finding joy in even the small things that we do on a daily or weekly basis. How are the small things we do, connected to a larger goal? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily ...more

  • Your Influence is Catalyzed By What is Influencing You

    Feb 26 2020

    Studies show strong-willed friends, greatly influence your choices. In today's episode, we're talking about the experiences and relationships that influence our personal drive and behavior. The things that influence you are the things that teach you, and the people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors and reactions through learned habits. How does the team you'er on influence your career development? 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily challenge designed help y...more

  • Your Time is An Account With An Unknown Balance

    Feb 25 2020

    Today we're talking about time as a resource of abundance. We'll cover self-care as an investment, work as something that you can enjoy more consistently and free-time as something you can learn and grow from. Today's challenge will be to enjoy your life, no matter where you're at. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily challenge designed help you become more self-aware and be a better developer so you can have a positive impact on the people around you. Check it out and give it...more

  • Don't Make the Problem Fit the Model

    Feb 21 2020

    A model is not the pure picture of the truth. If we think about road maps as we use them today, they are almost always slightly out of date. In what way can a map be useful as they relate to developers? In today's episode, we're talking about how we can easily abuse a model by changing a problem to fit a model that a team relies on and the repercussions of broken models in our code and our career as software developers. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the conte...more

  • Implicit Models and Processes

    Feb 19 2020

    We often hear the term, "process", and this carries a lot of baggage. It's easy to believe that processes are one concept that we apply to something we do. In today's episode, we're talking about implicit processes that we follow without realizing it. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Ch...more

  • Measuring Freedom to Change

    Feb 17 2020

    The freedom we want to create as managers is the freedom to disagree and solve problems towards a goal. In today's episode we're talking about freedom and autonomy among a team and offering different ways managers can provide as much freedom and autonomy as possible to their team. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscri...more

  • Embracing Confusion

    Feb 14 2020

    What does it mean to be confused? In today's episode, we're talking about confusion and how we manage and learn from points of professional confusion. We'd dig into the perception of confusion in the workplace and offer tips to embrace confusion both in ourselves and with our co-workers. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Su...more

  • Thought Experiment - Rejecting Your Intuitive Solution

    Feb 12 2020

    Take a problem that you expect to face - one that you haven't solved yet or taken action on but have an ideal of how you would take action. Today's thought experiment is to imagine rejecting your proposed solution and forced to think of an alternative solution. What exactly are you solving? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵...more

  • You Don't Have to Be a Slave to Self-Improvement

    Feb 10 2020

    When we allow surrounding cultures to drive our goals, we fall back to the systems and goals that the people around us have created. Where do our goals come from and how does it make our lives dysfunctional? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily challenge designed help you be...more

  • Getting Stacked Value From your Daily Activities

    Feb 07 2020

    The amount of time in a day is the same but the amount of margin you have in your day can vary. In today's episode, we're talking about some heuristics for choosing the best activities for your time and value output. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily challenge designed he...more

  • Defining Your Reference Points

    Feb 05 2020

    When was the last time you asked a question in a meeting? Questions are an invitation to collaboration, especially in our jobs as developers. In today's episode we're talking about the questions we've been asked that change the way we think. This episode will challenge you to be vulnerable and ask more questions for the sake of your code and professional growth. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other de...more

  • Engineering Your Habits Like Interfaces

    Feb 03 2020

    In today's episode we're talking about the idea of interfaces as some kind of expected way to interact with our code and how to take that frame of mind to our day-to-day lives. Being explicit about what we need to make our days successful can be rare but it might make sense to imagine each day as it's own function and the outputs that you want for each day. What kind of outputs do you want to happen today and what do you need to make that possible? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show ...more

  • Plans Should Be Functions, Not Documents

    Jan 31 2020

    We expect things to go one way, but often, they go in another way. In today's episode, we're talking about plans and how to stay agile when the plans we make, don't necessarily go the way we expect. This episode especially applies to timelines that we sign our names to when attempting to accomplish a development goal and how we can developer a better strategy when things don't go the way we're expecting. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to i...more

  • What Are your Fundamentals?

    Jan 29 2020

    One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a developer is to overcomplicate whatever you're doing. This comes all the way down to every line of code you write. In today's episode, we're talking about simplicity, complexity and value of our work. At what point does complexity devalue our code? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you....more

  • Getting On The Right Level When Solving Problems Collaboratively

    Jan 27 2020

    Often as a developer you'll find yourself either too far in the weeds of solving a problem or too far up in the clouds. In today's episode, we're talking about the levels in which we choose to contribute to solving a problem and tips to identifying roles our teammates can play help us solve a problem we're all facing. How do we solve the relational issues that a team is facing and how can we support each other in solving problems we are faced with? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show ...more

  • Management Anti-Pattern - Detail Abstraction

    Jan 24 2020

    The anti-patterns we are talking about today are details. Who manages the details and when is management getting too involved or not getting involved sooner in the details of a project? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a daily challenge designed help you become more self-aware a...more

  • Management Anti-Patterns - False Homogeneity

    Jan 22 2020

    Focus is perhaps the one superpower that's common in successful people. In today's episode, we're talking about a management anti-pattern that totally destroys focus and provide a solution to get focus back for you and if you manage a team, for them as well. This episode is not just for managers of teams but general personal time management. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the...more

  • Management Anti-Patterns - Implicit Assignment of Responsibility

    Jan 20 2020

    There are so many ways to be wrong as a manager and this week, we're talking about management anti-patterns. One thing we all do is assign responsibility to ourselves and possibly to others around us. In today's episode, we're talking about our relationship with assigning responsibility. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Su...more

  • Two Biases that Can Affect Your Work and Relationships

    Jan 17 2020

    We carry our minds with us through our careers. Our perceptions of the world around us are based on our biases or predispositions. In today's episode we're talking about models of thinking and how we can identify biases that affect our working habits and relationships. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea ...more

  • You'll Never Have All of the Information

    Jan 16 2020

    Today, we're talking about gathering information as part of the developer's job. We'll dive into what it means to use the information we have to translate or create a solution to problems we're solving on a daily basis. What is the function of the information we're trying to gather and how does this information translate to a usable solution? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover th...more

  • Productivity Isn't About How Much You Get done

    Jan 13 2020

    Productivity is an endless hill. How can you increase the output of you or your team as an engineer? In today's episode, we're zooming out to explore how individuals contribute to the productivity of a team as a whole. What is the least amount of work that's necessary to reach your goal? 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Su...more

  • 3 Guidelines for Happier Work with Designers

    Jan 10 2020

    Clarity is hard to find when things are ambiguous. In today's episode, we're talking about solutions in uncharted territories and coming to conclusions from our own point of view. Specifically, we'll be exploring opportunities to strengthen relationships between designers and developers when our opinions to solutions collide. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep u...more

  • Connecting Tasks to Operating Modes

    Jan 09 2020

    The work that you do and actions you take have outcomes. In today's episode, we're talking about finding better outputs through the actions and effort that we put into our day. What tasks deserve more effort and what tasks don't require as much effort to complete and how can we identify the level of effort an event needs quickly? Sponsored by: Pathrise Pathrise is an online mentorship program that gets you a job at a top tech company. You receive unlimited weekly 1-on-1’s until you get hired, al...more

  • Success and Cumulative Advantage

    Jan 06 2020

    What are the common systems of successful people? In today's episode, we're talking about the common systems of successful people, and how we could incorporate some of those systems in our daily lives to help us improve our own personal and professional success. Sponsored by: Pathrise Pathrise is an online mentorship program that gets you a job at a top tech company. You receive unlimited weekly 1-on-1’s until you get hired, along with workshops, small groups, support over email and text, and ot...more

  • A Key Misconception About Resolutions

    Jan 03 2020

    Happy New Year to everyone listening to this show! In today's episode we're focusing on automating as much of our daily life as we can and one misconception of habit forming and how we can better shape our lives to make habit building easier. Sponsored by: Pathrise Pathrise is an online mentorship program that gets you a job at a top tech company. You receive unlimited weekly 1-on-1’s until you get hired, along with workshops, small groups, support over email and text, and other types of support...more

  • Holiday Re-Air: Interview w/ Gabriel Weinberg (part 2)

    Dec 27 2019

    Today's guest, Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGo uses connections to help steer the company. What we're talking about today with Gabriel are mental models for building a team and business. In part 2 of this interview, we dive deeper into Gabriel's mental models specifically for engineers. His book, Super Thinking, which we base the discussion on can be found here: Super Thinking. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or ...more

  • Holiday Re-Air: Interview w/ Gabriel Weinberg

    Dec 23 2019

    Today's guest, Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGo uses connections to help steer the company. What we're talking about today with Gabriel are mental models for building a team and business. In part 1 of this interview, we dive into Gabriel's recent book, Super Thinking. This is a big book of mental models. Don't miss part two of this interview, airing on Friday, December 27th. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just ...more

  • Simplifying

    Dec 20 2019

    This is the last episode of the 2019 year, and like most people spending time with family and preparing for the upcoming year, we're thinking about goals. In today's episode we're talking about resolutions, planning and focus in the new year. 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: Flywheel Local by Flywheel is the #1 local WordPress development tool designed to make building, testing, and launching WordPress sites a total breeze! It’s time to revolutionize your workflow and download Local by Flywheel for free...more

  • What We Do With a Lack of Information

    Dec 18 2019

    What exactly does it mean to forget? In today's episode we're talking about perspective. Most of what we experience in our day-to-day will eventually be forgotten and there isn't a clear definition of what it means to remember or forget things. We'll dig into the detail of moments that we forget and those details that cause memories to stick. Understanding how we can make more memorable decisions when designing our code structure and what we can do when we have a lack of code decision informatio...more

  • Disagreeing Better, On Purpose

    Dec 16 2019

    Imagine you're running a team. As a manager, you're setting up the processes and expectations among your team. What are the organizational responsibility, ceremonies and disciplines? In today's episode, we're talking about setting expectations and specifically how we can plan better for when disagreement happens. 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: Flywheel Local by Flywheel is the #1 local WordPress development tool designed to make building, testing, and launching WordPress sites a total breeze! It’s tim...more

  • Two More Guidelines for Better Feedback Loops (Part Three)

    Dec 13 2019

    Developers tend to create process for themselves and a shared process with a team, but what defines whether or not a process is useful? In today's episode, we're talking about feedback loop processes and the reality of their usefulness. 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: GiveWell Giving is hard. When you donate, how do you know what a charity can actually accomplish with your money? Givewell, is solving that problem by connecting your money with charities that will see the direct impact of your dollars sp...more

  • Two Guidelines for Better Feedback Loops (Part Two)

    Dec 11 2019

    Take a moment and imagine three or four days ago. Replay a mundane event, like your commute. Imagine each movement and turn you need to make to arrive where you need to go. In the last episode we talked about feedback loops and in today's episode, we're talking about how that feedback loop can lead to automatic response systems and how to build better feedback loops that encourage continuous learning. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTun...more

  • Better Feedback Loops (Part One) - Validation and Cycle Time

    Dec 09 2019

    We are embarking on the end of the decade. January 1st, 2020 marks a new decade and this means a lot of people are reflecting on the past decade. Specifically on their own individual improvements. In today's episode, we're focusing on self-improvement, specifically focusing on the idea of a feedback loop and how we can use them to explicitly change and improve. 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: GiveWell Giving is hard. When you donate, how do you know what a charity can actually accomplish with your mone...more

  • Justifying Feature Work with User Roles and Motivations

    Dec 06 2019

    In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about wasting time on features we hope are useful, but turn out not to be. We can't control for every single variable, so how can we better predict the usefulness of a feature before building it? How do we justify the work that we do? 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: Flywheel Local by Flywheel is the #1 local WordPress development tool designed to make building, testing, and launching WordPress sites a total breeze! It’s time to revolutionize your workf...more

  • Hypocognition and the Importance of Concepts

    Dec 04 2019

    Imagine for a moment that you don't have a concept for what a podcast is. In today's episode, we're talking about shared concepts and the ideas that come out of a group of people who share the same concepts to meet a common goal. If you couldn't put a name to your experience, how can you communicate it? 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: GiveWell Giving is hard. When you donate, how do you know what a charity can actually accomplish with your money? Givewell, is solving that problem by connecting your mon...more

  • Colliding Titles and Roles

    Dec 02 2019

    Titles for developers are meant to quickly describe our function we play on a team and allow us to set expectations. Where this can go wrong is when we struggle to understand what a title means. In today's episode, we're talking about problems that can occur when roles are unclear on a development team and how to solve these common problems. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the...more

  • Managing Requests, Making Commitments

    Nov 29 2019

    Requests are tied to expectations. In today's episode, we're talking about managing overload of requests and managing expectations so we can focus on our goals and have better working relationships with ourselves and our coworkers. 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: GiveWell Giving is hard. When you donate, how do you know what a charity can actually accomplish with your money? Givewell, is solving that problem by connecting your money with charities that will see the direct impact of your dollars spent....more

  • The Benefit of Our Predecessors

    Nov 27 2019

    If you were born one year earlier, something would likely have changed in your life. In today's episode, we're taking a moment to express a bit of gratitude for the environment that we grew up in, and the people who helped us build our careers today. What lessons we can learn from the people who developed before us? 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: Abstract Visit www.abstract.com and sign your team up for a 14-day free trial. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content ...more

  • The Illusion of Balancing Priorities

    Nov 25 2019

    If a team agrees to a set of goals and values, then our priorities should align, yet it too often falls on individuals to negotiate their priorities with the team. In today's episode we'll ask the question; how do teams decide priorities? Should we allow individuals to negotiate their priorities or should this fall on the team to determine together what each individual's priority should be in working toward a common goal? 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: Abstract Visit www.abstract.com and sign your tea...more

  • Commit To Actions, Measure Outcomes

    Nov 22 2019

    How do we end up in a place where our responsibilities and commitments outrun our cognitive ability to fulfill them? In today's episode of Developer Tea, we'll talk about the responsibilities we choose to take on and how to identify commitments that can overwhelm us and discuss a way to take back control of your day and succeed in the commitments we agree to. 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: Abstract Visit www.abstract.com and sign your team up for a 14-day free trial. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoyi...more

  • Check Your Leverage

    Nov 20 2019

    Your words have power. They can influence the people around you. Your words matter. In today's episode, we're talking about what our words mean to our fellow team mates and how we can use our words to leverage our influence and provide clarity in what we say to represent ourselves and our fellow co-workers. 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: Abstract Visit www.abstract.com and sign your team up for a 14-day free trial. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over...more

  • Meetings Can Trick Your Emotions

    Nov 18 2019

    Meetings are often times the only chance to have a face-to-face conversations with your co-workers and can occasionally end in good feelings that only fade as the week goes on. In today's episode, we're talking about the value of meetings, understanding the work and what needs to be done in order to keep the work moving forward. How can we avoid the false sense of positivity that can occur after meetings and how can we engage in the right kinds of meetings? 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: Abstract Vis...more

  • Preserving Subcultural Language

    Nov 16 2019

    Vocabulary is the basis of language and unique cultural meaning. Developers share a common code and have created their own vocabulary and language over time. In today's episode, we're talking about how sub-cultural language is established at a company level and how that language development can either help or hurt a new employee's experience. 🙏Thanks to our Sponsor: Infinite Red Intrigued by AI but not sure where to start? Sign up for AI Demystified, a free five-day mini-course. You’ll learn im...more

  • Different Behaviors with the Same Values - Practicing Modes

    Nov 13 2019

    Hopefully the last episode about modifier functions and behaviors helped spark and idea of how you might change small behaviors and cascade that into bigger behaviors. Like leaving your phone outside of your room before you go to bed, leading to better sleep and during the day, better focus. In today's episode, we're taking the ideas of changing small behaviors and zooming out to look at the roles we play in our lives and how we can evaluate the roles we play to lead to positive daily behaviors....more

  • How Small Behaviors Cascade into Life-Changing Results

    Nov 11 2019

    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. 🙏Thank You To Our Sponsor: Vettery Vettery is an online hiring marketplace that's changing the way people hire and get hired. Make a free profile, name your salary, and connect with hiring managers from top employers today. Listeners of Developer Tea will get an extra $300 bonus when you accept a job through...more

  • Focusing On Improving One Value At A Time

    Nov 08 2019

    If you were to list your values today, it's likely that the list is not simple. There's a lot to understand when we try to explain what we think and our place in the world as we see it. In today's episode, we're talking about how we can practice our values and stay focused without overanalyzing every detail. 🙏Thank You To Our Sponsor: Vettery Vettery is an online hiring marketplace that's changing the way people hire and get hired. Make a free profile, name your salary, and connect with hiring ...more

  • Tracing Chained Motivations

    Nov 06 2019

    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. How can our chained motivations help us consider the motivations of our co-workers around us and how can we choose better actions to better reinforce positive behavior? 🙏Thank you to today's sponsor: Flatiron Learn UX/UI design flatironschool.com/developertea in 24 weeks and discover our global community on campus or o...more

  • Productivity In The Face of Ambiguity with Functional Assumptions

    Nov 04 2019

    Senior engineers will often answer questions by peers starting with, "It Depends." In today's episode, we're talking about getting beyond the "It Depends" answer by challenging us to asking questions as they regard to context. How can we provide more context and help fellow developers make decisions in the face of uncertainty? 🙏Thank You To Our Sponsor: Vettery Vettery is an online hiring marketplace that's changing the way people hire and get hired. Make a free profile, nam...more

  • Ask Better Questions

    Nov 01 2019

    We've talked a lot about questions on this show. Questions are a powerful tool for developers and our collaboration. In today's episode, we're talking about questions as they lay the path to where our conversations lead us. How can we ask better questions? 🙏Thank You To Our Sponsor: Vettery Vettery is an online hiring marketplace that's changing the way people hire and get hired. Make a free profile, name your salary, and connect with hiring managers from top employers today. Listeners of Devel...more

  • Interview with Anil Dash (Part 2)

    Oct 30 2019

    Anil is the CEO of Glitch, an activist, writer and host of the podcast, Function. In today's episode, we sit down with Anil to talk about animating motivations, community building and career goals. ##👋Anil On the Web Twitter Website Podcast 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you. 🍵 Subscribe to the Tea Break Challenge This is a...more

  • Interview with Anil Dash (Part 1)

    Oct 28 2019

    Anil is the CEO of Glitch. He's an activist, writer and host of the podcast, Function. In today's episode, we sit down with Anil to talk about the origin story of Glitch and the journey to making cool things for and with the developer community and thoughts on the whiteboard interview process. 👋Anil On the Web Twitter Website Podcast 🙏Thank you to today's sponsor: Flatiron Learn UX/UI design flatironschool.com/developertea in 24 weeks and discover our global community on campus or online an...more

  • Seeking a Disconnected Perspective

    Oct 25 2019

    Finding perspective is a key component of this show and in today's episode, we're going to explore a visualization of perspective to help us get a more zoomed out perspective for our day-to-day work. 🙏Thank You To Our Sponsor: Vettery Vettery is an online hiring marketplace that's changing the way people hire and get hired. Make a free profile, name your salary, and connect with hiring managers from top employers today. Listeners of Developer Tea will get an extra $300 bonus when you accept a j...more

  • Balancing Accountability and Empathy

    Oct 23 2019

    Accountability provides an observable access to the things you're committing to following through on. Whatever your commitment is, having accountability means someone else has some visibility into what you're doing and what you said you would do. In today's episode, we're talking about effective accountability and accomplishing the things we set out to do and identifying the gaps that cause us to miss the things we set out to do. 🙏Thank You To Our Sponsor: Vettery Vettery is an online hiring m...more

  • Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Multiplying Value by Thinking in Systems

    Oct 21 2019

    Most of what we do as developers is solve problems. In today's episode, we're talking about the skill of problem solving and working out hard problems in more detail. We'll talk through the nuance difference between multiplying their value and simply adding value. 🙏Thank you to today's sponsor: Flatiron Learn UX/UI design flatironschool.com/developertea in 24 weeks and discover our global community on campus or online and go back to school with Flatiron School! flatironschool.com/developertea!...more

  • Messages in Object Oriented Programming

    Oct 18 2019

    In today's episode we're talking about a misconception that many developers carry about object oriented programming. We'll keep the episode short today but in today's episode we'll talk about object orientated programming as a message. 👋 Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spect...more

  • Be Present While Thinking on the Past and Future

    Oct 16 2019

    If you're living like the average developer, you have a lot of things coming up. Events, plans and holidays to name a few. We're looking forward based on our calendar and benchmarking what we've done in the past based on what we accomplished according to meetings and events on our calendars. In today's episode, we're talking about intentionally thinking about the future and reflecting on the past and identify when we're missing out on things happening in the present moment. 👋 Get in touch If yo...more

  • Leverage As A Career Heuristic

    Oct 14 2019

    How do you set your goals? In the context of a company and as an individual contributor. In today's episode, we're talking about sustainability as a heuristic to help drive your career growth. 🙏Thank you to today's sponsor: Flatiron Learn UX/UI design flatironschool.com/developertea in 24 weeks and discover our global community on campus or online and go back to school with Flatiron School! flatironschool.com/developertea! Change careers with confidence with 1:1 support from our dedicated Caree...more

  • Don't Use Transparency As a Weapon

    Oct 11 2019

    In today's episode we're talking about a behavior that's gained a lot of traction lately and that's being candid with people. We're going to talk about why this can be counter productive as a developer and how we can practice a transparent work culture in a more healthy way. 🙏 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 Bluemedora.com/tea ##...more

  • Steps to Become a Terrible Developer

    Oct 09 2019

    What does it mean to be a bad developer? In today's episode, we'll focus on the actions that won't get you fired but while continuing to keep your job these are actions that will stunt your career growth and personal development. 🙏 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 Bluemedora.com/tea ##👋 Get in touch If you have questions about to...more

  • The Ocean of Choice Between Can and Will

    Oct 07 2019

    Understanding the difference between can do and will do, might be the key to understanding the affordance of possibilities especially when it comes to development decisions and what a user will chose to do because of that choice. 🙏 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 Bluemedora.com/tea ##👋 Get in touch If you have questions about to...more

  • Priming Effects

    Oct 04 2019

    Today, we're talking about priming. Specifically in this episode we'll cover our reactions and responses to the things that happen to us on a day-to-day basis. The subtle cues that we take from our environment and how we act in relation to our careers and career growth. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own ...more

  • Dealing With Overwhelm

    Oct 03 2019

    Life gets overwhelming. In today's episode we'll talk about facing overwhelm and how can we focus on the things that matter the most and avoid crippling our progress when we're overwhelmed. 👋 Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Revie...more

  • Admitting When You Don't Know

    Sep 30 2019

    A lot of bad advice is given on ways to manage being in a bad interview as the interviewee. In this environment the interviewer is waiting for you to fail or talk about a time when you failed and how you respond to that question as an interviewee. In today's episode we're going to talk about how to handle bad interviews in a positive way. 🙏 Today's episode is sponsored by Bluemedora. Upgrade your monitoring platform with BindPlane and unlock insights from all your on-prem, hybrid-cloud, and mul...more

  • From Explicit to Implicit: When Our Mental Energy is Wasted

    Sep 28 2019

    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 Bluemedora.com/tea

  • Implicit to Explicit: Management Systems

    Sep 25 2019

    In our last episode we talked about taking implicit or automatic processes and making them more explicit, bringing them to a slower thought process. If you're a manager at a company, this episode is for you. Today we're digging into implicit and explicit management systems. We'll cover some systems that you can effect and how they can create a more positive working experience for you as a manager and your team. 👋 Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a convers...more

  • Implicit to Explicit: Perception and Emotions

    Sep 23 2019

    In our last episode we talked about taking implicit or automatic processes and making them more explicit, bringing them to a slower thought process. In today's episode we're digging into our emotions. We'll cover the influence our emotions have in our daily lives and specific ways that we can have a positive influence on our own emotions and understanding why those emotions are happening and offer some tips on how we can manage any negative or intense emotions. 🙏This episode is sponsored by Bar...more

  • Moving Implicit Systems to Be More Explicit

    Sep 20 2019

    Auto-pilot systems that we use to help us make decisions can be incredibly useful and in the worst of times these can take away from our ultimate goals. In today's episode, we're sharing two things that you can do to take implicit systems that you care about and make them explicit. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or sta...more

  • Progress by Habit, Perception by Exception

    Sep 18 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about the relationship between our perception of habits and how those effect the outlook on our careers. How does our baseline behavior effect the outcome of our exceptional life and career events? 👋 Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum....more

  • Product Mindset w/ Jessica Hall (Part 2)

    Sep 16 2019

    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 dive deeper into the product mindset and talk about things to look for in order to progress to the next chapter of a career in product development. Jessica On The Web Twitter Website 3Pillar Global 🙏 This episode is sponsored by Barclays. Barclays is hiring! At Barclays, developers are always developing. Find your next role at https://home.barclays/...more

  • Product Mindset w/ Jessica Hall (Part 1)

    Sep 13 2019

    Today's episode we're joined by Jessica Hall, Co-Author of the book Product Mindsetand in this part one 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. Jessica On The Web Twitter Website 3Pillar Global 🙏 This episode is sponsored by Barclays. Barclays is hiring! At Barclays, developers are always developing. Find your next role at https://home.barclays/developers today. ##...more

  • How To Be A Bad Manager

    Sep 11 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about bad managers but instead of outlining the things to avoid as a manager, we are looking at the things we want to do in order to become a bad manager and uncover the "why" behind bad manager's behaviors. This episode is sponsored by Barclays. Barclays is hiring! At Barclays, developers are always developing. Find your next role at https://home.barclays/developers today. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conve...more

  • Imagining a Clearer Reality

    Sep 09 2019

    Today, we discuss the difficulty of imagining an alternate reality, and how that affects our decision making for the future. This episode is sponsored by Barclays. Barclays is hiring! At Barclays, developers are always developing. Find your next role at https://home.barclays/developers today.

  • Digging Up Your Purpose

    Sep 06 2019

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and wa...more

  • The Nuances of Behavior and Research

    Sep 04 2019

    In today's episode we're talking about behavior changes. Specifically motivations and how tricky it is to find the things we need to accomplish the goals we're focused on. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying ...more

  • Advice I Would Have Rejected Ten Years Ago

    Sep 03 2019

    We can all expect to change daily, monthly and yearly. In today's episode, we're going through an exercise to identify changes we've experienced in our lives to identify how far we've come and where we're headed. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-...more

  • Your Purpose is Not a Point in the Future

    Aug 30 2019

    One of the most common topics for this show is the topic of finding purpose as a driven developer. In today's episode, we're talking about a different way to find purpose for yourself in the form of happiness. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea...more

  • Listen To This In You're Feeling Stuck

    Aug 28 2019

    The feeling of being stuck is hard and emotionally draining. In today's episode, we're providing strategies to help you get unstuck when you find yourself in it and offering tools when you're in the middle of being stuck. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/d...more

  • Improve Your Team by Rejecting These Bad Assumptions

    Aug 26 2019

    We talk a lot about setting ourselves up for personal success. In today's episode, we're focusing on the philosophies of self-improvements as they would relate to working on a team. How can we create better habits as a development team? Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectru...more

  • Using Pre-Mortems to Find the Opposition to Our Focus

    Aug 23 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about why we lose focus and how we can get back into a focus state when it's lost. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to i...more

  • Taking Advantage of Your Time as a Student

    Aug 21 2019

    In today's episode we're talking about taking advantage of unique positions we are put in as a developer to learn and grown. If you're a student heading back to school, or going through a life change, this episode is for you! Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/spe...more

  • Beating Boredom in Your Career

    Aug 19 2019

    In today's episode we're talking about boredom. We can't avoid it in our day-to-day but we can provide ways to address boredom when it occurs. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support ...more

  • Short Term Decisions, Long Term Mindset

    Aug 16 2019

    The most valuable decisions you make are the ones that last, but most of the decisions we make as a developer are small day-to-day. In today's episode we're talking about how we can bring long-term thinking into our everyday life as a developer. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform...more

  • Beating Dogma And Choosing The Right Tools

    Aug 14 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about being highly opinionated as a developer. We'll talk about resolving opinion differences between developers in a positive way. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the sh...more

  • Reaping Rewards by Expecting Success

    Aug 12 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about success and what it has to do with motivation, learning and at least a little bit of success amongst the failure we may also be experiencing. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're...more

  • Going Beyond Simply Fixing Failures

    Aug 09 2019

    Most of the developers listening to this episode are responsible for your own learning efforts and career growth. Very often you hear stories about how to be or act like a superstar programmer. In today's episode, we're going to talk about how to become a better programmer through improvement. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the convers...more

  • How to Engineer More Epiphany Moments in Your Day-to-Day

    Aug 05 2019

    Whether you're in a contributing role or you're a leader, you run into idea blocks. The moments when you get moments of epiphany can be rare. In today's episode, we're talking about understanding what we need to have in order to unlock those epiphany moments. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our com...more

  • 3x3 - Misconceptions About Senior Engineers

    Aug 02 2019

    What exactly does it mean to be a senior engineer? In today's episode we're talking about three misconceptions about what it means to be a senior engineer. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and wan...more

  • 3x3 - Relating Better With Difficult Coworkers

    Jul 31 2019

    In today's 3x3 episode we're talking about three different strategies when dealing with difficult coworkers better. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iT...more

  • 3x3 - Uncovering Hidden Information

    Jul 29 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about uncovering hidden information using three different techniques. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and lea...more

  • Belief Substitution

    Jul 26 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about why we believe and hold our beliefs so strongly. We'll talk about our reasoning behind the complexities of our beliefs and try to break those down into more manageable questions. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/deve...more

  • Career Decisions and Penalty Kicks

    Jul 24 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about the intensity of being faced with prediction when making a complex calculation and make decisions. Many of these decisions we make while other people are watching us. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡...more

  • How to Affect Organizational Change

    Jul 22 2019

    Pretty much everything we do as developers affects change. In today's episode, we're talking about the hardest types of change. The types that require buy-in and collaboration and how to approach affecting organizational change at your company as a developer. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our comm...more

  • Every Decision is an Opportunity Tradeoff

    Jul 19 2019

    Take a moment and think back on the last 24 hours. What did you give up and what are you giving up to listen to this podcast episode? In today's episode, we're talking about opportunity fear, specifically the fear of opportunity cost. 👋Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectru...more

  • The Dangerous Characteristics of 10x Engineers

    Jul 17 2019

    In today's episode, we're uncovering core features of the 10x engineer stereotype and why this could be viewed as unhealthy. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head o...more

  • You're Not So Important - Why Our Ego Drives Anxiety in the Workspace

    Jul 15 2019

    Much of our careers are based on relationships and shaped by the decisions we make with the people around us. It makes sense, that if we're shaping our careers with the people around us that we care what those people think. In today's episode, we're talking about making better decisions with the opinions of the people around you. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuabl...more

  • Finding Beginner's Luck Again

    Jul 12 2019

    What is the reason for beginner's luck and how can we figure out how to have beginner's luck when we're no longer beginners? That's what we're talking about on today's episode of Developer Tea. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Revi...more

  • Part 3: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson

    Jul 10 2019

    In today's episode ,we release part 1 of a three part interview with Will Larson. Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management. In this part 3, we discuss focus and how Will built depth in your career journey. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the c...more

  • Part 2: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson

    Jul 08 2019

    In today's episode ,we release part 1 of a three part interview with Will Larson. Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management. In this part 2, we dig into common patterns that help us create a fair evaluation system. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to jo...more

  • Part 1: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson

    Jul 05 2019

    In today's episode ,we release part 1 of a three part interview with Will Larson. Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management. In this part 1, we dig into why Will chose that title and about his developer journey. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join ...more

  • What You Feed Will Grow

    Jul 03 2019

    We all experience the experience where we try to take on too many goals. In today's episode, we're working on prioritizing and different ways we can act on those priorities. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoyin...more

  • Mid-Year Resolutions

    Jul 01 2019

    What do you want your life to look like in the next five years? In today's episode, we're reflecting on the year to date and looking forward to the rest of the year ahead. We'll work on a mental practice to motivate you as a positive outcome and build strategies for when you're faced with challenges along the way to accomplishing your goal. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this epis...more

  • How Do I Choose a Starting Point for Best Practice?

    Jun 30 2019

    There isn't a simple answer to starting your best practice foundation for yourself and your team. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea. We'll use the topic of budgeting to explore the subject of best practices. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Discover.bot Discover.bot​ ​– a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the bot conversation forward. Want to learn more about building bot...more

  • Reversing Adversarial Dynamics in Interviews

    Jun 26 2019

    In today's episode we're talking about the things we often misunderstand during performance reviews, 1:1s and in job interviews. We'll talk about how to identify and transform adversarial questions to your advantage. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/devel...more

  • Accelerate Your Career with Pattern Matching

    Jun 24 2019

    Mentally walk through your house and count the sinks you have. In today's episode we're talking about patterns and rules that we can use to generate an output. How can we take advantage of these patterns as developers? Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/deve...more

  • Individual Contributor Career Growth w/ Matt Klein (part 2)

    Jun 21 2019

    What does a long career as an individual contributor look like? The answer isn't always clear cut, especially if you're given the option of becoming a manager. Today, we'll talk to Matt Klein about how to stay an engineer in part two of our interview with Matt. Matt on the Web Matt is on the engineering team at Lyft and one of the main contributors to the open source project, Envoy. Twitter Medium Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Discover.bot Discover.bot​ ​– a digital space for bot devel...more

  • Individual Contributor Career Growth w/ Matt Klein (part 1)

    Jun 19 2019

    What does a long career as an individual contributor look like? The answer isn't always clear cut, especially if you're given the option of becoming a manager. Today, we'll talk to Matt Klein about how he approaches this in part 1 of our two part interview. Matt on the Web Matt is on the engineering team at Lyft and one of the main contributors to the open source project, Envoy. Twitter Medium Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's ...more

  • The Connection Between Imagination, Confidence and Performance

    Jun 17 2019

    How do you see yourself and what do you expect from yourself? In today's episode we're talking about perceptions and expectations of ourselves. So much of our motivation is impacted by how we and those around us perceive ourselves. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Discover.bot Discover.bot​ ​– a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the bot conversation forward. Want to learn more about building bots? Get star...more

  • How Can Two Rational People Disagree?

    Jun 12 2019

    In today's episode, we're taking a different frame of reference. We're going to assume that you've found a way to get something that you want, but then we'll dig into that next step, finding your boundaries. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea �...more

  • Test Driven Meetings - Measuring Outputs and Side Effects

    Jun 10 2019

    In today's episode we're revisiting the meaning of meetings and how they can support engineering and tips to avoid meetings that don't align with the support of your engineering work. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you'...more

  • 3 Assumptions That Can Hurt Your Job Search

    Jun 03 2019

    Most of us don't have formal training when looking for a job. In today's episode we're looking at job searching from a different perspective and uncover three assumptions that we make about the job search, that can actually hurt our job search. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Discover.bot Discover.bot​ ​– a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the bot conversation forward. Want to learn more about building b...more

  • Mental Models w/ Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo (part 2)

    May 31 2019

    Today's guest, Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGo uses connections to help steer the company. What we're talking about today with Gabriel are mental models for building a team and business. In part 2 of this interview, we dive deeper into Gabriel's mental models specifically for engineers. His book, Super Thinking, which we base the discussion on can be found here: Super Thinking. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or ...more

  • Mental Models w/ Gabriel Weinberg (part 1)

    May 29 2019

    Today's guest, Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGo uses connections to help steer the company. What we're talking about today with Gabriel are mental models for building a team and business. In part 1 of this interview, we dive into Gabriel's recent book, Super Thinking. This is a big book of mental models. Don't miss part two of this interview, airing on Friday, May 31st. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want ...more

  • Great Code is Marked by Flexibility

    May 27 2019

    Good software is determined by context. In today's episode, I want to give you a heuristic that is broadly associated with successful software development. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and wan...more

  • Crafting Your Work By Your Strengths

    May 24 2019

    We all have a lot to learn and we all have shortcomings. In today's episode, we're looking at self improvement as a progressive path in your career and your life. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show ...more

  • Make Your Problems Smaller

    May 22 2019

    In today's episode we're looking at a way to make your problems easier to solve by breaking them down into smaller parts. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over...more

  • Three Things I Wish I Learned Earlier in My Career As A Software Developer

    May 20 2019

    As a developer we never stop learning, but there are some "I wish I knew" moments that we can share to help up-and-coming developers level up, faster. In today's episode we're sharing three things I wished I'd learned earlier in my career as a software developer. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your o...more

  • 3 Red Flags that You're Heading for Burnout

    May 17 2019

    Burnout is a real effect and in today's episode we'll dispel the myths of being burned out and talk three ways to watch out for burnout in yourself and in your peers. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the s...more

  • 3 Principles for Your Job Search

    May 15 2019

    How can you think about job searching differently? Today, we're talking about three principles you can keep in mind to be a smarter job hunter. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support...more

  • Mental Simulations - Information (A)Symmetry

    May 13 2019

    When we're given a choice to make the first thing we do is try to create the candidates, options and places we can go. We try to judge these options immediately. Sometimes we create false options to push us toward the one we think is right. In today's episode we're talking about different ways we can uncover new options that you didn't think existed to make more informed decisions. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Discover.bot Discover.bot​ ​– a digital space for bot developers and enthusia...more

  • Mental Simulations - Persona Perspectives

    May 10 2019

    There are moments in our lives when our mental awareness can drastically change a decision we make and sometimes those decisions have major impacts on our lives. In today's episode we're talking about mental clarity through simulations. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectru...more

  • Metal Simulations - Artificial Constraints

    May 08 2019

    Stop and think about a problem or issue you're facing right now in life or work. In today's episode of Developer Tea we're talking about clarity and its inevitable shift as we go forward in life. To maintain our sanity we've constructed a lot of stories or framework to drive our decision making. In today's episode we're talking about the artificial constructs we use to control our decisions made and change our futures. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a con...more

  • The Fear : Value Connection

    May 06 2019

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Discover.bot Discover.bot​ ​– a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the bot conversation forward. Want to learn more about building bots? Get started with their​ ​Guide to Bot Building Frameworks​ Get in touch If you have questions ab...more

  • What Kind of Decisions Are You Optimizing For?

    May 03 2019

    Incentives shape our decisions and we need to be thinking about the way we're positively or negatively incentivizing and how those things shape the decisions around us, including our own. In today's episode we break down the kinds of decisions we optimize for and what motivates us. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or sta...more

  • Contingencies and Planning for Failure

    May 01 2019

    We're going to talk about preparing for failure in today's episode and provide perspective on what it means to fail and what to look out for as opposed to avoid failure. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying th...more

  • Three Career-Changing Perspective Shifts When Preparing to Start A New Job

    Apr 29 2019

    One of the scariest things we can encounter is starting new jobs. In today's episode, we're talking about alternative perspectives to your first 30, 60 and 90 days at a new job. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enj...more

  • Uncovering Your Unconscious With Flagged Behaviors

    Apr 26 2019

    In today's episode, we're looking at ways to see unconscious decisions as they occur and potentially choose a better way that may benefit us in the future. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and wan...more

  • Meetings - Good, Bad, Or Just Complex?

    Apr 24 2019

    There seems to be a war on unnecessary meetings. In today's episode we're talking about how to call, make and maintain productive meetings. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the...more

  • Modeling Decisions as Dynamic Functions

    Apr 22 2019

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you'r...more

  • Thinking in Bets w/ Annie Duke (part 2)

    Apr 19 2019

    In today's episode we talk to Annie Duke about the decisions we make like bets. Annie is a former professional poker player and today she focuses on consulting to help people make better decisions throughout their life. In this part 2 we dig into different way to approach thinking in bets. If you missed part 1 of this episode check it out here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/292556. Annie on the Web Website Twitter Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start...more

  • Thinking in Bets w/ Annie Duke (part 1)

    Apr 17 2019

    In today's episode we talk to Annie Duke about the decisions we make like bets. Annie is a former professional poker player and today she focuses on consulting to help people make better decisions throughout their life. In part 1 we talk about where her interest in decision making came from and in part 2 we'll dig into way to approach thinking in bets. Annie on the Web Website Twitter Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or ...more

  • Uncovering Deeper Motivations and Goals

    Apr 15 2019

    Everyone has goals, whether we've stated them or not, and we all carry values for ourselves whether we state them or not. In today's episode we're exploring the idea of goals and the drive for continuity. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Discover.bot Discover.bot​ ​– a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the bot conversation forward. Want to learn more about building bots? Get started with their​ ​Guide to B...more

  • Ambiguous Goals, Concrete Actions

    Apr 12 2019

    In today's episode we're talking about how you can survive the map of progress toward goals and stay motivated when those career goals don't turn out the way you're expecting. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when you visit: linode.com/developertea and use pro...more

  • Focusing Career Progress

    Apr 10 2019

    We've talked about long-term vision in past episodes, and in today's episode we're talking about habit forming and constant progress and bringing those together into focus. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying...more

  • Fail Mode

    Apr 08 2019

    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. In today's episode we're talking about track-records of failures and how that maps to your progress today. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuab...more

  • Feedback Shouldn't Be Scary

    Apr 03 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about why we feel fear during some feedback sessions and how we as employees can facilitate healthier feedback sessions. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want...more

  • Mental Accounting

    Apr 01 2019

    It's the beginning of April and for many folks, this will be a fresh start, especially if you run an accounting department. Many things are measured in quarters and most influence or story has been written, but when the next quarter is beginning we have the ability to write a new story for ourselves and our teams. In today's episode, we're talking about making the most of our fresh start. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Discover.bot Discover.bot​ ​– a digital space for bot developers and e...more

  • Headroom

    Mar 29 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about the feeling of safety and the idea of headroom. We'll talk about why it's important for us to have some padding in our careers and personal lives so we can work more creatively and less urgently. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum...more

  • Seek to Understand Rather than Persuade Others Perspectives

    Mar 27 2019

    In the past, we've done exercises that focus on us as the person who is at the center of the story but today's exercise is going to focus less on you as a person and what you want and more on your vantage point, what you see and perceive. In today's episode, we want you to think about this moment in time. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join...more

  • Bonus Episode - Soft Skills Engineering Meets Developer Tea

    Mar 26 2019

    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. We talk about looking for a job when you already have a job and so much more with Dave and Jameson. Soft Skills Engineering on the Web Twitter Website Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join ...more

  • Habits and Replacement Behaviors for Interrupting Triggers

    Mar 22 2019

    What is the one thing you do automatically that you wish you could change? In today's episode, we're talking about different ways we can intervene in our bad behaviors and modify them in a healthy way. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leav...more

  • Interview w/ Ali Spittel (part 2)

    Mar 20 2019

    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. 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. Ali on the Web Ali on twitter Ali's website Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us k...more

  • Interview w/ Ali Spittel (part 1)

    Mar 18 2019

    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. In part 1 of our interview with Ali we dive into her work at Dev.to and how she got into teaching. Ali on the Web Ali on twitter Ali's website Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episo...more

  • Witness Protection Program

    Mar 15 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about trusting yourself to know what you want on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This episode will challenge you to trust yourself when you get feedback to make a confident decision that builds on your personal growth and development. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners ...more

  • Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Getting to Code Quickly and Model Thinking

    Mar 13 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about two habits that successful software engineers employ when facing a problem. Not just any problem but problems encountered as a team. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying...more

  • Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Clarity, Brevity and Context

    Mar 09 2019

    What do you do as a developer? This question may seem obvious but does any single sentence capture everything we do in our work? In today's episode, we're talking about coding being the output of our work and what that means when considering the habits that keep us successful. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea list...more

  • Interview w/ Bryan Helmig - CTO at Zapier (Part 2)

    Mar 06 2019

    Every company has its own unique challenges. In today's episode, we continue the conversation 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. Part 1 released on Monday. Bryan on the Web Bryan on twitter Bryan's website Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage ...more

  • Interview w/ Bryan Helmig - CTO at Zapier (Part 1)

    Mar 04 2019

    Every company has its own unique challenges. 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. Stay tuned for Part 2, coming out on Wednesday. Bryan on the Web Bryan on twitter Bryan's website Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage ...more

  • Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Seeking Feedback

    Mar 01 2019

    There's more to being a developer and person than constantly seeking a single purpose. In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking consistent action that improves our goals and systems that we use on a day-to-day basis and challenges our thinking. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 cre...more

  • Stress Response and Anger as a Secondary Emotion

    Feb 27 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about response tactics to stressful situations as we experience them in our day-to-day work environment. 🙏 Thanks to today's sponsor: Sentry Sentry tells you about errors in your code before your customers have a chance to encounter them. Not only do we tell you about them, we also give you all the details you’ll need to be able to fix them. You’ll see exactly how many users have been impacted by a bug, the stack trace, the commit that the error was released as...more

  • Problem Solving Intuitions - Additive, Subtractive and Reorganizational Thinking

    Feb 25 2019

    Take a moment to imagine a problem that you're currently facing. Take a minute to think about ways that you might solve this problem. In today's episode, we're going to take a minute to think about ways to solve the different problems we're faced with on a day-to-day basis and give a framework for problem-solving. 💌 Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage...more

  • Starting Your Work Day with Autonomy

    Feb 22 2019

    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 and taking advantage of the analytical part of your brain. 💌 Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/...more

  • Making Decisions - Fighting Fear and Time Warping

    Feb 20 2019

    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. 💌 Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea ✨ Leave a Review If you'...more

  • How We Construct Software, Part 4b: Code and Communication

    Feb 19 2019

    In today's episode, we dive into the rest of the communication model we started discussing in the previous episode in this series. 🙏 Thanks to today's sponsor: Sentry Sentry tells you about errors in your code before your customers have a chance to encounter them. Not only do we tell you about them, we also give you all the details you’ll need to be able to fix them. You’ll see exactly how many users have been impacted by a bug, the stack trace, the commit that the error was released as part of...more

  • How We Construct Software, Part 4a: Code and Communication

    Feb 15 2019

    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! Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when you v...more

  • How We Construct Software - Part Three (Decision Variance)

    Feb 13 2019

    Giving someone a broad software problem is a little like asking them to plant a tree. In today's episode, we talk about how different mental effects can cause variance in decision-making for complex and compound decisions. Thanks to today's sponsor: Sentry Sentry tells you about errors in your code before your customers have a chance to encounter them. Not only do we tell you about them, we also give you all the details you’ll need to be able to fix them. You’ll see exactly how many users have b...more

  • How We Construct Software - Part Two (Beliefs and Models)

    Feb 11 2019

    In today's episode, we're going to talk a little bit about belief. Often this word is used and abused as something more than it is. In today's episode we're going to reinvigorate your appreciation for the word blief and hopefully, encourage you to use the concept of beliefs when constructing software. Thanks to today's sponsor: Clubhouse.io Clubhouse is the first project management platform for software development that brings everyone together so that teams can focus on what matters – creating...more

  • How We Construct Software - Part 1 (Substitute Questions)

    Feb 08 2019

    In this special series on Developer Tea we're talking about the different ways that software information flows, and how that informs our decisions when constructing our software Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when you visit: linode.com/developertea and use p...more

  • Beating Procrastination

    Feb 06 2019

    The things that seem to cause procrastination is value. Either in the outcome of the work or in the future state getting in the way of the tasks at hand. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea. We'll talk about different ways to fight against procrastination and keep you focused. Thanks to today's sponsor: Sentry Sentry tells you about errors in your code before your customers have a chance to encounter them. Not only do we tell you about them, we also give you all t...more

  • Poisoning Retrospectives With Hindsight Bias

    Feb 04 2019

    We recommend structured retrospectives. Identify things that went well and things that didn't go so well during a project or given week. Today, we're going to talk about recognizing our own faults when we look back on a project and how to truly get to actional insight. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners c...more

  • When Best Practices Backfire - The Peltzman Effect

    Jan 30 2019

    We write tests for our code because it gives us another angle to understand the code and ends up being more efficient for most types of projects. It also has an effect on the way we actually write the software, but there can be a backfire of having tests and rules. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea. Thanks to today's sponsor: Sentry Sentry tells you about errors in your code before your customers have a chance to encounter them. Not only do we tell you about the...more

  • Replace Your Implicit Questions to Break Out of Incrementalism

    Jan 28 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about a different kind of change. Instead of updating beliefs incrementally we're going to look at ways to approach change at a scaled level both in your work and in your life. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when you visit: ...more

  • Self-Awareness and Intellectual Honesty

    Jan 25 2019

    In today's episode, we're talking about lying. The kind of lying that is often unintentional and very rarely condemned. Thanks to today's sponsor: Clubhouse.io Clubhouse is the first project management platform for software development that brings everyone together so that teams can focus on what matters – creating products their customers love. Listeners of Developer Tea will receive a special two-month free trial when signing up at: clubhouse.io/developertea Get in touch If you have questions ...more

  • Treating Your Brain as More Than a Machine

    Jan 23 2019

    We've talked about how treating yourself like a machine and others around you like a machine is a bad idea. Today, we're talking about our missed opportunities. More importantly those moments we chose not to take in order to take care of ourselves. Thanks to today's sponsor: Sentry Sentry tells you about errors in your code before your customers have a chance to encounter them. Not only do we tell you about them, we also give you all the details you’ll need to be able to fix them. You’ll see exa...more

  • Improving Confidence and Neutralizing Threats Through Detached Perception

    Jan 21 2019

    What drives us to respond to situations like being behind on a project? In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about over-working and investigating why we've decided to overwork ourselves. Thanks to today's sponsor: Clubhouse.io Clubhouse is the first project management platform for software development that brings everyone together so that teams can focus on what matters – creating products their customers love. Listeners of Developer Tea will receive a special two-month free trial ...more

  • High-Churn Code Should Be Your Cleanest Code

    Jan 18 2019

    In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about the different types of code and different approaches to developing good code hygiene. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support ...more

  • Mental Models - Lenses for Thinking and Decisions (Part 2)

    Jan 16 2019

    In today's episode of Developer Tea we're continuing the discussion on challenging our mental models and talking about criticality and coding standards. Thanks to today's sponsor: Sentry Sentry tells you about errors in your code before your customers have a chance to encounter them. Not only do we tell you about them, we also give you all the details you’ll need to be able to fix them. You’ll see exactly how many users have been impacted by a bug, the stack trace, the commit that the error was ...more

  • Mental Models - Lenses for Thinking and Decisions (Part 1)

    Jan 14 2019

    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. Thanks to today's sponsor: Clubhouse.io Clubhouse is the first project management platform for software development that brings everyone together so that teams can focus on what matters – creating products their customers love. Listeners of Developer Tea will receive a special two-month free trial when sign...more

  • Adding tests to a big untested codebase - Where do I start?

    Jan 11 2019

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the c...more

  • 5 Tips for Improving Your Principles of Experimentation

    Jan 09 2019

    Thanks to today's sponsor: Sentry Sentry tells you about errors in your code before your customers have a chance to encounter them. Not only do we tell you about them, we also give you all the details you’ll need to be able to fix them. You’ll see exactly how many users have been impacted by a bug, the stack trace, the commit that the error was released as part of, the engineer who wrote the line of code that is currently busted, and a lot more. Give it a try for yourself at Sentry.io Get in tou...more

  • Visualize Your Goals in Details

    Jan 07 2019

    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. Thanks to today's sponsor: Clubhouse.io Clubhouse is the first project management platform for software development that brings everyone together so that teams can focus on what matters – creating products their customers love. Listeners of Developer Tea will receive a special two-month free trial when signing up at: c...more

  • Expectations vs. Reality

    Jan 04 2019

    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! Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/spec...more

  • Interview w/ Ben Orenstein (pt. 2)

    Jan 02 2019

    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. If you'd like to connect with Ben, you can find him on Twitter, @r00k: https://twitter.com/r00k and view his work on GitHub, @r00k: https://githu...more

  • Interview w/ Ben Orenstein (Part 1)

    Dec 31 2018

    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. If you'd like to connect with Ben, you can find him on Twitter, @r00k: https://twitter.com/r00k and view his work on GitHub, @r00k: h...more

  • Interview w/ Michael Chan (pt. 2)

    Dec 28 2018

    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 2 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 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your...more

  • Interview w/ Michael Chan (pt. 1)

    Dec 27 2018

    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 Thanks to today's sponsor: Manifold Why build your own logging platform, CMS or Authentication service yourself when a managed tool or API can solve ...more

  • Why Rules Apply Especially to Exceptions

    Dec 14 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Discover.bot Discover.bot – a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the conversation forward. New to bots? Get started with their Beginner’s Guide. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, wa...more

  • 3 Practical Steps for Avoiding Narrative Biases

    Dec 12 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Develo...more

  • Proof of Complexity and Seeking Simplicity

    Dec 10 2018

    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. Thanks to today's sponsor: Manifold Why build your own logging platform, CMS or Authentication service yourself when a managed tool or API can solve the problem for you? With services covering authentication, messaging, monitoring, CMS, and more, Manifold will ke...more

  • The Zen Developer - What Are You Pushing On?

    Dec 07 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Discover.bot Discover.bot – a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and m...more

  • Bad Bugs - Avoiding Burnout When Solving Elusive Problems

    Dec 05 2018

    Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when you visit: linode.com/developertea and use promo code: DeveloperTea2018 P.s. They're also hiring! Visit https://www.linode.com/careers to see what careers are available to you. Get in touch If you have questions about toda...more

  • Practical Tips for Minding the Details

    Dec 03 2018

    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. Thanks to today's sponsor: Manifold Why build your own logging platform, CMS or Authentication service yourself when a managed tool or API can solve the problem for you? With services coveri...more

  • Practicing Non-Attachment as a Developer

    Nov 30 2018

    In today's episode, we're talking about the concept of detachment and how it corresponds to a developers work and behavior. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time while running and scaling their applications. Build your ne...more

  • A Discussion On Falsehoods Developers Believe

    Nov 28 2018

    Today we're talking about various falsehoods. We'll identify some common encounters, and offer some insight into resolving falsehoods when you identify them. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time while running and scaling...more

  • Three Overconfidence Smells

    Nov 26 2018

    Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time while running and scaling their applications. Build your next app on DigitalOcean. Get started today with a free $100 credit at do.co/tea. It only takes a few minutes to get up and ru...more

  • A Challenge Towards Gratitude

    Nov 23 2018

    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. Thanks to today's sponsor: Manifold Why build your own logging platform, CMS or Authentication service yourself when a managed tool or API can solve the problem for you? With services covering authentication, messaging, monitoring, CMS, ...more

  • Observing Your Stress Responses

    Nov 21 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a ...more

  • How Relative Comparisons Affect Our Decisions

    Nov 19 2018

    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. Thanks to today's sponsor: Manifold Why build your own logging platform, CMS or Authentication service yourself when a managed tool or API can solve the problem for you? With services covering authentication, messaging, monitoring,...more

  • Interview w/ Julian Shapiro (part 2)

    Nov 16 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/develo...more

  • Interview w/ Julian Shapiro (part 1)

    Nov 14 2018

    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. Thanks to today's sponsor: Manifold Why build your own logging platform, CMS or Authentication service yourself when a managed tool or API can solve the problem for you? With services covering authentic...more

  • Inhibition, Fear, and Two Mindsets for Moving Forward in the Face of Uncertainty

    Nov 12 2018

    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 a step at a time. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when you visit: linode.com/developertea and use promo code: Develo...more

  • Make Programming Principles More Useful with These 3 New Angles

    Nov 09 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation ...more

  • Could We All Be Right? Event vs. Construct Theories

    Nov 07 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when you visit: linode.com/deve...more

  • 3 Rules for Designing Lasting Habits

    Nov 06 2018

    In today's episode, we're talking about three rules or practices to live by when building healthy and sustainable habits. Thanks to today's sponsor: Manifold Why build your own logging platform, CMS or Authentication service yourself when a managed tool or API can solve the problem for you? With services covering authentication, messaging, monitoring, CMS, and more, Manifold will keep you on the cutting edge, so you can focus on building your project rather than focusing on problems that have al...more

  • Exit Points - Where Productivity Turns Into Procrastination

    Nov 05 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, ...more

  • 3 Counterintuitive Rules of Communication with Co-workers

    Nov 02 2018

    In today's episode, we're talking about communication with co-workers and how we can improve those interactions. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time while running and scaling their applications. Build your next app on D...more

  • 3 Considerations of Symmetry in Code

    Oct 31 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time while running and scaling th...more

  • Learning React - Part 2 (Three lessons from the perpetual path)

    Oct 30 2018

    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. Thanks to today's sponsor: Manifold Why build your own logging platform, CMS or Authentication service yourself when a managed tool or API can solve the problem for you? With services covering authentication, messaging, monitoring, CMS, and more, Manifold will keep you on the cutting edge, so you can f...more

  • Learning React - Part 1 (More than just tooling)

    Oct 29 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when yo...more

  • How to Argue Better

    Oct 22 2018

    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 argue better. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head o...more

  • Three Perspective Shifts for Philosophical Engineering

    Oct 19 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.cha...more

  • Harmony Over Perfection

    Oct 18 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it o...more

  • Backwards Reasoning

    Oct 15 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spec...more

  • Elected Distractions

    Oct 12 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help...more

  • Interview w/ Trevor Hinesley (Part 2)

    Oct 10 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean p...more

  • Interview w/ Trevor Hinesley (Part 1)

    Oct 08 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in...more

  • Exploring the Dreyfus Model

    Oct 05 2018

    In today's episode, we're going to talk about the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It he...more

  • How Code Evolves Through Human Influence

    Oct 03 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit a...more

  • Why Great Developer Still Google Their Errors

    Oct 01 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: .TECH The future of tech is going to be on domain names, but the great thing is that a lot of domains can be found with the .tech extension is still available. If you're look...more

  • 5 Learning Anti-Patterns

    Sep 28 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when you visit: linode.com/developertea and use promo code...more

  • Three Co-Worker Anti-Patterns

    Sep 26 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversat...more

  • When (Not) To Listen To Advice

    Sep 24 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit a...more

  • The Truth About Self-Consciousness & Likeability

    Sep 21 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when...more

  • Advice and Survivorship

    Sep 19 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when you visit: linode.com/de...more

  • Evaluating the Downside of Shortcuts

    Sep 17 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or ...more

  • Purposeful Mini-Rituals

    Sep 14 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support...more

  • Change Yourself Instead of the World

    Sep 12 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Linode Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Developer Tea listeners can get a $20 credit and try it out for free when you visit: linode.com/...more

  • Facing Fears Instead of Supporting Them

    Sep 10 2018

    In today's episode, we're talking about uncovering internal fears and how we can face them, instead of avoiding them. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time while running and scaling their applications. Build your next app...more

  • The Advantage Inexperienced Developers Have

    Sep 07 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review I...more

  • Magnitude of Our Beliefs

    Sep 05 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time while running and scaling thei...more

  • What Exactly Is Bias, Anyway?

    Sep 03 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.c...more

  • 2 Ways to Use Explicit Systems

    Aug 31 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time while running and scaling their applications. B...more

  • Suffering, Fear and Safety

    Aug 29 2018

    It's the middle of the week and if you're like most people, you go into auto-pilot to get from the beginning of your day to the end of your day. In today's episode, we're reflecting on how we acted yesterday and exploring our opportunities ahead of us. Thanks to Breaker for sponsoring today's episode! Breaker just came out with a new option to subscribe without sponsor messages to the developer tea podcast. Developer Tea will continue to offer free sponsor included episodes but we've also partne...more

  • 3 Ways to Simplify and Avoid Ego Depletion

    Aug 27 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time while running and scaling their applications. Build ...more

  • Power of Expectations

    Aug 24 2018

    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. Thanks to Breaker for sponsoring today's episode! Breaker just came out with a new option to subscribe without sponsor messages to the developer tea podcast. Developer Tea will continue to offer free sponsor included...more

  • Interview with Daniel Pink (Part 2)

    Aug 22 2018

    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. Today's Episode i...more

  • Interview w/ Daniel Pink (Part 1)

    Aug 20 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conv...more

  • Accepting Change by Focusing on Continuity

    Aug 17 2018

    Today I have some personal news to share, in addition to talking about life changes and accepting the fear that comes with change. Thanks to Breaker for sponsoring today's episode! Breaker just came out with a new option to subscribe without sponsor messages to the developer tea podcast. Developer Tea will continue to offer free sponsor included episodes but we've also partnered with Breaker to offer our listeners an avenue to subscribe for a low monthly rate of $4.99/month to listen to the epis...more

  • Appreciating Jerry Weinberg

    Aug 15 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want t...more

  • Asymmetry and the Halo Effect

    Aug 13 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to ...more

  • Fixing Remote Work Communication

    Aug 10 2018

    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. ##Thanks to today's Sponsor: Reaktor They're looking for great software engineers for a number of product roles, with different emphases within the wide context of product development. Instead of predefining them as positions, they’d...more

  • Accepting Irrationality

    Aug 08 2018

    ##Thanks to Breaker for sponsoring today's episode! Breaker just came out with a new option to subscribe without sponsor messages to the developer tea podcast. Developer Tea will continue to offer free sponsor included episodes but we've also partnered with Breaker to offer our listeners an avenue to subscribe for a low monthly rate of $4.99/month to listen to the episodes. If you listen to the podcast via the breaker app, and looking for an option to subscribe and skip the sponsor messages you ...more

  • Fluidity of Time

    Aug 06 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-on...more

  • Primitive Obsessions

    Aug 03 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/develop...more

  • Future Features (Are Futile)

    Aug 01 2018

    What code do you need today? Today's episode is all about business objectives that get translated into our code. ##Thanks to today's Sponsor: Reaktor They're looking for great software engineers for a number of product roles, with different emphases within the wide context of product development. Instead of predefining them as positions, they’d like to invite you to come to talk to them about your skills, experience, ambitions, and dream role. Check them out and tell them about what work motiva...more

  • Evidence is Not Proof

    Jul 30 2018

    What was the last time you felt 100% certain about a conclusion you made? We're talking about conclusions and how we come to them, and in today's episode I'll challenging you to ask more questions before landing on conclusions Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform t...more

  • Fixing Overconfidence with Probabilities

    Jul 27 2018

    In today's episode, we're talking about how we view our co-workers around us and our perceptions of ourselves. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes ...more

  • Replacing Implicit Questions

    Jul 25 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time...more

  • Underestimating the Effects of Gratitude

    Jul 23 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show a...more

  • Smaller Purpose

    Jul 20 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help developers and their teams save time while ...more

  • Problem Chains

    Jul 18 2018

    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. We're going to talk about breaking problems down. Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Digital Ocean DigitalOcean is the easiest cloud platform to run and scale your applications. From effortless administration tools to robust compute, storage, and networking services, DigitalOcean provides an all-in-one cloud platform to help develop...more

  • Rollercoasters of Emotions

    Jul 16 2018

    It's important that we remember ourselves as humans with emotions and recognize how our emotions affect our behavior and decisions. In this episode, we're talking about understanding our emotions and using that understanding to help us communicate and empathize with the people around us. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation ...more

  • Astrology and The Barnum Effect

    Jul 13 2018

    In today's episode, we talk about astrology's methodology can be very persuasive and similarities in perceptions of code. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over...more

  • A Bug Story - How Narrative Bias Creates Blind Spots

    Jul 11 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the cont...more

  • A Research-Backed Argument for Empathy

    Jul 09 2018

    In today's episode, we're talking about empathy and why everyone needs it. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Datadog Thousands of organizations rely on Datadog to collect, visualize and alert on out of the box and custom metrics to gain full-stack observability with a unified view of all their systems, apps, and services at cloud-scale. Datadog is offering listeners a free trial and as an added bonus for signing up and creating a dashboard, they will send you a Datadog t-shirt. Check them out and give ...more

  • A Problem Solving Paradox

    Jul 06 2018

    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? ##Thanks to today's Sponsor: Reaktor They're looking for great software engineers for a number of product roles, with different emphases within the wide context of product development. Instead of predefining them as positions, they’d like to invite you to come to talk to them about your skills, experience, ambitions, and dream...more

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

    Jul 04 2018

    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? Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform Spectrum.chat/specfm/developer-tea 🧡 Leave a Review If ...more

  • No Good Options

    Jul 02 2018

    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. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation ...more

  • Choice Frameworking

    Jun 29 2018

    In today's episode, we're talking about pros and cons lists based on what we're focusing on, either positive or negative and the weight of our overall goals. ##Thanks to today's Sponsor: Reaktor They're looking for great software engineers for a number of product roles, with different emphases within the wide context of product development. Instead of predefining them as positions, they’d like to invite you to come to talk to them about your skills, experience, ambitions, and dream role. Check...more

  • Three Ways To Avoid Choice Paralysis

    Jun 27 2018

    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. 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. ####Get in touch If you have questions ab...more

  • Internal Dialogues and Barriers to Change

    Jun 25 2018

    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, and today we'll be using some of his tactics to steer our internal dialogues so we can make positive changes. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners...more

  • Coding In The Moment

    Jun 22 2018

    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, and this can impact the way we view our work as developers. This uncertainty can impact the way we view our work as developers, and how we can observe this to manage our mental energy. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Bitrise If you're looking for an automatic platform and configuration ...more

  • We Become What We Get Used To

    Jun 20 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Datadog Thousands of organizations rely on Datadog to collect, visualize and alert on out of the box and custom metrics to gain full-stack observability with a unified view of all their systems, apps, and services at cloud-scale. Datadog is offering listeners a free trial and as an added bonus for signing up and creating a das...more

  • Breaking Out of Incremental Thinking

    Jun 18 2018

    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? Thanks to today's Sponsor: Reaktor They're looking for great software engineers for a number of product roles, with different emphases within the wide context of product development. Instead of predefining them as positions, they’d like to invite you to come to talk to them about your skills, e...more

  • Interview w/ Andrew Ofstad from Airtable (part 2)

    Jun 13 2018

    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. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listen...more

  • Interview w/ Andrew Ofstad from Airtable (part 1)

    Jun 11 2018

    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. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - ...more

  • Treating Time Seriously

    Jun 08 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Bitrise If you're looking for an automatic platform and configuration detection, to build, test & deploy in minutes check out Bitrise. They've got an open source library of 170+ integrations, and the best part there's no scripting needed! Run the same config locally with the open source CLI by downloading the bitrise.yml If you're lookin...more

  • What You Get Wrong About Productivity - A Humanist Approach

    Jun 06 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: SkySilk Create simple virtual private servers in seconds at www.SkySilk.com. Choose from over 40 Linux OS Distros and Software Applications for fast, simple cloud hosting. Enter Promo Code TEATIME to redeem 1,000 SkyPoints ($10 Cash Value) for use once the SkySilk C...more

  • Debugging With Isolation & Modularity

    Jun 04 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: SkySilk Create simple virtual private servers in seconds at www.SkySilk.com. Choose from over 40 Linux OS Distros and Software Applications for fast, simple cloud hosting. Enter Promo Code TEATIME to redeem 1,000 SkyPoints ($10 Cash Value) f...more

  • Future Thinking & Imagination Barriers

    Jun 01 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Bitrise If you're looking for an automatic platform and configuration detection, to build, test & deploy in minutes check out Bitrise. They've got an open source library of 170+ integrations, and the best part there's no scripting needed! Run the same con...more

  • Interview w/ Jon Yablonski (Part 2)

    May 30 2018

    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. ####Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or star...more

  • Interview w/ Jon Yablonski (Part 1)

    May 28 2018

    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. 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 1G...more

  • Obligations and the Consequence of Assumptions

    May 25 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Bitrise If you're looking for an automatic platform and configuration detection, to build, test & deploy in minutes check out Bitrise. They've got an open source library of 170+ integrations, and the best part there's no scripting needed! Run the same config locally...more

  • Motivation Batching

    May 23 2018

    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. Today's episode is sponsored by Stack Overflow for Teams!. I bet if you've experienced a bug or problem in your job, you've used Stack Overflow as a go-to resource to find an answer to your problem. Now you can do that within your company, team or organization with their new: Stack Overflow for teams If y...more

  • 3 Habits of Learning Developers

    May 21 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: SkySilk Create simple virtual private servers in seconds at www.SkySilk.com. Choose from over 40 Linux OS Distros and Software Applications for fast, simple cloud hosting. Enter Promo Code TEATIME to redeem 1,000 SkyPoints ($10 Cash Value) for use onc...more

  • Write the Code You Wish You Had

    May 18 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Bitrise If you're looking for an automatic platform and configuration detection, to build, test & deploy in minutes check out Bitrise. They've got an open source library of 170+ integrations, and the best part there's no scripting needed! Run th...more

  • Problem Solving Series #4: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

    May 16 2018

    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. 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 DEVELOPERTE...more

  • Problem Solving Series #3: Perspective Shifts

    May 14 2018

    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. 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. ####Get in touch If you have questions about today'...more

  • Problem Solving Series #2: Reframing

    May 11 2018

    What is your most memorable de-bugging session? Today, we're talking about fixing our losses by reframing the situation. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Bitrise If you're looking for an automatic platform and configuration detection, to build, test & deploy in minutes check out Bitrise. They've got an open source library of 170+ integrations, and the best part there's no scripting needed! Run the same config locally with the open source CLI by downloading the bitrise.yml If you're looking for a ...more

  • Avoiding Dogmatic Protocol

    May 09 2018

    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 written. In today's episode, we'll be drawing comparisons with IKEA furniture assembly and the value of good technical protocols. Today's episode is sponsored by Stack Overflow for Teams!. I bet if you've experience...more

  • Problem Solving Series #1: Starting By Making It Worse

    May 07 2018

    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. ###Today's episode is sponsored by Stackoverflow for Teams. I bet if you've experienced a bug or problem in your job, you've used Stackoverflow as a go-to resource to find an answer...more

  • Secondary Tools

    May 04 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Bitrise If you're looking for an automatic platform and configuration detection, to build, test & deploy in minutes check out Bitrise. They've got an open source library of...more

  • Randomizing live w/ Max Hawkins (Part 2)

    May 02 2018

    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. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit ...more

  • Interview w/ Max Hawkins (Part 1)

    Apr 30 2018

    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 interview as well as the part 2 of our conversation, coming out on Wednesday. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering ...more

  • Subtractive Thinking

    Apr 27 2018

    What is on your mind? Today we are talking about ways we can inspect our default state of mind. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Bitrise If you're looking for an automatic platform and configuration detection, to build, test & deploy in minutes check out Bitrise. They've got an open source library of 170+ integrations, and the best part there's no scripting needed! Run the same config locally with the open source CLI by downloading the bitrise.yml If you're looking for a job, they're hiring tooli...more

  • Fear, Change & Instincts

    Apr 25 2018

    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. ####Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join t...more

  • Zero Dead Ends - Why Complaining Can Hold You Back

    Apr 23 2018

    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. ####Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if ...more

  • 2 Reasons Your Habits Aren't Sticking

    Apr 20 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Bitrise If you're looking for an automatic platform and configuration detection, to build, test & deploy in minutes check out Bitrise. They've got an open source library of 170+ integrations, and the best ...more

  • 3 Ways to Better Cultivate Coworker Connections

    Apr 18 2018

    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. 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. ####Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, wan...more

  • 4 Code Smells (And How to Fix Them)

    Apr 16 2018

    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. 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. ####Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a co...more

  • 4 Principles of Great Learners

    Apr 13 2018

    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. Thanks to today's Sponsor: Bitrise If you're looking for an automatic platform and configuration detection, to build, test & deploy in minutes check out Bitrise. They've got an open source library of 170+ integrations, and the best part there's no scripting needed! Run the same config locally with the open source CLI by downl...more

  • Slow Down on Your Quest for Happiness

    Apr 11 2018

    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 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. ####Get in touch If you have questions about toda...more

  • Fixing Fear: A Heuristic for Maintainable Code

    Apr 09 2018

    What does it mean to write good code? In today's episode we're answering this question with the use of a heuristic: 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. ####Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's t...more

  • Creating Consensus, Defeating Bias and Getting Better

    Apr 06 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer flexible ways to pay, including Apple Pay and Bitcoin powered by Stripe. AND NOW, If you are a developer ...more

  • Broken Brains Take On Statistics

    Apr 04 2018

    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. 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.

  • More Misunderstood Truths About Statistics

    Apr 02 2018

    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 and how we make our decisions. 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 ...more

  • Misunderstood Truths About Statistics (Part 1)

    Mar 30 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer flexible ways to pay, including Ap...more

  • Why Most People Fail at Fixing Operations

    Mar 28 2018

    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. 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.

  • 2 Structured Thinking Methods For Problem Solving

    Mar 26 2018

    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. 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...more

  • 3x3: Three Habits for Mental Hygiene

    Mar 23 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer fle...more

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

    Mar 21 2018

    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? 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 DEVELOPERTEA201...more

  • 3X3: Three Questions To Get Unstuck On Big Problems

    Mar 19 2018

    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? 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.

  • Setting Better Problem Solving Parameters

    Mar 16 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer flexible ways to pay, including Apple Pay and Bitcoin powered by Stripe. ...more

  • 3 Problems Every Developer Will Face

    Mar 14 2018

    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 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.

  • Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Learn More Intentionally

    Mar 12 2018

    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. 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.

  • Better 1-on-1s With This Simple Question

    Mar 09 2018

    In today's episode we're talking about leadership and having better 1-on-1s with our leaders. Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer flexible ways to pay, including Apple Pay and Bitcoin powered by Stripe. AND NOW, If you are a developer interested in building and selling extensions, a ...more

  • How Our Tools Shape Us

    Mar 07 2018

    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. 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.

  • Delayed Pain

    Mar 05 2018

    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. 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 c...more

  • Improvisational Problem Solving Based on Characteristics

    Mar 02 2018

    In today's episode, we'll talk about working with what you've got. Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer flexible ways to pay, including Apple Pay and Bitcoin powered by Stripe. AND NOW, If you are a developer interested in building and selling extensions, a great way to earn extra inc...more

  • Accepting The Unexpected

    Feb 28 2018

    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.

  • Asking "Dumb" Questions

    Feb 26 2018

    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.

  • The Importance of Mental Models

    Feb 23 2018

    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. Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer flexible ways to pay, including Apple Pay and Bitcoin powered by Stripe. They're giving Developer Tea listeners 20% off purc...more

  • Actions As Objects

    Feb 21 2018

    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. 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.

  • What Are You Creating?

    Feb 19 2018

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

  • Thinking, Acting & Marshmallows

    Feb 16 2018

    In today's episode, we discuss how experimenting can be more beneficial than thinking. ###Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer flexible ways to pay, including Apple Pay and Bitcoin powered by Stripe. They're giving Developer Tea listeners 20% off purchases when you use promo code DEVEL...more

  • Olympics, Statistics & Raising Your Average Performance

    Feb 14 2018

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

  • Project-Oriented Mindset

    Feb 12 2018

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

  • Research Bias (Part 3)

    Feb 09 2018

    In today's episode, we discuss more research biases that can lead you down the road of bad decisions and bad information. ###Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer flexible ways to pay, including Apple Pay and Bitcoin powered by Stripe. They're giving Developer Tea listeners 20% off purc...more

  • Research Bias (Part 2)

    Feb 07 2018

    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. We typically start our research with the people nearest to us, and if you're interested in acquiescence bias be sure to check out part 1 of this series. Today we'll dig into identifying our beliefs, opinions and perspectives that can kickstart bias. Listen on: Today's episode is sponsored by Linode In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea...more

  • Research Bias (Part 1)

    Feb 05 2018

    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. 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.

  • The Detriments of Social Comparisons

    Feb 02 2018

    In today's episode, we discuss the potential detriments of over-comparing yourself to others. ###Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer flexible ways to pay, including Apple Pay and Bitcoin powered by Stripe. They're giving Developer Tea listeners 20% off purchases when you use promo cod...more

  • Your Brain Might Betray You

    Jan 31 2018

    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. 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 ...more

  • Your Brain is Non-Linear

    Jan 29 2018

    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. 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.

  • 3 Times When More Code Means Better Code

    Jan 26 2018

    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. ###Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plu...more

  • Our Imagined Fictions

    Jan 24 2018

    Our imagination is a powerful thing that helps us create a story. In this episode, we'll dig into observations in our own daily life and the correlation between our imagination, thought patterns and how we can shift the way we observe our world around us. 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 c...more

  • Bringing Your Whole Self to Work

    Jan 22 2018

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

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

    Jan 19 2018

    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. One of the ways to become a better developer is to acknowledge when we are wrong and accept that challenging our perceptions of the world is healthy. Today we dig into the different ways we can be wrong. We'll identify what those different ways are and offer healthy navigation techniques for when you notice your perceptions ...more

  • Your Angle of Approach in Problem Solving

    Jan 17 2018

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

  • The Perception Principle

    Jan 15 2018

    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 perception. We'll dig into a couple of theories behind different perceptions that we have of others and ourselves and how we respond when we're wrong. 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...more

  • Deconstructing The Lies We Tell Ourselves

    Jan 12 2018

    In today's episode is a principles episode. We're talking about how you can be more truthful with yourself. After this episode you should be able to identify what you believe about yourself, and redirect any lies we tell ourselves. ###Today's Episode is Brought To You By: WooCommerce WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce solution, built on WordPress. With WooCommerce you can sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, memberships, services, and tickets - plus offer flexible ways ...more

  • Interview w/ Chris Shinkle (Part 2)

    Jan 10 2018

    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. Another huge anno...more

  • Interview w/ Chris Shinkle (Part 1)

    Jan 08 2018

    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. Another huge anno...more

  • Finding Perspective in 2018

    Jan 05 2018

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

  • Re-Air: The Anatomy of Change

    Jan 03 2018

    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.

  • Setting The Course For 2018

    Dec 29 2017

    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!

  • 2017 Year End Recap

    Dec 27 2017

    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!

  • Data Science w/ Elena Grewal (Part 2)

    Dec 20 2017

    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! New Promo Code: “dt” will give you listeners 70% off for 12 months. 70%!!! The code must be redeemed by December 31st 2017.

  • Data Science w/ Elena Grewal (Part 1)

    Dec 18 2017

    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 of...more

  • 3X3: Anti-Resolutions To Kick Off Your 2018

    Dec 15 2017

    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!

  • 3X3: Questions that Could Change the Way You Think

    Dec 13 2017

    It's 3X3 Week! All week we'll be covering three practical take aways that you can apply to your day. Today's episode we cover three simple questions you can ask yourself that might change the way you think. Listen on!

  • 3X3: Fallacies to Avoid as a Developer

    Dec 11 2017

    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.

  • Interview with Joshua Aziz (Part 2)

    Dec 08 2017

    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!

  • Interview with Joshua Aziz (Part 1)

    Dec 06 2017

    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!

  • The Power of A Question

    Dec 04 2017

    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! New Promo Code: “dt” will give you listeners 70% off for 12 months. 70%!!! The code must be redeemed by December 31st 2017.

  • Practical Advice for Changing Your Habits

    Dec 01 2017

    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!

  • How A Text Message Can Trigger Behavior Change

    Nov 29 2017

    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! New Promo Code: “dt” will give you listeners 70% off for 12 months. 70%!!! The code must be redeemed by December 31st 2017.

  • Inspiring Stories From Listeners - Basil's Story

    Nov 27 2017

    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!

  • Interview Week: First Impressions

    Nov 24 2017

    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!

  • Interview Week: Characteristics of Growth Oriented Questions

    Nov 22 2017

    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!

  • Interview Week: Heather Asks a Question About Dev Ops

    Nov 20 2017

    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!

  • "Mindful Distractions" - Focus Week Listener Question

    Nov 17 2017

    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!

  • Focus Week: 3 Focus Factors

    Nov 15 2017

    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!

  • Focus Week: Deconstructing Distractions

    Nov 13 2017

    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!

  • 3x3: Morning Routine Tasks Every Developer Should Do

    Nov 10 2017

    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!

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

    Nov 08 2017

    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!

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

    Nov 06 2017

    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!

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

    Nov 03 2017

    In today's episode, we wrap up our 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! New Promo Code: “dt” will give you listeners 70% off for 12 months. 70%!!! The code ...more

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

    Nov 01 2017

    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! New Promo Code: “dt” will give you listeners 70% off for 12 months. 70%!!! The code must...more

  • Interviewer's Wishes with Jason Vasquez (Part 2)

    Oct 30 2017

    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! New Promo Code: “dt” will give you listeners 70% off for 12 months. 70%!!! The code must be redeemed by December 31st 2017.

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

    Oct 27 2017

    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 Te...more

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

    Oct 25 2017

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

  • How To Navigate Communication Problems - Listener Question from Enrico

    Oct 23 2017

    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! New Promo Code: “dt” will give you listeners 70% off for 12 months. 70%!!! The code must be redeemed by December 31st 2017.

  • Interview w/ Kristen Gallagher (Part 2)

    Oct 20 2017

    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 w...more

  • Interview w/ Kristen Gallagher (Part 1)

    Oct 18 2017

    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 w...more

  • The Most Important Part of My Day (Part 2)

    Oct 16 2017

    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 Spectrum.chat!

  • The Most Important Part of My Day (Part 1)

    Oct 13 2017

    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 Spectrum.chat!

  • Interview with Mark Engelberg (Part 2)

    Oct 11 2017

    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...more

  • Puzzle Games with Mark Engelberg (Part 1)

    Oct 09 2017

    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 ch...more

  • The 3 Steps in the Cycle of Technological Abstraction

    Oct 06 2017

    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!

  • DCR: Traits of Being A Great Developer (Recap)

    Oct 04 2017

    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! New Promo Code: “dt” will give you listeners 70% off for 12 months. 70%!!! The code must be redeemed by December 31st 2017.

  • DCR - Bravery

    Oct 02 2017

    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! New Promo Code: “dt” will give you listeners 70% off for 12 months. 70%!!! The code must be redeemed by December 31st 2017.

  • DCR: Ownership Level Responsibility

    Sep 29 2017

    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 us...more

  • DCR: Open Minded Curiosity

    Sep 27 2017

    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 DEVELO...more

  • DCR: Growth Mindset

    Sep 25 2017

    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. You can find Carol Dweck's book, Mindset, here. 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 ...more

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

    Sep 22 2017

    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/dev...more

  • DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Communications Expert

    Sep 20 2017

    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 ...more

  • DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Expanding Perspective

    Sep 18 2017

    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 t...more

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

    Sep 15 2017

    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! New Promo Code: “dt” will give you listeners 70% off for 12 months. 70%!!! The code must be redeemed by December 31st 2017.

  • DCR: Traits of A Great Developer - Humility

    Sep 13 2017

    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 DEVELOPERT...more

  • Introspection - Part 2 - Why & Why Not

    Sep 11 2017

    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!

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

    Sep 08 2017

    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.

  • Interview w/ Rachel Nabors (Part 2)

    Sep 06 2017

    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.

  • Interview w/ Rachel Nabors (Part 1)

    Sep 04 2017

    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.

  • Mystery Voices

    Sep 01 2017

    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.

  • Planning Series: Scaling and Detailing of Features

    Aug 30 2017

    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!

  • Learning Environment

    Aug 28 2017

    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!

  • Tips For Students (Re-Air)

    Aug 25 2017

    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!

  • Listener Question: Michael Asks About Dev Bootcamps

    Aug 23 2017

    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!

  • No More Launches

    Aug 21 2017

    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 launching WordPress sites with Local by Flywheel. Head over to local.getflywheel.com to download Local for free today!

  • Thinking in Intervals (Re-Air)

    Aug 18 2017

    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!

  • Minimum Viable Prioritization (Re-Air)

    Aug 16 2017

    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!

  • Plato's Cave and Defeating Biases

    Aug 14 2017

    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!

  • Interview with Kevin Kelly (Part 2)

    Aug 11 2017

    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. kk.org, Kevin's personal site The Inevitable on Amazon (no affiliate) What Technology Wants on Amazon (no affiliate) Wired Magazine - and, an early article from Kevin in 1993 Today's episode is ...more

  • Interview with Kevin Kelly (Part 1)

    Aug 09 2017

    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. kk.org, Kevin's personal site The Inevitable on Amazon (no affiliate) What Technology Wants on Amazon (no affiliate) Wired Magazine - and, an early article from Kevin in 1993 Today's episode is ...more

  • Interview with Chris Ferdinandi (Part 2)

    Aug 07 2017

    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 !

  • Interview with Chris Ferdinandi (Part 1)

    Aug 04 2017

    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 !

  • 3 Lessons of Productivity

    Aug 02 2017

    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 !

  • Idea Portfolio

    Jul 31 2017

    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 launching WordPress sites with Local by Flywheel. Head over to local.getflywheel.com to download Local for free today!

  • Listener Question: Simon Asks About Over-Positivity

    Jul 28 2017

    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!

  • Iterative Learning

    Jul 26 2017

    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 spec.fm/codeship to get started today! Do you have a question you'd like answered on the show? Email me: developertea@gmail.com

  • Strong Opinions Weakly Held

    Jul 24 2017

    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 !

  • Aesthetic Aha

    Jul 21 2017

    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 Develope...more

  • Listener Question: Daw Chih asks About Over Execution

    Jul 19 2017

    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 .

  • The Value of The Third Option

    Jul 17 2017

    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 spec.fm/codeship to get started today! Do you have a question you'd like answered on the show? Email me: developertea@gmail.com

  • Turbulence (Re-Airing)

    Jul 14 2017

    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 .

  • Don't Throw It Over the Wall

    Jul 12 2017

    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 spec.fm/codeship to get started today! Do you have a question you'd like answered on the show? Email me: developertea@gmail.com

  • Interview with David Hoffeld (part 2)

    Jul 10 2017

    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 !

  • Interview with David Hoffeld (part 1)

    Jul 07 2017

    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 !

  • Listener Question: Andy Asks About His Degree in Mechatronics

    Jul 05 2017

    Is a degree in mechatronics worth it? (Also, what is mechatronics?) We'll talk about this listener question in today's episode. 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 spec.fm/codeship to get started today! Do you have a question you'd like answered on the show? Email me: developertea@gmail.com

  • The Messaging Paradigm (re-air)

    Jul 03 2017

  • Baby Announcement

    Jun 28 2017

  • Atomic Words

    Jun 19 2017

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

  • Spiral Learning

    Jun 16 2017

    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 spec.fm/codeship to get started today! Do you have a question you'd like answered on the show? Email me: developertea@gmail.com

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

    Jun 14 2017

    In today's episode we answer a listener question from Joel who writes in: What do you do when there are no jobs in your area and you're a developer with a family? Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar 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! Do you have a question you'd like answered on the show? Email me: developertea@gmail.com

  • Interview with Tom Eich (part 2)

    Jun 12 2017

    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!

  • Interview with Tom Eich (part 1)

    Jun 10 2017

    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!

  • Creating New Understanding Through Synonyms

    Jun 07 2017

    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 spec.fm/codeship to get started today!

  • Failure Rates, Machine Learning, and You

    Jun 05 2017

    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!

  • Anonymous Listener Question: Cowboy Coders

    Jun 02 2017

    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!

  • Law Of Conservation of Uncertainty (Part 2)

    May 31 2017

    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!

  • Law Of Conservation of Uncertainty (Part 1)

    May 29 2017

    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!

  • Squares Conference (feat. Marcus Morrison)

    May 26 2017

    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!

  • Squares Conference (Will Riley)

    May 24 2017

    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!

  • Squares Conference (feat. Noah Labhart)

    May 22 2017

    In today's episode, I interview Noah Labhart, owner of Touchtap, a mobile development firm in Dallas, Texas. 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!

  • Squares Conference (feat. Anne Grundhoefer)

    May 19 2017

    In today's episode, I interview Anne Grundhoefer. Anne spoke at Squares about design systems and the work she does at Projekt202, 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!

  • Squares Conference (feat. Alex Zub) Part 2

    May 17 2017

    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!

  • Squares Conference (feat. Alex Zub) Part 1

    May 15 2017

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

  • Squares Conference (feat. Aaron Irizarry)

    May 12 2017

    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.

  • Squares Conference (feat. Aaron D. Campbell)

    May 10 2017

    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.

  • Job Descriptions vs. Job Realities

    May 08 2017

    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 spec.fm/dolby.

  • Listener Question: David asks About How to Answer Tooling Questions

    May 05 2017

    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 .

  • Feedback Loops - The Smallest Unit of Learning

    May 03 2017

    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 .

  • Interview with Chris Albon (Part 3 of 3)

    May 01 2017

    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! Partially Derivative Chris's personal site SciKit Learn Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 ...more

  • Interview with Chris Albon (Part 2 of 3)

    Apr 28 2017

    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! Partially Derivative Chris's personal site SciKit Learn Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to s...more

  • Interview with Chris Albon (Part 1 of 3)

    Apr 26 2017

    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! Partially Derivative Chris's personal site SciKit Learn Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to s...more

  • Building Your Intuition

    Apr 24 2017

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

  • You Can't Control Random

    Apr 21 2017

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

  • Interview with Ben Halpern (@ThePracticalDev, Part 2)

    Apr 19 2017

    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!

  • Interview with Ben Halpern (@ThePracticalDev, Part 1)

    Apr 17 2017

    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!

  • A Simple Shift for Your Email Inbox Strategy

    Apr 14 2017

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

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

    Apr 12 2017

    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!

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

    Apr 10 2017

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

  • How to Hire Well, Even When Limited by Company Policies

    Apr 07 2017

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

  • Ep. 365 - Practical Ways to Jumpstart Brainstorming

    Apr 05 2017

    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 .

  • Listener Question: Kan Asks About Creating Reliable Behavioral Systems

    Apr 03 2017

    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 .

  • This Mistake Could Be Killing Your Resumé

    Mar 31 2017

    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!

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

    Mar 29 2017

    In today's episode, we'll be talking about a simple reality of mental awareness. The first step into mental awareness can change your behavior - that's exactly what we'll talk about in today's episode. SoftSkillsWeekly.com

  • One Super Simple Tactic to Regain Your Time

    Mar 27 2017

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

  • Using Substitute Questions to Gain a Better Perspective

    Mar 24 2017

    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

  • Interview with Brad Frost (@brad_frost, part 2)

    Mar 22 2017

    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. Check out Brad's book, Atomic Design Brad's music Follow @brad_frost on Twitter Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get...more

  • Interview with Brad Frost (@brad_frost, part 1)

    Mar 20 2017

    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. Check out Brad's book, Atomic Design Brad's music Follow @brad_frost on Twitter

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

    Mar 17 2017

    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.

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

    Mar 15 2017

    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.

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

    Mar 13 2017

    In today's episode, I finish my interview Dain Miller, creator of Start Here FM. 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

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

    Mar 10 2017

    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 spec.fm/pusher

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

    Mar 08 2017

    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 spec.fm/pusher

  • Don't Trust Your Friends

    Mar 06 2017

    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!

  • Not So Trivial: Things That Can Kill Your Focus

    Mar 03 2017

    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 .

  • How the First Guideline Changes Your Behavior Drastically

    Mar 01 2017

    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 .

  • Folklore In Your Code

    Feb 27 2017

    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!

  • System Vs. Will Power

    Feb 24 2017

    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.

  • Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part Two

    Feb 22 2017

    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.

  • Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part One

    Feb 20 2017

    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 spec.fm/dolby.

  • What it Means to Rush

    Feb 17 2017

    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 spec.fm/dolby.

  • Listener Question: Harshitha Asks About Startups Vs. Personal Projects

    Feb 15 2017

    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 spec.fm/dolby.

  • Create an Effective Communication Protocol With these Rules

    Feb 13 2017

    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 spec.fm/dolby.

  • Three Insights About Heuristics That Can Supercharge Your Decisionmaking

    Feb 10 2017

    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!

  • Code Review Excuses

    Feb 08 2017

    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!

  • Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 2)

    Feb 06 2017

    In today's episode, I finish my 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. Agile manifesto Scrum alliance 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 o...more

  • Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 1)

    Feb 03 2017

    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. Agile manifesto Scrum alliance 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 ...more

  • The Einstellung Effect

    Feb 01 2017

    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 .

  • Interview with Kalid Azad (part 3 of 3)

    Jan 30 2017

    In today's episode, I finish my interview with Kalid Azad! Kalid's first interview @BetterExplained on Twitter Click here to start your pen for the CodePen JavaScript January contest! 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.

  • Interview with Kalid Azad (part 2 of 3)

    Jan 27 2017

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

  • Interview with Kalid Azad (part 1 of 3)

    Jan 25 2017

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

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

    Jan 23 2017

    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.

  • 3 Questions Your Should Be Asking Before Starting A Project

    Jan 20 2017

    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.

  • Interview w/ Wes Bos (part 2)

    Jan 18 2017

    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 .

  • Interview w/ Wes Bos (Part 1)

    Jan 16 2017

    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 .

  • Prototyping A Pilot Project

    Jan 13 2017

    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 ...more

  • Finding Your Perspective

    Jan 11 2017

    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.

  • Understand Your Environment

    Jan 09 2017

    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.

  • Async Code & Promises

    Jan 06 2017

    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.

  • 2 Years of Tea

    Jan 04 2017

    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.

  • The Anatomy of Change

    Jan 02 2017

    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.

  • Interview with Josh Muccio (Part 2)

    Dec 30 2016

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

  • Interview with Josh Muccio (Part 1)

    Dec 28 2016

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

  • How Time Affects Decisions

    Dec 19 2016

    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!

  • Avoiding, "I Told You So"

    Dec 16 2016

    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!

  • Listener Question: Alex Asks About Getting Back Into The Game

    Dec 14 2016

    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!

  • Lessons From The Lab

    Dec 12 2016

    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!

  • Listener Question: John Wood Asks About Looking for Development Jobs

    Dec 09 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Two Anti-Patterns To Avoid

    Dec 07 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • 3 Commitments for 2017

    Dec 05 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Listener Question: Cody Asks About Developer Speed

    Dec 02 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Listener Question: Josh Asks About Getting A Raise

    Nov 28 2016

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

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

    Nov 21 2016

    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 spec.fm/dolby.

  • Empathy + Celebrating 5 Million Listens

    Nov 18 2016

    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/.

  • DCR Step 9: Replace Yourself

    Nov 16 2016

    In today's episode, we cover the final step in the Developer Career Roadmap: Replace Yourself. In today's episode, we discuss a lot of topics that we've covered in the past. Make sure you go and search for these topics at https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea, and thank again again for continuing to listen to this podcast! 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 Dolb...more

  • DCR Step 8: Do Your Job Better Than Anyone Else

    Nov 14 2016

    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 spec.fm/dolby.

  • DCR: Step 7 - Interviewing

    Nov 11 2016

    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 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! And lastly... Plea...more

  • Listener Question: Donovan Asks About Analysis Paralysis

    Nov 09 2016

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

  • DCR: Step 6 - Going Public

    Nov 07 2016

    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.

  • Listener Question: Charissa Asks About Handling a Stressful Situation

    Nov 04 2016

    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. Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show and share with another developer you think will enjoy this episode! Click here to review D...more

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

    Nov 02 2016

    In today's episode, we talk about the 5th step in the Developer Career Roadmap - cross training. Relevant to today's episode: Creating Useful Metaphors Abstract Mental Models Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show and share with another developer you think will enjoy this episode! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Developer Career Roadmap, Step 5: Cross Train

    Oct 31 2016

    In today's episode, we talk about the 5th step in the Developer Career Roadmap - cross training. Relevant to today's episode: Creating Useful Metaphors Abstract Mental Models Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show and share with another developer you think will enjoy this episode! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • DCR: Step 4 - Internships

    Oct 28 2016

    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!

  • Interview with David Rael (Part 2)

    Oct 26 2016

    In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire. Today's episode mentions quite a few of the episodes on Dave's show, so make sure you go and check it out! All of the mentioned episodes can be found at the following link. List of Developer on Fire Episodes Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio

  • Interview with Dave Rael (Part 1)

    Oct 24 2016

    In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire. Today's episode mentions quite a few of the episodes on Dave's show, so make sure you go and check it out! All of the mentioned episodes can be found at the following link. List of Developer on Fire Episodes Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio

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

    Oct 21 2016

    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

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

    Oct 19 2016

    In today's episode, we start step 3 of the Developer Career Roadmap. "Learning About Learning" Myth of the Genius Programmer Mythical Man Month 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 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!

  • DCR Step Two: Picking a Base Language

    Oct 17 2016

    In today's episode, we talk about step two 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/white...more

  • Dev Career Roadmap, Step One: Create a Time Budget

    Oct 14 2016

    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.

  • Announcing Developer Career Roadmap

    Oct 12 2016

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

  • Getting Over Language Barriers

    Oct 10 2016

    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! Mentioned on today's episode: Kalid Azad's article, "Find an Idea's True Name" Kalid joins me on Developer Tea Creating Effective Metaphors (Developer Tea episode) Click here to leave a review of...more

  • Anti-Advice

    Oct 07 2016

    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. Click here to leave a review of Developer Tea on iTunes! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea20 to get $20 of credit when you sign up.

  • Listener Question: Kevin asks About College

    Oct 05 2016

    In today's episode listener Kevin asks about whether he should return to college or not. Click here to leave a review of Developer Tea on iTunes! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea20 to get $20 of credit when you sign up.

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

    Oct 03 2016

    In today's episode, Matt asks about what to do when he gets bored at his job. Hint: quitting is not always the answer! Click here to leave a review of Developer Tea on iTunes! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea20 to get $20 of credit when you sign up.

  • Listener Question: Amanda asks about Building Resumés and Cover Letters

    Sep 30 2016

    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!

  • Listener Question: Abigail asks about Interview Attire

    Sep 28 2016

    In today's question, Abigail asks about appropriate interview attire! Ask your question at 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!

  • Thinking About Logic Paths

    Sep 26 2016

    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!

  • Lighter Objects for Better REST Apps

    Sep 23 2016

    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.

  • Listener Question: Naren Asks About Realistic Working Hours

    Sep 21 2016

    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. Business Insider article about working over 60 hours per week 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....more

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

    Sep 19 2016

    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 y...more

  • The O-Word

    Sep 16 2016

    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!

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

    Sep 14 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and su...more

  • The Truth About Old Code

    Sep 12 2016

    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!

  • Picking the Right Side Project

    Sep 09 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

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

    Sep 07 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • 3 Refactoring Techniques You Can Employ In Under 5 Minutes

    Sep 05 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Deliberate Practice: Part 2

    Sep 02 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Deliberate Practice: Part 1

    Aug 31 2016

    In today's episode, we're talking specifically about deliberate practice. Learning About Learning The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance (white paper) Code Kata - A Practice Arena for Becoming a Better Programmer 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 spec.fm/refactor to get star...more

  • Tips for Students

    Aug 29 2016

    In today's episode, I talk to those of you who are students starting school this semester. Discussion about the value of school for designers One more thing... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show and share with a student you think will enjoy this episode! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • 3 Things Aspiring Developers Should Be Doing Today

    Aug 26 2016

    Today's episode is for all aspiring developers, and you can start today. It won't be easy, but it will work. Media Consumption Diet And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Digging Up Your Job Description

    Aug 24 2016

    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 spec.fm/refactor to get started!

  • 3 Concrete Ways to Be a Better Co-worker

    Aug 22 2016

    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! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Poison Series: #02 - Indecision

    Aug 19 2016

    In today's episode, we talk about the importance of overcoming indecision. Poison series, #01: Cynicism 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!

  • Poison Series: #01 - Cynicism

    Aug 17 2016

    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 spec.fm/refactor to get started!

  • My Top Productivity Practice

    Aug 15 2016

    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. Pomodoro Technique And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Getting Fast First

    Aug 12 2016

    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!

  • Finding Invisible Levers

    Aug 10 2016

    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 spec.fm/refactor to get started!

  • Listener Question: Daman asks about Part Two

    Aug 08 2016

    In today's episode, listener Daman asks about what to do next in his career. Thinking Small 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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

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

    Aug 05 2016

    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. Crafting a Better Interview Process Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in ...more

  • Simple Machines

    Aug 03 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Putting Process in its Place

    Aug 01 2016

    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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Effective Simulations

    Jul 29 2016

    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 spec.fm/refactor to get started!

  • Listener Question: Michael Asks About Qualifications for Career Changes

    Jul 27 2016

    In today's episode I answer listener Michael's question about being qualified to jump career tracks. Developer Tea episode about making smaller things 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 spec.fm/refactor to get started!

  • The Business of Good Code

    Jul 25 2016

    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. Developer Tea episode on Single Responsibility Principle 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 spec.fm/refactor to get started!

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

    Jul 22 2016

    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!

  • Working on Saturdays

    Jul 20 2016

    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 spec.fm/sponsors to learn more today!

  • Reddit CS Career Questions

    Jul 18 2016

    In today's episode, I'm answering a few random questions from Reddit's r/cscareerquestions subreddit. Questions from Reddit: Guy who can't code About to head off to College for CS - am I screwed if I don't have any experience yet? Today's episode is sponsored by Rigor! Head over to http://spec.fm/rigor to get a kickoff call scheduled today.

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

    Jul 14 2016

    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. Mentioned: FourBarrelCoffee.com 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!

  • Two Common Questions from Early Career Developers

    Jul 13 2016

    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! And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Three Habits of Great Learners

    Jul 11 2016

    In today's episode, I talk about three habits of great learners that you can adopt into your own habit system today. Rubber Duck Debugging Lifehacker article about memory champions "Learning about learning" "Learning like children through play" 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!

  • Listener Question: Marc Asks About Testing Private Methods

    Jul 08 2016

    In today's episode, I answer a few questions from listener Marc about testing. "Should I test private methods or only public ones?" (Stackoverflow) God Object (Wikipedia) Sandi Metz's Rules for Developers "All the little things" - talk from Sandi Metz about small classes 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 ...more

  • Part 2: Interview with Rita Rovira

    Jul 07 2016

    In today's episode I talk with Rita Rovira, who has been in the business of hiring developers for most of her career. Part 1 with Rita Rovira Codecademy Wyncode 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. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea i...more

  • Part 1: Interview with Rita Rovira

    Jul 05 2016

    In today's episode I talk with Rita Rovira, who has been in the business of hiring developers for most of her career. Connect with Rita on LinkedIn @Wyncode An Underground Cohort of Design Professors, with Kody Dahl and Nick Morrison (about getting a design degree) 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. A...more

  • Listener Jack Asks About Applying New Knowledge

    Jul 01 2016

    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 De...more

  • Question: How Do You Job Hunt During Internships?

    Jun 29 2016

    In today's episode, I answer a question from Reddit about job hunting during an internship. Original Reddit Question Internship Tips 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)! And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTun...more

  • Listener Question: Brad Asks About Leadership

    Jun 27 2016

    In today's episode, we'll talk about a question sent in by listener Brad about becoming a leader. Relevant to today's episode: Spec Slack community 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Book) How to Win Friends and Influence People (Book) One more thing... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • The Tone of Code

    Jun 24 2016

    In today's episode, we talk about the "tone of code." Relevant to today's episode: Coding for Humans Using Effective Metaphors One more thing... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.