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 7 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

  • 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 tr...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 su...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 ...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 ...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...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 ...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 a...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/s...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://gith...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: ...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 ...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 so...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 episo...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. Dev...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 wil...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, an...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 abou...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 co...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 you...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 scal...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...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, C...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...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, monitor...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/dev...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 authe...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: Dev...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 conversati...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/d...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 hav...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 comput...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 ...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...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 c...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...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 ...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....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 i...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 S...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 h...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&hsa_tgt=kwd-41377233&hsa_src=g&hsa_kw=music%20for%20videos&hsa_ver=3&hsa_mt=b&hsa_cam=1067401836&hsa_ad=253200666617&hsa_grp=51075402383&hsa_net=adwords&hsa_acc=8299718124&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4OTQ9ePy3QIVCJF-Ch34lgWtEAAYASAAEgJNGfD_BwE), and in part 2 of this two-part interview with Trevor, we talk about some struggles that...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&hsa_tgt=kwd-41377233&hsa_src=g&hsa_kw=music%20for%20videos&hsa_ver=3&hsa_mt=b&hsa_cam=1067401836&hsa_ad=253200666617&hsa_grp=51075402383&hsa_net=adwords&hsa_acc=8299718124&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4OTQ9ePy3QIVCJF-Ch34lgWtEAAYASAAEgJNGfD_BwE), and in part 1 of this two-part interview with Trevor, we talk about the path we took to...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!...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 credi...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 ...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 c...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 conver...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 credi...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 w...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...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 ...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 s...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.c...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...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 Rev...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 t...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 Spectru...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...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 par...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. Bu...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 inclu...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 is Broug...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 ...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 e...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 to let us kn...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 ...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’...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...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/deve...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 moti...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 platfor...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 i...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 t...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 ...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 whi...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 deve...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 conversati...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 hea...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 th...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 g...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 drea...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 Revie...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 conversat...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. Che...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 ...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 listen...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 configurat...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...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...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 lis...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 lo...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 SkySil...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 Valu...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 ...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...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 loca...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 I...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...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...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 DEVELOPER...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 fo...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 experien...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 to your p...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 librar...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 cred...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 offeri...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 t...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 th...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 y...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 be...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, wa...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 c...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 do...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 tod...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 ...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 develop...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 th...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 ...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 ...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 f...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 DEVELOPERTEA2018 at che...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,...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...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 ...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 p...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 DEVE...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 pur...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...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 co...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 a...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 - pl...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...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 o...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 an...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 a...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 ...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 cod...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 mu...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 ...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...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...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 the way...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 checkout. ...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...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 DEV...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 Te...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/de...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 co...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 us...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 DEVELOP...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 sponsored by Roll...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 sponsored by Roll...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 Develop...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@gm ...more

  • 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@gmai...more

  • 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: develop...more

  • 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 $...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 t...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 t...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 starte...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. Che...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 DEVELOPERTEA20...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 T...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 Do...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... ...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...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/whi...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 Deve...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 ...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...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 a...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 ...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 T...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....more

  • 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 support of Devel...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...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...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 ...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 ...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.

  • Air, Fuel & Ignition

    Jun 22 2016

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

  • Listener Question: Jona Asks About Designer Developers

    Jun 20 2016

    In today's episode, I answer listener and designer Jona's question about coming into a development career. Impostor Syndrome episode on Developer Tea Destigmatizing Failure The Great Developer Mindset: Getting Acquainted with Failure Listener Jessica asks about the definition of "full-stack developer." What should a beginner work on? Big-O Notation Asymptotic Notation Media Consumption Diet Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control yo...more

  • Picturing the Perfect Client

    Jun 17 2016

    In today's episode we're talking about picturing the perfect client. The challenge to you is to think about your goals and your dream clients. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm. Go find more amazing podcasts specifically created for you, the developer!

  • Reddit User Question: Parag0n asks about Architecting Projects

    Jun 15 2016

    In today's episode, Parag0n asks a question about architecting a large software system for the first time. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: Original question on Reddit Jonathan's profile on Reddit Developer Tea episode about metaphors And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • The Great Developer Mindset: Getting Acquainted with Failure

    Jun 13 2016

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

  • Leading People to Meeting Victories

    Jun 10 2016

    In today's episode, we talk about leading people to victory in meetings. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec. If you're interested in sharing your message with tens of thousands of developers and designers, head over to Spec.fm/sponsors and reach out to our team!

  • Answering Listener Questions: Jean Michel asks about avoiding bike shedding

    Jun 08 2016

    In today's episode, I answer listener Jean Michel's question about bikeshedding. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: Spec Slack community Dev Tea episodes on Focus: Focus Three tips for practicing focus 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 subscr...more

  • Great Developer Mindset: Redefining Complete

    Jun 06 2016

    In today's episode, we're talking about redefining "Complete". This episode is the second in the "Great Developer Mindset" series. Today's discussion talks about when to consider your code complete, and the dangers of skipping the details. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to Hired now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bo...more

  • Answering Listener Questions: Ajay asks about learning project ideas

    Jun 03 2016

    In today's episode, I answer listener Ajay's question about how to determine what type of project he should choose to learn JavaScript. Mentioned or Relevant: Developer Tea episode: Thinking Small Dev Tea episode: How to Make Small Things a Big Deal Don't Break the Chain! Spec Slack community 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 fo...more

  • Defeating The Interview Lull

    Jun 01 2016

    In today's episode, we talk about defeating the interview lull. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get a 20 dollar credit today by going to linode.com/developertea20 and get your first server up in minutes!

  • The Work / Life Equation

    May 30 2016

    In today's episode , we're talking about the Work/Life Equation. Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Don't forget to enter “Developer Tea” in the “how Did you Hear About Us?” Section when you sign up. Thanks again to FreshBooks for sponsoring the show! And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review ...more

  • The Great Developer Mindset - Demystifying Code

    May 27 2016

    In today's episode, I'll be doing the first in a series of episodes about the Great Developer Mindset. In this part, we will talk about demystifying code. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes! Also, please take a moment to review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Interview with Tony Hillerson (Part 2)

    May 25 2016

    In today's episode I talk to Tony Hillerson, author of "Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Days." This a longer interview, split into two separate parts - be certain to subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes! Part one of this interview Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Weeks Seven Languages in Seven Weeks Square Square's Engineering Blog iOS Swift Generics in Swift ShiftJS - Swift to JS compiler Android Universal Windows Platform Rubymotion Xamarin React Native Watchman Vim ES2015 Today's ...more

  • Interview with Tony Hillerson (@thillerson, Part 1)

    May 23 2016

    In today's episode I talk to Tony Hillerson, author of "Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Days." This a longer interview, split into two separate parts - be certain to subscribe so you don't miss out on part two! Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Weeks Seven Languages in Seven Weeks MVC Pattern (Model-view-controller) Sinatra (Ruby) Stackoverflow Driven Development Yahoo Weather API Bruce Tate (@redrapids) iOS Swift Generics in Swift ShiftJS - Swift to JS compiler Android Universal Windows Platform Rubymot...more

  • The Assumption of Impossible

    May 20 2016

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

  • Flexible Decision Terms

    May 18 2016

    In today's episode, we talk about the "shutdown", yes-ifs, and flexible decision terms. Relevant to today's episode 3 Tips for Practicing Focus Developer Tea: Focus Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Don't forget to enter “Developer Tea” in the “how Did you Hear About Us?” Section when you sign up. Thanks again to FreshBooks for sponsoring...more

  • Live with Ismael Burciaga (@burciaga) at @SquaresConference

    May 16 2016

    In today's episode, I talk with Ismael Burciaga, creator of Squares, about conferences and taking a first step into unfamiliar territory. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: @burciaga Squares Conference Lines Conference Circles Conference 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 fr...more

  • Live @SquaresConference with Andi Graham (@andigrahambsd)

    May 13 2016

    In today's episode, I interview Andi Graham, CMO and managing partner at Big Sea Design. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: Big Sea Design Andi's role at Big Sea Design Andi on Twitter: @andigrahambsd Homestead Builder Salesforce Josh Sortino (@sortino) Here Is The Income Level At Which Money Won’t Make You Any Happier In Each State 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 offe...more

  • Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ @KimBost: Part 2

    May 11 2016

    In today's episode, I had a chance to speak with Kim Bost, product designer at Dropbox! Mentioned on today's show: @KimBost on Twitter Dropbox Dropbox Paper Etsy Cover (payment processing) Martin Pedrick (@nimprojects), design lead at Dropbox Disclaimer: Design Details, a show on the Spec Network, is supported by Dropbox, but Developer Tea (including this specific episode) is not. Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. He...more

  • Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ Kim Bost: Part 1

    May 09 2016

    In today's episode, I had a chance to speak with Kim Bost, product designer at Dropbox! Mentioned or relevant: Kim Bost's personal website Squares Conference Dropbox Logo programming language) Editorial note - I said "Apple II" during the episode, but almost certainly meant the original Macintosh. Some of Kim's work Pencil Factory Flats and Shops (in Atlanta) 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...more

  • Key Moments in Client Relationships

    May 06 2016

    In today's episode we discuss how to recognize 4 key moments that can make or break your relationship with a client. 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: John asks "How Do I Transition from Mid to Senior Level Development?"

    May 04 2016

    In today's episode, I talk to Developer Tea listener John about his transition period between jobs. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Improving Views

    May 02 2016

    In today's episode we discuss 3 ways to improve your views. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: "Declarative, Composable Views" "Model-view-controller" Sandi Metz: "Nothing is Something" 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 ...more

  • Maintaining Realationships with Your Colleagues

    Apr 29 2016

    In today's episode, I'll talk with you about maintaining relationships with your colleagues! Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: Proactive Client Communication Building and Maintaining Client Relationships Client Relationships: Meeting Preparation Tips If you're interested in sponsoring Developer Tea, head over to spec.fm/sponsors today!

  • Part 2: Performance Budget for Optimization

    Apr 27 2016

    In today's episode (and the next episode of Developer Tea), we discuss avoiding over-optimization by creating a "performance budget". Mentioned or relevant to today's episode "How to make a performance budget" "Setting up a web performance budget" Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Don't forget to enter “Developer Tea” in the “how Did you...more

  • Part 1: Performance Budget for Optimization

    Apr 25 2016

    In today's episode (and the next episode of Developer Tea), we discuss avoiding over-optimization by creating a "performance budget". Mentioned or relevant to today's episode "How to make a performance budget" "Setting up a web performance budget" Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked fo...more

  • Proactive Client Communication

    Apr 22 2016

    Today's episode is all about proactive client communication! A HUGE thanks to today's sponsor, FreshBooks! FreshBooks is ridiculously easy to use, and will help you get your books straight and get paid faster. To claim your free month, go to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea and enter “Developer Tea” in the “how Did you Hear About Us?” Section when you sign up.

  • Refactoring Based on Code Responsibility

    Apr 20 2016

    In today's episode, I give you some tips for refactoring based on the responsibility of your code. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode Single Responsibility Principle Developer Tea Episode on SRP Sorting algorithms (note the single-letter variable names) "Anti-pattern: The God Object" And the long awaited announcement: Developer Tea is available on Google Play! Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to Fres...more

  • Abstract Mental Models

    Apr 18 2016

    In today's episode, I talk about four different types of abstract mental models. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: Creating Useful Metaphors Creating Obvious Systems: Why Mental Models Justify Simplicity, and When to Utilize Surprise and Delight Allegory (Wikipedia) Today's episode is sponsored by Squares Conference! Go to SquaresConference.com and use the code SPECFM25 at checkout to get 25% off your ticket to Squares. I'll see you there! And lastly... Please take a moment an...more

  • Part Two: Chris Castiglione (@castig)

    Apr 15 2016

    In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Castiglione (@castig), one of the cofounders of One Month (onemonth.com). Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: On Books podcast Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking Fast and Slow" Zero to One Dog Stars Deep Work So Good they Can't Ignore You Obstacle is the Way Mating in Captivity On Books episode about Mating in Captivity Catching the Big Fish episode The China Study Denial of Death (book) Marc Maron's WTF One Month Quip To...more

  • Part One: Chris Castiglione (@castig)

    Apr 13 2016

    In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Castiglione (@castig), one of the cofounders of One Month (onemonth.com). Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: @castig One Month On Books (iTunes) on-books.com "Learning About Learning" Jon Sonmez on Developer Tea (talking about a developer's brand) 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 listen...more

  • Two Incredibly Important Mindsets for Becoming a Great Debugger

    Apr 08 2016

    Debugging is a part of every developer's career. In fact, a large portion of what developers do is fix code. In today's episode, I'm going to share with you two important mindsets to have to become a great debugger. Mentioned or Relevant to Today's Episode LiveReload Spring/Guard setup for Rails 4.1 Interesting discussion on debugging: "Toward a better programming" Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for...more

  • Interval Thinking

    Apr 06 2016

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

  • Minimum Viable Prioritization

    Apr 04 2016

    In today's episode, I want to give you a mindset for prioritization that I believe can stick with you for the rest of your career. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Foolishly Generous

    Apr 01 2016

    In today's episode of Developer Tea, I issue a challenge to you, the listener, to be foolishly generous. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Listener Question: Matt Gale Asks About Onboarding New Team Memebers

    Mar 30 2016

    In today's episode, I talk about bringing new team members up to speed (this is a question from listener Matt Gale). Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: Spec Slack Community UserOnboard.com Fixing the Broken Hiring Process Crafting a Better Interview Process 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 bo...more

  • 🎉 3 Million Listens! 🎉

    Mar 28 2016

    In today's episode, I'm celebrating an amazing 3 million listens (thank you!) by going back to the core fundamentals of Developer Tea: Focus. Developer Tea: Focus Seth Godin on Saying "no" Deep Work (Book, Cal Newport) 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... Pleas...more

  • Experienced Developers and Impostor Syndrome

    Mar 25 2016

    In today's episode, I talk about impostor syndrome, specifically as it relates to the experienced developer. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode Acceleration vs. Velocity Dunning Kruger Effect 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...more

  • Part Two: Interview with Sam Lambert (@isamlambert)

    Mar 23 2016

    In today's episode, I interview Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode GitHub @isamlambert Hubot Slack (chat) Hubot plugins ChatOps: How GitHub Manages MySQL Hubot: The Hubber that never sleeps. Whiteboard GitHub Pull Request "DBA" - DataBase Administrator 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 Boot...more

  • Part One: Interview with Sam Lambert (@isamlambert)

    Mar 21 2016

    In today's episode, I interview Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode GitHub.com Sam Lambert Example of a Systems Engineer job at GitHub (they're hiring!) Jonathan on GitHub Git (not GitHub) Subversion Mercurial (another SCM) git-svn Telemetry GitHub pull requests GitHub issues "Human Development" (Interview with Ernie Miller) 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...more

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

    Mar 18 2016

    In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Simon about assimilating into a new culture. Simon's previous question (Developer Tea) Shivering (Wikipedia) 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 Devel...more

  • Part Two: Interview with Kalid Azad @betterexplained

    Mar 16 2016

    In today's episode, I interview Kalid Azad, writer and teacher, and creator of BetterExplained.com. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode BetterExplained.com ADEPT method First part of this interview (Developer Tea) Imaginary Numbers (BetterExplained.com) Unity3d "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." "Your teacup is full." (Story about monk and full tea cup) @WesleyHales Brazilian Jiu-jitsu ShopTalkShow.com Sandi Metz Sandi's Talk at 2014 RailsConf xkcd: "tar...more

  • Part One: Interview with Kalid Azad (@betterexplained)

    Mar 14 2016

    Mentioned on today's episode @betterexplained (Kalid on Twitter) War of Art ("Story of the Potter") Do The Work (Pressfield) Adam Savage's podcast, Untested BetterExplained.com @jeffrey_way 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...more

  • Crafting The Interview Process

    Mar 11 2016

    Crafting a Better Interview Process We surprisingly have no relevant non-sponsor links today, but take some time instead to think about and refine your interviewing process. You'll be surprised how much you will learn! 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 sub...more

  • Part Two: Interview with Rachel Smith

    Mar 09 2016

    In today's episode, I talk with Rachel Smith, a JavaScript developer currently working at CodePen! Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: CodePen @RachSmithTweets rachsmith on CodePen RachSmith.com Rachel's posts on Physics WebGL Quote (mentioned Edison in the episode, but actually this quote misattributed to Einstein) Learning to Learn (Developer Tea episode) React (JavaScript framework) YDKJS DOM API Node JS Cheerio Geolocation API Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use...more

  • Part One: Interview with Rachel Smith

    Mar 07 2016

    In today's episode, I talk with Rachel Smith, a JavaScript developer currently working at CodePen! Mentioned or relevant to today's episode: CodePen @RachSmithTweets rachsmith on CodePen Web Animation API RachSmith.com Rachel's CodePen posts (blog) w3c mailing list ActiveTheory About CodePen (includes team bios) Trello 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 j...more

  • Part Two: Interview With Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz)

    Mar 04 2016

    In today's episode, I interview Kenneth Reitz, Python product owner at Heroku! Mentioned or Relevant: Kenneth Reitz @kennethreitz Python requests records Coding for Humans (Developer Tea episode) Remap caps lock Vim Emacs Evil (extensible vi layer) for Emacs Sublime Text Atom.io tmux Redmine Pycharm Emmet Emmet Vim Zen Coding -> Emmet Sparkup Djembe Ben Orenstein on Developer Tea Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTe...more

  • Part One: Interview With Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz)

    Mar 02 2016

    In today's episode, I interview Kenneth Reitz, Python product owner at Heroku! Mentioned or Relevant: Kenneth Reitz @kennethreitz Python requests records MS Paint) SlashWear Malware Museum Netapp Readability Heroku PyCon Django net/http (Ruby) MomentJS 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 - th...more

  • Episode 200!

    Feb 29 2016

    Today's episode is the 200th episode of Developer Tea! In this episode, I skip the stats, and instead share with you some of the things I've learned along the way of building this podcast since last January. Spec Slack Community Medium Blogspot Developer Tea on iTunes Podcasts front page! Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code DeveloperTea at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free! And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review t...more

  • Thinking Hats

    Feb 26 2016

    Edward de Bono Edward de Bono's thinking hats Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Part Two: Interview w/ Jason Snell

    Feb 24 2016

    In today's episode I have the pleasure of being joined by Jason Snell! Jason Snell @jsnell sixcolors.com snellworld.com snellworld.com Part One of the interview with Jason Snell Marco Arment Randy Ubillos on Twitter - "spent 20 years as chief architect for a number of Apple video and photo products" GitHub f.lux Productivity discussion: [5k iMac]http://www.apple.com/imac/() SmartDesk iPad Pro BBEdit Scrivener Slack Twitter Mailplane 1Writer Editorial Workflow.app Outlook Numbers Pages...more

  • Part One: Interview w/ Jason Snell

    Feb 22 2016

    In today's episode I have the pleasure of being joined by Jason Snell! Jason Snell @jsnell sixcolors.com snellworld.com snellworld.com Mentioned or relevant to today's episode MacWorld PC World Upgrade Verge Re/code Buzzfeed NYT TechHive Inverted pyramid of journalism CNET review of the 2015 MacBook Hackintosh MSI Wind Notebook And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Client Relationships: Meeting Preparation Tips

    Feb 19 2016

    In today's episode, we're going to discuss a few tips for preparing for a client meeting. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode Previous episode about client relationships Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in ...more

  • Part Two: Interview with David Hemphill

    Feb 17 2016

    In today's episode, I interview designer and developer David Hemphill. Mentioned in Today's Episode DavidHemphill.com @DavidHemphill Musicbed Beard.css Pushsilver BubbleCMS OOCSS Solid (Buzzfeed) "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Atomic Class" Noel Gallagher Bootstrap SMACSS BEM Perl REBL Laravel Vue.js Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code DeveloperTea at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free! And lastly... Please take a mom...more

  • Part One: Interview with David Hemphill

    Feb 15 2016

    In today's episode, I interview designer and developer David Hemphill. Mentioned in Today's Episode DavidHemphill.com @DavidHemphill Musicbed Beard.css Pushsilver BubbleCMS Vim 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 spo...more

  • Building and Maintaining Client Relationships: Active Listening

    Feb 12 2016

    In today's episode, we're talking about a fundamental skill for building client relationships: active listening. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode User stories Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Part Two: Simon St. Laurent

    Feb 10 2016

    In today's episode, I'll be talking with Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and veteran web developer. Mentioned on or relevant to today's episode: "5 ways web apps and sites are the same–and different" Phonegap Actionscript Rails Model-View-Controller Backbone.js Angular.js Imageoptim Opera Mini Razr VR Fluent Conference Douglas Crockford JavaScript: The Good Parts Two-factor Authentication Spec Slack Community David Hemphill Raspberry Pi SimonStL.com @simonstl Today's epis...more

  • Part One: Simon St. Laurent

    Feb 08 2016

    In today's episode, I'll be talking with Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and veteran web developer. HyperCard @simonstl (Simon on Twitter) O'Reilly React Angular Crockford's JavaScript the Good Parts ES6 Babel "ES2015" jQuery "Greenfield project" OpenGL D3.js Isomorphic Development (in Ruby) - Developer Tea interview with Ryan Stout NodeJS NWJS Nodebots Tessel Perl Unix philosophy Rubygems Composer Bower Make Rake Elixir (language) Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com!...more

  • Turbulence

    Feb 05 2016

    In today's episode, I talk about turbulence, and a new approach to responding to difficulties you encounter. Mentioned or relevant to today's episode Separation of concerns TEDx Article about design with constraint Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show...more

  • Part 2: Una Kravets (@Una)

    Feb 03 2016

    In today's episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate. Mentioned or Relevant on Today's Episode @Una Una's site/blog Una's GitHub Goals Agile Manifesto You Might Not Need JS You Might Not Need jQuery Getting Things Done ("GTD") "Estimating Sandwiches" - Developer Tea episode Spec Slack Community React JS Redux Flux Rebecca Murphey @rmurphey zsh aliases Rebecca Murphey on Developer Tea Stuff In Austin BrooklynJS Una's GitHub Today's episode is spon...more

  • Part 1: Una Kravets (@Una)

    Feb 01 2016

    In today's episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate. Toolsday Podcast @Una Una's site/blog BEMCSS Atomic Design Dev Tea Episode about Pattern Libraries Bluemix "Classy CSS" CSSGram Instagram CSS Blend Mode spec My article on blend modes article on Web Design Tuts Art the Web (arttheweb.com) f.lux on Desktop f.lux on iPhone iOS Preview Media Queries Level 4 (including 'light-level') Google Glass Moore's Law Today's episode is sponsored by Hired...more

  • Crucial Steps for Interview Preparation

    Jan 29 2016

    In today's episode, we will discuss the sunk cost fallacy and 3 traps that lead to the sunk cost fallacy that you should avoid. Mentioned Or Relevant To Today's Episode Hired.com (Disclaimer: Hired is a sponsor of this show, but did not sponsor this episode.) Culture and Connecting to Our Work with Pamela Vickers 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! T...more

  • Part 2 - Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors)

    Jan 27 2016

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

  • Part 1 - Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors)

    Jan 25 2016

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

  • Sunk Cost Fallacy and 3 Traps to Avoid

    Jan 22 2016

    In today's episode, we will discuss the sunk cost fallacy and 3 traps that lead to the sunk cost fallacy that you should avoid. Mentioned Or Relevant To Today's Episode Sunk Costs /r/learnprogramming subreddit Books Online Resources Codeschool Treehouse Little Bites of Cocoa (on Spec) learnxinyminutes.com 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! Thank...more

  • Learning On The Job

    Jan 20 2016

    In today's episode, I discuss four tips for learning on the job. Mentioned on or relevant to today's episode: React Native ReactJS Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code DeveloperTea at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free! And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Comparison Conundrums

    Jan 18 2016

    In today's episode, we discuss the problems we may encounter when we employ one of our brain's superpowers, comparison. Mentioned on or relevant to today's episode: "Daily routines and controlling impulsive behaviors" - Developer Tea episode "Correlation does not imply causation" - Wikipedia Decoy Effect Anchoring (Wikipedia) 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 yo...more

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

    Jan 15 2016

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

  • Developer Tea Gear: From My Room to Your Ears

    Jan 13 2016

    Today's episode talks all about gear! We're discussing the gear I use to record this show. Mentioned on or relevant to today's episode: Shure SM7B Redco cables Auralex Sterling VMS UA710 Twinfinity Preamp Cloudlifter CL-1 Focusrite Clarrett 8Pre Yamaha HS7 Logic Pro iMac 27" Retina "How to Mix for Podcasters?" Basic terminology of Audio Engineering Podcast Method (Dan Benjamin's fantastic show about podcasting) Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code DeveloperTea a...more

  • Cognitive Biases That Can Kill Your Product

    Jan 11 2016

    In today's episode, we discuss two cognitive biases that could kill your work, whether you are creating a startup product or working for a well established business. Mentioned on or relevant to today's episode: List of Cognitive Biases Semmelweis Reflex Neglect of Probability 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 recei...more

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

    Jan 08 2016

    In today's episode, I respond to a question from listener Felix about getting past the "no experience" problem. Mentioned on or relevant to today's episode: "Never Eat Alone" - Book Spec Slack community Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code DeveloperTea at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free! And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • Celebrating One Year of Developer Tea

    Jan 06 2016

    In today's episode, I celebrate the one-year anniversary of Developer Tea! Thank you for making this year great. I look forward to many more! Mentioned in today's episode: Spec.fm DeveloperTea.com developertea@gmail.com Thank you so much for listening to Developer Tea over the last year! Be sure to check out the other shows and content on Spec.fm!

  • Three Tips For Practicing Focus

    Jan 04 2016

    In today’s episode, we talk about focus, once again! Focus is a topic that can’t be covered enough. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today! Mentioned on or relevant to today’s episode: Unroll.me Pushover Vim Basic Linux Shortcuts Mac OS X Shortcuts Alfred App “Why mess causes stress” - Psychology Today article Today's episode is sponsored by https://hired.com/developertea! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job...more

  • Making Your Resolutions Stick

    Jan 01 2016

    Happy New Year! In today's episode, I talk about resolutions. It's 2016, and you're probably making resolutions for the New Year. Listen to this episode if you want to make them stick. Mentioned in or relevant to today's episode Harvard Business Review article: "When You Give Your Team a Goal, Make It a Range" Sustainable behavior: Changing the habit by changing the context "When Willpower isn't Enough" - Freakonomics Podcast Derek Sivers - Keep Your Goals to Yourself "Rule #1 About Your G...more

  • Part Two: Interview with Marcelo Somers & John Gully

    Dec 30 2015

    In today's episode, I continue my interview with Marcelo Somers and John Gully. Mentioned on today's episode Pattern Pack Marcelo on Twitter, @marcelosomers John on Twitter, @johngully styleguides.io Team Models for Scaling a Design System Finding Platform Balance in a Design System Semantic Versioning (semver) Pattern Pack on NPM Micah Godbolt describes Visual Regression Testing Micah's Visual Regression Testing Workshop (overview) Thank you for listening to Developer Tea today, and ...more

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

    Dec 28 2015

    In today's episode, I interview Marcelo Somers and John Gully. Mentioned Or Relevant To Today's Episode Pattern Pack Marcelo on Twitter, @marcelosomers @johngully Slalom Consulting CSS Dev Conf 2015 Agile Fight the Zombie Pattern Library (Marcelo's talk at CSS Dev Conf) Bootstrap Brad Frost's Atomic Design Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your...more

  • Bonus Episode: Season's Greetings

    Dec 25 2015

    Happy Holidays! Today, I simply want to thank you, and challenge you to start thinking about the upcoming year, and reflect on the past year. Developer Tea happens because of you, so thank you! Mentioned on today's episode Spec Slack developertea@gmail.com Developer Tea on iTunes

  • When Documentation Is A Bad Thing

    Dec 23 2015

    In today's episode, we talk about when documentation can be a bad thing. Relevant to today's episode: Stackoverflow post where someone disagrees with me about private method documentation Stackoverflow post where someone agrees with me about private method documentation (for Java) Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! The special link for a doubled bonus is https://hired.com/...more

  • Part Two: Interview with Christopher Schmitt (@teleject)

    Dec 21 2015

    In today's episode, I finish the interview with Christopher Schmitt, author of the CSS Cookbook and part owner of Environments for Humans. Click here to listen to part one of the interview. Mentioned in today's episode: JavaScript Summit 2016 Call for Speakers History of The Queen Mary boat CodePen CodePen Meetups CSS Dev Conf Wrap-up on Shoptalk Show Elite Balloon Design Ari Styles on Twitter (@ari4nne) AIGA Austin WordPress Meetup Spec Slack Community Sara Soueidan on Twitter (@SaraSouei...more

  • Part One: Interview With Christopher Schmitt (@teleject)

    Dec 18 2015

    In today's episode, I talk with Christopher Schmitt, author of CSS Cookbook and part owner of Environments for Humans. Mentioned in today's episode: Chris's personal site Environments for Humans AOL Keywords (Urban Dictionary) Creating Killer Websites (book) Designing Web Graphics (book) Chris's podcast, Non-Breaking Space Websafe Colors Cufon sIFR CSS Cookbook (book) CSS Dev Conf 2015 Flexbox Guide (CSS-tricks) Latest Selector Draft (CSSWG) Responsive Images Community Group Responsively Re...more

  • Opinions: Ally or Enemy

    Dec 16 2015

    In today’s episode, we discuss when opinions can be helpful, and when they can be harmful. Mentioned in today's episode When opinions are a good thing: When the evidence for a given topic is inaccessible or doesn't exist When the person with the opinion has significant experiential knowledge When the subject of the work is primarily representative of a person's opinion or expression When are opinions a bad thing? When an opinion is positioned as an objective truth. When the opinion o...more

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

    Dec 14 2015

    In today's episode, I continue my interview with Jessica Ivins. Jessica is a User Experience educator at Center Centre. Mentioned on today's episode Jessica Ivins Online: @JessicaIvins jessicaivins.net http://centercentre.com/about/jessica-ivins Center Centre Never Eat Alone (book) MySpeed (video speed tool) Media Consumption Diet (Developer Tea episode) Sponsors of Spec Whiteboard The User Experience Team of One (book) And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review...more

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

    Dec 11 2015

    In today's episode, I had a chance to interview Jessica Ivins. Jessica is a User Experience educator at Center Centre. Mentioned on today's episode Jessica Ivins Online: @JessicaIvins jessicaivins.net http://centercentre.com/about/jessica-ivins Center Centre What Center Centre looks for in a student applicant: Lifelong learner Empathy Around 7:30 or so, we start talking about context and audience Around 9:30 we talk about the complexity of feeling and accessibility as it relates to...more

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

    Dec 09 2015

    In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Matt Hirsch. Mentioned on today's episode Hack Reactor Learn.co Viking Code School OneMonth TreeHouse Hirsch Creative (Matt's site) uideo.net (design/development conference talk videos) CodePen GitHub Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPER TEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! Follow @DeveloperTe...more

  • Making The Most Of Your Off Time

    Dec 07 2015

    In today's episode, we discuss how to make the most of your off time. Mentioned in today's episode The Martian (book) "Billions in Change" (a documentary you could watch on your break) Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.

  • The Voice Inside Your Head

    Dec 04 2015

    In today's episode we discuss the concept of vocalizing the things you are thinking about as you work through a problem - the "voice inside your head." Mentioned on today's episode: Rubber Duck Debugging Spec And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to review Developer Tea in iTunes.

  • 7 Networking Tips for Developers

    Dec 02 2015

    In today's episode, I share some tips to help you start networking as a developer. We'll discuss 7 tips that you can start using today to cultivate a well rounded networking strategy. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! The special link for a doubled bonus is https://hired.com/developertea. And lastly... Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Click here to revie...more

  • Part Two: The Great Framework Debate

    Nov 30 2015

    In today's episode, we continue our discussion from last week about frameworks. Mentioned on today's episode Great Framework Debate, Part One MVC Design Patterns (book) Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPER TEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! Follow @DeveloperTea on Twitter | Leave a rating and review for Developer Tea on iTunes | Join Spec's Slack...more

  • Part One: The Great Framework Debate

    Nov 27 2015

    Today's episode is sponsored by Delighted! Delighted is the easiest way to gather feedback from your customers. Sign up for a paid account at https://delighted.com/tea and receive a $100 credit today! Mentioned on today's episode "Cost of Frameworks Recap", CSS Tricks Framework vs. Toolkit vs. Library (Stackoverflow) jQuery Ember.js Ruby on Rails Don't forget to subscribe in your podcasting app, and leave a review in iTunes! Today's episode is sponsored by Delighted! Delighted is the...more

  • Turkey & Tea

    Nov 26 2015

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

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

    Nov 25 2015

    In today's episode, I respond to Jean-Michel's question about when it's time to step up and lead a team that currently has no leader. Mentioned on today's episode (or otherwise relevant) Spec Slack Community Android and iOS Leadership Skills of Socrates Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.

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

    Nov 23 2015

    What's happening to the Ruby community? Is it flailing, or doing just fine? Some evidence and simple logic says both are possible. Let's explore it a bit further in today's episode! Mentioned in today's episode: Ruby Ruby on Rails GitHub GitHut.info JavaScript CSS NodeJS PHP WordPress Laravel Java) Android Python GitHub blog post about language popularity Avdi Grimm's discussion about the Soul of Software Jeff Atwood explains "Why Ruby" for Discourse Today's episode is sponsored by Hi...more

  • Makers Versus Menders with Andrea Goulet (@andreagoulet)

    Nov 20 2015

    Today I talk with Andrea Goulet about software "makers and menders." Andrea is the CEO of CorgiBytes. Listen in if you are interested in refactoring and green field projects, and the difference between the two! Mentioned on today's show: @andreagoulet on Twitter CorgiBytes @CorgiBytes on Twitter Makers versus Menders Scott on Twitter (@mscottford) GitHub Refactoring to Patterns (Martin Fowler) Michael Feathers Arlo Belshee's process for naming things "Practical Refactoring" video (~2 hours...more

  • Thinking Small

    Nov 18 2015

    In today's episode, we talk about solving small problems. I'll give you a few tips for scoping your problems down to be smaller. Mentioned on today's show Think Like a Freak (book) Freakonomics Radio (podcast) Spec.fm 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 DeveloperTea10 to get $10 off on your new account.

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

    Nov 16 2015

    In today's episode, we talk about FoMO (the fear of missing out) as it relates to deciding what tools to use. Mentioned on today's episode: FoMO ratemyfomo.com Aziz Ansari (comedian, actor) discusses FoMO News article about YouTube upload volume (from back in 2010) The growth of languages on GitHub Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea10 to get $10 off on your new account.

  • The Frontend at Whiteboard

    Nov 13 2015

    In today's episode I talk about some of the front-end tools we use at Whiteboard. Join Spec on Slack: http://spec.fm/slack Mentioned on today's episode: Bower Node NPM Gulp Grunt Composer Typekit Fonts.com CDNJS Handlebars Cloudflare Digital Ocean Linode WP Engine Heroku JavaScript.com Babel ES6 / ES2015 jQuery Zepto React JSX Underscore.js Slick.js Handlebars D3.js Polyfills Request animation frame Sass (SCSS) Launchframe SCSS-lint Bootstrap 4 Alpha BEM CSS Octicon Fontawesome Today'...more

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

    Nov 11 2015

    Thank you for helping Developer Tea make it to 2 million listens! This is a major milestone for the show. Not many external resources were mentioned on today's episode, but I'd love to invite you to leave a review on iTunes! Leave a review for Developer Tea on iTunes now. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPER TEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! Foll...more

  • Getting The Most Out Of A Conference

    Nov 09 2015

    Today, we talk about participating in conferences, both as a speaker and as an attendee. Mentioned on or relevant to today's episode: 2015 CSS Dev Conf Speaking.io (speaking resources for beginners) SassConf SassSummit - Use the discount code "CUTRELL" to get 20% off! Attend online from anywhere in the world. Leave a review for Developer Tea on iTunes! Join the Spec Slack community today Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just ...more

  • Code Without Fear

    Nov 06 2015

    Code without fear! Happy late Halloween, everyone. :) Mentioned on the show or otherwise relevant: Leave it Better Than You Found It (Developer Tea episode) How Thoughtbot Tests Rails Applications "What is a Side Effect" Flux Architecture Today's sponsor is Linode! Linode is focused on making their servers ultra-fast. Run containers or your own Git server, with full root access. Linode offers hourly billing with a monthly cap on all plans and add-on services. Head over to http://lino...more

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

    Nov 04 2015

    Sean asked me where to find well written code in Slack. (You can join us by going to http://spec.fm/slack) @fat's article on Medium's CSS Chris Coyier's article on Codepen's CSS GitHub's CSS IRC jQuery IRC Trending repos on GitHub Microsoft on GitHub Google on GitHub NASA on GitHub SassConf SassSummit Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! The special link for a doubled bonus is...more

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

    Nov 02 2015

    Today I talk about managing projects that seem relatively large for one person (or a small team) to manage. Mentioned on today's show: Spec Slack channel Sean Washington (from Does Not Compute) Agile Kanban GTD GitHub Issues Trello Simplenote Imgix - disclaimer: Imgix has sponsored the show before, but this episode was not sponsored. Not mentioned, but relevant: "Happy Path" on Wikipedia "Testing beyond the happy path" Sandi Metz's Rules for Developers The Checklist Manifesto (book) ...more

  • Leave It Better Than The Way You Found It

    Oct 30 2015

    Today I give you a short homily: Leave code (and anything, really) better than you find it! In this episode, I'll share 5 simple ways that you can make code better every time you touch it. Mentioned in today's show: Git 5 Useful Tips for a Better Commit Message Mozilla's Code Style guide (making code match a uniform standard) Developer Tea on iTunes Todays episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Level up your design or development career today with free, rich content about the industry,...more

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

    Oct 28 2015

    Today, I discuss a question Jake Schwartz asked me in the Spec.fm Slack community. You can join our Slack community by going to spec.fm/slack. Mentioned on today's episode: Example of one of the tools we use at Whiteboard ("Launchframe") The Socratic Method on Wikipedia Spec.fm Slack Community Note - there was a little hiccup in the editing process. We said 70ms is equivalent to "point-zero" seconds - of course, that would be impossible. It is equivalent to 0.07 seconds. Subscribe to...more

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

    Oct 26 2015

    In today's episode, I talk to Paul Straw and Sean Washington from Does Not Compute, the newest member of the Spec family. Mentioned in today's episode: Does Not Compute, Paul and Sean's podcast CoffeeScript ES6 Features React Native Spec Slack community Slashrocket Community Octopus Creative @PaulStraw @seanwashington Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! The special link for ...more

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

    Oct 23 2015

    In today's episode, I talk to Paul Straw and Sean Washington from Does Not Compute, the newest member of the Spec family. Mentioned in today's episode: Does Not Compute Developer Tea episode about Focus Focus App GitLab Pomodoro Technique e.ggtimer.com Vue.js Angular WebComponents.org Flickity Slick Octopus Creative @PaulStraw @seanwashington Note: We had a little hiccup in our editing process. Paul mentions the "modulus operator" during our sponsorship spot - this has nothing to do wi...more

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

    Oct 21 2015

    In today's episode, I discuss creating a "not to-do list", inspired by Warren Buffett's "two list strategy." If you enjoy today's episode, click here to leave a review for Developer Tea on iTunes. This is the easiest and best way for you to help the show. Mentioned on today's episode: The original story about Warren Buffet's pilot Tim Ferriss's Not To-Do List Today's episode is presented by Spec! Be sure to subscribe to Developer Tea on iTunes, and leave a review if you are enjoying t...more

  • Solving The X/Y Problem

    Oct 19 2015

    Today, we discuss the X/Y problem. Don't know what the X/Y problem is? You definitely should. Be sure to listen in! Other discussions about the X/Y problem: http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=542341 http://xyproblem.info/ Today's episode is brought to you by OneMonth! Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just...one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

  • 9 Questions You Should Always Ask During An Interview

    Oct 16 2015

    Today I talk to you about questions you should always ask a potential employer. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! The special link for a doubled bonus is https://hired.com/developertea. Mentioned on the show: Reddit post about the subject Julia Evans post about questions you should ask A quick note: I'm aware that I didn't discuss money in this episode. This was partia...more

  • Developing Soft Skills & Cultivating Relationships

    Oct 14 2015

    Today, we'll discuss how to cultivate relationships as a developer. Mentioned on today's episode: Recurse School manual Avdi's tweet about "Well, actually" Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPER TEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! Leave a review for Developer Tea on iTunes: bit.ly/DevTeaOniTunes

  • Feature Runways

    Oct 12 2015

    In today's episode, we talk about "Feature Runways." Join the Spec Slack community by going to spec.fm/slack The takeaway: We'll talk about how to consider the likely direction of future development, and make things flexible from the start in that direction. This works as a kind of "insurance policy." Thanks to Spec.fm! Don't forget to leave a review for Developer Tea in iTunes!

  • Managing Questions

    Oct 09 2015

    Today we talk about saving time by managing questions. Set expectations Take questions seriously Provide opportunity for questioner to find the answer themselves Delay your answer Learning is an investment! Don't answer questions as a shortcut every time.

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

    Oct 07 2015

    In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Crispin Bennet! Crispin wrote in and asked me about the balance between learning something ("deep-dive" style) and doing just enough to be productive today. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! Mentioned on the show (or relevant): "Mastery" (book, Robert Greene) Where is the code being executed from? What is being passed to...more

  • Constant State of Alert

    Oct 05 2015

    Today we talk about avoiding a state of constant yellow alert. Signs you may be in a constant state of alert: Audit your texts, emails, etc for constant "urgent" language. How often are you on alert? Check your diet, relationships, etc - is your work putting these things in a stressed state? If you feel like you must always be connected to some kind of messaging system (email, Slack, texts, etc), this may point to a problem Mentioned on the show: @MartinFowler's tweet "Living in a Code...more

  • Part Two: Gregg Pollack & Carlos Souza

    Oct 02 2015

    Today I talk with Gregg Pollack and Carlos Souza from Codeschool! Codeschool.com JavaScript.com Ruby5 AMA with Mike Bostock D3.js Mapping caps-lock to control tmux Screen Hack Hands Envy Labs Today's episode is brought to you by Spec!

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

    Sep 30 2015

    Today I talk with Gregg Pollack and Carlos Souza from Codeschool! Codeschool.com JavaScript.com Ruby5 5 Minutes of JavaScript iOS Bytes If you are a fan of iOS Bytes, check out Little Bites of Cocoa, too! Front-end Five Courses page on Codeschool Team Treehouse List of free programming books Gregg Pollack's Founder's Talk Delicio.us Envy Labs Today's episode is brought to you by Spec!

  • Destigmatizing Failure

    Sep 28 2015

    In today's episode, I underline the importance of failure to the learning process, and then we discuss why failure should be destigmatized and looked at more in depth. Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com! Head over to Hired.com/developertea and you could receive 5 or more job offers in a given week! Learning about Learning Strategies for Learning from Failure (HBR) Learning from Failure (white paper) When we learn from failure, and when we don't Strategies for Learning from Failure ...more

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

    Sep 25 2015

    In today's episode, we talk about the flawed process we use in the development industry for hiring. Mentioned: Code Complete Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

  • Part Two: Cap Watkins (@cap)

    Sep 23 2015

    In this second part of my interview with Cap Watkins, we discuss the coexistence of specialization and generalization. If you enjoy Developer Tea, the best way to support the show is by leaving a review on iTunes! Click here to leave a review now! Links: Make sure you listen to the first part of the interview on Spec.fm! "Why Designers Really Should Learn to Code" (on Cap's blog) "Should Engineers Design?" (also on Cap's blog) "The Lie I Tell New Hires" (Cap's blog. No kidding.) Sass vs SCSS...more

  • Part One: Cap Watkins (@cap)

    Sep 21 2015

    In today's episode, I had a chance to talk with Cap Watkins, the VP of Design at Buzzfeed, about quite a few things - most importantly, collaboration. @cap Cap Watkins's blog "Low-cal calzone zone" React, and CSS in your JS @developertea "I have still not used the Digital Crown to scroll on the Apple Watch since the first day." Basecamp Hello Web App Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Head over to Spec.fm for tons of amazing content, created specifically for developers and design...more

  • False Dichotomies

    Sep 18 2015

    In today's episode, we're talking about ways to avoid false dichotomies. Decisive "The Infinite Toolset" - article about why we shouldn't switch toolsets too often. @DeveloperTea Spec.fm Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com Visit hired.com/developertea today and you could receive 5 or more job offers each week!

  • Automation: Creating Higher Order Functionality and Building an Automatic Schedule

    Sep 16 2015

    Today's episode is a short discussion on automation. We'll explore some helpful ways to look at automation that help make it more than simply scripting repeatable steps. Zapier IFTTT Rails generator documentation Gulp JS Babel James Clear Focus (app) Discussion on Useful Defaults Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! If you enjoyed this episode and want to know wh...more

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

    Sep 14 2015

    In today's episode, I interview Eric Elliott. Eric is a JavaScript developer and author with a lot of knowledge to share! Be sure to check out JavaScript Scene to read Eric's writing. One of Eric's personal site @_ericelliott How to build a High Velocity Development Team Eric's High Velocity Development Team Course Programming JavaScript Applications (book) Learn JavaScript Universal App Development (book, in progress) Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out Spec for a const...more

  • Subjective vs. Concrete Decisions

    Sep 11 2015

    Today, I talk about a particular framework for making decisions. The framework presents a specific dichotomy between concreteness and subjectivity. Types of decisions: Essential decisions Concrete input with subjective output Subjective input with concrete output Subjective input with subjective output "Trivial" decisions The paradox we have to deal with is that a lot of non-trivial outcomes come from decisions that fall on the subjective end of the scale. It is necessary for us to move th...more

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

    Sep 09 2015

    Today, I discuss listener Pubudu's questions about how to find energy and enjoyment in his work, and how to stop procrastinating. Mentioned on the show: @HealthyProg The Healthy Programmer Get Up and Code Pomodoro Technique Thorough discussion on Pomodoro from a programmer Kent Beck Pomodoro proof Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com Visit hired.com/developertea today and you could receive 5 or more job offers each week!

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

    Sep 07 2015

    In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Sahar. Remote (37 Signals / Bsecamp The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod In this episode, I cover the concept of "The Minimum Viable Day" as well! Today's Sponsor is: Digital Ocean Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! If you enjoyed this episode and want to know when the latest episode has gone live, subscribe t...more

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

    Sep 04 2015

    In today's episode we talk about a message passing paradigm for programming. We'll discuss the concept of message passing as a lens for understanding everything we do in programming. Avdi Grimm (@avdi) Alan Kay's Email about Object Oriented Programming Smalltalk Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm - podcasts and content for designers and developers!

  • Closures, Private & Methods

    Sep 02 2015

    Today, we talk about closures and private object methods. Spec.fm Closures in JavaScript (Mozilla) Private methods in Ruby (documentation) Private :attr_accessor Private members in Java Closures: Elixir vs. Ruby vs. JavaScript Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm - brand new podcasts and content for developers and designers!

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

    Aug 31 2015

    In today's episode, I'll talk about choosing the best tool vs. choosing the right tool for a job. Stopping assumptions about faster being better or using a specific language for a specific project isn't easy. We'll identify the difference between objective measures and subjective measures of a given language, and give you two challenges to help you evaluate your toolset. If you have a particular question you'd like me to answer or you'd like to get more involved in the developer community chec...more

  • Decorator vs. Facade Patterns & Knowing When To Use Them

    Aug 28 2015

    In today's episode I review decorator and facade patterns. I'll go over strengths, weaknesses, similarities and difference between decorator and facade patterns and give tips on determining when to use one or the other. Today's Sponsor is: Digital Ocean Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! If you enjoyed this episode and want to know when the latest episode has gone...more

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

    Aug 26 2015

    Today's listener question is about working on side projects in the same space as your day job. Simon, who wrote into Developer Tea via email asks, "How do I transition from working on my side project in the morning, to working at my day job, in the same space?" This episode, I review three red flag scenarios, and routines to help segment your day so you balance side project and day job effectively. Useful Default Concepts Thanks to today's sponsor: Harvest Harvest is a time tracking tool bui...more

  • Rejecting the DRY Principle

    Aug 24 2015

    Today's episode is about repeating yourself, and knowing when to repeat yourself and when not to. This episode was inspired by Sandy Metz. One of Sandy's teachings is to repeat yourself until you understand your code. It is much better to have repeated code than to have complex code. As a developer, it is your responsibility to decide if your code is better suited to be duplicated or complex. This episode goes against the grain of the DRY methodology, but I challenge you to question everything...more

  • Time vs. Value: Billing for Features

    Aug 21 2015

    Today I'm going to be sharing the simple perspective shift that helped me understand how valuable programming is. In this episode, I'll go over how to shift your thinking from time in relation to money to value in relation to money. I'll go over problem solving improvements, and proposal writing language to help you make that shift in mindset from time to value pricing. Thanks to today's sponsor: Digital Ocean Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get...more

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

    Aug 19 2015

    In today's episode we to continue or discussion on The Twelve-Factor App. Specifically reviewing the importance of dependencies and config. In this episode we'll go over manifest files, node modules, gitignore, and keeping your code in the safest state. Special thanks to today's sponsor: Harvest Harvest is your time tracking tool built for understanding where your time is going. You can start a timer right from issues in JIRA or GitHub without searching for your timesheet, and turn that right ...more

  • The Twelve-Factor App, Part 1: Codebase

    Aug 17 2015

    This week, I'm going to go dig into a few of Heroku's Twelve-Factor Application Model. Today's episode will be focused around codebase also known as a repository. We'll talk about understanding codebase, implementing techniques and deploying. I'd like to note that you can implement this model on any deployment platform, not just Heroku. There's even a way to create a Heroku like docker on Digital Ocean. It's called Dokku. Today's Show is brought to you by: Hired Hired is a free, no obligation...more

  • Mutable States, Refactory Tips & Reasonable Code Techniques

    Aug 15 2015

    In today's episode I'll dig into mutable states and go over two things you can do to get away from relying on external states so you can read and test methods. Be sure to check out Sandy Metz's 2015 Railconf talk "nothing is something" on why conditional statements make code more difficult to reason. Special thanks to Today's sponsor: Code School Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Visit www.CodeSchool.c...more

  • Reading the Manual

    Aug 12 2015

    In today's episode, I talk about the importance of stopping assumptions in their tracks by reading manuals. I'll go over documentation, and tips to get you started on the fundamentals of manual reading. Thanks to today's sponsor: Digital Ocean Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! I hope you enjoyed this episode. Until next time, Enj...more

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

    Aug 10 2015

    In today's episode, I talk about intentional problem solving and challenge listeners to stop reaching for the quickest answer and instead experience the problem. During today's episode I provide some tips to help build your experimentation techniques so you can find a solution without automatically defaulting to Google or Stack Overflow first. If you participated in this challenge. I would love to hear about your experience. To share your story, email me at developertea@gmail.com, write to me ...more

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

    Aug 07 2015

    In today's episode I respond to a listener question that came in from Dhruv, who asks, "What should a beginner like me work on?" Aside from being a better coder, where should you expand your knowledge? If you have a question that you'd like me to explore you can write to me via Twitter @developertea or through the Developer Tea contact form. Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes. If you love the show let me know and if you think there's an area we need to improve tell me that too. Shout ou...more

  • The Power of the Minute & Engineering Memorable Experiences

    Aug 05 2015

    On Today's episode, I talk about making a good first impression. How can we engineer memorable moments that will create a positive impact on how people will remember your product or service? We don't have to be experts, but as developers we do need to be mindful of what it means to create a good user experience. As an example, I refer in this episode to Image Magic and their lack of good user experience. Special thanks to today's sponsor: Hired Hired is your free, no obligation resource for j...more

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

    Aug 03 2015

    In today's episode I review why focus is so important to coding by diving into the Solid Principles developed by Robert C. Martin also known as "Uncle Bob" and the importance of the Single Responsibility Principle: A class should have one, and only one, reason to change. Thanks to today's sponsor: Digital Ocean Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get...more

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

    Jul 31 2015

    Today's episode, I answer a listener question from Janus, who focuses primarily on User Experience and Design. Janus asks, How much code should I know before handing it to a developer? Programming isn't easy. Hard work ethic pays off. To answer this question, I turn to the experts, and a 9 step framework for checking your code. Thank you, Janus for your question. If you have a question that you'd like to have discussed on the show write me through my contact form or via twitter: @developertea....more

  • How to Play to Your Strengths

    Jul 29 2015

    Strengths and skills are two different things, but when should you learn a new skill or improve a current skill? During today's episode, I'll talk about what strengths can help you recognize which skills to become a master at, how your current resources can help, and the importance of investing time in relationships. Additional Reading Mentioned: Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham If you'd like to leave a review of Developer Tea, visit our iTunes page. I appreciate your feedback...more

  • The Disposability of Computing Resources & Fixing Future Bug Anxiety

    Jul 27 2015

    Have you ever felt like you've had to plan everything before beginning to write your code? In today's episode, I talk about the disposability of our computing resources, code testing tips, and how to intermingle coding with planning. Thanks to today's sponsor: Digital Ocean Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! I hope you've enjoyed t...more

  • Anchoring Your Estimations: How to Keep Clients Happy

    Jul 24 2015

    Clients are never happy when hearing that you've underestimated how long a project will take in reality. In today's episode, I talk about how to anchor your estimations and keep your clients happy, and share a quick tip to get you there. Related Resources from this episode Estimating sandwiches: https://developertea.com/episodes/9981 Anchor Bias: http://coglode.com/gems/anchoring-bias How do you keep clients happy? If you've got a creative or noteworthy way of keeping clients happy I'd lov...more

  • Why You Should Refactor Your Software

    Jul 22 2015

    In today's episode I'll talk about the importance of refactoring your software, identifying when you should refactor your code and tips and techniques for optimal refactoring to keep your code easier to maintain and easier for future extension. Martin Fowler, who wrote the Agile Manifesto and a great resource has a great stance on this when he says, "You don't decide to refactor, you refactor as a part of development process." Resource Links: Refactoring, a book by Martin Fowler Refactoring,...more

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

    Jul 20 2015

    What is the difference between a Junior and Senior Developer? In today's episode, I talk about what it takes to get from Junior level programmer to a Senior level programmer. We'll go over some basic characteristics of the two levels, and tips to get further in your programing career. Special thanks to Today's sponsor: Code School Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Visit www.CodeSchool.com/developertea ...more

  • Patrick Hill: Hobby Life vs. Work Life

    Jul 17 2015

    in today's episode, I get to talk with fellow developer and podcaster Patrick Hill about how to balance hobbies and work life. We talk about goals, motivation, time management and learning to focus on how to progress from one week to the next. You can follow Patrick not on Twitter but you can find him on Instagram or Letterboxd. Make sure you check out Patrick's podcast: Master of 1 and if you're a fan of Walking Dead, check out Episode 43, in which Patrick and I debate the show. Special thank...more

  • Grant Ingersoll: The Numbers Don't Lie

    Jul 15 2015

    I had the pleasure of talking with Grant Ingersoll. Grant is a search and NLP engineer, author of Taming Text and CTO at Lucidworks. In today's episode, Grant and I discuss his book, Taming Text, how he got into Natural Language Processing (NLP), and discover what he thinks is the next big problem to be solved in text and language analysis. If you're interested in working on text problems follow Grant @gsingers Additional Reading / Learnings Suggested by Grant: Foundations of statistically...more

  • Episode 100!

    Jul 13 2015

    Today marks our 100th episode! Special thanks to you, the listener for tuning in, submitting your many listener questions, sending feedback, and for nominating Developer Tea as podcast of the year in this year's Net Awards. We've accomplished a lot in our first 100 episodes, experimenting and improving along the way. In today's episode, I'll talk about the importance of improvement as a developer and as a person and give four tips for continuous improvement. **in some exciting news:** Devel...more

  • Daily routines and controlling impulsive behaviors

    Jul 10 2015

    Today I talk about the pros and cons to the restraint bias or impulsive behaviors. Tools like a daily routine help to refocus your impulses. I'll go over routines and other helpful tools to help steer those impulsive behaviors. If you have not voted for Developer Tea in the year's Net Awards head on over to bit.ly/votetea and support the show for this year's podcast of the year. Thanks to today's sponsor: Code School Code School has recently launched a second course on SQL, The Sequel to SQL....more

  • Your Brain: On IKEA as a cognitive bias

    Jul 08 2015

    How many times have you seen someone create a framework, realize it has bugs, and instead of adopting a bigger framework, would rather spend the extra time fixing their bugs, all for the sake of using something they'd built? This is also known as The IKEA effect. When one places more value on something they'd had a part in building, regardless of quality or function. Today, I look at the things that help us make good decisions, things that hinder our ability to make those good decisions and ti...more

  • Useful Laziness

    Jul 06 2015

    In today's episode I talk about the positive and negative effects of laziness, and the overlap between simplicity and complexity, especially in your code. Don't forget to vote for Developer Tea for podcast of the year in the 16th annual Net Awards - Voting ends July 13th! Today's episode is brought to you by: OneMonth Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just...one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount! Until next time, Enjoy your tea!

  • Estimation and shifting focus from absolute to relative

    Jul 03 2015

    Estimation is so hard to do. Today, I talk about overcoming estimation obstacles, and some tactics to help you along the way. It's difficult to know what we're capable of, especially if we haven't nailed down a routine. Even if you do have a routine down, you can't predict the future. How do we get around this when scoping a project? I'll dig into this and many other questions about estimation and how we can make estimations work in our favor. Don't forget to vote for Developer Tea as podcast...more

  • Russ Taylor, Part Two: Bulletproof Vest

    Jul 01 2015

    During today's second half of our two-part interview, Russ Taylor and I talk about the importance of testing. We dive into methods for testing like Happy Path Testing, and how to stay productive using techniques like Kanban. If you missed the first half of my interview with Russ, and listen to more episodes, you can head over to Developer Tea.com and hit Subscribe through our RSS feed, Stitcher, on iTunes or another podcasting platform that you prefer. Don't forget to vote for Developer Tea a...more

  • Russ Taylor, Part One: Continuous Integration

    Jun 30 2015

    During today's first half of a two-part interview, I have the pleasure of talking with Russ Taylor. Russ works on the continuous integration team at Etsy. We had a chance to talk about test driven development, all of the processes that Russ is involved with at Etsy, and how big applications like Etsy come together. If you don't want to miss out on the second half of my interview with Russ, you can head on over to Developer Tea.com and hit Subscribe through our RSS feed, Stitcher, on iTunes or ...more

  • Don't Delay, Say No

    Jun 26 2015

    Don't Delay In today's episode, I talk about the fatal flaw of putting things off 'til tomorrow, and the simple, yet difficult, solution to the imbalance of the demand we experience versus our capacity to accomplish those demands. Mentioned in this episode: Avdi Grimm's new language roadmap Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code DEVELOPERTEA for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

  • Mackenzie Child, Part Two: Design Background, Developer Skill

    Jun 24 2015

    In the second half of this episode, Mackenzie Child and I talk about his 12 in 12 challenge, and what it was like to make the switch from designer to developer. We cover a lot of ground in this episode. Starting with Mackenzie's first job as a designer, getting the backstory on why he decided to learn code, what encouraged him to make the switch, and how designers can get coding, today through Unicasts. You can follow Mackenzie on twitter @mackenziechild and make sure you check out his work at...more

  • Mackenzie Child, Part One: Concrete Goals

    Jun 22 2015

    I caught up with Mackenzie Child to talk about his 12 in 12 challenge. In which he challenges himself to learn Ruby on Rails by building 12 web apps in 12 weeks. During this first episode, we talk about why he decided to challenge himself, the overlap in skill set between design and development, and learning to recognize when you're overcommitted. If you want to learn how to build Ruby on Rails web apps from design to code , especially as a designer, be sure to check out Unicasts.com. Be sure...more

  • Benefits of Knowledge: Teaching to Learn

    Jun 19 2015

    Today, I talk about teaching in order to learn. This isn't reserved to just those in or going through school, but anyone who has learned a skill. There aren't many excuses for you not teaching what you know. This is especially important for developers, where languages, functions, and working knowledge changes on a dime. During this episode I'll talk about when to start teaching, how to start teaching, and three benefits of teaching. If you have any questions, feedback or topics you'd like me...more

  • Listener Question: How to Separate Your Social Media Identities

    Jun 17 2015

    This is a question that I think needs to come up more often. That is, how do we integrate our professional lives with our personal lives? in today's episode, I give a very difficult answer to Matthew's very difficult question: "How do you separate your social media identities?" If you have questions for me like Matthew did, you can contact me via email: developertea@gmail.com or on twitter: @DeveloperTea. This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get...more

  • Internship Tips

    Jun 16 2015

    If you're serious about becoming a developer, you should consider getting an internship. Today I'll give you three tips on choosing an internship. Along with three tips on getting the most out of that internship, and discuss the importance of code reviews. Thank you for listening. You can always reach out to to me via email: developertea@gmail.com or twitter: @DeveloperTea Today's episode is sponsored by Raygun.io. Raygun automatically detects and diagnoses errors and crashes in your software ...more

  • 1 Million

    Jun 15 2015

    Today is a very special inspiration episode. Thanks to each and every one of you, our listeners, Developer Tea has reached over 1,000,000 unique downloads. To celebrate, I want to talk to you a little bit about hard work, determination and where to find the motivation to get on the ground and start doing. Thank you to all of our listeners. I couldn't do this without you. I am, also excited to announce that Developer Tea now has an official t-shirt, available on Cotton Bureau. Get your official...more

  • Answering Front-End Interview Questions: Call vs. Apply and Integrating Multiple Stylesheets

    Jun 12 2015

    On today's episode, I discuss the importance of forming an informed opinion by disecting two questions in github's Front-End Developer Interview Questions repository. Employers want to know how you approach situations and your opinion on topics in the industry. To illustrate that, I answer two questions from github's Front-End Developer Interview Questions repository: What's the difference between call and apply? If you have five separate style sheets, how would you add them into your site? ...more

  • Beyond The Skillset

    Jun 11 2015

    Today's episode was inspired by a listener question on job hunting and what makes you employable. In this episode I cover the minimum requirements of employment and what that means from an employer's perspective, review frustrations of job hunting and how to overcome them, and cover the three key areas to keep in mind when job hunting. By the end of this episode you will be set you up with a job hunting action plan. If you have a question that you'd like to explore, send an email to developert...more

  • Part Two: Brianna and Andrew Norcross Talk About Entrepreneurship, Learning a Language, and Defending Wordpress

    Jun 10 2015

    Brianna and Andrew Norcross are a powerhouse of a couple. They started Reaktiv Studios, a WordPress-focused agency based in Florida. I spoke with Brianna and Andrew about how they have learned to work together as a married couple. If you missed it, make sure you check out Part 1 of this series. Follow Reaktiv, Andrew, and Brianna on Twitter: Brianna: @sarcasmically Andrew: @norcross The Studio: @reaktivstudios Make sure you tell them @DeveloperTea sent you. If you're wondering what kind o...more

  • Part One: Brianna and Andrew Norcross Talk About Working Together, Living Together, Balance, and Rebellion

    Jun 08 2015

    Brianna and Andrew Norcross are a powerhouse of a couple. They started Reaktiv Studios, a WordPress-focused agency based in Florida. I spoke with Brianna and Andrew about how they have learned to work together as a married couple. Be sure to subscribe if you don't want to miss part two! If you're wondering what kind of WordPress work these two are involved in, it might help to know that they are an official service partner for WordPress VIP. So, yeah, they're legit. Check out ReaktivStudios.co...more

  • Inspiration Episode: Kent Beck Day!

    Jun 05 2015

    Hey everyone! Today, I celebrate a hero of mine, Kent Beck. Full of quite a few pieces of wisdom, Kent is an incredible thinker and writer. Today, I share two quotes from Kent, and discuss their implications. Make sure you vote for Developer Tea for the Net Awards! To vote, simply go to http://bit.ly/votetea and follow the instructions on the page!

  • Media Consumption Diet

    Jun 02 2015

    Today's episode is all about media consumption, and the importance of slowing down and being more intentional about what we consume. This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

  • Discovering Formalization: The Proper Place for Theory

    Jun 01 2015

    Today, we discuss the place of formalization and theory, and how we should be starting from the position of discovery rather than trying to fit every problem to a pre-existing theoretical formula. Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

  • Listener Question: How Do I Start Mentoring? 2 Tips To Make A Mentorship Effective for the Mentor AND the Mentee

    May 29 2015

    Today, I answer a question from listener Emalee about how to become a beginner mentor. From the outside looking in, this is very difficult! Going from "student" to "teacher" is a hard transition. I outline a few thoughts, and give you two tips from my experience. Links: Vote for Developer Tea "How to Win Friends and Influence People" Business leadership books on Amazon Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code...more

  • Inspiration Episode: Creating Effective Metaphors + Developer Tea Gets Nominated for "Best Podcast of the Year" in the Net Awards!

    May 27 2015

    Metaphors are a powerful way of exploring a given subject. In this episode, I'll share with you why metaphors are so powerful, and how you can create effective metaphors yourself! To vote for Developer Tea in the 16th annual Net Awards, go to http://bit.ly/votetea ! This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

  • 4 Tips for Creating a Great Developer Resume

    May 25 2015

    In this episode, I give 4 tips for creating a great resume. The reality is, resumes are still an important part of the hiring process. Your resume can make or break you. So, what are employees looking for in a developer? I can only speak from my personal experience, and I believe these 4 tips will help you create a better resume for the job you want! Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% of...more

  • Travis Neilson, Part Two: Engaging Your Audience, Creating Conversations, Becoming a Publisher, and Viciously Yucky Comments on YouTube

    May 22 2015

    Today, I'm joined by the talented and intelligent Travis Neilson. Travis is the creator of DevTips, an instructional YouTube channel that has generated over 1 million views and about 35,000 subscribers! Travis invited me on his show recently, and I had such a good time that I decided to invite him to Developer Tea. We talk about quite a few things related to different platforms and media types, and being a publisher on each of these media types. You can find the YouTube channel for DevTips her...more

  • Travis Neilson, Part One: Evergreen Content and the Pluses and Minuses of YouTube vs Podcasting

    May 21 2015

    Today, I'm joined by the talented and intelligent Travis Neilson. Travis is the creator of DevTips, an instructional YouTube channel that has generated over 1 million views and about 35,000 subscribers! Travis invited me on his show recently, and I had such a good time that I decided to invite him to Developer Tea. We talk about quite a few things related to different platforms and media types, and being a publisher on each of these media types. You can find the YouTube channel for DevTips her...more

  • Healthy Difficulty: Dealing With Frustration and Confusion

    May 20 2015

    In this episode, I discuss the origin of difficulty and confusion, and how we can better deal with these things on a day to day basis. It turns out, frustration and confusion are some of the most important experiences in our lives. Today's episode is sponsored by Developer Tea! Go to OneMonth.com/developertea to get 25% off now!

  • Three Methods to Improve Your Memorization and Learning Ability, Starting Today

    May 18 2015

    In today's episode, I discuss three different methods that will help create long lasting, usable memory more effectively. Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

  • My Thoughts (and Stolen Quotes) About Originality, Creating from Nothing, and the Authenticity of Synthesis

    May 15 2015

    In today's episode, I talk about the importance of synthesis to the process of creating novel things. I also discuss our obsession with originality and "creating from nothing." Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

  • Interview with Daniel Rapp, Creator of the Doppler JavaScript Library

    May 14 2015

    Today, I interview Daniel Rapp, creator of the Doppler.js library. Daniel is a computer science student in Sweden who is constantly investigating the intersection of math and creativity using code. Doppler became popular on GitHub, despite the fact that it isn't practically useful for most developers; this interested me, so I decided to reach out to Daniel. Links: - Doppler.js - Paper explaining the Doppler effect - Twss.js - That's what she said (Urban Dictionary, possibly NSFW) - Canvas Advi...more

  • Listener Question from Summit: How To Hunt for a Different Job While Already Employed Without Exhausting Yourself or Burning Bridges

    May 13 2015

    In today's episode, listener Summit asks about how to search for a new job while being employed, and how to keep from getting to exhausted. This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

  • Creating Obvious Systems: Why Mental Models Justify Simplicity, and When to Utilize Surprise and Delight

    May 11 2015

    In today's episode, I discuss the importance of relying on obviousness when designing software and user interfaces, and when you should be utilizing surprise. Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

  • Answering Listener Questions: Matt asks about the feasibility of finding remote work, online education, and the order of learning

    May 08 2015

    Matt is a beginner developer who is making a shift to support his new life situation, in which he is unable to work a normal 9-to-5 job in an office. Matt sent me an email asking a few questions about this shift, and how he should begin to learn. Important Links: Make it Stick Episode about making small and fun things A curated list of remote work resources Remote: Office Not Required How GitHub Works This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get ...more

  • Inspiration Episode: Brian Eno Teaches Us To Limit Our Options

    May 07 2015

    In this week's inspiration episode starts with a quote from Brian Eno, a highly influential musician and audio engineer, about limiting options in order to better take advantage of our efforts.

  • Scott Belsky, Part Two

    May 06 2015

    Scott Belsky (@ScottBelsky) is the VP Products & Community at Adobe and cofounder of Behance. Scott is also a successful investor in major tech companies such as Periscope and Uber. Scott and I talk about the fundamental nature of creativity, why he created Behance, staying focused, the value of formal education, and what he wishes more people would ask him. Finally, at the end of the second part of the interview, Scott shares specific advice for developers who are wanting to work better wi...more

  • Scott Belsky, Part One

    May 04 2015

    Scott Belsky is the VP Products & Community at Adobe and cofounder of Behance. Scott is also a successful investor in major tech companies such as Periscope and Uber. Scott and I talk about the fundamental nature of creativity, why he created Behance, staying focused, the value of formal education, and what he wishes more people would ask him. Finally, at the end of the second part of the interview, Scott shares specific advice for developers who are wanting to work better with visionaries....more

  • Answering Front-end Developer Interview Questions: Explaining the Importance of Standards for the Web

    May 01 2015

    In today's episode, we discuss the importance of standards and standards bodies for web technologies, specifically for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript specs. Links: - Front-end Developer Interview Questions - HTML5 Boilerplate Organization - Mailing Lists for W3C Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

  • Answering Listener Questions: Devin, a Non-Developer, Asks About Grasping Things That Go Over His Head, and Finding Starting Points

    Apr 30 2015

    In this episode, long-time listener Devin asks about how to grasp things that go over his head. You're not alone, Devin! In this episode, I give you (and others just like you) encouragement in the midst of your confusion, as well as some more practical advice for learning something new. Today's sponsor is OneMonth.com - go to OneMonth.com/developertea and enroll today to get 25% off your first month!

  • Hampton Catlin, Part Two: Speedy Sass with libsass, Wordset.org and Open-Sourcing Our Words

    Apr 29 2015

    In today's episode, I talk with Hampton Catlin about fast Sass compilation with libsass, and then we discuss his latest project, Wordset, and why we need a truly open source dictionary. Links for the whole interview: @hcatlin (tell him thanks for being on @developertea!) @DeveloperTea Ancient City Ruby Hampton's Survey (Askr) http://haml.info/ Heroku officially supports Puma Chris Coyier (on preferring Sass) @chriseppstein @nex3, Natalie Weizenbaum Rarebit http://wordset.org http://github.com...more

  • Hampton Catlin, Part One: Sass, the W3C, and (not) Being Data-Driven

    Apr 27 2015

    @hcatlin (tell him thanks for being on @developertea!) @DeveloperTea Ancient City Ruby Hampton's Survey (Askr) http://haml.info/ Heroku officially supports Puma Chris Coyier (on preferring Sass) @chriseppstein @nex3, Natalie Weizenbaum Rarebit http://wordset.org http://github.com/wordset

  • Weekly Inspiration - Happiness and Doing Our Best Work: 3 Practical Steps to Getting The Right Things Done and Finding Focus State Faster

    Apr 24 2015

    In today's inspiration episode, I discuss the importance of removing barriers between you and your most important work, and why that is such an important thing to do. I then discuss 3 practical steps you can try that have helped me get to my focus state, and get more meaningful work done every day. Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credi...more

  • Part Two: Culture and Connecting to Our Work with Pamela Vickers

    Apr 23 2015

    Pamela Vickers and I sat down at Ancient City Ruby to talk about culture, conferences, and ping pong. And it was awesome. @pwnela RailsGirls Atlanta PERMA MINSWAN Ruby Dramas (Avoiding) Ruby Drama Hampton's Ruby Survey

  • Part One: Culture and Connecting to Our Work with Pamela Vickers

    Apr 22 2015

    Pamela Vickers and I sat down at Ancient City Ruby to talk about culture, conferences, and ping pong. And it was awesome. @pwnela RailsGirls Atlanta PERMA MINSWAN Ruby Dramas (Avoiding) Ruby Drama Hampton's Ruby Survey

  • Answering Listener Questions - Clyde Asks About Learning to Code while on the Road

    Apr 20 2015

    In today's episode, Clyde asks about learning to code while on the road. If you've ever tried to focus in a new environment, or if you are learning to code while changing locations, this episode is for you! Today's episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started developing for millions of businesses, for free, today!

  • Part 2: Ben Lesh on Reactive Programming at Netflix, Massive Data, and the Threadsafe Future

    Apr 17 2015

    Ben Lesh is a senior UI engineer at Netflix, where he works on projects that use reactive programming in JavaScript to manage massive amounts of data. Ben talks with me about a variety of topics, focusing on reactive programming and data stream processing. Ben also gives his advice to you, whether you are a young developer or well into your career. Make sure you Tweet at Ben at https://twitter.com/benlesh and thank him for coming on the show! Links: - Reactive all the Things, Ben's talk at ng-c...more

  • Part 1: Ben Lesh on Reactive Programming at Netflix, Massive Data, and the Threadsafe Future

    Apr 15 2015

    Ben Lesh is a senior UI engineer at Netflix, where he works on projects that use reactive programming in JavaScript to manage massive amounts of data. Ben talks with me about a variety of topics, focusing on reactive programming and data stream processing. Ben also gives his advice to you, whether you are a young developer or well into your career. Make sure you Tweet at Ben at https://twitter.com/benlesh and thank him for coming on the show! Links: - Reactive all the Things, Ben's talk at ng-c...more

  • How We Spend Our Days, How We Spend Our Lives, and One Way To Get a Better Grasp On Time

    Apr 14 2015

    How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. But how can we get a better grasp on time? In this episode, I share a simple tip that exploits our brain's natural tendency to take shortcuts to help you better experience time and avoid the feeling of "time flying by" faster than you'd like. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com - go to http://onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% off your first month!

  • Taking Best Practices and Advice with a Grain of Salt

    Apr 13 2015

    In this episode, we talk about "best practices" and advice, and what you should do with those things in your day to day life. Today's episode sponsored by Intuit! Head over to http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started!

  • Ernie Miller and Human Development, Part Two (at Ancient City Ruby)

    Apr 10 2015

    I had the pleasure of attending Ancient City Ruby and interviewing a few folks while I was there. Ernie Miller was a speaker at ACR, and also sat down with me to talk about agile, humane development, and the implications of technically oriented people making a track switch to management. Thanks, Ernie! Don't forget to follow @erniemiller on Twitter and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on @DeveloperTea! Links: Humane Development erniemiller.org @erniemiller Agile is dead. (Long live agilit...more

  • Estimating Sandwiches: Why the Gut Doesn't Work, and How Small Is Better

    Apr 09 2015

    This episode is all about estimation, and how important it is to focus on estimating small things, and understand the implications of scale on your estimations. This episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean, cloud SSD hosting that you can deploy in just 55 seconds. Use the code "DeveloperTea" to get $10 off today at http://digitalocean.com - plans start at just $5/month!

  • Ernie Miller and Human Development, Part One (at Ancient City Ruby)

    Apr 08 2015

    I had the pleasure of attending Ancient City Ruby and interviewing a few folks while I was there. Ernie Miller was a speaker at ACR, and also sat down with me to talk about agile, humane development, and the implications of technically oriented people making a track switch to management. Thanks, Ernie! Don't forget to follow @erniemiller on Twitter and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on @DeveloperTea! Links: Humane Development erniemiller.org @erniemiller Agile is dead. (Long live agilit...more

  • Inspiration Episode #6: 4 Tips for Starting from Ground Zero, and Celebrating 500k listens!

    Apr 06 2015

    In today's episode, I'm ecstatic to announce 500k unique listens! That's half of a million, if you didn't already pick up on that. I'm looking forward to the 1 million mark with all of you! I also discuss a few tips for starting from ground zero. Thank you for your support! If you'd like to give back to Developer Tea, head over to http://developertea.com/donate - every donation is a huge help to making this show a reality 4 days a week!

  • 32: Rebecca Murphey on Scoutfiles, Hardware Hacking, and Chickens

    Apr 03 2015

    Today I interview Rebecca Murphey, one of the JavaScript community's most memorable voices and a genuine, kind person. Rebecca has been doing JavaScript for quite a few years, and you might know her from yayQuery and other jQuery-related things, her work at Bocoup, or her writing on rmurphey.com. Rebecca now works at BazaarVoice. In this interview, we discuss a myriad of things, including the difficulties of writing third-party JavaScript, working with hardware, and her open source efforts on Sc...more

  • 32: Rebecca Murphey on Third-party JavaScript Distribution at BazaarVoice

    Apr 02 2015

    Today I interview Rebecca Murphey, one of the JavaScript community's most memorable voices and a genuine, kind person. Rebecca has been doing JavaScript for quite a few years, and you might know her from yayQuery and other jQuery-related things, her work at Bocoup, or her writing on rmurphey.com. Rebecca now works at BazaarVoice. In this interview, we discuss a myriad of things, including the difficulties of writing third-party JavaScript, working with hardware, and her open source efforts on Sc...more

  • Special News Episode: Spartan, ES8, and Apple Watch Retro

    Apr 01 2015

    In today's episode, I share some (insider) news with you that I think you'll find to be exciting.

  • 31: Listener Question from Jessica - "What exactly is a full-stack developer anyway?"

    Mar 30 2015

    In today's episode, listener Jessica asks what a full stack developer is.

  • 30: Dan Denney, Part Two: Sending 1,000,000 HTML Emails for Code School and Memories from Front-End Design Conference

    Mar 27 2015

    Dont forget, you can support the show by donating at https://developertea.com/donate Dan Denney is a wealth of knowledge, and in today's episode, he's joined me to share some of that knowledge with you. Dan is an HTML email craftsman at Code School. On today's episode, we talk all about HTML email and Dan's experience with Front End Design Conference. Make sure you follow Dan on Twitter: @dandenney. Full show notes can be found at https://developertea.com Dan Denney (Twitter) Code School Fron...more

  • Inspiration Episode #5: Software Is Not a Printing Press

    Mar 26 2015

    In today's inspiration episode, I talk about the non-permanence of our work, and how that empowers us to make faster decisions.

  • 30: Dan Denney, Part One: Sending 1,000,000 HTML Emails for Code School and Memories from Front-End Design Conference

    Mar 25 2015

    Dont forget, you can support the show by donating at https://developertea.com/donate Dan Denney is a wealth of knowledge, and in today's episode, he's joined me to share some of that knowledge with you. Dan is an HTML email craftsman at Code School. On today's episode, we talk all about HTML email. Make sure you follow Dan on Twitter: @dandenney. Full show notes can be found at https://developertea.com Dan Denney (Twitter) Code School Front-End Design Conference Litmus Mailbox Mandrill Middle...more

  • 29: Listener Questions - Eric Asks How to Keep Up with Dev News, and When (and Why) Should I Get a Masters Degree

    Mar 23 2015

    In this episode, I answer listener Eric's questions about how to keep up with the news, and when to get a masters degree. Hacker News Designer News Cooper Press (weekly updates) Google Alerts An example of a Twitter list by Avdi Grimm Developer Tea episode about formal design education Digital Media degree, Georgia Tech Georgia Tech online masters program Thank you to our sponsor, Codeship: http://codeship.com - 20% off using code "DeveloperTea"

  • 28: Richard Schneeman, Part Two - How to Start Contributing to Open Source, and Testing Refrigerators

    Mar 20 2015

    Richard Schneeman, Ruby developer at Heroku and awesome guy, joins me for the longest episode to date. Follow Richard on Twitter, @schneems! @Schneems Testing the Untestable (about Refrigerators and testing) Gowalla goes to Facebook HipHop VM (Facebook PHP stuff) What are Heroku buildpacks? Jeffrey Way Tuts+ Laracasts Charlie Somerville CodeTriage DocsDoctor Dogfooding Derailed Benchmarks

  • 28: Richard Schneeman, Part One - How to Start Contributing to Open Source, and Testing Refrigerators

    Mar 18 2015

    Richard Schneeman, Ruby developer at Heroku and awesome guy, joins me for the longest episode to date. Follow Richard on Twitter, @schneems! @Schneems Testing the Untestable (about Refrigerators and testing) Gowalla goes to Facebook HipHop VM (Facebook PHP stuff) What are Heroku buildpacks? Jeffrey Way Tuts+ Laracasts Charlie Somerville CodeTriage DocsDoctor Dogfooding Derailed Benchmarks

  • Inspiration Episode #4: Learning Like Children through Play

    Mar 17 2015

    Children learn at an incredible rate. They also play significantly more than the average adult. Many studies have shown the importance of play for children in the learning process - so the question is, why don't we practice "play" as adults? Episode 4: Learning About Learning Support Developer Tea: https://developertea.com/donate

  • 27: Ensuring Professionalism - Rules I Practice

    Mar 16 2015

    In this episode, I discuss some of my personal rules for maintaining a reputation of professionalism. Support Developer Tea: https://developertea.com/donate

  • 26: To Generalize, or to Specialize, that is the Question... Part Two

    Mar 13 2015

    Should you be a generalized programmer or a specialized programmer? Generalized programmers learn a wide range of languages and/or frameworks, while a specialized programmer becomes an expert in something very specific. There are pros and cons to both, and in this episode, we'll discuss both.

  • Inspiration Episode #3: The Day the Beatles Were Rejected

    Mar 12 2015

    Unless you're extraordinarily lucky, you'll be rejected multiple times in your life. Whether in your personal or professional life, rejection is a normal part of life, even for the best of the best (like the Beatles). In this episode, I encourage you to move past your rejection.

  • 26: To Generalize, or to Specialize, that is the Question... Part One

    Mar 11 2015

    Should you be a generalized programmer or a specialized programmer? Generalized programmers learn a wide range of languages and/or frameworks, while a specialized programmer becomes an expert in something very specific. There are pros and cons to both, and in this episode, we'll discuss both.

  • 25: "What Should I Build?" - 5 Tips for Better Idea Generation

    Mar 09 2015

    In this episode, I answer a question I've received from many listeners: How do I come up with an idea for something to build? This question is somewhat complex, but we'll cover 5 basic tips for idea generation.

  • 24: Scott Jehl on Responsible Responsive Design and Progressive Enhancement, Part Two

    Mar 06 2015

    Scott Jehl is a designer and developer working at Filament Group. Scott is also an author and speaks regularly at conferences like An Event Apart. In this interview, Scott and I discuss progressive enhancement and his book, Responsible Responsive Design. Mentioned at some point in the interview: ScottJehl.com, Scott's Twitter, Scott's GitHub Filament Group Responsible Responsive Design (book) Designing with Progressive Enhancement (book) Critical (Addy Osmani) Critical CSS (Filament Group) lo...more

  • Inspiration Episode #2: Coding for Humans

    Mar 05 2015

    Today, I talk about coding for humans in this special Inspiration episode. Remember, computers are only what you tell them to be!

  • 24: Scott Jehl on Responsible Responsive Design and Progressive Enhancement, Part One

    Mar 04 2015

    Scott Jehl is a designer and developer working at Filament Group. Scott is also an author and speaks regularly at conferences like An Event Apart. In this interview, Scott and I discuss progressive enhancement and his book, Responsible Responsive Design. Mentioned at some point in the interview: ScottJehl.com, Scott's Twitter, Scott's GitHub Filament Group Responsible Responsive Design (book) Designing with Progressive Enhancement (book) Critical (Addy Osmani) Critical CSS (Filament Group) lo...more

  • 23: When to Adopt New Technology: A Simple Value-based Rubric

    Mar 02 2015

    In today's episode, at the request of a listener I discuss the tradeoffs of choosing to adopt a new technology versus using what you already know, even when what you already know might not be the best tool for the job.

  • 22: Why Should Developers Build Their Own "Brand"?

    Feb 27 2015

    In today's episode, I discuss even further why it's important to create a brand for yourself. Make sure you check out my interview with John Sonmez to hear more about why a developer might want to build their own brand!

  • 21: John Sonmez and the Top 1% Developers: Why You Should Create a Personal Site and Start Writing

    Feb 25 2015

    On today's episode, John Sonmez joins me to talk a bit about his brand new book, Soft Skills (Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Skills-software-developers-manual/dp/1617292397), and about the importance of branding yourself as a developer. John has graciously offered awesome gifts to Developer Tea listeners! The first is a discount on John's course on how to market yourself as a developer! In the cart, just enter the coupon code DEVTEA to get $100 off! Mentioned: Soft Skills The story abou...more

  • Bonus Weekly Inspiration #1: Functionality Versus Elegance

    Feb 24 2015

    Today's bonus episode is the first weekly inspiration mini-episode! Today's quote comes from Steve McConnell, author of Code Complete. Thank you for supporting Developer Tea with your listens! We just reached the 200k unique listens mark, and that's thanks to you!

  • 20: Thoughts on Unicorns: Answering a Listener Question

    Feb 23 2015

    In this episode, I answer a listener question about what route he should take in his technical education. Spoiler: I actually do have an opinion and recommendation to this question. For a significant part of this episode, I discuss the concept of the famed "unicorn" developer, and why they're in such high demand. Note: I accidentally called the listener a "guest" - probably because I consider everyone who listens to the show my personal guests 3 times a week. :)

  • 19: Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot, Part Two

    Feb 20 2015

    I'm excited to be interviewing Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot. Ben is a brilliant craftsman of a developer, and in this episode we discuss what it takes to be a craftsman. This is the second part of the interview, so be sure to check out the previous episode for the first part! Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots (podcast) Upcase Vim for Rails Developers Vim resources on Upcase Trailmix.life Ben's personal site and writings can be found here: http://benorenstein.com

  • 19: Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot, Part One

    Feb 18 2015

    I'm excited to be interviewing Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot. Ben is a brilliant craftsman of a developer, and in this episode we discuss what it takes to be a craftsman. This interview is split into two parts, so be sure to check out the next episode for the second part! Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots (podcast) Upcase Vim for Rails Developers Vim resources on Upcase Trailmix.life Ben's personal site and writings can be found here Ben on Twitter, @r00k: https://twitter.com/r...more

  • 18: Listener Questions

    Feb 16 2015

    Around 1:00, Brett asks how to become an “advanced developer.” Programming Paradigms Stanford Course: https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/programming-paradigms/id495054064 Paul Graham’s essays on Lisp Python Django Wordpress Whiteboard Around 8:10, Daniel asks how to make writing tests less boring and more joyful. Justin's article about adding tests to a non-TDD app

  • 17: Volt and Isomorphism with Ryan Stout, part two

    Feb 13 2015

    Today I'm joined once again by Ryan Stout, the developer behind the powerful new Ruby web framework Volt. Ryan and I continue discussing why he created Volt, and some of the motivations for developers to move towards "isomorphic development". Check out Volt: VoltFramework.com

  • 17: Volt and Isomorphism with Ryan Stout, part one

    Feb 11 2015

    Today I'm joined by Ryan Stout, the developer behind the powerful new Ruby web framework Volt. Ryan and I discuss why he created Volt, the motivations for developers to move towards "isomorphic development", and how Volt addresses some of those motivations. Ryan Stout on Twitter: @ryanstout (note: not to be confused with @stoutryan, the comedian.) Check out Volt: VoltFramework.com Support Developer Tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

  • 16: Stigmas, Stereotypes, and Pizza

    Feb 09 2015

    In this episode, we talk about stigmas and stereotypes. As developers, and as humans, we have a responsibility to treat each other fairly. We also have a responsibility to our craft. In this episode, I discuss the one thing that developers should be measured by.

  • Bonus Episode: Thank you for a GREAT first month!

    Feb 07 2015

    The first month of Developer Tea was officially marked yesterday, and in this episode, I'd like to thank you. I also challenge you towards the end of the episode. Thank you so much for listening to the show!

  • 15: Code Kata - A Practice Arena for Becoming a Better Programmer

    Feb 06 2015

    What was the last time you practiced writing code? Any expertise arguably requires an intentional, focused effort on practicing a set of exercises. Kata acts as the practice exercises for programming. In this episode, I talk about code kata, and I also talk about the danger of being addicted to problems, and making sure we keep our kata efforts separate from our real problem-solving efforts. codekata.com some anti-kata discussion If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some ...more

  • 14: Daniel Kao - Self Control: Cutting Sugar for a Year, and Starting a Career in Something You Have No Experience in, On Purpose

    Feb 04 2015

    In this episode, I interview front-end developer Daniel Kao. Daniel has been running his site, Diplateevo.com, since his freshman year in high school. Mentioned: Diplateevo (Daniel's site) One year without sweets @Diplateevo @DeveloperTea

  • 13: Flexibility

    Feb 02 2015

    In this episode, I discuss flexibility. Why is flexibility important, and what can you do to make your code and your workflow more flexible? I'll share something I did recently that made creating this podcast a bit easier to accomplish. @developertea If you are enjoying the show, would you consider buying me some tea?

  • 12: Chris Coyier, Part Two - Getting Good At Pretty Much Anything

    Jan 30 2015

    On this episode, I continue the interview Chris Coyier. Chris is the creator of CSS-Tricks.com, Codepen.io, and hosts Shoptalk Show with Dave Rupert. In this second part of a two-part interview, Chris and I talk about getting good at being a musician (or at cutting hair), why we rewrite code we've already written, and lots of other necessary things. Mentioned: ShoptalkShow.com Codepen.io css-tricks.com DeveloperTea.com Don't forget to subscribe, rate/review on iTunes, and get in touch! T...more

  • 12: Chris Coyier, Part One - The Lifecycle of the Web and the Non-Evil of Doing Business

    Jan 28 2015

    On this episode, I interview Chris Coyier. Chris is the creator of CSS-Tricks.com, Codepen.io, and hosts Shoptalk Show with Dave Rupert. In this first part of a two-part interview, Chris and I talk about how he got started with CSS Tricks. We also talk about what it's like to make such a massive amount of freely available resources. Mentioned: ShoptalkShow.com Codepen.io css-tricks.com DeveloperTea.com Don't forget to subscribe, rate/review on iTunes, and get in touch! Twitter: @develope...more

  • 11: Justin Weiss - choosing Rails, guest hosting on Ruby Tapas, and enjoying Ruby

    Jan 26 2015

    Ruby developer and author Justin Weiss joins me to talk about his experience working with Avdi Grimm on a guest episode for Ruby Tapas, why he chose Rails, and his book. Then, Justin gives you his 30-second suggestion to help you become a better developer. Mentioned: Justin's book, Practicing Rails https://www.justinweiss.com/book/ Justin's Blog: http://www.justinweiss.com/ Sign up for Justin's awesome weekly newsletter: http://www.justinweiss.com/list/ If you are enjoying the show, would ...more

  • 10: Approaching Programmatic Problems

    Jan 23 2015

    In this episode, I talk about how I approach programmatic problems, and I give all developers my opinionated understanding of the most important factor of problem solving: imparting knowledge into your problem solving mechanisms. Note: there was a bit of an audio issue with the compression on this episode; we'll be fixing it in future episodes. Sorry about that! If you are enjoying the show, would you consider buying me some tea?

  • 9: Stuff I'm using these days, edition one

    Jan 21 2015

    In this episode, I share some of the stuff I've been using. None of these folks are sponsoring the show. Mentioned: Ruby - https://www.ruby-lang.org Rails - http://rubyonrails.org Grape - https://github.com/intridea/grape Sinatra - http://www.sinatrarb.com Focus at Will - https://www.focusatwill.com vim - http://vim.org Sublime Text 2 - http://www.sublimetext.com/2 Thoughtbot's thoughts on vim: http://robots.thoughtbot.com/tags/vim Upcase - https://upcase.com Simplenote - http://simplenote.co...more

  • 8: The Hardest Parts of Computer Science

    Jan 19 2015

    In this episode, we cover (only 2 of) the hardest parts of computer science. Spoiler alert: this short podcast will not solve all of your complex coding conundrums, but it will provide you with some alliterative show notes. Martin Fowler's quotation of Phil Karlton here: http://martinfowler.com/bliki/TwoHardThings.html If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea.

  • 7: Part two - The $150,000 Question About Design School

    Jan 16 2015

    On today's episode, I talk with Nick Morrison and Kody Dahl, both students about to graduate from the design BFA program at Georgia State University, for the second part of our interview. Kody and Nick are both incredibly hard-working folks who happen to also work at Whiteboard. In part two, we have a discussion about their professors, design software, life skills, and we (try) to answer the $150,000 question. A big thanks to Nick and Kody! Follow them: @Nickm717 @kodieodie

  • 7: Part one - An Underground Cohort of Design Professors, with Kody Dahl and Nick Morrison

    Jan 14 2015

    On today's episode, I talk with Nick Morrison and Kody Dahl, both students about to graduate from the design BFA program at Georgia State University. Kody and Nick are both incredibly hard-working folks who happen to also work at Whiteboard. In part one, we start a discussion on formal design education. The interview went quite a bit longer than we expected it to go, so I've decided to split the interview into two parts, which will both be released this week. A big thanks to Nick and Kody! Fo...more

  • 6: Feelback vs. Feedback

    Jan 12 2015

    How do you code a feeling? Today, we're going to be talking about how to deal with ambiguous feedback. The answer is kind of ambiguous, unfortunately, but we live in a subjective world, so let's all learn how to value subjective things, shall we? We've managed to hit LESS than 5 minutes on this one! Hope you enjoy it. Up next in the queue is our first interview episode double-release, which is a bit longer, so be on the look out! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea....more

  • 5: Addictions

    Jan 09 2015

    In today's episode, we will not be talking about drugs. For long. Instead, we're going to talk about some kind-of amazingly weird trends in how we use technology, and how we might could be more intentional in the time we spend with screens. We (again) went over the 10 minute mark, but hopefully the discussion is worth the extra half minute to you! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea.

  • 4: Learning about Learning

    Jan 08 2015

    Learning is one of the most important skills for developers to cultivate. In this episode, I'll talk about why that's the case, and a method for learning you might not have tried before. Today's episode goes just a tad over 10 minutes - I'm doing my best to cut out the cruft, though. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea.

  • 3: Prototypes

    Jan 06 2015

    Prototyping is a process that bridges the gap between production and static design. In this episode, I talk a bit about what that means, and about what is required for all good prototypes. If you aren't prototyping now, you need to catch up. Edit: I accidentally called the Facebook prototyping tool, Origami, "Paper". Of course, this was a mistake. Sorry about that folks.

  • 2: Focus

    Jan 05 2015

    In this episode, I talk about focus, and why it's so important for developers to cultivate focus. We'll discuss some pretty amazing statistics about how we use technology, and I challenge you to not listen to this podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea.

  • 1: Introductions, formalities, etc

    Jan 05 2015

    This is the proverbial "hello" episode, where I tell you what Developer Tea is all about. Developer Tea is born out of my own desire to have shorter podcasts that come out more often. I very rarely have the time to listen to so many of the podcasts I'd like to listen to, because they are just simply too long. Developer Tea is engineered to fit inside your tea (or coffee, or kombucha) break.