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May 17, 2019
3 Red Flags that You're Heading for Burnout
Listening requires that you have space. Burnout is a real effect and in today's episode we're talking about how to watch out for burnout.
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14 min
May 15, 2019
3 Principles for Your Job Search
There's a difficult road in front of anyone who is on a job search. Occasionally, opportunities will land in your lap, but more often, it's a constant review of scanning job descriptions and applications.
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21 min
May 13, 2019
Mental Simulations - Information (A)Symmetry
In our last episode we talked about big decisions. In today's episode, we're talking about uncovering new options that you didn't think existed.
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9 min
May 10, 2019
Mental Simulations - Persona Perspectives
Our experience as humans is a difficult one to wrap our minds around. Often what we see clearly from the outside looking in is obscured from the inside looking out.
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9 min
May 8, 2019
Metal Simulations - Artificial Constraints
Think back to a moment when your mind shifted at a fundamental level. Today, we're talking about mental simulations and artificial constraints
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18 min
May 6, 2019
The Fear : Value Connection
What do you value? Values aren't always easy to find. In today's episode, we talk about using the lens of fear to understand our values better.
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15 min
May 3, 2019
What Kind of Decisions Are You Optimizing For?
What Kind of Decisions Are You Optimizing For? In today's episode, we focus on the individual contributor level and managerial level.
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22 min
May 1, 2019
Contingencies and Planning for Failure
Most of the time, even when we're succeeding the steps we take on a daily basis are failures. Failure is what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
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16 min
April 29, 2019
Three Career-Changing Perspective Shifts When Preparing to Start A New Job
New jobs are exciting, but it can also be challenging. In today's episode we're talking about the perspective of starting a new job.
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11 min
April 26, 2019
Uncovering Your Unconscious With Flagged Behaviors
Nobody choses to do things against our interest. In today's episode, we're talking about decisions we face on a daily basis.
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15 min
April 24, 2019
Meetings - Good, Bad, Or Just Complex?
I want you to think back to the last meeting you had....did you feel like it was a waste of time?
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13 min
April 22, 2019
Modeling Decisions as Dynamic Functions
As a developer, part of your job is estimating risk and value. In today's episode we're talking changing our risk and value evaluations from a static process to a functional process.
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16 min
April 19, 2019
Thinking in Bets w/ Annie Duke (part 2)
What if every decision you made had a bet attached to it? That's
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41 min
April 17, 2019
Thinking in Bets w/ Annie Duke (part 1)
What if every decision you made had a bet attached to it? That's
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38 min
April 15, 2019
Uncovering Deeper Motivations and Goals
Take a moment to think about one of your most important goals in life.
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18 min
April 12, 2019
Ambiguous Goals, Concrete Actions
When you talk about career goals, you often talk about results.
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15 min
April 10, 2019
Focusing Career Progress
No matter where you are in your career, whether a developer, designer, PM or manager you have aspirations.
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15 min
April 8, 2019
Fail Mode
Imagine for a moment that you are a hiring manager who needs to determine who is a good addition to a team of developers. You need to make a judgement call. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
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12 min
April 3, 2019
Feedback Shouldn't Be Scary
How can a concept mean so many different things for different people? Why does feedback cause to fear for some and productivity to others?
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13 min
April 1, 2019
Mental Accounting
What do company benefits, birthday presents, and IOUs have in common? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
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10 min
March 29, 2019
Headroom
What makes you feel comfortable and safe? In today's episode, we're talking about taking risks.
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9 min
March 27, 2019
Seek to Understand Rather than Persuade Others Perspectives
Take a moment to do a thought experiment. Remove your thought extractions.
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15 min
March 26, 2019
Bonus Episode - Soft Skills Engineering Meets Developer Tea
Today is a special episode of Developer Tea, we're airing an episode in which Jonathan was interviewed by the folks at Soft Skills Engineering podcast.
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34 min
March 22, 2019
Habits and Replacement Behaviors for Interrupting Triggers
What is the one thing you do automatically that you wish you could change?
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9 min
March 20, 2019
Interview w/ Ali Spittel (part 2)
In part 2 of our interview with Ali we cover what Ali's working on now and things she wishes people would ask her more about.
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28 min
March 18, 2019
Interview w/ Ali Spittel (part 1)
We all have different experiences coming into development, and today we talk with Ali Spittel, a software engineer at Dev.to, director at Women Who Code - DC and lead instructor at General Assembly.
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28 min
March 15, 2019
Witness Protection Program
Do you trust yourself to know what you want?
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12 min
March 13, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Getting to Code Quickly and Model Thinking
In today's episode we're talking about two habits that successful software engineers employ when facing a problem.
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14 min
March 9, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Clarity, Brevity and Context
What do you do as a developer?
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13 min
March 6, 2019
Interview w/ Bryan Helmig - CTO at Zapier (Part 2)
In today's episode, we continue the discussion with Bryan Helmig, CTO of Zapier
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26 min
March 4, 2019
Interview w/ Bryan Helmig - CTO at Zapier (Part 1)
In today's episode, we talk with CTO and co-founder of Zapier, Bryan Helmig about the different challenges he faced when starting Zapier and the challenges he's facing today.
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23 min
March 1, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Seeking Feedback
In today's episode, we're talking about the habits of successful engineers.
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15 min
February 27, 2019
Stress Response and Anger as a Secondary Emotion
In today's episode, we're going to talk about the different stages of stress and how we can better manage our influence in the job when we're experiencing a stressful situation.
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15 min
February 25, 2019
Problem Solving Intuitions - Additive, Subtractive and Reorganizational Thinking
In today's episode, we're talking about solving problems by subtraction vs. additive solutions.
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11 min
February 22, 2019
Starting Your Work Day with Autonomy
One of the most valuable things you've got is the first part of your working day. In today's episode, we're talking about the best use of those first hours in your day.
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9 min
February 20, 2019
Making Decisions - Fighting Fear and Time Warping
One of the barriers to connecting with your career purpose is fear. In today's episode, we're going to talk about working toward your goals knowing that fear will be there with you.
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12 min
February 19, 2019
How We Construct Software, Part 4b: Code and Communication
In today's episode, we dive into the rest of the communication model we started discussing in the previous episode in this series.
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21 min
February 15, 2019
How We Construct Software, Part 4a: Code and Communication
In part four of our discussion on how we construct software, we're discussing a theory of communication, and how it applies to code. This is a two-part episode (A and B) - subscribe so you don't miss the second half!
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23 min
February 13, 2019
How We Construct Software - Part Three (Decision Variance)
In today's episode, we discuss factors that lead to decision variance when constructing software.
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16 min
February 11, 2019
How We Construct Software - Part Two (Beliefs and Models)
In today's episode, we're going to talk a little bit about belief.
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17 min
February 8, 2019
How We Construct Software - Part 1 (Substitute Questions)
In this special series on Developer Tea we're talking about the different ways that software information flows.
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14 min
February 6, 2019
Beating Procrastination
In today's episode, we're talking about specific reasons why we may be running into procrastination in our jobs.
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10 min
February 4, 2019
Poisoning Retrospectives With Hindsight Bias
We recommend structured retrospectives. Identify things that went well and things that didn't go so well during a project or given week.
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12 min
January 30, 2019
When Best Practices Backfire - The Peltzman Effect
Today, we're talking about risk compensation.
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15 min
January 28, 2019
Replace Your Implicit Questions to Break Out of Incrementalism
Most of the changes you make as a developer are incremental. That's what we're talking about in today's episode.
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21 min
January 25, 2019
Self-Awareness and Intellectual Honesty
When was the last time you lied?
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15 min
January 23, 2019
Treating Your Brain as More Than a Machine
In today's episode, we're talking about missed opportunities.
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14 min
January 21, 2019
Improving Confidence and Neutralizing Threats Through Detached Perception
In today's episode, we're talking about responding to situations
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18 min
January 18, 2019
High-Churn Code Should Be Your Cleanest Code
What code do you believe should be the cleanest?
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8 min
January 16, 2019
Mental Models - Lenses for Thinking and Decisions (Part 2)
In today's episode of Developer Tea we're continuing the discussion on challenging our mental models.
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18 min
January 14, 2019
Mental Models - Lenses for Thinking and Decisions (Part 1)
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.
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21 min
January 11, 2019
Adding tests to a big untested codebase - Where do I start?
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.
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10 min
January 9, 2019
5 Tips for Improving Your Principles of Experimentation
In today's episode, we're talking about variables to inspect when encountering different problems. At the end of the episode, you'll get 5 tips to add to your toolkit to use when you can use in approach to various problems.
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18 min
January 7, 2019
Visualize Your Goals in Details
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.
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21 min
January 4, 2019
Expectations vs. Reality
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!
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14 min
January 2, 2019
Interview w/ Ben Orenstein (pt. 2)
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.
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35 min
December 31, 2018
Interview w/ Ben Orenstein (Part 1)
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.
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44 min
December 28, 2018
Interview w/ Michael Chan (pt. 2)
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
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53 min
December 27, 2018
Interview w/ Michael Chan (pt. 1)
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
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61 min
December 14, 2018
Why Rules Apply Especially to Exceptions
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.
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17 min
December 12, 2018
3 Practical Steps for Avoiding Narrative Biases
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.
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23 min
December 10, 2018
Proof of Complexity and Seeking Simplicity
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.
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17 min
December 7, 2018
The Zen Developer - What Are You Pushing On?
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.
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11 min
December 5, 2018
Bad Bugs - Avoiding Burnout When Solving Elusive Problems
Today we're talking about hunting down bugs. We'll cover the history of solving for bugs, recognize the appreciation that we're even able to solve these problems, and offer two tips to keep you encouraged during bug fixes.
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14 min
December 3, 2018
Practical Tips for Minding the Details
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.
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16 min
November 30, 2018
Practicing Non-Attachment as a Developer
In today's episode, we're talking about the concept of detachment and how it corresponds to a developers work and behavior.
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14 min
November 28, 2018
A Discussion On Falsehoods Developers Believe
Today we're talking about various falsehoods. We'll identify some common encounters, and offer some insight into resolving falsehoods when you identify them.
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18 min
November 26, 2018
Three Overconfidence Smells
Today we're talking about ways to identify overconfidence in yourself and in your co-workers and we'll offer some tips to address overconfidence.
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13 min
November 23, 2018
A Challenge Towards Gratitude
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.
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5 min
November 21, 2018
Observing Your Stress Responses
Take a moment to think about how you respond to stress. You're tested when you face a challenge or a problem occurs in your world. In today's episode, we're going to talk about the ways we express ourselves when faced with stress or challenges we're faced with, and different approaches that can help us handle stresses throughout our work day.
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8 min
November 19, 2018
How Relative Comparisons Affect Our Decisions
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.
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15 min
November 16, 2018
Interview w/ Julian Shapiro (part 2)
In today's episode, we're joined again by Julian Shapiro and in the second part of a two-part episode. In this episode, Julian talks about how his past experiences building projects lead him down the Marketing path he walks today.
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41 min
November 14, 2018
Interview w/ Julian Shapiro (part 1)
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.
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37 min
November 12, 2018
Inhibition, Fear, and Two Mindsets for Moving Forward in the Face of Uncertainty
Fear can often keep us from moving forward and in today's episode, we're talking about different techniques to keep us moving into uncertainty one step at a time.
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13 min
November 9, 2018
Make Programming Principles More Useful with These 3 New Angles
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.
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17 min
November 7, 2018
Could We All Be Right? Event vs. Construct Theories
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.
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12 min
November 6, 2018
3 Rules for Designing Lasting Habits
In today's episode, we're talking about three rules or practices to live by when building healthy and sustainable habits.
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27 min
November 5, 2018
Exit Points - Where Productivity Turns Into Procrastination
It's November now and we're closing in on the end of the year. As we look past the year and forward toward the future, we reflect and observe. Most of the days past were filled with things we could have done or what we could have done differently. On today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about habits and how we can build good habits.
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20 min
November 2, 2018
3 Counterintuitive Rules of Communication with Co-workers
In today's episode, we're talking about communication with co-workers and how we can improve those interactions.
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16 min
October 31, 2018
3 Considerations of Symmetry in Code
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.
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16 min
October 30, 2018
Learning React - Part 2 (Three lessons from the perpetual path)
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.
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21 min
October 29, 2018
Learning React - Part 1 (More than just tooling)
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.
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20 min
October 22, 2018
How to Argue Better
In today's episode, we're going to talk about a couple of strategies to get your ego out of the way so you can empathize with another person's opinion and argue better.
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7 min
October 19, 2018
Three Perspective Shifts for Philosophical Engineering
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.
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14 min
October 18, 2018
Harmony Over Perfection
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.
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12 min
October 15, 2018
Backwards Reasoning
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.
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13 min
October 12, 2018
Elected Distractions
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.
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11 min
October 10, 2018
Interview w/ Trevor Hinesley (Part 2)
Today we have an awesome guest that I met outside of his profession. Today's guest is Trevor Hinesley, who is the CTO of Soundstripe and in part 2 of this two-part interview with Trevor, we talk about some struggles that go along with being a leader at a company.
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33 min
October 8, 2018
Interview w/ Trevor Hinesley (Part 1)
Today we have an awesome guest that I met outside of his profession. Today's guest is Trevor Hinesley, who is the CTO of Soundstripe, and in part 1 of this two-part interview with Trevor, we talk about the path we took to get to a leadership role.
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30 min
October 5, 2018
Exploring the Dreyfus Model
In today's episode, we're going to talk about the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition.
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13 min
October 3, 2018
How Code Evolves Through Human Influence
Working with code that's been directed by humans can be intimidating. We come to the table with our emotions, bias, opinions and experiences and approach writing code from one day to the next. In today's episode, we're talking about our humanity, combined with deadlines, revenue or other business goals get in the way of how we write our code day to day, but if we recognize the humanity in our code we can work on improving the way we work.
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17 min
October 1, 2018
Why Great Developer Still Google Their Errors
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.
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13 min
September 28, 2018
5 Learning Anti-Patterns
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.
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19 min
September 26, 2018
Three Co-Worker Anti-Patterns
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.
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15 min
September 24, 2018
When (Not) To Listen To Advice
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.
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12 min
September 21, 2018
The Truth About Self-Consciousness & Likeability
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.
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11 min
September 19, 2018
Advice and Survivorship
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.
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20 min
September 17, 2018
Evaluating the Downside of Shortcuts
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.
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11 min
September 14, 2018
Purposeful Mini-Rituals
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.
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6 min
September 12, 2018
Change Yourself Instead of the World
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.
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13 min
September 10, 2018
Facing Fears Instead of Supporting Them
In today's episode, we're talking about uncovering internal fears and how we can face them, instead of avoiding them.
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10 min
September 7, 2018
The Advantage Inexperienced Developers Have
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.
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12 min
September 5, 2018
Magnitude of Our Beliefs
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.
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11 min
September 3, 2018
What Exactly Is Bias, Anyway?
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.
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9 min
August 31, 2018
2 Ways to Use Explicit Systems
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.
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10 min
August 29, 2018
Suffering, Fear and Safety
In today's episode, we're reflecting on how we acted yesterday and exploring our opportunities ahead of us.
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14 min
August 27, 2018
3 Ways to Simplify and Avoid Ego Depletion
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.
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18 min
August 24, 2018
Power of Expectations
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.
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9 min
August 22, 2018
Interview with Daniel Pink (Part 2)
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.
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23 min
August 20, 2018
Interview w/ Daniel Pink (Part 1)
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.
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22 min
August 17, 2018
Accepting Change by Focusing on Continuity
Today I have some personal news to share, in addition to talking about life changes and accepting the fear that comes with change.
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11 min
August 15, 2018
Appreciating Jerry Weinberg
The world of computer science lost a legend last week when Jerry Weinberg passed away on August 7th, 2018. Author of "The Psychology of Computer Programming" as well as "Introduction to General Systems Thinking and quite a few other books, Jerry left us with a better understanding of what it means to be a developer. Today's episode is a tribute to Jerry's work.
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9 min
August 13, 2018
Asymmetry and the Halo Effect
Something that's interesting about instruments is the asymmetry of the job of each hand for skilled musicians. That's what we're going to be talking about in today's episode, the idea of asymmetry that developers experience.
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15 min
August 10, 2018
Fixing Remote Work Communication
As a developer, you've probably encountered an offer to pursue remote work. More and more people are working in a nomadic state as opposed to in an office. So it makes sense to do some studying around remote work and the tradeoffs between remote and in-office work.
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17 min
August 8, 2018
Accepting Irrationality
When was the last time the opposite of what you expected occurred? In today's episode, we're going to talk about why we can experience something entirely different than we were initially expecting.
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15 min
August 6, 2018
Fluidity of Time
One of our most popular episodes on the show was on a subject that's tough to talk about. The subject was time and time management, and that's what we're going to talk about in today's episode - the plasticity and difficulty that time presents.
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16 min
August 3, 2018
Primitive Obsessions
Today, we're talking about doing good work and writing better code, and this episode will ask you to question what good code is. We'll be exploring that through the lens of the code smell called Primitive Obsession.
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10 min
August 1, 2018
Future Features (Are Futile)
What code do you need today? Today's episode is all about business objectives that get translated into our code.
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10 min
July 30, 2018
Evidence is Not Proof
What was the last time you felt 100% certain about a conclusion you made? In today's episode, we're talking about conclusions and how we come to them. Today's episode will challenge you to ask more questions before landing on conclusions
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9 min
July 27, 2018
Fixing Overconfidence with Probabilities
In today's episode, we're talking about how we view our co-workers around us and our perceptions of ourselves.
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15 min
July 25, 2018
Replacing Implicit Questions
What questions are you answering right now? On today's episode we're talking about the power of questions, and more specifically the implicit questions that you're asking in your day.
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11 min
July 23, 2018
Underestimating the Effects of Gratitude
In today's episode, we're talking about the people who you're thankful for or impressed by and letting others know that we appreciate them with zero expectation.
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5 min
July 20, 2018
Smaller Purpose
Part of the point of Developer Tea is to help driven developers connect to their career purposes. In today's episode, we're going to talk about finding purpose in smaller ways.
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12 min
July 18, 2018
Problem Chains
Today we're talking about problems we face every day as developers, and we face problems every day in a lifecycle -- meaning our problems are almost never atomic.
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8 min
July 16, 2018
Rollercoasters of Emotions
It's important that we remember ourselves as humans with emotions and recognize how our emotions affect our behavior and decisions.
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12 min
July 13, 2018
Astrology and The Barnum Effect
In today's episode, we talk about astrology's methodology can be very persuasive and similarities in perceptions of code.
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13 min
July 11, 2018
A Bug Story - How Narrative Bias Creates Blind Spots
Our brains are lazy, but if a story makes sense, that can be more persuasive than raw data and often picked up more readily than data.
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12 min
July 9, 2018
A Research-Backed Argument for Empathy
In today's episode, we're talking about empathy and why everyone needs it.
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12 min
July 6, 2018
A Problem Solving Paradox
In today's episode, we're talking about the paradox that happens when we get caught up seeking the perfect code. How do we address this and get past our own assumptions?
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11 min
July 4, 2018
Attentional Bias & Cognitive Expectations aka "It Was Right In Front Of You The Whole Time"
It's important to understand yourself. Most importantly, it's important to understand how your brain works. What are the things that stick with you and why do those things stick with you?
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13 min
July 2, 2018
No Good Options
We've been talking about choice on the past few episodes of Developer Tea and today we're going to continue down that road in today's episode. Today we're talking about how we navigate our careers when we feel like there are no good options out there for us, and how to remain optimistic.
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9 min
June 29, 2018
Choice Frameworking
In today's episode, we're talking about pros and cons lists based on what we're focusing on, either positive or negative and on the weight of our overall goals.
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14 min
June 27, 2018
Three Ways To Avoid Choice Paralysis
Choices shape our careers, and in today's episode, we're going to talk about decision making and how we can evaluate decisions to move forward instead of letting decisions stop us.
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17 min
June 25, 2018
Internal Dialogues and Barriers to Change
Today we're talking about changes that we want to make both for ourselves and in our careers. To help guide this conversation, we'll be looking at a few motivational quotes from Kent Beck. Kent is an author, speaker, and developer who's on a mission to help geeks feel safe in the world.
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13 min
June 22, 2018
Coding In The Moment
The way we develop is impacted by the way we view the world around us. In today's episode, we're talking about the concept of mindfulness and recognizing that the past is out of our reach while the future fluctuates. This uncertainty can impact the way we view our work as developers, and how we can observe this to manage our mental energy.
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13 min
June 20, 2018
We Become What We Get Used To
In today's episode, we're talking about how you get used to something over time. More specifically we talk about how our normalcies are created.
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12 min
June 18, 2018
Breaking Out of Incremental Thinking
In today's episode, we're talking about breaking the habit of incremental progress. How can we step away from solving the problems that are right in front of us and dig deeper into the core of a problem?
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12 min
June 13, 2018
Interview w/ Andrew Ofstad from Airtable (part 2)
On this show, we often talk about breaking a problem down into smaller tasks, and in today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Andrew Ofstad, who a co-founder of Airtable. Airtable is the future of data management, specifically spreadsheet data management, and in part two of this two-part episode, we discuss some of the learnings Andrew has discovered along his journey into Airtable.
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37 min
June 11, 2018
Interview w/ Andrew Ofstad from Airtable (part 1)
On this show, we often talk about breaking a problem down into smaller tasks, and in today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Andrew Ofstad, who a co-founder of Airtable. Airtable is the future of data management, specifically spreadsheet data management, and in part one of a two-part episode, we discuss how Andrew got into it and where it's going. If you're listening to this episode be sure to tune in to part 2, coming out later this week.
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41 min
June 8, 2018
Treating Time Seriously
Take a moment to think about what time it is. In today's episode, we're going to talk about how time matters to the work you do.
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17 min
June 6, 2018
What You Get Wrong About Productivity - A Humanist Approach
How do you set yourself up for a productive day? That's what we're going to be talking about in today's episode and how we can use our own motivations to get us through some of the harder parts in our day.
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17 min
June 4, 2018
Debugging With Isolation & Modularity
One of the skills that you'll always need to get better at is debugging. Today, we're getting extremely practical and talking about how debugging is an incredibly complex thing that developers have to do and how we can get better.
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13 min
June 1, 2018
Future Thinking & Imagination Barriers
When was the last time you slowed down your thinking to focus a little further out. Today, we're going to focus on our fears and anxieties about our future selves and use that to help us do our current work well.
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15 min
May 30, 2018
Interview w/ Jon Yablonski (Part 2)
On this show, you know we talk about psychology quite a bit and today we sat down with Jon Yobonski to talk about LawsofUX.com and other practical phycological principles. In the second part of this two-part interview with Jon, we talk about LawsofUX.com, Jacob's Law and how Jon goes from development to design using these principles.
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45 min
May 28, 2018
Interview w/ Jon Yablonski (Part 1)
On this show, you know we talk about psychology quite a bit and today we sat down with Jon Yobonski to talk about Laws of UX.com and other practical phycological principles. In the first part of this two-part interview with Jon, we talk about LawsofUX.com and how Jon goes from development to design using these principles.
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39 min
May 25, 2018
Obligations and the Consequence of Assumptions
Do you ever get the sense that your day is planned for you? In today's episode, we're talking about how much we believe our days are controlled by us vs. controlled by decisions we've made in the past.
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17 min
May 23, 2018
Motivation Batching
Take a moment to take a few breaths. That's what we're talking about in today's episode, taking a moment to appreciate the time you live in and how far you've come as a person and a developer.
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8 min
May 21, 2018
3 Habits of Learning Developers
Becoming a great developer comes with practice and observation. Today, we're going to talk about developing long-term learning habits of developers and ways that you can evaluate the health of your learning environments.
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19 min
May 18, 2018
Write the Code You Wish You Had
How do you write beautiful code? This is an age-old question for developers and in today's episode, we're going to talk about different techniques to come out of a coding session feeling confident and happy with your work.
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8 min
May 16, 2018
Problem Solving Series #4: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Perhaps you've faced the problem where something works perfecting fine on your device but broken for someone else. Today, we're talking about ways to signal yourself when you're in these situations through inductive and deductive reasoning.
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16 min
May 14, 2018
Problem Solving Series #3: Perspective Shifts
Have you ever tried to understand what a 4th dimension would feel like? In today's episode, we're going to be talking about gaining new perspectives and why it's so hard.
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16 min
May 11, 2018
Problem Solving Series #2: Reframing
What is your most memorable de-bugging session? Today, we're talking about fixing our losses by reframing our situations.
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15 min
May 9, 2018
Avoiding Dogmatic Protocol
If you've ever lived in a dorm room, then you've probably heard of the furniture company - IKEA. Its affordable furniture that comes unassembled and building furniture gives you a feeling of accomplishment or frustration depending on how well the furniture was packaged or instructions were written. That's what we're talking about in today's episode - technical protocols and how to develop a good protocol.
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18 min
May 7, 2018
Problem Solving Series #1: Starting By Making It Worse
It's not an easy task to describe what you do as a software developer to a non-technical person. A blanket description is to tell non-technical people that we "solve problems". That's what we're talking about in today's episode and we'll explore different strategies to solve problems we face as developers.
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14 min
May 4, 2018
Secondary Tools
Take a moment to think about the tools you use to do your development work? What text editor are you using? Which web browser are you defaulting to? In today's episode, we're talking about tools that you could be using or already are using and intentions we can put in place to make them better.
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18 min
May 2, 2018
Randomizing live w/ Max Hawkins (Part 2)
What is your plan for today? Where are you going to go and what people are you going to interact with? A lot of the decisions we make become automatic. That's what we're talking about today with Max Hawkins. Max was also on NPR's Invisibilia podcast and we reference his episode a few times in this part 2 of our conversation with Max as well as the part 1 episode.
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37 min
April 30, 2018
Interview w/ Max Hawkins (Part 1)
What is your plan for today? Where are you going to go and what people are you going to interact with? A lot of the decisions we make become automatic. That's what we're talking about today with Max Hawkins. Max was also on NPR's Invisibilia podcast and we reference his episode a few times in this part 1 episode and the part 2 episode.
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46 min
April 27, 2018
Subtractive Thinking
What is on your mind? Today we are talking about ways we can inspect our default state of mind.
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18 min
April 25, 2018
Fear, Change & Instincts
Think about the last 5....20 and 100 days. If you're like most people then most of those days had one thing in common that you can draw a line between and say you repeated. Today, we're talking about the daily things that we have control over, how we cultivate habit and how we can change our habits.
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15 min
April 23, 2018
Zero Dead Ends - Why Complaining Can Hold You Back
If you've ever known a small child, then you've probably noticed that when they get hurt, they react by running to an adult for consolation. We'd like to think that we grow out of this as adults, but we need to be taught to manage a situation. Today, we're talking about the concept of being a tattletale and knowing when it's helpful and when it's hurtful.
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15 min
April 20, 2018
2 Reasons Your Habits Aren't Sticking
The episode wraps up our week of practical applications. In today's episode, we're talking about why we don't pick up a new tool, keep our documentation up to date, and why we're not following New Year's resolutions. More broadly put, we're talking about habits. Why some stick and why others don't.
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13 min
April 18, 2018
3 Ways to Better Cultivate Coworker Connections
This week we're talking about practical things and today we're talking about 3 psychological realities that can help you connect better with your coworkers.
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18 min
April 16, 2018
4 Code Smells (And How to Fix Them)
This week we're going to get very practical. Today we're talking about identifying code smells (very common ones) and a few ways to fix them.
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22 min
April 13, 2018
4 Principles of Great Learners
What do great learners have in common? In today's episode we're talking about are the common factors of successful people and what we can learn from their experiences.
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20 min
April 11, 2018
Slow Down on Your Quest for Happiness
Do you know what makes you happy? In today's episode we're talking about what it means to be happy and how to connect to our happiness when it changes from moment to moment
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22 min
April 9, 2018
Fixing Fear: A Heuristic for Maintainable Code
What does it mean to write good code? In today's episode we're answering this question with the use of a heuristic.
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12 min
April 6, 2018
Creating Consensus, Defeating Bias and Getting Better
Biases are going to change the way you view statistics. In today's episode we're talking about different ways you can work around your biases.
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21 min
April 4, 2018
Broken Brains Take On Statistics
Today we're talking about ways that we exacerbate ways of seeing things clearly. More specifically we're determining how to uncover truth as it relates to our surroundings, or inspection.
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18 min
April 2, 2018
More Misunderstood Truths About Statistics
We've established that statistics are useful and more relevant in our day-to-day work life, but how do statistics effect our personal selves? In Today's episode we're talking about what statistics mean for our personal selves.
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20 min
March 30, 2018
Misunderstood Truths About Statistics (Part 1)
What makes discussions about statistics sound cold? In today's episode we're breaking down the etymology of statistics, how it's evolved over the years and how we can make better decisions based on real statistics.
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16 min
March 28, 2018
Why Most People Fail at Fixing Operations
How is it that we know the right things to do but often don't do them? In today's episode we'll be discussing internal operations that are so clearly correct but sometimes we fail to do it.
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11 min
March 26, 2018
2 Structured Thinking Methods For Problem Solving
No matter what problem you're trying to solve, if you can create a structure to approach the problem you'll be faster at solving it. Today, I'll be sharing with you two strategies to help you structure your problem solving practice.
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16 min
March 23, 2018
3x3: Three Habits for Mental Hygiene
Most of us grow up learning skills to help us take care of things. Unfortunately we are not often taught how to keep our minds clear. In today's episode we're talking about ways to regularly help reduce our stress and maintain a healthy mindset.
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23 min
March 21, 2018
3x3: Three Questions to Help You Uncover Your Short Term Purpose
Today's episode is all about the "now" that will lead you into the future. You may have grand visions of what happens in 10 years or even 20 years down the road, but what about today? How can you connect your purpose to today?
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13 min
March 19, 2018
3X3: Three Questions To Get Unstuck On Big Problems
Today's episode is about big problems. The kind that aren't answered simply or in a few words, but rather with a cascade of actions. How can you get unstuck on big problems?
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12 min
March 16, 2018
Setting Better Problem Solving Parameters
What do grocery lists have in common with solving problems? As it turns out, quite a lot. In today's episode, we discuss solving problems by using parameters more effectively.
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11 min
March 14, 2018
3 Problems Every Developer Will Face
Every industry has its problems, and this is also true for developers and the people in that industry. In today's episode we're talking about three problems developers face in this industry
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29 min
March 12, 2018
Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Learn More Intentionally
How would you go about discovering if you actually learned something you wanted to learn? Today's episode is about evaluating whether or not you've learned something and how to shape your learning process.
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14 min
March 9, 2018
Better 1-on-1s With This Simple Question
In today's episode we're talking about leadership and having better 1-on-1s with our leaders.
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10 min
March 7, 2018
How Our Tools Shape Us
Basically everything you interact with is a tool. How does this shape you? How does it shape your evolution and learning? We'll talk about how you can pick your tools better in this episode.
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15 min
March 5, 2018
Delayed Pain
You've probably heard of delayed gratification? In today's episode we're talking about what we're willing to pay for gratifications now vs in the future and how to use the tendency to want immediate gratification to our advantage.
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14 min
March 2, 2018
Improvisational Problem Solving Based on Characteristics
In today's episode, we'll talk about working with what you've got to solve a problem.
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9 min
February 28, 2018
Accepting The Unexpected
In today's episode, we talk about preparing for the unexpected. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Head over to https://spec.fm/linode and use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.
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16 min
February 26, 2018
Asking "Dumb" Questions
In today's episode, we'll discuss how important "dumb" questions can be. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Head over to https://spec.fm/linode and use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.
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12 min
February 23, 2018
The Importance of Mental Models
How is it that we can make so many decisions in a day? Today we're going to talk about what it means to have a mental model.
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14 min
February 21, 2018
Actions As Objects
Take a minute to think about the last big bug you worked on and how you felt....today we're talking about a way to track down bugs and solving long, drawn out debugging sessions.
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16 min
February 19, 2018
What Are You Creating?
In today's episode, we talk about the ripple effects of the work you do.
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19 min
February 16, 2018
Thinking, Acting & Marshmallows
In today's episode, we discuss how experimenting can be more beneficial than thinking.
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11 min
February 14, 2018
Olympics, Statistics & Raising Your Average Performance
In today's episode, we talk about a statistical phenomenon that might change the way you think about comebacks and falling stars.
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16 min
February 12, 2018
Project-Oriented Mindset
In today's episode, we talk about a way to avoid feeling like you're just working on an endless list of tasks.
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11 min
February 9, 2018
Research Bias (Part 3)
In today's episode, we discuss more research biases that can lead you down the road of bad decisions and bad information.
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14 min
February 7, 2018
Research Bias (Part 2)
When does bias begin? We know that bias begins way in advance of your research starting and that's what we'll be talking about in today's episode.
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17 min
February 5, 2018
Research Bias (Part 1)
In today's episode, we start a discussion about the authority and persuasive ability of research and how bias can have major effects without us realizing it.
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18 min
February 2, 2018
The Detriments of Social Comparisons
In today's episode, we discuss the potential detriments of over-comparing yourself to others.
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17 min
January 31, 2018
Your Brain Might Betray You
Your brain is your ally, and your enemy. This contentious relationship can make for some difficult experiences, and it makes sense for you to be aware of that reality. We'll discuss ways your brain might betray you in this episode.
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18 min
January 29, 2018
Your Brain is Non-Linear
Action is non-linear. We'll break that down in today's episode, and explain how not understanding this core reality can lead to FOMO and impostor's syndrome.
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14 min
January 26, 2018
3 Times When More Code Means Better Code
Usually, less code is better code. Refactoring usually looks best when lines of code are deleted and replaced with simpler solutions. However, sometimes more code is actually the best answer. In this episode, we talk about three times when that is true.
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12 min
January 24, 2018
Our Imagined Fictions
Your imagination is powerful but sometimes it can lead us down a wrong direction. Today we're talking about fictions we create for ourselves, it's power and sometimes debilitating effects.
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14 min
January 22, 2018
Bringing Your Whole Self to Work
In today's episode, we'll be discussing the importance of a holistic approach to working.
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10 min
January 19, 2018
How Can We Be Wrong...Without Knowing It?
In what ways are you wrong? In today's episode we'll be continuing our discussion on perception and the ways in which we are wrong is an important question to ask ourselves.
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10 min
January 17, 2018
Your Angle of Approach in Problem Solving
Ever had a brain block? How can you overcome that? In Today's episode we're talking about angles of approach in problem solving.
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7 min
January 15, 2018
The Perception Principle
What does it mean to be wrong? Specifically what does it mean when our opinions are wrong? In Today's episode we're talking about differences in perceptions, what happens when we're wrong and the anxiety and behavioral psychology that's involved.
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8 min
January 12, 2018
Deconstructing The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Today's episode is a principles episode. We're talking about how you can be more truthful with yourself. How can you identify what you believe about yourself, and redirect the lies we tell ourselves.
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19 min
January 10, 2018
Interview w/ Chris Shinkle (Part 2)
In today's episode, I talk with Chris Shinkle, Director of Innovation at SEP. I believe today's episode is one of the most important interviews I've done to date, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Head over to https://spec.fm/linode and use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.
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33 min
January 8, 2018
Interview w/ Chris Shinkle (Part 1)
In today's episode, I talk with Chris Shinkle, Director of Innovation at SEP. I believe today's episode is one of the most important interviews I've done to date, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. In 2018, Linode is joining forces with Developer Tea listeners by offering you $20 of credit - that's 4 months of FREE service on the 1GB tier - for free! Use the code DEVELOPERTEA2018 at checkout.
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36 min
January 5, 2018
Finding Perspective in 2018
Today's episode is a re-air of a discussion we had in 2017 about finding your perspective.
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15 min
January 3, 2018
Re-Air: The Anatomy of Change
In today's episode, we're talking about the transtheoretical model of behavioral change. This will help you understand the different stages you go through when making a resolution to shift your behavior.
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19 min
December 29, 2017
Setting The Course For 2018
In today's episode, we will look ahead to 2018 and discuss the future of Developer Tea. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners!
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16 min
December 27, 2017
2017 Year End Recap
In today's episode, we will recap what happened in 2017 on Developer Tea. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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20 min
December 20, 2017
Data Science w/ Elena Grewal (Part 2)
In today's episode, I talk with Elena Grewal, head of data science at Airbnb. We cover a wide variety of topics, so make sure you catch the first part of this interview as well! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
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51 min
December 18, 2017
Data Science w/ Elena Grewal (Part 1)
In today's episode, I talk with Elena Grewal, head of data science at Airbnb. We cover a wide variety of topics, so make sure you catch the second episode in this interview as well! Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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22 min
December 15, 2017
3X3: Anti-Resolutions To Kick Off Your 2018
In today's episode, I give you 3 anti-resolutions to start out your 2018 planning. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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20 min
December 13, 2017
3X3: Questions that Could Change the Way You Think
It's 3X3 Week! All week we'll be covering three tips to make you a stronger developer. Today's episode we cover three simple questions you can ask yourself that might change the way you think.
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18 min
December 11, 2017
3X3: Fallacies to Avoid as a Developer
It's 3X3 Week! All week we'll be covering three tips to make you a stronger developer. Today's episode we cover three biases that you need to protect yourself from as a developer.
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25 min
December 8, 2017
Interview with Joshua Aziz (Part 2)
In today's episode, I interview Joshua Aziz from TransferWise. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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30 min
December 6, 2017
Interview with Joshua Aziz (Part 1)
In today's episode, I interview Joshua Aziz from TransferWise. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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36 min
December 4, 2017
The Power of A Question
In today's episode, we discuss the power of inquiry and Socratic question oriented thinking. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
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13 min
December 1, 2017
Practical Advice for Changing Your Habits
In today's episode, we discuss some practical advice for habit change. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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14 min
November 29, 2017
How A Text Message Can Trigger Behavior Change
In today's episode, we continue talking about behavior change. This time, we're discussing how a simple reminder can make a huge difference. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
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15 min
November 27, 2017
Inspiring Stories From Listeners - Basil's Story
In today's episode, we hear an inspiring story from listener Basil. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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14 min
November 24, 2017
Interview Week: First Impressions
In today's episode, we continue interview week by talking about the importance and psychology of first impressions. Check out the Beyond Bootcamp Interview Week Prep Guide at https://beyondbootcamp.io now!
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16 min
November 22, 2017
Interview Week: Characteristics of Growth Oriented Questions
In today's episode, we continue interview week by talking about growth oriented questions. Check out the Beyond Bootcamp Interview Week Prep Guide at https://beyondbootcamp.io now!
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14 min
November 20, 2017
Interview Week: Heather Asks a Question About Dev Ops
In today's episode, we kick off interview week by talking about Heather's question about moving into devops from her current position. Check out the Beyond Bootcamp Interview Week Prep Guide at https://beyondbootcamp.io now!
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15 min
November 17, 2017
"Mindful Distractions" - Focus Week Listener Question
In today's episode, we continue Focus Week by answering a listener question about participating in mindful distractions. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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17 min
November 15, 2017
Focus Week: 3 Focus Factors
In today's episode, we continue Focus Week by discussing factors that contribute to focus. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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20 min
November 13, 2017
Focus Week: Deconstructing Distractions
In today's episode, we kick off Focus Week by talking about ways you can better attack your distractions through destructuring. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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14 min
November 10, 2017
3x3: Morning Routine Tasks Every Developer Should Do
In today's episode, we conclude the first 3x3 week with a list of 3 morning routine tasks every developer can benefit from. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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20 min
November 8, 2017
3x3: 3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Resumé In Just 10 Minutes
In today's episode, we continue the first 3x3 week with a list of 3 things you can do to improve your resumé, quickly. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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19 min
November 6, 2017
3x3: The 3 Things you Shouldn't Be Doing As A Developer
In today's episode, we kick off the first 3x3 week with a list of 3 things you shouldn't be doing. 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 .
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21 min
November 3, 2017
The Future (and Past) of Legal for Developers w/Gary Nissenbaum (part 2)
In today's episode, we start a discussion about the legal implications of the new digital age with my guest, Gary D. Nissenbaum. You can see Gary's firm and check out the services they provide at gdnlaw.com - thanks to Gary for joining me on the show! 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!
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51 min
November 1, 2017
The Future (and Past) of Legal for Developers w/Gary Nissenbaum (part 1)
In today's episode, we start a discussion about the legal implications of the new digital age with my guest, Gary D. Nissembaum. You can see Gary's firm and check out the services they provide at gdnlaw.com - thanks to Gary for joining me on the show! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
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46 min
October 30, 2017
Interviewer's Wishes with Jason Vasquez (Part 2)
Today's episode is all about the environments we work in and the skills that contribute beyond the code. Jason Vasquez, CTO at Developertown, joins me as a guest. 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!
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26 min
October 27, 2017
Working Environment and Secondary Skills w/ Jason Vasquez (Part 1)
Today's episode is all about the environments we work in and the skills that contribute beyond the code. Jason Vasquez, CTO at Developertown, joins me as a guest. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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51 min
October 25, 2017
Your Interview is Tomorrow? Here's Some Last Minute Advice
In today's episode we discuss a few pieces of advice for your upcoming interview.
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31 min
October 23, 2017
How To Navigate Communication Problems - Listener Question from Enrico
In today's episode, Enrico asks about how to navigate situations where other people don't seem to understand him. 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!
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19 min
October 20, 2017
Interview w/ Kristen Gallagher (Part 2)
In today's episode, I talk with Kristen Gallagher about HR. This isn't the boring stuff you think when you first hear the term human resources; we talk about how HR can help teams work better together. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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30 min
October 18, 2017
Interview w/ Kristen Gallagher (Part 1)
In today's episode, I talk with Kristen Gallagher about HR. This isn't the boring stuff you think when you first hear the term human resources; we talk about how HR can help teams work better together. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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39 min
October 16, 2017
The Most Important Part of My Day (Part 2)
In today's episode, we talk about a habit that I believe anyone listening to this can benefit from: a morning/evening journal session. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Spec is here to help you level up as a developer, designer, or other digital creative producer. Check out the other shows and community by heading to spec.fm, and join the spec community at https://spectrum.chat!
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13 min
October 13, 2017
The Most Important Part of My Day (Part 1)
In today's episode, we talk about a habit that I believe anyone listening to this can benefit from: a morning/evening journal session. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Spec is here to help you level up as a developer, designer, or other digital creative producer. Check out the other shows and community by heading to spec.fm, and join the spec community at https://spectrum.chat!
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9 min
October 11, 2017
Interview with Mark Engelberg (Part 2)
In today's episode, I interview Mark Engelberg. Mark creates puzzle games, and most recently created the "CODE" series of games in collaboration with ThinkFun. Mark's insights into learning and teaching are fantastic. I hope you enjoy this episode! Today's episode is brought to you by Swiftype. Swiftype is an AI-powered search platform that delivers fast, relevant and customizable search results for websites, applications and businesses. Swiftype's suite of products have revolutionized the way people find information across their organization and on public facing websites. Integrate easily with tools like GitHub, JIRA, Confluence, Dropbox, and more for even better searching power. To learn more about Swiftype Search or for a free trial, visit https://swiftype.com/developertea today!
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51 min
October 9, 2017
Puzzle Games with Mark Engelberg (Part 1)
In today's episode, I interview Mark Engelberg. Mark creates puzzle games, and most recently created the "CODE" series of games in collaboration with ThinkFun. Mark's insights into learning and teaching are fantastic. I hope you enjoy this episode! Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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58 min
October 6, 2017
The 3 Steps in the Cycle of Technological Abstraction
In today's episode, we discuss the cycle of abstraction, and how you can use abstraction to create new and unique value. 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 .
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17 min
October 4, 2017
DCR: Traits of Being A Great Developer (Recap)
In today's episode, we conclude the DCR Traits of a Great Developer series with a review of all of the traits we've discussed. 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!
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22 min
October 2, 2017
DCR - Bravery
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!
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14 min
September 29, 2017
DCR: Ownership Level Responsibility
Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode focuses on having an ownership level of responsibility. 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 .
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12 min
September 27, 2017
DCR: Open Minded Curiosity
Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode focuses on cultivating your curiosity. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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14 min
September 25, 2017
DCR: Growth Mindset
Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 In this episode, we're talking about having a Growth Mindset. 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.
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14 min
September 22, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Communications Model (Deep Dive)
Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.
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18 min
September 20, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Communications Expert
Today's episode is the next of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode focuses on becoming a communications expert. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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14 min
September 18, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Expanding Perspective
Today's episode is the next in the lineup of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode focuses on the ability to expand your perspective. 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 .
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13 min
September 15, 2017
DCR: Traits of a Great Developer - Grit of a Scientist
In today's episode, we continue the DCR traits of a great developer. Today's trait is having the grit of a scientist. 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!
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14 min
September 13, 2017
DCR: Traits of A Great Developer - Humility
Today's episode is the first of a series of episodes extending our previous discussions from the Developer Career Roadmap. The first episode from that series can be found here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/49656 Today's episode focuses on the trait of humility. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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17 min
September 11, 2017
Introspection - Part 2 - Why & Why Not
Today's episode is our second introspection episode - we'll be using values to ask ourselves two key questions about our decisions. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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12 min
September 8, 2017
Introspection - Part 1 - Finding What You're Best At
In today's episode, we talk about finding what you are best at. In this episode, you'll explore this idea by asking some self-interrogation questions. 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.
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19 min
September 6, 2017
Interview w/ Rachel Nabors (Part 2)
In today's episode, we talk with Rachel Nabors about her new book, course, and how to respond to rejection. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your users is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your web applications better at spec.fm/dolby.
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36 min
September 4, 2017
Interview w/ Rachel Nabors (Part 1)
In today's episode, we talk with Rachel Nabors about her new book, course, and how to respond to rejection. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your users is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your web applications better at spec.fm/dolbyios.
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38 min
September 1, 2017
Mystery Voices
In today's episode, we talk about different kinds of "mystery voices" and how to avoid them. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your users is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your web applications better at spec.fm/dolby.
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17 min
August 30, 2017
Planning Series: Scaling and Detailing of Features
Today's episode is about scaling and detailing features, and is the first in a series of episodes about planning. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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13 min
August 28, 2017
Learning Environment
In today's episode, we discuss what it takes to create a learning environment that can get your gears turning immediately. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $5 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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15 min
August 25, 2017
Tips For Students (Re-Air)
In today's episode, I outline a few tips for students who are starting back to school. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.
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15 min
August 23, 2017
Listener Question: Michael Asks About Dev Bootcamps
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.
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10 min
August 21, 2017
No More Launches
In today's episode, we talk about why "launch dates" can be detrimental to progress. Today's episode is sponsored by Flywheel Local. Stop debugging local environments and spend more time designing, developing, and launchingWordPress sites with Local by Flywheel. Head over to local.getflywheel.com to download Local for free today!
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15 min
August 18, 2017
Thinking in Intervals (Re-Air)
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 .
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10 min
August 16, 2017
Minimum Viable Prioritization (Re-Air)
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 .
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19 min
August 14, 2017
Plato's Cave and Defeating Biases
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 .
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14 min
August 11, 2017
Interview with Kevin Kelly (Part 2)
In today's episode, I talk with one of the most influential voices in technology in the last 20 years - Kevin Kelly. Kevin is the author of "What Technology Wants" and "The Inevitable", co-founded Wired magazine, and is now leading the charge of optimism as it relates to the future. 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.
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30 min
August 9, 2017
Interview with Kevin Kelly (Part 1)
In today's episode, I talk with one of the most influential voices in technology in the last 20 years - Kevin Kelly. Kevin is the author of "What Technology Wants" and "The Inevitable", co-founded Wired magazine, and is now leading the charge of optimism as it relates to the future. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer.
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30 min
August 7, 2017
Interview with Chris Ferdinandi (Part 2)
In today's episode, I talk with Chris Ferdinandi! Check out his stuff at gomakethings.com 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 .
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47 min
August 4, 2017
Interview with Chris Ferdinandi (Part 1)
In today's episode, I talk with Chris Ferdinandi! Check out his stuff at gomakethings.com 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 .
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40 min
August 2, 2017
3 Lessons of Productivity
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 .
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19 min
July 31, 2017
Idea Portfolio
In today's episode, we talk about building and managing an idea portfolio in your organization. Today's episode is sponsored by Flywheel Local. Stop debugging local environments and spend more time designing, developing, and launchingWordPress sites with Local by Flywheel. Head over to local.getflywheel.com to download Local for free today!
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22 min
July 28, 2017
Listener Question: Simon Asks About Over-Positivity
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23 min
July 26, 2017
Iterative Learning
In today's episode, we discuss the importance of applying iteration to learning. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
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21 min
July 24, 2017
Strong Opinions Weakly Held
In today's episode, we talk about a simple concept of being willing to let go of your opinions, while not watering them down. 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 .
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11 min
July 21, 2017
Aesthetic Aha
In today's episode, we talk about why kids love to watch the same movies over and over, and how you can learn from this behavior to improve your career (seriously!). 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 .
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13 min
July 19, 2017
Listener Question: Daw Chih asks About Over Execution
In today's episode, I answer listener question from Daw Chih about over-execution. 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 .
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17 min
July 17, 2017
The Value of The Third Option
In today's episode, we talk about how important a third option can be in decisionmaking processes. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
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17 min
July 14, 2017
Turbulence (Re-Airing)
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 .
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7 min
July 12, 2017
Don't Throw It Over the Wall
In today's episode, we talk about a specific type of collaboration, and a pitfall most development and design teams end up falling into. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
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10 min
July 10, 2017
Interview with David Hoffeld (part 2)
I'm joined by author David Hoffeld in today's episode to talk about the topic of science and how it affects the sales process. 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 .
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40 min
July 7, 2017
Interview with David Hoffeld (part 1)
I'm joined by author David Hoffeld in today's episode to talk about the topic of science and how it affects the sales process. 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 .
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37 min
July 5, 2017
Listener Question: Andy Asks About His Degree in Mechatronics
Is a degree in mechatronics worth it? (Also, what is mechatronics?) Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
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19 min
July 3, 2017
The Messaging Paradigm (re-air)
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10 min
June 28, 2017
Baby Announcement
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2 min
June 19, 2017
Atomic Words
In today's episode, we talk aboit disambiguation and using clear words during feedback sessions.
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15 min
June 16, 2017
Spiral Learning
In today's episode, we talk about "Spiral Learning." Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
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10 min
June 14, 2017
Listener Question: Joel Asks About Remote Work As A Junior Developer
What do you do when there are no jobs in your area and you're a developer with a family?
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20 min
June 12, 2017
Interview with Tom Eich (part 2)
In today's episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Eich, CTO at IDEO. Tom shares valuable insights in both parts of this interview, so be sure to subscribe in your podcasting application of choice!
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30 min
June 10, 2017
Interview with Tom Eich (part 1)
In today's episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Eich, CTO at Whiteboard. Tom shares valuable insights in both parts of this interview, so be sure to subscribe in your podcasting application of choice!
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27 min
June 7, 2017
Creating New Understanding Through Synonyms
In today's episode, we talk about creating useful substitutions through a process of forcing synonyms. Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship! Get started today with Codeship and get 100 free builds. P.S. - Codeship is 100% free for open source projects! Head to https://spec.fm/codeship to get started today!
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11 min
June 5, 2017
Failure Rates, Machine Learning, and You
In today's episode, we talk about a truth of machine learning, and learning in general. I hope you walk away feeling more confident and less afraid of failure. 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!
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10 min
June 2, 2017
Anonymous Listener Question: Cowboy Coders
In today's episode, we talk about cowboy coding, and how to deal with a legacy project primarily managed by cowboy coders. 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!
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27 min
May 31, 2017
Law Of Conservation of Uncertainty (Part 2)
In today's episode, we talk about a principle of project planning that you can use to help deal with uncertainty. 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!
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12 min
May 29, 2017
Law Of Conservation of Uncertainty (Part 1)
In today's episode, we talk about a principle of project planning that you can use to help deal with uncertainty. 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!
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13 min
May 26, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Marcus Morrison)
In today's episode, I talk with Marcus Morrison about his journey to becoming a CTO of a monthly subscription startup called Datebox. 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!
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30 min
May 24, 2017
Squares Conference (Will Riley)
In today's episode, I talk with Will Riley from Flywheel about design systems, local development, teaching a workshop, and API design. 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!
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49 min
May 22, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Noah Labhart)
In today's episode, I interview Noah Labhart, owner of Touchtap, a mobile development firm in Dallas, Texas. Check out Touchtap here: https://touchtap.io/ Noah and I discuss the value of learning a programming language you never plan to use, and much much more in this interview! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
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33 min
May 19, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Anne Grundhoefer)
In today's episode, I interview Anne Grundhoefer. Anne spoke at Squares about design systems and the work she does at Projekt202 (https://projekt202.com/), and was kind enough to spend some time talking with me about that work as well. Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
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29 min
May 17, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Alex Zub) Part 2
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!
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32 min
May 15, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Alex Zub) Part 1
In today's episode, I talk with Alex Zub about starting a company, learning to speak english through video games, and lots more. 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.
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25 min
May 12, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Aaron Irizarry)
In today's episode, I talk with Aaron Irizarry about what to do when your design and dev team starts to fall apart. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you make your iOS applications better at spec.fm/dolby.
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37 min
May 10, 2017
Squares Conference (feat. Aaron D. Campbell)
In today's episode, I interview WordPress security lead Aaron Campbell. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at spec.fm/dolby.
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33 min
May 8, 2017
Job Descriptions vs. Job Realities
In today's episode, I talk about some differences between a typical job description versus realities you may actually experience. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby
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22 min
May 5, 2017
Listener Question: David asks About How to Answer Tooling Questions
In today's episode, I answer listener David's question about how to answer questions from peers about tooling. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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15 min
May 3, 2017
Feedback Loops - The Smallest Unit of Learning
In today's episode, we talk about the importance of feedback loops. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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15 min
May 1, 2017
Interview with Chris Albon (Part 3 of 3)
In today's episode, I interview Chris Albon, co-host of Partially Derivative, a fantastic casual discussion podcast about all things data science. Chris is joined by Vidya Spandana and Jonathon Morgan on the show. We discuss the exciting prospects of machine learning and data science in this three part interview! Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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37 min
April 28, 2017
Interview with Chris Albon (Part 2 of 3)
In today's episode, I interview Chris Albon, co-host of Partially Derivative, a fantastic casual discussion podcast about all things data science. Chris is joined by Vidya Spandana and Jonathon Morgan on the show. We discuss the exciting prospects of machine learning and data science in this three part interview! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
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34 min
April 26, 2017
Interview with Chris Albon (Part 1 of 3)
In today's episode, I interview Chris Albon, co-host of Partially Derivative, a fantastic casual discussion podcast about all things data science. Chris is joined by Vidya Spandana and Jonathon Morgan on the show. We discuss the exciting prospects of machine learning and data science in this three part interview! Today's episode is sponsored by Fuse! Build native iOS and Android apps with less code and better collaboration. Head over to spec.fm/fuse to learn more today!
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34 min
April 24, 2017
Building Your Intuition
In today's episode we talk about intuition as the shared fluency for experts.
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12 min
April 21, 2017
You Can't Control Random
In today's episode, we'll discuss the illusion of control, and why you can't control random.
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12 min
April 19, 2017
Interview with Ben Halpern (@ThePracticalDev, Part 2)
In today's episode, I talk with Ben Halpern. You may know him from his tweets as @ThePracticalDev. Ben also is the founder of dev.to, a site for developers to share knowledge and culture with one another. Check out dev.to to learn a bit more about what Ben has created!
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44 min
April 17, 2017
Interview with Ben Halpern (@ThePracticalDev, Part 1)
In today's episode, I talk with Ben Halpern. You may know him from his tweets as @ThePracticalDev. Ben also is the founder of dev.to, a site for developers to share knowledge and culture with one another. Check out dev.to to learn a bit more about what Ben has created!
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44 min
April 14, 2017
A Simple Shift for Your Email Inbox Strategy
In today's episode, we'll be talking about a very simple shift for your emailing strategy.
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17 min
April 12, 2017
Listener Question: How Do I stand Out as a Job Applicant?
In today's episode, we discuss Supui's question regarding how to stand out as an applicant. We reinforce some of the things we've discussed previously, and introduce some new ideas as well. Thanks to Supui for the question!
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12 min
April 10, 2017
Listener Question: Jonathan Bocarra Asks About Content Generation and Baby Preparation
In today's episode, I answer listener Jonathan's question about getting ready for a baby, and simultaneously planning content.
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20 min
April 7, 2017
How to Hire Well, Even When Limited by Company Policies
In today's episode, we talk about hiring in a constrained scenario.
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17 min
April 5, 2017
Ep. 365 - Practical Ways to Jumpstart Brainstorming
Today is Developer Tea's 365th episode! In today's episode, we discuss some practical ways to get brainstorming jumpstarted. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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20 min
April 3, 2017
Listener Question: Kan Asks About Creating Reliable Behavioral Systems
In today's episode, I answer a listener question about behavioral patterns. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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17 min
March 31, 2017
This Mistake Could Be Killing Your Resumé
In today's episode, we'll talk about a mistake you may be making with your resumé (and how to avoid it). Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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13 min
March 29, 2017
Why You Should Evaluate How You're Spending Your Mental Energy
In today's episode, we'll be talking about the importance of a simple step into mental awareness. The first step into mental awareness can change your behavior - that's exactly what we'll talk about in today's episode. Don't forget to sign up for Soft Skills Weekly at https://softskillsweekly.com!
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10 min
March 27, 2017
One Super Simple Tactic to Regain Your Time
In today's episode, I discuss a simple way of regaining time in your day that has worked very well for me.
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7 min
March 24, 2017
Using Substitute Questions to Gain a Better Perspective
In today's episode, we talk about using substitute questions to gain new and unique perspectives. Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at spec.fm/pusher
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17 min
March 22, 2017
Interview with Brad Frost (@brad_frost, part 2)
In today's episode, I interview Brad Frost, known for coining the term "Atomic Design." Brad literally wrote the book on this subject, and now consults with companies on how to express their brand from language all the way down to the smallest piece of their UI. Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at spec.fm/pusher
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49 min
March 20, 2017
Interview with Brad Frost (@brad_frost, part 1)
In today's episode, I interview Brad Frost, known for coining the term "Atomic Design." Brad literally wrote the book on this subject, and now consults with companies on how to express their brand from language all the way down to the smallest piece of their UI.
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50 min
March 17, 2017
Listener Question: Can I Lead Remotely? (part 2)
In today's episode, I answer a listener question about whether or not it's possible to lead a team from a remote office. We go pretty in depth on this topic, and this is the second of two parts.
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13 min
March 15, 2017
Listener Question: Can I Lead Remotely? (part 1)
In today's episode, I answer a listener question about whether or not it's possible to lead a team from a remote office. We go pretty in depth on this topic, and it will run over to a second part.
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19 min
March 13, 2017
Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 3 of 3)
In today's episode, I finish my interview Dain Miller, creator of Start Here FM, http://starthere.fm and Director of Tech at Midroll. Make sure you subscribe if you don't want to miss future interviews and content from Developer Tea! Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at spec.fm/pusher
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53 min
March 10, 2017
Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 2 of 3)
In today's episode, I interview Dain Miller, creator of Start Here FM. This interview is completely packed, so make sure you subscribe if you don't want to miss the final part of the interview! Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at https://spec.fm/pusher
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31 min
March 8, 2017
Interview with Dain Miller (@dainmiller, part 1 of 3)
In today's episode, I interview Dain Miller, creator of Start Here FM. This interview is completely packed, so make sure you subscribe if you don't want to miss the next part! Today's episode is sponsored by Pusher. Build awesome realtime features faster with Pusher. Focus on the application, not the infrastructure! Get started today at https://spec.fm/pusher
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28 min
March 6, 2017
Don't Trust Your Friends
In today's episode, we'll discuss why your friends, coworkers, and others you spend a lot of time around may not always give you the greatest advice. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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16 min
March 3, 2017
Not So Trivial: Things That Can Kill Your Focus
In today's episode, we talk about how even seemingly trivial things can be incredibly important for your focus. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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18 min
March 1, 2017
How the First Guideline Changes Your Behavior Drastically
In today's episode, we talk about how even the first guideline can make a MASSIVE difference in your behavior. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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13 min
February 27, 2017
Folklore In Your Code
In today's episode, we talk about a characteristic of code that should throw a warning flag: when you tell a story to describe your code. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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13 min
February 24, 2017
System Vs. Will Power
In today's episode, we talk about the importance of systems over will-power, and how you can run on autopilot without experiencing the side effects of laziness.
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10 min
February 22, 2017
Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part Two
Laurence Bradford and I finish up our conversation about the job market, knowing what you want to do, publishing, and many other topics relevant to the modern developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
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39 min
February 20, 2017
Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part One
In today's episode, I interview Laurence Bradford. Laurence is the creator of Learn Code With Me. For the majority of this interview, we discuss the ambiguity and difficulty of the job market, and finding your way. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby
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40 min
February 17, 2017
What it Means to Rush
In today's episode, we talk about what it means to rush, and what you can do to avoid it. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby
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12 min
February 15, 2017
Listener Question: Harshitha Asks About Startups Vs. Personal Projects
In today's episode, we talk about creating effective communication protocols. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby
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18 min
February 13, 2017
Create an Effective Communication Protocol With these Rules
In today's episode, we talk about creating effective communication protocols. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.
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20 min
February 10, 2017
Three Insights About Heuristics That Can Supercharge Your Decisionmaking
In today's episode, we talk about how you can use heuristics to make better, faster decisions. Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!
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25 min
February 8, 2017
Code Review Excuses
In today's episode, I outline excuses people often use for not doing code reviews. Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!
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24 min
February 6, 2017
Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 2)
In today's episode, I finish my interview with Lauren Cutrell. Lauren is the Director of Interactive at Whiteboard, and she also happens to be my wife! We talk about agile, scrum, and how to make those things simple for developers and clients. Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!
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44 min
February 3, 2017
Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 1)
In today's episode, I interview Lauren Cutrell. Lauren is the Director of Interactive at Whiteboard, and she also happens to be my wife! We talk about agile, scrum, and how to make those things simple for developers and clients. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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51 min
February 1, 2017
The Einstellung Effect
In today's episode, we talk about a phenomenon called the Einstellung Effect. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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15 min
January 30, 2017
Interview with Kalid Azad (part 3 of 3)
In today's episode, I finish my interview with Kalid Azad! Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
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75 min
January 27, 2017
Interview with Kalid Azad (part 2 of 3)
In today's episode, I interview a returning guest, Kalid Azad! Kalid is the creator of BetterExplained.com. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
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62 min
January 25, 2017
Interview with Kalid Azad (part 1 of 3)
In today's episode, I interview a returning guest, Kalid Azad! Kalid is the creator of BetterExplained.com. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
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43 min
January 23, 2017
Listener Question: Johannes Asks About Getting Hired in the United States
In today's episode, I answer Johannes question about his dream of working in a small agency in the states after graduating. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
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16 min
January 20, 2017
3 Questions Your Should Be Asking Before Starting A Project
In today's episode, we ask 3 questions you should always ask before any project. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.
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13 min
January 18, 2017
Interview w/ Wes Bos (part 2)
In today's episode, I interview the creator of JavaScript30 and talented JavaScript developer Wes Bos. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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35 min
January 16, 2017
Interview w/ Wes Bos (Part 1)
In today's episode, I interview the creator of JavaScript30 and talented JavaScript developer Wes Bos. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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26 min
January 13, 2017
Prototyping A Pilot Project
In today's episode, we talk about prototypes, processes, and the intersection between the two. Sometimes to get something big done, you have to think small. Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .
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14 min
January 11, 2017
Finding Your Perspective
In today's episode, we talk about gaining perspective by recognizing your own fallibility. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea" for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.
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17 min
January 9, 2017
Understand Your Environment
In today's episode ,we discuss the importance of understanding various components of your environment. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce, the open source eCommerce solution! Get 25% off by goofing to http://spec.fm/woocommerce and use the code developertea.
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22 min
January 6, 2017
Async Code & Promises
Today we talk about JavaScript's asynchronous abilities. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea" for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.
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14 min
January 4, 2017
2 Years of Tea
Today, we celebrate two incredible years of Developer Tea! We're celebrating this year by launching a contest on CodePen. Listen for more details! Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea: for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.
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17 min
January 2, 2017
The Anatomy of Change
In today's episode, we're talking about the transtheoretical model of behavioral change. This will help you understand the different stages you go through when making a resolution to shift your behavior. Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea: for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.
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22 min
December 30, 2016
Interview with Josh Muccio (Part 2)
In today's episode, we talk with Josh Muccio for part two of our interview about The Pitch. Make sure you catch part one!
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49 min
December 28, 2016
Interview with Josh Muccio (Part 1)
In today's episode, I interview Josh Muccio, the creator of The Pitch (thepitch.fm).
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38 min
December 19, 2016
How Time Affects Decisions
In today's episode, we discuss the different ways that time can affect our perception of our own knowledge, especially with relation to trusting that knowledge. Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!
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18 min
December 16, 2016
Avoiding, "I Told You So"
In today's episode, we talk about avoiding the passive aggressive "I Told You So" conversations. Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!
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24 min
December 14, 2016
Listener Question: Alex Asks About Getting Back Into The Game
In today's episode, Alex asks about getting back into development after a long hiatus. We discuss age discrimination and whether or not to put old experience on a brand new resumé. Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!
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23 min
December 12, 2016
Lessons From The Lab
In today's episode, we discuss lessons we can learn from the lab. Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!
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19 min
December 9, 2016
Listener Question: John Wood Asks About Looking for Development Jobs
In today's episode, I answer listener John Wood's question about sharing his future plans with potential employers. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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23 min
December 7, 2016
Two Anti-Patterns To Avoid
In today's episode, we'll be talking about two anti-patterns you should be avoiding in your code. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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18 min
December 5, 2016
3 Commitments for 2017
In today's episode, we'll be talking about three commitments you can make as you prepare for 2017. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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21 min
December 2, 2016
Listener Question: Cody Asks About Developer Speed
In today's episode, I answer listener Cody's question about speed, quality, and what to do when your manager asks you to cut corners. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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23 min
November 28, 2016
Listener Question: Josh Asks About Getting A Raise
In today's episode, we talk about Josh's question regarding negotiating a raise.
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20 min
November 21, 2016
Patrick Asks About What to Do When You Live in a Tech-Company Wasteland
In today's episode, Patrick asks about what to do when you have no tech companies near you to apply at. We talk a bit about the Developer Career Roadmap, and I give advice for working remotely. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.
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15 min
November 18, 2016
Empathy + Celebrating 5 Million Listens
In today's episode we celebrate 5 million listens, and then we talk about empathy. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.
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12 min
November 16, 2016
DCR Step 9: Replace Yourself
In today's episode, we cover the final step in the Developer Career Roadmap: Replace Yourself. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.
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21 min
November 14, 2016
DCR Step 8: Do Your Job Better Than Anyone Else
In today's episode, we cover the next step in the Developer Career Roadmap. Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.
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18 min
November 11, 2016
DCR: Step 7 - Interviewing
In today's episode, we talk about the incredibly important process of interviewing. More specifically, where you should interview, and for what position. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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15 min
November 9, 2016
Listener Question: Donovan Asks About Analysis Paralysis
In today's episode, we talk about Donovan's question regarding his analysis paralysis. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get your own Linux server in the cloud with full control in just minutes. You can also get $20 of Linode credit if you use the code developertea at checkout, or go straight to spec.fm/linode.
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19 min
November 7, 2016
DCR: Step 6 - Going Public
In today's episode, we talk about Developer Career Roadmap step 6, going public. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get your own Linux server in the cloud with full control in just minutes. You can also get $20 of Linode credit if you use the code developertea at checkout, or go straight to spec.fm/linode.
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18 min
November 4, 2016
Listener Question: Charissa Asks About Handling a Stressful Situation
In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Charissa about her stressful work situation as a brand new developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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25 min
November 2, 2016
Developer Career Roadmap Step 5: Cross Train (part 2)
In today's episode, we talk about the 5th step in the Developer Career Roadmap - cross training. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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18 min
October 31, 2016
Developer Career Roadmap, Step 5: Cross Train
In today's episode, we talk about the 5th step in the Developer Career Roadmap - cross training.
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15 min
October 28, 2016
DCR: Step 4 - Internships
In today's episode, we cover the fourth step in the Developer Career Roadmap: Getting an internship or an entry level position in the industry. We announced the Developer Career Roadmap earlier this month with the goal of helping early career stage developers create a solid plan with actionable steps to advance their career. Subscribe if you don't want to miss out on future episodes of Developer Tea!
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20 min
October 26, 2016
Interview with David Rael (Part 2)
In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire. Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio
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40 min
October 24, 2016
Interview with Dave Rael (Part 1)
In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire. Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio
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31 min
October 21, 2016
DCR-Step 3: Skill Set Development (Part 2)
In today's episode, we discuss step three in the Developer Career Roadmap, the never ending learning cycle. Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio
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19 min
October 19, 2016
DCR - Step 3: Learning About Companies (Part 1)
In today's episode, we start step 3 of the Developer Career Roadmap. Today's episode is sponsored by http://www.spec.fm/hired! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to Hired now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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22 min
October 17, 2016
DCR Step Two: Picking a Base Language
In today's episode, we talk about step one in the Developer Career Roadmap: picking your base programming language. The Developer Career Roadmap is intended to provide guidelines for someone at any point in their career who wants to become a full-time software developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.
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15 min
October 14, 2016
Dev Career Roadmap, Step One: Create a Time Budget
In today's episode, we talk about step one in the Developer Career Roadmap: budgeting your time. The Developer Career Roadmap is intended to provide guidelines for someone at any point in their career who wants to become a full-time software developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.
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18 min
October 12, 2016
Announcing Developer Career Roadmap
In today's episode, I am very excited to announce the Developer Career Roadmap! Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.
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9 min
October 10, 2016
Getting Over Language Barriers
In today's episode, we talk about language barriers, and how to get over them. We're not talking about native versus non-native languages - instead, we're talking about learning how to name new concepts. I'll give you three specific tips for better handling these kinds of language barriers! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!
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12 min
October 7, 2016
Anti-Advice
Sometimes, what you hear on this podcast is bad advice. In general, we try to provide guide rails for your career, but to get the most out of a general rule, you have to apply it specifically. That's what we talk about in today's episode. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!
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9 min
October 5, 2016
Listener Question: Kevin asks About College
In today'a episode, listener Kevin asks about whether he should return to college or not. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!
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19 min
October 3, 2016
Listener Question: Matt asks, What To Do About Job Boredom?
In today's episode, Matt asks about what to do when he gets bored at his job. Hint: quitting is not always the answer! Thanks to today's sponsor, Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea20 to get $20 credit. Visit http://spec.fm/linode to get started today!
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13 min
September 30, 2016
Listener Question: Amanda asks about Building Resumés and Cover Letters
In today's episode, we talk about the do's and don't's of resumés and cover letters thanks to a question from listener Amanda. 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!
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18 min
September 28, 2016
Listener Question: Abigail asks about Interview Attire
In today's question, Abigail asks about appropriate interview attire! Ask your question by emailing developertea@gmail.com. Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at Zendesk.com/developertea today!
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11 min
September 26, 2016
Thinking About Logic Paths
In today's episode, we discuss how logic paths can help you understand how to construct clearer code. Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at Zendesk.com/developertea today!
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12 min
September 23, 2016
Lighter Objects for Better REST Apps
Today's question is about creating better REST applications by making lighter objects. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Go and learn more about the fantastic resources we're creating for you daily at Spec.fm. 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.
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11 min
September 21, 2016
Listener Question: Naren Asks About Realistic Working Hours
In today's episode, I answer a listener question from Naren who wants to know how many hours are realistic for a developer to produce work in a given day. 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.
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14 min
September 19, 2016
Listener Question: Lars Asks About How To Work With Difficult Developers
In today's episode I discuss how to deal with a difficult team member, addressing a question from listener Lars. Thanks for the question, Lars! Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Go and learn more about the fantastic resources we're creating for you daily at Spec.fm. 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.
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19 min
September 16, 2016
The O-Word
In today's episode, we talk about talking. Specifically, we talk about using the word "obviously", as well as a few other "L-Y" words. Why are words so important? How can word choice affect our thinking and relationships? Thanks to listener Joey for sending in this question!
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8 min
September 14, 2016
Re-Air: Listener Question: Mujthaba Asks About What To Do When You Don't Know
Note: Today's episode is a re-airing of an episode that came out last week. Tune in Friday for a brand new episode of Developer Tea! In today's episode, we talk about how to handle questions that you don't have good answers to. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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9 min
September 12, 2016
The Truth About Old Code
In today's episode, we talk about old code. Even though it may seem easier to rip out the old code and replace it entirely, slow down and listen to this episode first! Don't forget to subscribe in whatever podcasting app you use.
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8 min
September 9, 2016
Picking the Right Side Project
In today's episode, we talk about the aspects that make for a great side project to increase your employability. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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11 min
September 7, 2016
Listener Question: Mujthaba Asks About What To Do When You Don't Know
In today's episode, we talk about how to handle questions that you don't have good answers to. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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9 min
September 5, 2016
3 Refactoring Techniques You Can Employ In Under 5 Minutes
In today's episode, we talk about three refactoring techniques, each you can employ in under 5 minutes. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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16 min
September 2, 2016
Deliberate Practice: Part 2
In today's episode, we're talking specifically about deliberate practice. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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12 min
August 31, 2016
Deliberate Practice: Part 1
In today's episode, we're talking specifically about deliberate practice. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
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11 min
August 29, 2016
Tips for Students
In today's episode, I talk to those of you who are students starting school this semester. Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show and share with a student you think will enjoy this episode!
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13 min
August 26, 2016
3 Things Aspiring Developers Should Be Doing Today
Today's episode is for all aspiring developers, and you can start today. It won't be easy, but it will work.
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16 min
August 24, 2016
Digging Up Your Job Description
In today's episode, we talk about digging up your job description - your real job description, not just that list of languages you put on your resumé. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
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11 min
August 22, 2016
3 Concrete Ways to Be a Better Co-worker
In today's episode, we talk about 3 simple, concrete ways you can be a better coworker, starting today. Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show! Go to https://bit.ly/DevTeaOniTunes to review the show on iTunes today!
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7 min
August 19, 2016
Poison Series: #02 - Indecision
In today's episode, we talk about the importance of overcoming indecision. Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at http://zendesk.com/developertea today!
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16 min
August 17, 2016
Poison Series: #01 - Cynicism
In today's episode, we begin a mini-series on developer poisons. Our first poisonous nemesis is cynicism. We'll talk about ways to effectively combat cynicism. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
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9 min
August 15, 2016
My Top Productivity Practice
In today's episode, I talk about my top productivity practice. I'll give you a hint: there's no hacks or tricks in this episode. Just hard work.
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10 min
August 12, 2016
Getting Fast First
In today's episode, we talk about the importance of performance (especially as it relates to UI) and how getting fast first can ultimately lead to a cheaper project cost in the end. Be sure to share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it!
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12 min
August 10, 2016
Finding Invisible Levers
In today's episode, we talk about the concept of "invisible levers", and how you can use the concept to help relieve tension in your projects. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
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12 min
August 8, 2016
Listener Question: Daman asks about Part Two
In today's episode, listener Daman asks about what to do next in his career. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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21 min
August 5, 2016
Listener Question: Sahar's Second Question On the Show! Sahar asks, "Is it ok to ask for a trial period as a candidate?"
In today's episode, I answer Sahar's question about whether or not it's okay to ask for a trial period as the interviewee. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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15 min
August 3, 2016
Simple Machines
In today's episode, we talk about the redirection of misplaced energy through the lens of 7th grade science. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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9 min
August 1, 2016
Putting Process in its Place
In today's episode, we'll talk about putting process in it's correct place, and problems we can face when we use process incorrectly in our business. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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14 min
July 29, 2016
Effective Simulations
In today's episode, I discuss the importance of effective simulations for developers. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
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12 min
July 27, 2016
Listener Question: Michael Asks About Qualifications for Career Changes
In today's episode I answer listener Michael's question about being qualified to jump career tracks. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
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12 min
July 25, 2016
The Business of Good Code
In today's episode, we talk about some of the characteristics of good code, and why it's so important for businesses to invest in good code. Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.
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12 min
July 22, 2016
Listener Question: Brett Asks About How to Identify When You're Being Set Up For Failure
In today's episode, listener Brett asks about what you should do when someone sets you up for failure. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm, where designers and developers gather to level up in their careers. If you're interested in sharing your message with thousands of talented designers, developers, and entrepreneurs at the top of their field, head over to spec.fm/sponsors today!
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15 min
July 20, 2016
Working on Saturdays
In today's episode, I answer yet another question from Reddit about working overtime. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! If you are interested in having your message in front of thousands of developers and designers, head over to http://spec.fm/sponsors to learn more today!
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15 min
July 18, 2016
Reddit CS Career Questions
In today's episode, I'm answering a few random questions from Reddit's r/cscareerquestions subreddit. Today's episode is sponsored by Rigor! Head over to http://spec.fm/rigor to get a kickoff call scheduled today.
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15 min
July 14, 2016
Listener Question: Am I Too Old for a Career in Tech?
In today's episode, I answer Utsha and Kim's questions about whether or not they are too old for a career in the tech industry. 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!
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14 min
July 13, 2016
Two Common Questions from Early Career Developers
In today's episode, we'll talk about two common questions from early-career developers. 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!
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19 min
July 11, 2016
Three Habits of Great Learners
In today's episode, I talk about three habits of great learners that you can adopt into your own habit system today! 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!
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20 min
July 8, 2016
Listener Question: Marc Asks About Testing Private Methods
In today's episode, I answer a few questions from listener Marc about testing. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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23 min
July 7, 2016
Part 2: Interview with Rita Rovira
In today's episode I talk with Rita Rovira, who has been in the business of hiring developers for most of her career. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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45 min
July 5, 2016
Part 1: Interview with Rita Rovira
In today's episode I talk with Rita Rovira, who has been in the business of hiring developers for most of her career. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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35 min
July 1, 2016
Listener Jack Asks About Applying New Knowledge
In today's episode, I answer listener Jack's questions about applying information he is learning through reading and other resources. Jack contacted me via Slack, and you can too! Head over to http://spec.fm/slack to join us, and thousands of other developers and designers, today! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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16 min
June 29, 2016
Question: How Do You Job Hunt During Internships?
In today's episode, I answer a question from Reddit about job hunting during an internship. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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18 min
June 27, 2016
Listener Question: Brad Asks About Leadership
In today's episode, we'll talk about a question sent in by listener Brad about becoming a leader. Join the Spec Slack community at spec.fm/slack to ask your question!
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16 min
June 24, 2016
The Tone of Code
In today's episode, we talk about the "tone of code."
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9 min
June 22, 2016
Air, Fuel & Ignition
In today's episode, I share with you a metaphor you can use that may help the next time you get stuck troubleshooting a bug.
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9 min
June 20, 2016
Listener Question: Jona Asks About Designer Developers
In today's episode, I answer listener and designer Jona's question about coming into a development career. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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19 min
June 17, 2016
Picturing the Perfect Client
In today's episode we're talking about picturing the perfect client. The challenge to you is to think about your goals and your dream clients. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm. Go find more amazing podcasts specifically created for you, the developer!
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13 min
June 15, 2016
Reddit User Question: Parag0n asks about Architecting Projects
In today's episode, Parag0n asks a question on Reddit about architecting a large software system for the first time. (Original question on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/cscareerquestions/comments/4nt759/expected_to_plan_and_architect_a_project_and_im/)
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15 min
June 13, 2016
The Great Developer Mindset: Getting Acquainted with Failure
In today's episode, we talk about getting acquainted with failure. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec. If you're interested in sharing your message with tens of thousands of developers and designers, head over to spec.fm/sponsors and reach out to our team!
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11 min
June 10, 2016
Leading People to Meeting Victories
In today's episode, we talk about leading people to victory in meetings. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec. If you're interested in sharing your message with tens of thousands of developers and designers, head over to spec.fm/sponsors and reach out to our team!
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5 min
June 8, 2016
Answering Listener Questions: Jean Michel asks about avoiding bike shedding
Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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18 min
June 6, 2016
Great Developer Mindset: Redefining Complete
In today's episode, we're talking about redefining "Complete". This episode is the second in the "Great Developer Mindset" series. Today's discussion talks about when to consider your code complete, and the dangers of skipping the details. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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23 min
June 3, 2016
Answering Listener Questions: Ajay asks about learning project ideas
In today's episode, I answer listener Ajay's question about how to determine what type of project he should choose to learn JavaScript. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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18 min
June 1, 2016
Defeating The Interview Lull
In today's episode, we talk about defeating the interview lull. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get a 20 dollar credit today by going to linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 and get your first server up in minutes!
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18 min
May 30, 2016
The Work / Life Equation
In today's episode , we're talking about the Work/Life Equation. Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
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14 min
May 27, 2016
The Great Developer Mindset - Demystifying Code
In today's episode, I'll be doing the first in a series of episodes about the Great Developer Mindset. In this part, we will talk about demystifying code. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes!
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12 min
May 25, 2016
Interview with Tony Hillerson (Part 2)
In today's episode I talk to Tony Hillerson, author of "Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Days." This a longer interview, split into two separate parts - be certain to subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes! Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
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71 min
May 23, 2016
Interview with Tony Hillerson (@thillerson, Part 1)
In today's episode I talk to Tony Hillerson, author of "Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Days." This a longer interview, split into two separate parts - be certain to subscribe so you don't miss out on part two! Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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45 min
May 20, 2016
The Assumption of Impossible
In today's short inspiration episode, we discuss the "assumption of impossibility."
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6 min
May 18, 2016
Flexible Decision Terms
In today's episode, we talk about the "shutdown", yes-ifs, and flexible decision terms. Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
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16 min
May 16, 2016
Live with Ismael Burciaga (@burciaga) at @SquaresConference
In today's episode, I talk with Ismael Burciaga, creator of Squares, about conferences and taking a first step into unfamiliar territory. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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20 min
May 13, 2016
Live @SquaresConference with Andi Graham (@andigrahambsd)
In today's episode, I interview Andi Graham, CMO and managing partner at Big Sea Design. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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21 min
May 11, 2016
Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ @KimBost: Part 2
In today's episode, I had a chance to speak with Kim Bost, product designer at Dropbox! Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
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30 min
May 9, 2016
Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ Kim Bost: Part 1
In today's episode, I had a chance to speak with Kim Bost, product designer at Dropbox! Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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19 min
May 6, 2016
Key Moments in Client Relationships
In today's episode, I talk about 4 key moments on when to spend your energy to maintain a positive client relationship. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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18 min
May 4, 2016
Listener Question: John asks "How Do I Transition from Mid to Senior Level Development?"
In today's episode, I talk to Developer Tea listener John about his transition period between jobs. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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11 min
May 2, 2016
Improving Views
In today's episode we discuss 3 ways to improve your views. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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12 min
April 29, 2016
Maintaining Realationships with Your Colleagues
In today's episode, I'll talk with you about maintaining relationships with your colleagues! If you're interested in sponsoring Developer Tea, head over to spec.fm/sponsors today!
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19 min
April 27, 2016
Part 2: Performance Budget for Optimization
In today's episode (and the next episode of Developer Tea), we discuss avoiding over-optimization by creating a "performance budget". Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
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12 min
April 25, 2016
Part 1: Performance Budget for Optimization
In today's episode (and the next episode of Developer Tea), we discuss avoiding over-optimization by creating a "performance budget". Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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14 min
April 22, 2016
Proactive Client Communication
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.
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16 min
April 20, 2016
Refactoring Based on Code Responsibility
In today's episode, I give you some tips for refactoring based on the responsibility of your code. Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!
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21 min
April 18, 2016
Abstract Mental Models
In today's episode, I talk about four different types of abstract mental models. Today's episode is sponsored by Squares Conference! Go to SquaresConference.com and use the code SPECFM25 at checkout to get 25% off your ticket to Squares. I'll see you there!
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16 min
April 15, 2016
Part Two: Chris Castiglione (@castig)
In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Castiglione (@castig), one of the cofounders of One Month (onemonth.com). Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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42 min
April 13, 2016
Part One: Chris Castiglione (@castig)
In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Castiglione (@castig), one of the cofounders of One Month (onemonth.com). Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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29 min
April 8, 2016
Two Incredibly Important Mindsets for Becoming a Great Debugger
Debugging is a part of every developer's career. In fact, a large portion of what developers do is fix code. In today's episode, I'm going to share with you two important mindsets to have to become a great debugger. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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15 min
April 6, 2016
Interval Thinking
In today's episode, we'll discuss a perspective, "interval thinking", that could help return your estimation efforts to a more sane place. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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10 min
April 4, 2016
Minimum Viable Prioritization
In today's episode, I want to give you a mindset for prioritization that I believe can stick with you for the rest of your career. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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18 min
April 1, 2016
Foolishly Generous
In today's episode of Developer Tea, I issue a challenge to you, the listener, to be foolishly generous. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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20 min
March 30, 2016
Listener Question: Matt Gale Asks About Onboarding New Team Memebers
In today's episode, I talk about bringing new team members up to speed (this is a question from listener Matt Gale). Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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14 min
March 28, 2016
🎉 3 Million Listens! 🎉
In today's episode, I'm celebrating an amazing 3 million listens (thank you!) by going back to the core fundamentals of Developer Tea: Focus. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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17 min
March 25, 2016
Experienced Developers and Impostor Syndrome
In today's episode, I talk about impostor syndrome, specifically as it relates to the experienced developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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18 min
March 23, 2016
Part Two: Interview with Sam Lambert (@isamlambert)
In today's episode, I interview Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub. Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!
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25 min
March 21, 2016
Part One: Interview with Sam Lambert (@isamlambert)
In today's episode, I interview Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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21 min
March 18, 2016
Listener Question: Simon Asks About Assimilating into A New Company Culture
In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Simon about assimilating into a new culture. Simon's previous question can be found here: http://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/16063 Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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17 min
March 16, 2016
Part Two: Interview with Kalid Azad @betterexplained
In today's episode, I interview Kalid Azad, writer and teacher, and creator of BetterExplained.com. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
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55 min
March 14, 2016
Part One: Interview with Kalid Azad (@betterexplained)
In today's episode, I interview Kalid Azad, writer and teacher, and creator of BetterExplained.com. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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34 min
March 11, 2016
Crafting The Interview Process
In today's episode, I talk about crafting a better interview process. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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20 min
March 9, 2016
Part Two: Interview with Rachel Smith
In today's episode, I talk with Rachel Smith, a JavaScript developer currently working at CodePen! Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
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33 min
March 7, 2016
Part One: Interview with Rachel Smith
In today's episode, I talk with Rachel Smith, a JavaScript developer currently working at CodePen! Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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36 min
March 4, 2016
Part Two: Interview With Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz)
In today's episode, I interview Kenneth Reitz, Python product owner at Heroku! Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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33 min
March 2, 2016
Part One: Interview With Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz)
In today's episode, I interview Kenneth Reitz, Python product owner at Heroku! Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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33 min
February 29, 2016
Episode 200!
Today's episode is the 200th episode of Developer Tea! In this episode, I skip the stats, and instead share with you some of the things I've learned along the way of building this podcast since last January. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
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18 min
February 26, 2016
Thinking Hats
In today's episode, we'll be talking about remaining flexible and wearing multiple "thinking hats." Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.
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14 min
February 24, 2016
Part Two: Interview w/ Jason Snell
In today's episode, I continue my interview with Jason Snell! Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
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33 min
February 22, 2016
Part One: Interview w/ Jason Snell
In today's episode I have the pleasure of being joined by Jason Snell! Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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23 min
February 19, 2016
Client Relationships: Meeting Preparation Tips
In today's episode, we're going to discuss a few tips for preparing for a client meeting.
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15 min
February 17, 2016
Part Two: Interview with David Hemphill
In today's episode, I interview designer and developer David Hemphill. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
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39 min
February 15, 2016
Part One: Interview with David Hemphill
In today's episode, I interview designer and developer David Hemphill. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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37 min
February 12, 2016
Building and Maintaining Client Relationships: Active Listening
In today's episode, we're talking about a fundamental skill for building client relationships: active listening. Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.
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19 min
February 10, 2016
Part Two: Simon St. Laurent
In today's episode, I'll be talking with Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and veteran web developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
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30 min
February 8, 2016
Part One: Simon St. Laurent
In today's episode, I'll be talking with Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and veteran web developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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41 min
February 5, 2016
Turbulence
In today's episode, I talk about turbulence, and a new approach to responding to difficulties you encounter. Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.
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7 min
February 3, 2016
Part 2: Una Kravets (@Una)
In today's episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
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32 min
February 1, 2016
Part 1: Una Kravets (@Una)
In today's episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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31 min
January 29, 2016
Crucial Steps for Interview Preparation
In today's episode, we will discuss crucial steps for interview preparation. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to https://linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.
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13 min
January 27, 2016
Part 2 - Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors)
In today's episode, I continue my interview with Rachel Nabors. Head over to Spec.fm if you missed the first part! Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
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51 min
January 25, 2016
Part 1 - Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors)
In today’s episode, I interview Rachel Nabors, front-end developer, animator, speaker, and writer.
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36 min
January 22, 2016
Sunk Cost Fallacy and 3 Traps to Avoid
In today's episode, we will discuss the sunk cost fallacy and 3 traps that lead to the sunk cost fallacy that you should avoid. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account!
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13 min
January 20, 2016
Learning On The Job
In today's episode, I discuss four tips for learning on the job. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
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15 min
January 18, 2016
Comparison Conundrums
In today's episode, we discuss the problems we may encounter when we employ one of our brain's superpowers, comparison. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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17 min
January 15, 2016
Features You Don't Need (At Least For Now)
In today's episode of Developer Tea, I talk about features your application doesn't need (at least for now). This episode is focused mostly towards early application development, but we discuss a few things that are completely relevant to later stage applications as well. Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account!
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18 min
January 13, 2016
Developer Tea Gear: From My Room to Your Ears
Today's episode talks all about gear! We're discussing the gear I use to record this podcast. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!
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18 min
January 11, 2016
Cognitive Biases That Can Kill Your Product
In today's episode, we discuss two cognitive biases that could kill your work, whether you are creating a startup product or working for a well established business. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $4,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!
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17 min
January 8, 2016
Listener Question: Felix Asks, "How do I gain the experience needed for the job I want?"
In today's episode, I respond to a question from listener Felix about getting past the "no experience" problem. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code DeveloperTea to get a FREE month of
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15 min
January 6, 2016
Celebrating One Year of Developer Tea
In today's episode, I celebrate the one-year anniversary of Developer Tea! Thank you for making this year great. I look forward to many more!
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9 min
January 4, 2016
Three Tips For Practicing Focus
In today’s episode, we talk about focus, once again! Focus is a topic that can’t be covered enough. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!
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20 min
January 1, 2016
Making Your Resolutions Stick
Happy New Year! In today's episode, I talk about resolutions. It's 2016, and you're probably making resolutions for the New Year. Listen to this episode if you want to make them stick. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! Go to onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% your first month today!
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16 min
December 30, 2015
Part Two: Interview with Marcelo Somers & John Gully
In today's episode, I continue my interview with Marcelo Somers and John Gully.
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35 min
December 28, 2015
Part One: Interview with Marcelo Somers (@marcelosomers) & John Gully (@johngully)
In today's episode, I interview Marcelo Somers and John Gully, creators of The Pattern Pack (patternpack.org). Thanks to today's sponsor, OneMonth.com! Head over to onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% off your first month of enrollment!
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34 min
December 25, 2015
Bonus Episode: Season's Greetings
Happy Holidays! Today, I simply want to thank you, and challenge you to start thinking about the upcoming year, and reflect on the past year.
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5 min
December 23, 2015
When Documentation Is A Bad Thing
In today's episode, we talk about when documentation can be a bad thing.
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11 min
December 21, 2015
Part Two: Interview with Christopher Schmitt (@teleject)
In today's episode, I finish the interview with Christopher Schmitt.
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39 min
December 18, 2015
Part One: Interview With Christopher Schmitt (@teleject)
In today's episode, I talk with Christopher Schmitt, author of CSS Cookbook and part owner of Environments for Humans. Thank you to today's sponsor, Digital Ocean! Use the code DEVELOPERTEA at checkout to receive a $10 credit to your account.
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41 min
December 16, 2015
Opinions: Ally or Enemy
Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at http://onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.
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14 min
December 14, 2015
Talking about User Experience and Education w/ Jessica Ivins (@jessicaivins) - Part Two
In today's episode, I continue my interview with Jessica Ivins. Today's episode doesn't have a specific sponsor. Instead, head over to spec.fm and check out the other shows on the network!
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27 min
December 11, 2015
Talking about User Experience and Education with Jessica Ivins (@jessicaivins) - Part One
In today's episode, I had a chance to interview Jessica Ivins. Jessica is a User Experience educator at Center Centre. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!
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35 min
December 9, 2015
Listener Question: Matt Hirsch asks, "Does it make more sense to spend a lot of money on extensive resources or spend less on short courses to learn code?"
In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Matt Hirsch: "Does it make more sense to spend a lot of money on extensive resources or spend less on short courses to learn code?" Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
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20 min
December 7, 2015
Making The Most Of Your Off Time
In today's episode, we discuss how to make the most of your off time. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at http://onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.
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18 min
December 4, 2015
The Voice Inside Your Head
In today's episode we discuss the concept of vocalizing the things you are thinking about as you work through a problem - the "voice inside your head."
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5 min
December 2, 2015
7 Networking Tips for Developers
In today's episode, I share some tips to help you start networking as a developer. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!
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12 min
November 30, 2015
Part Two: The Great Framework Debate
Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit! In today's episode, we continue our discussion from last week about frameworks.
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13 min
November 27, 2015
Part One: The Great Framework Debate
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!
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13 min
November 26, 2015
Turkey & Tea
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for listening to Developer Tea. In today's short special episode, I issue a challenge for you!
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3 min
November 25, 2015
Listener Question: Jean-Michel Asks, "How Do You Know When It's Time To Lead A Team That Has No Leader?"
In today's episode, I respond to Jean-Michel's question about when it's time to step up and lead a team that currently has no leader. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at http://onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.
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16 min
November 23, 2015
Listener Question: Mark asks, "What's Happening to the Ruby Developer Community?"
What's happening to the Ruby community? Is it flailing, or doing just fine? Some evidence and simple logic says both are possible. Let's explore it a bit further in today's episode! Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!
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20 min
November 20, 2015
Makers Versus Menders with Andrea Goulet (@andreagoulet)
Today I talk with Andrea Goulet about software "makers and menders." Andrea is the CEO of CorgiBytes. Listen in if you are interested in refactoring and green field projects, and the difference between the two! Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
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42 min
November 18, 2015
Thinking Small
In today's episode, we talk about solving small problems. I'll give you a few tips for scoping your problems down to be smaller. Thanks to today's sponsor, 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. Visit http://linode.com/developertea to get started today!
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12 min
November 16, 2015
Focus, Fear, and Missing Out: Picking Tools Without Anxiety
In today's episode, we talk about FoMO (the fear of missing out) as it relates to deciding what tools to use. Thanks to today's sponsor, 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. Visit http://linode.com/developertea to get started today!
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13 min
November 13, 2015
The Frontend at Whiteboard
In today's episode I talk about some of the front-end tools we use at Whiteboard. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to get started today!
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18 min
November 11, 2015
How To Make Small Things A Big Deal, Plus: Celebrating 2 Million Listens!
Today, I talk about how I grew this show from zero to 2 million users.
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19 min
November 9, 2015
Getting The Most Out Of A Conference
Today, we talk about participating in conferences, both as a speaker and as an attendee. Thanks to today's sponsor, 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. Visit http://linode.com/developertea to get started today!
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19 min
November 6, 2015
Code Without Fear
Code without fear! Happy late Halloween, everyone. :) 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://linode.com/developertea and use the code DeveloperTea10 to get a $10 credit today!
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12 min
November 4, 2015
Listener Question: Sean asks, "Where Can I Find Well Written Code?"
Sean asked me where to find well written code in Slack. (You can join us by going to http://spec.fm/slack)
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15 min
November 2, 2015
How do I manage a project that feels too big for one person to handle?
Today I talk about managing projects that seem relatively large for one person (or a small team) to manage. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!
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18 min
October 30, 2015
Leave It Better Than The Way You Found It
Today I give you a short homily: Leave code (and anything, really) better than you find it!
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7 min
October 28, 2015
Listener Question: Jake Schwartz (@jakehschwartz_) asks, "How do I suggest improvements to someone else's codebase without offending them?"
Today, I discuss a question Jake Schwartz asked me in the Spec.fm Slack community. You can join our Slack community by going to spec.fm/slack Thanks to today's sponsor, imgix. imgix is real-time image resizing as a service. It's FREE to sign up and easy to get started. Go to imgix.com and let them handle your images, today!
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16 min
October 26, 2015
Part Two: Paul Straw & Sean Washington (@paulstraw & @seanwashington)
In today's episode, I talk to Paul Straw and Sean Washington from Does Not Compute, the newest member of the Spec family. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to get started today!
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21 min
October 23, 2015
Part One: Paul Straw & Sean Washington (@paulstraw & @seanwashington) talk about focus, JavaScript frameworks, and rites of passage
In today's episode, I talk to Paul Straw and Sean Washington from Does Not Compute, the newest member of the Spec family. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code Developer Tea at checkout to get $10 credit on your account.
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25 min
October 21, 2015
Not to Do List: How Warren Buffett Keeps His Priorities Straight
In today's episode, I discuss creating a "not to-do list", inspired by Warren Buffett's "two list strategy." Today's episode is presented by Spec! For show notes and more episodes, head over to http://spec.fm today. Don't forget to subscribe!
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6 min
October 19, 2015
Solving The X/Y Problem
Today, we discuss the X/Y problem. Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! Go to onemonth.com/developertea to start learning to code today!
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12 min
October 16, 2015
9 Questions You Should Always Ask During An Interview
Today I talk to you about questions you should always ask a potential employer. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! The special link for a doubled bonus is https://hired.com/developertea - be sure to use this link when you sign up.
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19 min
October 14, 2015
Developing Soft Skills & Cultivating Relationships
Today, we'll discuss how to cultivate relationships as a developer. 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!
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13 min
October 12, 2015
Feature Runways
In today's episode, we talk about "Feature Runways."
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5 min
October 9, 2015
Managing Questions
Today we talk about saving time by managing questions.
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6 min
October 7, 2015
Listener Question: Crispin asks, "What's the threshold from executing to mastering?"
In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Crispin Bennet! Crispin wrote in and asked me about the balance between learning something ("deep-dive" style) and doing just enough to be productive today. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com (https://hired.com/developertea)! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey! Don't forget, show notes and all other episodes of Developer Tea can be found at Spec.fm!
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14 min
October 5, 2015
Constant State of Alert
Today we talk about avoiding a state of constant yellow alert.
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16 min
October 2, 2015
Part Two: Gregg Pollack & Carlos Souza
Today I talk with Gregg Pollack and Carlos Souza from Codeschool. Today's episode is brought to you by http://spec.fm!
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29 min
September 30, 2015
Part One: Gregg Pollack & Carlos Souza (@caike and @greggpollack)
Today I talk with Gregg Pollack and Carlos Souza from Codeschool. Today's episode is brought to you by http://spec.fm!
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23 min
September 28, 2015
Destigmatizing Failure
In today's episode, I underline the importance of failure to the learning process, and then we discuss why failure should be destigmatized and looked at more in depth. Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com! Head over to Hired.com/developertea and you could receive 5 or more job offers in a given week!
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18 min
September 25, 2015
Fixing the Broken Hiring Process: It's All About Context
In today's episode, we talk about the flawed process we use in the development industry for hiring. 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!
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11 min
September 23, 2015
Part Two: Cap Watkins (@cap)
In this second part of my interview with Cap Watkins, we discuss the coexistence of specialization and generalization. This episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out http://Spec.fm for a ton of content made specifically for developers and designers!
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49 min
September 21, 2015
Part One: Cap Watkins (@cap)
In today's episode, I had a chance to talk with Cap Watkins, the VP of Design at Buzzfeed, about quite a few things - most importantly, collaboration. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Head over to Spec.fm for tons of amazing content, created specifically for developers and designers looking to take their career to the next level. Don't forget to subscribe, and leave a review in iTunes!
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56 min
September 18, 2015
False Dichotomies
In today's episode, we're talking about ways to avoid false dichotomies. Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com! Head over to Hired.com/developertea and you could receive 5 or more job offers in a given week!
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13 min
September 16, 2015
Automation: Creating Higher Order Functionality and Building an Automatic Schedule
Today's episode is a short discussion on automation. We'll explore some helpful ways to look at automation that help make it more than simply scripting repeatable steps. Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Visit digitalocean.com today and spin up a server in less than one minute!
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16 min
September 14, 2015
Interview with Eric Elliott: On JavaScript, Writing, and Creating High Velocity Development Teams
In today's episode, I interview Eric Elliott. Eric is a JavaScript developer and author with a lot of knowledge to share! Be sure to check out JavaScript Scene, the blog Eric is primarily responsible for, here: https://medium.com/javascript-scene. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out Spec for a constant stream of valuable content for developers and designers!
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56 min
September 11, 2015
Subjective vs. Concrete Decisions
Today, I talk about a particular framework for making decisions. The framework presents a specific dichotomy between concreteness and subjectivity. Today's episode is sponsored by Spec.fm! Visit Spec.fm for more information about Developer Tea and podcasts and content for developers and designers.
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18 min
September 9, 2015
Listener Pubudu Asks How to Avoid Procrastination and Boredom, and Find Renewed Energy for Work
Today, I discuss listener Pubudu's questions about how to find energy and enjoyment in his work, and how to stop procrastinating. Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! Visit hired.com/developertea today and you could receive 5 or more job offers each week!
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17 min
September 7, 2015
Listener Question: Sahar asks, "How do I get more out of my day?"
In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Sahar. Sahar asks me about work life balance when work life is most taxing. Today's sponsor is DigitalOcean. Head over to digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code Developer Tea at checkout for a $10 credit. Head over to Spec.fm for more show notes and episodes of Developer Tea! Enjoy your tea!
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21 min
September 4, 2015
The Messaging Paradigm: Building Programs Around the Concept of Messengers and Receivers
In today's episode we talk about a message passing paradigm for programming. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm - content and podcasts for developers and designers!
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9 min
September 2, 2015
Closures, Private & Methods
In today's episode we talk about closures and private object methods. Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out Spec.fm for more podcasts and content for developers and designers.
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10 min