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English, Computing/Technology, 1 season, 517 episodes, 5 days, 14 hours, 8 minutes
A weekly talk show taking a pragmatic look at the art and business of Software Development and related technologies.
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570: 4o

OpenAI has pulled a fast one, and everyone is eating it up.
5/15/202428 minutes, 46 seconds
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569: Whatever It Takes

Altman's on a spending spree for AGI – why the huge price tag? Mike's back from NYC with juicy API gossip, and we break down the incentives pumping up a giant AI bubble.
5/8/202439 minutes, 44 seconds
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568: The Junior Jump

How one clever developer has launched his own Appstore on iOS, our thoughts on how this was pulled off, and making a transition into development work late in life.
5/1/202435 minutes, 15 seconds
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567: The year of Small Models

Llama 3 and Phi-3-mini are up and running on phones, Raspberry Pis, and we give them a go. Plus Google kills the vibe, and Meta opens up Horizon OS.
4/24/202442 minutes, 53 seconds
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566: FOSS Feed & Care

We delve into the top 3 open-source revenue streams, expose the pitfalls, and discuss what could be done quickly to improve the situation.
4/17/202429 minutes, 51 seconds
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565: The Great Llama

Why does Meta give away Llma for free? What's in it for them? Plus, our thoughts on the data showing the trades are starting to see a boom, and new coding jobs are declining.
4/10/202450 minutes, 11 seconds
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564: Re-Re-Rewrite it in Rust

Microsoft wins the foot-in-mouth award this week, and Google gets the Rust religion - but Mike is skeptical.
4/3/202446 minutes, 36 seconds
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563: Mike’s No Good Very Bad Rails Update

Mike makes the case for just going vanilla, a look at Google Carbon, and then we address the expensive elephant in the room.
3/27/202457 minutes, 16 seconds
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562: Apple Loses It's Shine

The antitrust gloves are off as Apple’s legal brawl with Uncle Sam kicks into high gear. We dig through the documents and are surprised by a few things that seem off.
3/22/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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561: No CUDA for You!

NVIDIA locks CUDA down further, and we ponder what it might take to break their stranglehold on the market, Zuck's brilliant move that put an egg on his face, and we take a minute to appreciate new developments with Java.
3/13/202423 minutes, 50 seconds
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560: Artificial Information

Apple is pissed, and we'll dig into why. Plus, there are some big hints at Apple's AI plans; Meta's had a rough morning, and Sergey Brin popped back up at Google and proceeded to blow it immediately.
3/6/202450 minutes, 57 seconds
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559: Double Botched

Why we're awe-struck by Google, and NVIDIA's CEO says no one needs to learn how to code anymore.
2/28/202455 minutes, 23 seconds
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558: Big Zuck Energy

We embrace the dad bod lifestyle and find out if Apple's Vision Pro demo sold Mike, and Chris is picking up on what the Zuck is putting down.
2/21/202447 minutes, 7 seconds
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557: Betting it all on Green

Why we think Nvidia has become one of the most valuable companies in the world, Sam's new "mind boggling" idea, and more.
2/14/202445 minutes, 23 seconds
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556: Facial Computing

Chris tries out Spatial Computing using a $3,200 trick, and Mike has a Rails treat you won't want to miss.
2/7/202438 minutes, 22 seconds
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555: It's Good to be the King

If you're going to come at the king, you better not miss; now it's Apple's turn to make everyone feel pain. And our spicy take on why AI saftey is really about stopping a movment.
1/31/202457 minutes, 23 seconds
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554: The App Store Addiction

We knew they'd be petulant, but even our expectations were higher than this. We dig into how Apple dunked on devs after last week's show, yet another Microsoft hack, and more.
1/24/202458 minutes, 24 seconds
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553: Fake AI Until You Make AI

They are building AI into toilets now; CES was a clown show. But we put our business hats on and find the bright side. Plus, Epic's major loss to Apple that just rolled in, and where we think the next fight will be, and how developers can get ahead of it.
1/17/202449 minutes, 31 seconds
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552: iPad Friend Zone

A prominent developer has brought the anti-trust heat against Apple to the public, kicking off a chain reaction that could have gone very wrong for Apple. Plus, why the Apple Vision Pro is destined for the Friend Zone.
1/10/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
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551: The Workstation Lifestyle

Mike shares his adventures and process of coming from mobile app projects to working with Unreal Engine, and why he realized a laptop just wasn't going to cut it.
1/3/202444 minutes, 59 seconds
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550: Buff Uncle Jeff

We reflect on how our work has changed over the last year and get some sage advice from buff Uncle Jeff.
12/27/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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549: Hacking The Gathering

The clever way one developer hacked an online game, why we're not buying the latest round of cyber war fear, and we finally have our Babylon 5 vs Star Trek debate.
12/20/202357 minutes, 17 seconds
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548: Don't Fight the Music

The fantastic opportunity Google is letting slip through its hands, and why Apple might win the consumer LLM race.
12/13/202346 minutes, 17 seconds
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547: The Slow and the Infuriating

After years of resistance, Mike finally surrenders to Xcode. And the secret Apple envy leaked to the public this week.
12/6/202358 minutes, 44 seconds
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546: A Very Tidy Excuse

The messy details and tidy excuses we noticed in all this OpenAI upset, and some fundamental problems that have been plaguing desktop Linux for years.
11/29/202344 minutes, 54 seconds
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545: Sam's Busy Weekend

OpenAI's weekend coup, plus our thoughts on Microsoft's gambit and their looming risk.
11/22/202348 minutes, 27 seconds
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544: Microsoft Already Did It

Yet another thing Microsoft was early to, and still somehow missed the boat. Plus, building a PC is rare; it's a solved problem. If AI tools excel as expected, will coding face a similar fate?
11/15/202340 minutes, 39 seconds
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543: For Your Safety

New AI "regulation" from on high this week, a few signs you might be pissing in your own pond, and the game dev team that's been together for 40 years.
11/8/202345 minutes, 13 seconds
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542: Fresh Cut Fraud

We've all made mistakes and tried to play dumb, but this week history is being made.
11/1/202339 minutes, 40 seconds
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541: Better Late than Never

Rumors of internal panic at Apple, and concerns about the future of RISC-V. Plus, the software update of the century.
10/25/202346 minutes, 18 seconds
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540: Sherlockin All Over the Place

We're about to see a wave of big tech AI features "inspired" by third-party developers at a scale that makes the Sherlocking on Apple's platform seem like chump change. Plus, how Dropbox turned around their dev retention rates, and more.
10/18/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 53 seconds
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539: Mike Breaks the Build

Mike checks in from the grind and shares some challenges in recent cross-platform testing; then, we get into the avalanche of negative AI press coverage this week and the one massive story they're not touching.
10/11/202356 minutes, 59 seconds
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538: You Never Forget Your First

How does your first major programming language/technology still shape your work and career? Then grab some popcorn and let's watch the next epic tech titan battle unfold.
10/4/202342 minutes, 48 seconds
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537: Unity Mutiny

Our unique take on the Unity outrage, thoughts on RustRover, and Mike shares a very annoying mistake.
9/30/202350 minutes, 16 seconds
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536: Grindr-in-Chief

The painful side of making video games, Grinder's big problems, and Google's sneakiest trojan horse.
9/20/202342 minutes, 47 seconds
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535: Locally Sourced Carbon Neutral Consumer

Did Apple's event live up to our expectations? And our thoughts on what new goodies for developers might be in the new hardware and software.
9/13/202344 minutes, 33 seconds
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534: Blame the Automation

Azure suffers a big outage, and Microsoft blames faulty automation; why we think there might be early signs of weak demand for Apple's Vision Pro and more.
9/6/202350 minutes, 58 seconds
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533: Critical Failure in Open Source

U.S. officials are warning open-source software could be a cyber security threat. Their solution? Money. But do we want them picking the winners and losers of open source? Plus, Mike's thoughts after using Cursor AI and a Cornell study take generated code to the shed.
8/30/202354 minutes, 42 seconds
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532: Take It to the Limit

Mike hits the limits of ChatGPT's knowledge, a chat about editors and what we'd do for a living if it had to be outside of tech.
8/23/202354 minutes, 58 seconds
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531: C# as it Should Have Been

Java developers are getting the Oracle shakedown, openAI is running out of money, and more.
8/16/20231 hour, 16 seconds
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530: What the AI Skeptics got Right

Did we get this one wrong? It seems consumer AI is eating the lunch of some web's biggest names.
8/8/202357 minutes, 22 seconds
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529: This API is Not for You

Microsoft's dirty old API games, the new, even more restrictive rules Apple developers will now have to follow, and why Google's "Web Integrity API" seems gross.
8/2/202339 minutes, 35 seconds
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528: I'm a 1.2x Developer

Elon Musk trying to build the "everything app" is ridiculous, and the quiet little promise openAI just made with the White House.
7/26/202357 minutes, 59 seconds
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527: The Internet is for Stealing JPGs

Shopify has a mind-blowingly obvious solution to too many meetings, a recent failure Chris is struggling with, and more.
7/19/202350 minutes, 57 seconds
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526: The Closing Moment of Opportunity

openAI's window to build their moat is closing, but they have a powerful friend stepping up to help seal the deal. Plus, our reaction to Oracle's very spicy response to Red Hat.
7/12/202350 minutes, 45 seconds
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525: Mike Gets Unreal

Mike updates us on his development adventures in Unreal 5, signs the Vision Pro might be a flop, and answer questions about abandoning Red Hat's platform.
7/5/202358 minutes, 32 seconds
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524: Apple's Blurry Vision

We got our eyes on the Vision Pro SDK and share our new insights. And why the claims of stalled Mastodon adoption might ring a bit true.
6/28/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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523: Scooby-Doo of Code Hiding

We open the robe and spend a little time chatting about the software development business.
6/21/202344 minutes, 11 seconds
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522: Reddit Goes Dark

We chew on the ridiculous situation Reddit has created for itself and the weak position of app developers.
6/14/202357 minutes, 33 seconds
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521: More Pro, More Problems

We argue over what sucked the most at WWDC this year and then surprise each other with two things that thrill us.
6/7/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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520: Microsoft Goes All-In

We chew on the best bits from this year's Microsoft Build and the bright red flag coming from the Rust community.
5/31/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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519: Not So OpenAI

OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman has gone straight for the open-source kill move.
5/24/202344 minutes, 53 seconds
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518: Driving Mr. Dominick

We laugh at Google's scramble, check in on the Twitter collapse, and how one developer's little mistake screwed millions.
5/17/20231 hour, 33 seconds
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517: Savage Serverless Shutdown

A scathing takedown of Serverless... By Amazon? We react to this strange revelation and more.
5/10/202347 minutes, 18 seconds
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516: There is No Moat

Why open source might be the real AI winner long-term, and Mike gets the ultimate "I told you so."
5/3/20231 hour, 6 seconds
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515: Codeium Comes for Copilot

We have a laugh at Elon's alt account, why the knives are out for GitHub Co-pilot, and our thoughts on Apple's "major victory" this week.
4/26/202356 minutes, 4 seconds
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514: Designing a Villain

Elon launches another AI company, leaks suggest Apple might enable sideloading, and why we should let Chaos-GPT run free.
4/19/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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513: Apple's Golden Hour

Forces beyond Apple's control just reined in their rise, and we ponder the coming sunset. Plus, the tool we found uses ChatGPT to help you debug errors.
4/12/202354 minutes, 54 seconds
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512: The Hysterics Chronicles

Our thoughts on the recent AI hysteria and why it betrays the massive egos involved, our issues with the RESTRICT Act, and we do some Monday morning code review.
4/5/202359 minutes, 42 seconds
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511: Robot Chat Shack

Mike's spent 90+ days with GitHub Co-Pilot, and shares the surprising conclusion.
3/29/202357 minutes, 1 second
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510: Edge of Disaster

Microsoft's moonshot is turning into a crapshoot.
3/22/202349 minutes, 25 seconds
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509: The Great Cloud Exodus

We're told companies are abandoning the cloud to save money. But is the trend our friend?
3/15/202343 minutes, 22 seconds
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508: Hybrid Hangover

Our spicy take on the Silicon Valley Bank bailout, how it will impact everyday developers, and how badly this screws over small businesses.
3/14/202350 minutes, 53 seconds
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507: Tough Little Liver

Mike's got a new rig, and Ford wants to recall yours automatically! Plus, we get a bit spicy about money.
3/4/202358 minutes, 18 seconds
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506: Hay Tay

It's been one week, and Microsoft's new bot's already gone full Tay. Plus one of the worst examples of under-funded open source yet.
2/22/202341 minutes, 59 seconds
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505: Panic at the GPTdisco

The pitchforks are out for Google's CEO, and hoopla is leaking! Plus, our thoughts on baking telemetry into Go, the big Web3 crackdown, and more.
2/15/202354 minutes, 3 seconds
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504: Gateway Timeout Error

We get spicy about the state of hybrid app development and then dig into the App store gatekeeper busting by the White House.
2/8/202355 minutes, 2 seconds
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503: Ruby in the WebAssembly

The shiny userbase flocking to WebAssembly, our thoughts on the "openAI scam", and why they just keep cramming stuff into Docker containers.
2/1/202345 minutes, 58 seconds
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502: Too Big to Care

How the world without "big tech" might look like, the EU promises to go after Elon and a much-needed head adjustment.
1/25/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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501: The AWS of AI

Microsoft gives Google an OpenAI gut punch, why Apple's new hardware fails to impress, and our reaction to the undignified death of Twitter's third-party client API.
1/18/202353 minutes, 6 seconds
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500: Internal Server Error

After sacrificing our pound of flesh for episode 500, we get into some spicy Big Tech dynamics and the performance mess of WebAssembly runtimes.
1/11/202343 minutes, 47 seconds
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499: The Copy Paste Wars

We share our spicy C++ take, major Apple frustrations, and 2023 spoilers.
1/4/20231 hour, 50 seconds
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498: The Birds and the Elephants

Our take on why several tech companies just teamed up to take on Google Maps, and then we react to the global analyst who says we won't have any new iPhones until 2028. We don't talk about Elon; if we did, it would be chaptered. But we definitely did not.
12/28/202247 minutes, 41 seconds
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Gamer Radio 0: Gaming with Perspective - Test Show

Mike and Chris spend a little time chatting about one of their loves in life, great games. It's a test pilot episode for a possible new show, and we'd like your feedback. Consider it a holiday treat for the Coder fans out there.
12/23/202236 minutes, 31 seconds
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497: Shots Across the Pond

Mike's skeptical of the rumors Apple is preparing to allow third-party app stores, and in a total flip of roles, Chris comes to the defense of Microsoft.
12/21/202251 minutes, 45 seconds
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496: Sweeney's Final Swing

We debate a few more drunk or 4D chess moves, the mad lad taking on Apple, and why Dart 3 has people talking. Plus, what a recent criticism of Scrum got wrong.
12/14/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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495: .Not Funded

Amazon used the stage of AWS re:Invent to toss shade on .Net and reveal its broader ambitions. Plus, why Pydantic is giving Mike a headache.
12/7/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 44 seconds
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494: Python Paradigms

We reflect on the recent musings of Python's creator, from the functional to the philosophical.
11/30/202254 minutes, 21 seconds
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493: Super Spellcheck

We will discuss the practical implementations of AI embedded in future products, then take a look at FTX's books and have a few highlights to share. Plus, we lay out the PMC warfare theory, which might explain what bloated tech companies have coming.
11/23/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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492: The Troll Wizard

Microsoft lets its geek flag fly, our observations on .NET 7, and the recent upset caused by the Troll Wizard, but we can't understand who will pay the toll.
11/16/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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491: Voltron Based Development

Mike just came up for air after a Swift deep dive, and he has a fresh new take. Plus, the wheels of history are spinning faster; we take a snapshot in time and then round it all out with spicy Apple bacon.
11/9/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 54 seconds
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490: Final Boss Battle

We slip into full boss mode after digging into some long-term tech trends impacting developers.
11/2/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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489: Luther Curious

One of the most challenging aspects of being an independent developer, and our thoughts on Microsoft's recent bad news.
10/26/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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488: Code Laundering

We debate if GitHub's Copilot enables automated code laundering after a developer makes a startling discovery. Then we dispense some seriously old-school wisdom.
10/19/202249 minutes, 14 seconds
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487: Casual Coders

Elon Musk's leaked messages reveal how tech CEOs think and talk about their employees, and we dig in.
10/12/202259 minutes, 6 seconds
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486: The Fight for the Next Knight Rider

Why we think Google will ultimately lose the next big tech battle.
10/5/202249 minutes, 13 seconds
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485: Going All In on Linux

Mike has spent just over a month living in Linux full-time, and Chris wants to check in and see how he’s doing. Plus we both have the new Thelio from System76 in-house, and our takeaways might surprise you.
9/28/202251 minutes, 3 seconds
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484: I Wanted to be a Hipster

Mike's first look at a built from scratch yet to be released IDE. And we cook up a little Adobe-flavored bacon.
9/21/202240 minutes, 55 seconds
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483: Objective D

To our surprise, Apple gave developers a treat this week and Chris continues to search for the ultimate productivity hack.
9/15/202243 minutes, 16 seconds
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482: Building Your Light Saber

We look back at how tools, processes, and developer trends have changed over nearly ten years of the show.
9/7/20221 hour, 31 seconds
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481: Apple's Metal Tax

Why Metal might be one of the biggest strategy taxes of the Apple platforms. Plus a thought-provoking appeal to Dark Matter Developers.
8/31/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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480: Google's 1984 Moment

We're spooked to learn how one man's life has been turned upside down just because he used Google Photos. Plus Mike's thoughts on .Net 7's trajectory and a little hope for Ionic.
8/24/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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479: Apple's Mob Move

New leaks reveal how hollow Apple's claims of fighting for user privacy are. We discuss their scheme to monetize the downturn. Plus, why we've never seen an App blow it as severely as Telegram is right now, and Electron's Flash moment.
8/17/202255 minutes, 18 seconds
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478: Strange New Workflows

Why we think Malcolm Gladwell is wrong about remote work, and the complicated answer to a simple question.
8/10/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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477: Sweet Little Lies

We debate the lies our tool makers tell us, if Clojure has a Rails-sized hole, and the secrets of a successful software engineer.
8/3/202255 minutes, 4 seconds
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476: Tapping the Breaks

We're looking at the big picture and, surprisingly, seeing a lot of possibilities.
7/27/202251 minutes, 27 seconds
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475: I Do Declare

Mike's ready to make a case for Declarative UI, and Chris pulls back the curtain to reveal a spicy take.
7/20/202259 minutes, 58 seconds
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474: Horton Hears a Linux User

Why we feel recent attacks by the Software Freedom Conservancy against Microsoft are costing the SFC serious credibility.
7/13/202248 minutes, 55 seconds
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473: Laptop Coasters

Mike's Linux Toolchain for 2022, and his first week with CoPilot. Then we chat about the series of choices that led us to go independent so many years ago.
7/6/202255 minutes, 48 seconds
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472: Drunken Copilot

Mike just signed up for a year of GitHub Copilot and Chris tries to understand why. Then we catch each other up on some recent surprises.
6/29/202253 minutes, 17 seconds
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471: Technical Guardians of the Galaxy

Mike's hitting the road to solve his old man's PC woes; Chris channels his early inner 80s and some Google AI conspiracy bacon.
6/22/202244 minutes, 42 seconds
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470: Make it so, Dev One!

You can't judge a book by its cover, and this week we surprised each other when we dug into the HP Dev One. Plus some insights on remote virtual dev desktops and the gotcha's from WWDC we missed.
6/15/202254 minutes, 40 seconds
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469: The Problem with WWDC

We jump aboard Hair Force One and are a bit let down. We get into why. Plus Mike's first impressions of the HP Dev One laptop.
6/8/202251 minutes, 36 seconds
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468: Coding to Make It

What's old is new again, but we're not buying it this time. It's developer conference season, and we're hunting vaporware.
6/1/202243 minutes, 24 seconds
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467: No More Snake Mustaches

Soon there will be no shame in that snake game, the big trend that is not our friend, and Microsoft reinvents the widget.
5/25/202248 minutes, 37 seconds
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466: Luxury Emotional Manipulation

Why Mike feels like Heroku is in a failed state, what drove us crazy about Google I/O this year, how Chris botched something super important, and some serious Python love sprinkled throughout.
5/18/202251 minutes, 40 seconds
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465: Mike's Magic Mom

After solving a moral dilemma in our particular kind of way, Mike dishes on some ambitious plans that might kick off a new era of development for him.
5/11/202259 minutes, 47 seconds
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464: Our Cuban Car Moment

Mike shares a tale involving a comedy of errors, and we ponder a new reusable culture around tech.
5/4/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
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463: You Git What You Pay For

Mike battles the onslaught of yet another bout with the plague. At the same time, we react live to Elon buying Twitter, Gitlab kicking off some free accounts, and we discover Google and Apple are working together again to pull the rug on app developers.
4/27/202242 minutes, 47 seconds
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462: Account Suspenders

We get a bit gleeful over some choice tech monopoly hypocrisy and then spicy with our 18-month outlook.
4/20/202251 minutes, 54 seconds
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461: Easy for Schmidt to Say

We revel in the hypocrisy of big tech, share a few stories, and catch up with an old friend.
4/13/202237 minutes, 35 seconds
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460: Request Out of Time

We crack open the time capsule and see how our spicy takes hold up.
4/6/202259 minutes
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459: Revolution in Review

We just watched Revolution OS before the show, so we reflect on the audacity of their vision and the new revolution we see brewing.
3/30/202257 minutes, 58 seconds
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458: No Sideloading in this House

Apple enters full panic mode over sideloading, and our plan to push back against industry-wide consolidation kicks off.
3/23/202258 minutes, 42 seconds
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457: Rich Clownshow Services

Our take on big tech's return to office, AT&T's RCS boondoggle, and the concerning territory tech is racing towards.
3/16/202257 minutes, 44 seconds
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456: Linux CEO

We revisit one of the core theses of the show and expand on it in a new way, leading us to ponder just what a wild ride the next eight years are going to be.
3/9/202258 minutes, 37 seconds
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455: One Revision Away

Mike and Chris eat some crow as they change their tune on a recent spicy take. Plus, new details about Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard are just too juicy to ignore.
3/2/202250 minutes, 22 seconds
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454: No Quest for the Wicked

Mike has some huge news and busted wifi, Chris spent a weekend in the Metaverse, and why Microsoft has us both upset.
2/23/202245 minutes, 42 seconds
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453: International Boomer Marooners

After reminiscing about .Net's 20th birthday, Mike and Chris air IBM's hypocritically dirty laundry and marvel at Microsoft's 3D chess moves.
2/16/202248 minutes, 38 seconds
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452: Shockingly Pragmatic

Mike makes a shocking admission, and Chris wishes he had a time machine.
2/9/202254 minutes, 19 seconds
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451: The Trouble with Tablets

Microsoft's cold war with Apple is revealed in court filings this week, and Google thinks they've got the next hit on their hands, which sounds a lot like the old hit.
2/3/202247 minutes, 54 seconds
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450: MetaWave

The audience hits us in the face with some hard truths, and then we dig into Microsoft's fox-like moves to snatch up Activision Blizzard on "the cheap."
1/26/202246 minutes, 53 seconds
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449: Monetized Misery

Emboldened by his success, Mike takes a victory lap. Little does he know it's all virtual.
1/19/202248 minutes, 48 seconds
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448: Fakers and Takers

Was he justified? Our thoughts on the dev who corrupted libraries in NPM for millions of users with his political statement about free software. Plus how Google blew a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to control mobile messaging.
1/12/202252 minutes, 24 seconds
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447: All Roads Lead to Clippy

Mike has a significant moment of clarity and sets out on a new path for 2022. Meanwhile, Chris is just happy to be out of the woods.
1/5/202238 minutes, 29 seconds
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446: Blizzard Battery Battle

Mike finds a new normal and doubles down on what works. Chris meanwhile is stranded in the woods and is having a bit of a panic.
12/29/202138 minutes, 19 seconds
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445: Say No to Node

We're both impressed by Rails 7 and how an old foe got us down again.
12/22/202156 minutes, 52 seconds
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444: Mining the Logs

The broader software problem the Log4Shell vulnerability reveals, and the story of how Chris lit his Coder robe on fire... While wearing it.
12/15/202140 minutes, 50 seconds
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443: Reptilian Power Play

We peak in on one of the nastiest corporate moves in a while, and Chris has a big confession.
12/8/202148 minutes, 23 seconds
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442: Touched by the Bar

Mike visits Pallet Town and comes back with some SQLAlchemy performance wisdom to share. Meanwhile, struggling with a lack of performance, Chris has kicked the tires of his new M1 Max MacBook Pro and is ready to share his counter-narrative take on the new hardware.
12/1/202147 minutes, 52 seconds
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441: Dependency Derby

Are Linux devs getting upset with the Python community? We weigh in on a nuanced issue. Plus the mass-mod resignation over at Rust, and Mike's thoughts on setting up a dev environment on Windows 11.
11/24/202145 minutes, 1 second
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440: Just Say No to M1

We get some spicy emails, dig into why Mike just picked up another Linux laptop, and then share our real thoughts on Web3. Plus, how we met, and why the future is probably not so bright for Apple users long-term.
11/17/202138 minutes, 26 seconds
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439: Github NoPilot

Microsoft has a bunch of new goodies for developers, but Mike is becoming more and more concerned about an insidious new feature.
11/10/202159 minutes, 13 seconds
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438: The Oppenheimer Problem

After a little async Ruby chat and developer morality struggle, Chris explains how macOS Monterey has lapped Linux with a critical workstation feature.
11/3/202155 minutes, 9 seconds
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437: Microsoft War Stories

Chatting about the week's .NET news leads us into a blue-tinted tale of woe. When Microsoft taketh, they also giveth. But is it enough? Plus, which MacBooks we did or did not buy.
10/27/202148 minutes, 22 seconds
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436: The Diablo is in the Details

Why mastering your development environment can be a tricky feat, and a server outage brought to you by the late 1990s.
10/20/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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435: Ask Alice

Mike just launched the secret project he's been working on for months and shares all the details. And Chris has a surprise for the end of the show.
10/13/202159 minutes, 15 seconds
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434: Coding Gungan Style

It's final push time on a big project for Mike, but Chris is the one who is exhausted. Still we've got some new insights into testing and thoughts on an emerging category of developer. Plus, why the hermit developer is alive and well, some important feedback, and a Python tip.
10/7/202144 minutes, 11 seconds
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433: Falling for FastAPI

Mike's falling in love with FastAPI and gives us a hint at the next project he's building. Plus, our thoughts on employee machine monitoring and building a transition plan when you are ready to quit your job.
9/29/202146 minutes, 57 seconds
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432: That Time We Stepped In It

We’ve really had a week, one of those makes ya feel old kinda weeks.
9/22/202150 minutes, 26 seconds
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431: Success is not Illegal

The more you read into it, the worse it gets. At least we have new devices to keep us happy.
9/15/202152 minutes, 5 seconds
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430: Steamy PostgreSQL Shower

We are coming in hot, literally. It's a day of spicy takes.
9/8/202159 minutes, 57 seconds
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429: Apple Fools Everyone

Recent reports would have you believe Apple has made significant concessions to developers. Don't be fooled! We read between the lines and break down what is and what is not changing. Plus, some thoughts on environmental PCs and the question we hate the most.
9/1/202134 minutes, 34 seconds
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428: Epic's Receipts

Things are worse than we ever thought, but that doesn't prevent us from taking a victory lap. Plus, Chris levels up his Mac skillz and gets his MacBook Pro under control.
8/25/202152 minutes, 58 seconds
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427: Second-Class Desktop

Chris makes a big mistake on the road, and Mike drops some reality-based sage wisdom. But it's really all just a ruse to get you to email the show.
8/18/202139 minutes, 4 seconds
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426: The Thoughtful Triangle

Is there a secret motive behind Apple's announced plans to scan iMessage and iCloud Photo Library content? Plus how using a common SDK just cost Zoom $85M.
8/11/202138 minutes, 48 seconds
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425: Ruby in the Rough

Big promises are being made in Ruby land, Tech Crunch says Open Source is dead, and we have thoughts to share about both! We also discuss Google's Time Crystals. They have the power to fundamentally change our lives, but what the heck are they?
8/4/202146 minutes, 44 seconds
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424: Denial of DOS

Mike shares his adventures coding while riding Amtrak, Chris is trying to get DOS running while he still can, and many of you wrote in sharing your concern for GNOME.
7/28/202146 minutes, 49 seconds
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423: Dead Desktop Disco

Has Microsoft figured out a way to invalidate the GPL? We're skeptical. Plus, the Gnome project says the traditional desktop is dead, and extensions are niche. Do we agree?
7/21/202142 minutes, 23 seconds
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422: Don't Code in Bed

It seems AI isn't replacing developers just yet, and why we think you shouldn’t get too comfortable. Plus the almost impossible story of how Mike defeated another laptop.
7/14/202145 minutes, 7 seconds
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421: Misdirected Request

Has Google already started its decline? Our surprising take. Plus the trouble with Co-Pilot, and a lot more.
7/7/202134 minutes, 7 seconds
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420: You Can't Sideload Happiness

Mike's got some strong feels about his new system, and Chris spent a week with Windows 11. And that's not even scratching the surface. It's a wild one, with some hard truths, so buckle up.
7/1/202155 minutes, 28 seconds
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419: Authentication Timeout

Big Tech's punishment train has been en route for years, but now that it's almost arrived, are we getting onboard? Plus Mike's recent tech woes and Chris' special surprise waiting for him in the studio.
6/24/202143 minutes, 59 seconds
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418: I'm a Teapot

We get a bit skeptical about Stripe Identity, how it works, and precisely why we don't like some of their privacy trade-offs. Plus, a tool we're calling "game-changing" that probably makes anyone a master developer.
6/16/202143 minutes, 40 seconds
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417: Why Would Developers Care?

Our takes on the important bits from Apple's WWDC 2021 keynote and State of the Union. None of the fluff, just the stuff the mattered.
6/10/202151 minutes, 5 seconds
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416: Strange Voltron of Hell

Mike's unique take on the bold promises made at MS Build this year, and the one item he REALLY wants announced at WWDC next week. Plus a batch of your emails, a little proxy war, and more!
6/2/202153 minutes, 16 seconds
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415: Keyboard Kurious

We both fall for a new fancy keyboard; then we get philosophical about free software's never-ending quest to conquer mobile.
5/26/202154 minutes, 4 seconds
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414: Google I/NO

After Chris gets a reality check from Mike, the guys answer some emails and admit a cold hard truth. Plus our reaction to the creation of a Linux Subsystem for Mac.
5/19/202147 minutes, 50 seconds
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413: Painpoints to Profits

Chris struggles with his nature, while Mike shares some sage developer advice that everyone should hear before using a platform like AWS. Then we react, strongly, to Docker charging to skip updates.
5/12/202148 minutes, 28 seconds
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412: Context in Comprehension

From adventures in learning, a recipe for great collaborations, to creativity and problem-solving in tech. It's a deep dive chat with Wes Payne. Other topics include: one definition of Wes-work introvertedness and the subtle art of being agreeable strategies in brainstorming entropy and evolution of routines in creativity hammock time and meditation Buddhism and our mind's understanding of the world the importance of context in comprehension Note: Brent's chat with Wes originally aired as part of an excellent series of Brunchs (
5/6/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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411: The Misadventures of Mad Mikhail

Mike has a few stories to share, but more importantly a very hard lesson he's going to make damn sure you learn. And Chris has a breakthrough after spending the weekend with WSL's GUI Linux apps.
4/29/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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410: M1 has a Dirty Little Secret

Our thoughts on the hardware Apple announced this week, and if any of it is suitable for professional workloads. Plus your feedback, a few random stories, and more.
4/22/202155 minutes, 54 seconds
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409: Conflict

We visit an alternate reality where Epic wins in their fight against Apple, COBOL reigns supreme, and the halls of great Jedi Temple are lined with Object-C developers.
4/15/202152 minutes, 11 seconds
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408: Request Timeout

After a decade long fight, no one feels like a winner. Plus, the tail of an embarrassing switch gone wrong, and our thoughts on Oracle vs. Google finally coming to an end.
4/8/20211 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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407: Halls of Glowing Apples

Ruby has gone off the rails this week, and Wes is here to explain what’s happened. Plus emails into the show send Chris into a full Linux panic.
4/1/202155 minutes, 35 seconds
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406: Functional Sadism

Some sage developer wisdom is overshadowed by Mike's mad stonk game, while Chris worries Apple's secret M1 tricks charming Linux users.
3/25/202154 minutes, 50 seconds
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405: Method Not Allowed

Mike goes straight for the attack and hits Chris where it hurts, then it's problem-solving time.
3/18/202146 minutes, 6 seconds
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404: Not Found

Mike reveals his secret project to Chris, who has several probing questions.
3/11/202150 minutes, 31 seconds
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403: Forbidden

After we pine about the way things used to be, Mike shares why he is developing a fondness for C++.
3/4/202149 minutes, 38 seconds
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402: Payment Required

We open the robe and share some vintage career origin stories. And we save Mike's soul by answering a few emails.
2/25/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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401: Unauthorized

Mike crosses over to report back from the other side, and Chris is along for the ride.
2/18/202145 minutes, 29 seconds
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400: Bad Request

After reflecting on more than 8 years of the show, we get into solving problems and taking names. Plus a couple of special announcements, and some Hoopla we've just got to talk about.
2/11/202147 minutes, 56 seconds
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399: Better Living Through Bots

Microsoft is working on a bot that can deepfake you real good, and we have thoughts. Plus some insights into testing, and a special friend returns to the show.
2/4/202136 minutes, 21 seconds
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398: Testing the Test

The guys can't help but laugh when they hear the test tests one well-known online giant is testing. You might say they get a bit testy.
1/28/202136 minutes, 35 seconds
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397: Electron Ennui

Is performance the ultimate requirement? What amount of compromise are we comfortable with?
1/21/202155 minutes, 10 seconds
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396: Everyone Fools Around with Linux in College

Mike and Chris discuss the recent JetBrains FUD and ponder the impact of recent AWS policy enforcement. Plus a bunch of cool setups sent in by our audience.
1/14/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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395: 50 Shades of M1

Their lives change forever when they meet a handsome, tormented, laptop.
1/7/202151 minutes, 11 seconds
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394: SaaS is a Blast

Services and subscriptions get a bad wrap, so we flip the script and talk about the ones we're grateful to pay for.
12/31/202050 minutes, 24 seconds
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393: The Snake in the Room

Mike details his favorite python tools and his tricks for performance concerns. Plus a bunch of workspace improvement ideas, feedback, and more.
12/24/20201 hour, 7 minutes
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392: Seduced by The Snake

Mike recalls how he accidentally converted his development shop into a Python house, and Chris experiments with his Minimum Viable Robe.
12/17/202054 minutes, 40 seconds
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391: Coder In the Woods

Time to talk business, and Chris reveals his biggest mistake since going independent.
12/10/202035 minutes, 55 seconds
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390: The Gold Rust

After we geek out about keyboards, we answer some feedback and take a dip in the Rust lust.
12/3/202038 minutes, 32 seconds
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389: Smoked Laptops

Mike buys a laptop live on air while Chris worries about the turkey.
11/26/202050 minutes, 2 seconds
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388: MacOS Lincoler

The guys deploy their sage wisdom to answer your age-old questions and solve why the latest macOS is less appealing than ever to developers. Plus our thoughts on youtube-dl's return to GitHub.
11/19/202056 minutes, 10 seconds
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387: ARMed & Dangerous

Our first reactions to Apple's ARM event, how these new systems will impact developers, and if we're buying one.
11/12/202030 minutes, 23 seconds
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386: i386

Chris attempts a Lizard intervention and gets sucked into Mike's Green tinted data center paradise. Plus our thoughts on the Raspberry Pi 400, and Apple's secret weapon.
11/5/202057 minutes, 6 seconds
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385: Edging the Fox

Microsoft is making aggressive moves to court more and more developers. We put on our analyst hats and lay out the hard cold truth. Plus our trouble with Gnomes, your feedback, and martinis on the moon.
10/28/20201 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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384: Leaping Lizard People

It's confession hour on the podcast, and your hosts surprise each other with several twists and turns.
10/22/202053 minutes, 14 seconds
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383: Java Justice

We have a different take on the Oracle v. Google case that may usher in an API copyright doom! Or so they say... Plus we answer great feedback and chew on the future of Windows 10.
10/14/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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382: Hacktoberbust

We examine the deeper problems in Open Source development the recent Hacktoberfest drama has exposed. Plus some great feedback, failures to launch, and more.
10/6/202053 minutes, 7 seconds
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381: Flamewar Feedback Frenzy

We provoked quite a response and cover the feedback that puts us in our place. Then we dive into the wild era of text editor of yore and solve an age-old question.
10/1/202057 minutes, 50 seconds
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380: Developer Unfriendly

We get nerdy about Blueprints, and then wary about the future of software distribution. Pour a glass of milk and prepare for some hot takes!
9/24/202054 minutes, 3 seconds
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379: Neckbeards Get Shaved

Is it a Post-Open Source world now that the mega-clouds are here? We share our thoughts on this renewed idea. Plus, our reactions to Nvidia buying Arm, your feedback, and much more.
9/17/202056 minutes, 13 seconds
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378: Rust, Safe for Marketing

A special friend of the show joins us to discuss C++ in 2020 and the growing adoption of Rust. Plus feedback, a Python surprise and a little small business corner.
9/10/202056 minutes, 47 seconds
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377: An Epic Underdog

GitHub just made a major behind-the-scenes upgrade, and we chew on some of the impressive details. Plus, our thoughts on Epic vs. Apple, the larger story around device ownership, and a fun anecdote from running a small business.
9/3/202054 minutes, 35 seconds
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We reboot the show to capture Mike's love of coupons and update you on what we have been up to recently since the show's fake demise.
8/25/202044 minutes, 47 seconds
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375: The Grey Havens

We say goodbye to the show by taking a look back at a few of our favorite moments and reflect on how much has changed in the past seven years.
9/17/201933 minutes, 16 seconds
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374: Python's Long Tail

As Python 2's demise draws near we reflect on Python's popularity, the growing adoption of static typing, and why the Python 3 transition took so long. Plus Apple's audacious app store tactics, Google's troubles with Typescript, and more!
9/10/201933 minutes, 27 seconds
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373: Interactive Investigations

We debate the best way to package scripting language apps then explore interactive development and the importance of a good shell. Plus npm bans terminal ads, what comes after Rust, and why Mike hates macros.
9/3/201937 minutes
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372: Crystal Clear

We're back and going crazy about Crystal, a statically typed language that's as fast as C and as slick as ruby. Plus an update on Rails 6, Intel's growing adoption of Rust, and the challenge of making breaking changes.
8/27/201954 minutes, 1 second
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371: Absurd Abstractions

It’s a Coder Radio special all about abstraction. What it is, why we need it, and what to do when it leaks. Plus your feedback, Mike’s next language challenge, and a functional ruby pick.
8/20/201939 minutes, 22 seconds
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370: F'ing #

Things get heated when it’s time for Wes to check-in on Mike’s functional favorite, F#, and share his journey exploring modern .NET on Linux. Plus your feedback, combining ruby and rust, and the latest scandal with JEDI.
8/13/201944 minutes, 4 seconds
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369: Old Man Embraces Cloud

Chris finally gets excited about Docker just as Wes tells him it’s time to learn something new. Plus the state of browser extension development, the value of non-technical advice, and your feedback.
8/6/201949 minutes, 7 seconds
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368: Clojure Clash

Mike and Wes debate the merits and aesthetics of Clojure in this week's rowdy language check-in. Plus why everyone's talking about the sensitivity conjecture, speedy TLS with rust, and more!
7/30/201943 minutes, 36 seconds
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367: 10x Evilgineers

Mike rekindles his youthful love affair with Emacs and we debate what makes a "10x engineer". Plus the latest Play store revolt and some of your feedback.
7/23/201934 minutes, 43 seconds
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366: Functional First

It’s a Coder Radio special as Mike and Wes dive into functional programming in the real world and share their tips for applying FP techniques in any language.
7/16/201938 minutes, 53 seconds
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365: Objectively Old

Wes turns back the clock and explores the message passing mania of writing Objective-C without a Mac, and we wax-poetic about programming language history. Plus Mike gets real about the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and our take on the new MacBook keyboard leak.
7/9/201938 minutes, 7 seconds
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364: Gabbing About Go

Mike and Wes burrow into the concurrent world of Go and debate where it makes sense and where it may not. Plus gradual typing for Ruby, a new solution for Python packaging, and the real story behind Jony Ive's exit.
7/2/201948 minutes, 46 seconds
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363: Find Your Off-Ramp

We take on the issues of burnout, work communication culture, and keeping everything in balance. Plus Wes asks 'Why Not Kotlin' and breaks down where it fits in his toolbox.
6/25/201943 minutes, 26 seconds
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362: It Crashes Better

It's a Coder three-way as Chris checks-in with an eGPU update, and Mike shares his adventures with ReasonML. Plus the state of linux application packaging, and Chris' ultimate mobile workflow.
6/18/201956 minutes, 16 seconds
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361: ZEEEE Shell!

Apple is shaking up the foundations of UI development with SwiftUI and raising developer eyebrows with a new default shell on MacOS. Plus feedback with a FOSS dilemma and an update on our 7 languages challenge.
6/11/201935 minutes, 32 seconds
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360: Swift Kick In The UI

We react to Apple's big news at WWDC, check in with Mike's explorations of Elixir, and talk some TypeScript. Plus Mike's battles with fan noise, and why he's doubling down on the eGPU lifestyle.
6/4/201946 minutes, 11 seconds
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359: 7 Languages

Wes is back and Mike's got a few surprises in store, including a new view on Electron, a hot take on titles, and a programming challenge for the both of them. Plus when it's okay to lie to the compiler, what GitHub's Sponsors program means for open source, and your feedback.
5/28/201943 minutes, 44 seconds
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358: Batteries are Leaking

A strong argument against Python’s batteries included model exposes some bigger problems the community is struggling with. We chat about all of it. Plus lessons learned six years after a project, a new tool, and some feedback.
5/21/201946 minutes, 37 seconds
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357: 3 OSes 1 GPU

Microsoft catches Mike’s eye with WSL 2, Google gets everyone's attention with their new push for Kotlin, and we get a full eGPU report.
5/14/201947 minutes, 54 seconds
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356: Fear, Uncertainty, and .NET

.NET 5 has been announced and brings a new unified future to the platform. We dig in to Microsoft's plans and speculate about what they might mean for F#. Plus the value of manual testing, Visual Studio Code Remote, and Conway's Game of Life in Rust.
5/8/201934 minutes, 30 seconds
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355: F# Shill

Mike and Wes dive into Bosque, Microsoft’s new research language, and debate if it represents the future of programming languages, or if we should all just be using F#. Plus some Qt license clarity, a handy new Rust feature, and your feedback.
5/2/20191 hour, 45 seconds
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354: A Life of Learning

We celebrate the life of Erlang author Dr Joe Armstrong by remembering his many contributions to computer science and unique approach to lifelong learning. Plus some code to read, your feedback, and more!
4/25/201945 minutes, 34 seconds
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353: A Week with WSL

Mike's back with thoughts on his recent adventures with the Windows Subsystem for Linux and what it might mean for the future of Linux development. Plus the hurdles of working with an eGPU, why you should learn languages you might not use, and a neat pick for playing with HTTP.
4/17/201950 minutes, 7 seconds
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352: Self Driving Disaster

Mike’s away so Chris joins Wes to discuss running your workstation from RAM, the disappointing realities of self driving cars, and handling the ups and downs of critical feedback.
4/9/201950 minutes, 4 seconds
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351: Riding the Rails

Mike explores the state of Xamarin.Android development on Linux, and we talk frameworks versus libraries and what Rails got right. Plus adventures with rust on MacOS, your feedback, and more!
4/2/201938 minutes, 14 seconds
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350: Rusty Stadia

We debate Rust’s role as a replacement for C, and share our take on the future of gaming with Google's Stadia. Plus Objective-C's return to grace, Mike’s big bet on .NET, and more!
3/27/201942 minutes, 18 seconds
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349: Their Rules, Your Choice

We join the fight between Apple and Spotify, and debate the meaning of 'fair play' in the App Store and the browser wars. Plus some thoughts on the lessons learned from the 737 MAX, an Elastic Beanstalk PSA, and more!
3/19/201944 minutes, 38 seconds
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348: Dependency Dangers

Mike has salvaged a success story from the dumpster fire of the Google+ shutdown, and Wes shares his grief about brittle and repetitive unit tests. Plus Mike reviews the System76 Darter Pro, our tool of the week, and some fantastic audience feedback.
3/12/201940 minutes, 3 seconds
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347: Rusty Rubies

Mike breaks down what it takes to build a proper iOS build server, and leaves the familiar shallows of Debian for the open waters of openSUSE. Plus Wes’ reluctant ruby adventures and our pick to ease your javascript packaging woes.
3/5/201947 minutes, 21 seconds
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346: Serverless Squabbles

The three of us debate when to go full serverless, and if ditching servers is worth the cost. Plus the battle against the Cult of Swift gains new allies.
2/26/201945 minutes, 21 seconds
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345: F# Envy

The guys discuss the real last bastion of scratch your own itch, and debate the merits of recent C# functional programing fads that are transforming the language. Plus Mike’s swimming in hardware, and a new movement sweeping the web that starts right here.
2/19/201955 minutes, 37 seconds
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344: Cupertino's King Makers

The gangs all together and cover your poignant feedback right out of the gate. Then we jump into the psychological trap of freelancing, and imagine a world where app stores are a true level playing field. Plus some really fun picks, a bit of hoopla, and more.
2/12/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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343: Say My Functional Name

Mike breaks down the drama around nullable reference types in C# 8.0, and we debate what it means for the future of the language. Plus a fresh reminder of Apple's absolute App Store authority, and the state of Mike's relationship with the rust compiler.
2/5/201950 minutes, 3 seconds
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342: Webs Assemble!

Apple wades into controversy after filing some Swift-related patents and we explore WebAssembly and its implications for the open web. Plus the latest on Mike's road to Rust, some great feedback, and more!
1/29/201942 minutes, 30 seconds
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341: Too Late for Jenkins?

Mike and Wes are back to debate the state of developer tools and ask where Jenkins fits in 2019. Plus some some anger at Apple, and Mike reveals the latest language that's caught his eye.
1/23/201952 minutes, 24 seconds
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340: The Optional Option

Wes joins Mike for a special Coder. They share thoughts on the costs and benefits of Optionals in Swift, uncover Mike's secret love affair with F#, and debate the true value of serverless.
1/15/201957 minutes, 23 seconds
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339: One Week at a Time

Mike’s just had the talk, and now it's time to make some changes. Including admitting he was wrong about Swift. Plus we read some feedback, answer some questions, and destroy another computer.
1/7/201946 minutes, 47 seconds
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338: sleep(jesus);

Don’t call them resolutions, lets just call them reasonable goals. Mike and Chris share their plans for 2019’s ground work, and why every single thing is fair game.
1/1/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 23 seconds
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337: 2018's Deal Channels

The guys drink some Liquid Christmas Tree and reflect on the major trends of 2018, and the stuff they are preemptively freaking out about for 2019.
12/27/201851 minutes, 43 seconds
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336: It's The Culture Stupid

Chris is back from his trip to Denver to tour System76’s factory, and what he discovered while he was there was the last thing he was expecting.
12/18/201837 minutes, 43 seconds
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335: Everyone’s Going Chrome

Estimates can be a very tricky thing to get right, but they are vitally important. Peter Kretzman joins us to make it all a bit easier and clearer. Plus Chris thinks he knows why Microsoft is willing to kill off their Edge browser engine and switch it out for Chromium. But can he convince Mike? Special Guest: Peter Kretzman.
12/11/201843 minutes, 23 seconds
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334: Time Crisis

Mike and Chris don’t claim to have a time machine, but they still have a major problem to solve.
12/9/201858 minutes, 51 seconds
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333: Space Gray Handcuffs

iPad Pro is a great machine for people that don’t want to get too much work done. But ultimately this week’s episode is about the guys catching up after a long couple weeks apart.
11/27/201857 minutes, 27 seconds
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332: Before Coder

We answer how Chris and Mike started in independent contracting, and the lessons changes they’d make with some perspective of time. Plus System76’s new Thelio hardware looks great, but would the Mac Mini be the wiser purchase? The guys debate. And a tool of the week, some news, and more!
11/7/201854 minutes, 45 seconds
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331: Blue Is The New Red

We react to the news that IBM is buying Red Hat, cover some feedback that sets us straight, and are pleasantly surprised by Qt Design Studio.
10/30/201847 minutes, 41 seconds
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330: Vinny's Unit Tests

What’s the future of .NET? With .NET Core growing and the future of the orginal .NET seems uncertain. Chris and Mike suspect there is clear possibility. Plus a few more thoughts on Unit Testing, embedded productivity companion devices, and the hoopla of the week.
10/23/201853 minutes, 22 seconds
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329: OpenJDK or Death

Azure Sphere dev kits are shipping, and we take a look at the practicalities of getting setup to start developing. Then we clear some recent Java FUD, read some feedback, and share a few stories.
10/15/201846 minutes, 42 seconds
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328: In Testing We Trust

Mike makes his case for realism when it comes to automated testing, and a readjustment of expectations in the wider community. Plus the guys define what makes a “Dark Matter Developer”, and gauk at the possibility of this young hip upstart’s automated build pipeline, and share memories of large scale QA testing teams.
10/8/201854 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 327: Smoked Laptops

Mike is the extreme laptop killer, with a tale you’ll have to hear to believe. With only a few short hours left on a deadline, it was 24 hours of chaos. Plus we take a quick look at Mac in the Cloud, Microsoft’s new Azure service, a travel hack, and more.
10/1/201832 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 326: I'm a Stakeholder Now

After catching up the guys dig into the “why” Jupiter Broadcasting sold to Linux Academy, the big shift Chris is seeing, and why the timing was critical. Plus we respond to some emails, chat about GitHub’s future plans to sell talent, and Mike’s big announcement: Gryphon.
9/24/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 6 seconds
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Clojure Calisthenics

Wes joins Mike to discuss why .NET still makes sense, the latest antics from Fortnite, a brave new hope for JVM concurrency, and the mind-expanding benefits of trying a Lisp.
9/8/201845 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 324: Rage Against The Beer

Mike and Chris have a strong reaction to beer from Utah, and then get into the weeds around Mike’s new gear, the situation with Qt, and a few new tools they’ve recently found.
8/31/201847 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 323: Reacting to React Native

After digging into some feedback, we react to the big upset in the world of React Native. Plus some recent hoopla, a new way to get started contributing to open source, and more!
8/30/201841 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 322: Not so Qt

Mike's adventures with Qt land him on Windows 10 this week battling DLL hell. He shares the latest developments in his attempt to build his next app with Qt. Plus some feedback, thoughts on AMP, and why dynamic linking keeps Mike up at night.
8/14/201846 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 321: Qt & Me

Mike shares more first impressions of Qt, the surprising places we’ve found QML in the wild, and why or why not to use Qt. Plus we answer some questions, share some travel hacks, and discuss the top programing languages of 2018, as declared so by the IEEE.
8/7/20181 hour, 58 seconds
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Episode 320: The Big Bezos

Mike’s ordered a surprise new rig, Chris is getting particular, and do a first impressions of Qt Creator. Plus why we all need to pull back on the AI hype a bit, and more!
8/2/201836 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 319: Nadella Stamp

After we happily avoid the recent MacBook scandals, we deep dive into hardware for a bit.. And then pull it out with a overview of Microsoft Async/await pattern.
7/31/201831 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 318: Losing the Anaconda

We ruminate on Python’s founder stepping down, and ponder if it was inevitable. Plus the topic of hardware and software workflows is back in the news, and Instapaper goes independent. So why does that feel like a bad thing?
7/17/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 317: A Chat with Uno

The Uno platform recently got our attention, and Jérôme from the project joins us to explain a few things, and have a frank discussion about what they've gotten right, that others have missed. Plus your emails, a bit of hoopla, and more! Special Guest: Jérôme Laban.
7/11/201841 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 316: When Clouds Go Dark

Mike discovers a new open source project that promises a free UWP Bridge for iOS, Android and WebAssembly. We kick the tires and share our first thoughts. Plus a nasty software failure is striking down new iMac Pro's, and the 7 most cited reasons engineers quit.
7/5/201850 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 315: Chicken Farmers

Tech companies are taking over cities and becoming more powerful than some nations. Is there a moral stand developers inside these huge corporations should be taking? Or is the shift to a chicken farmer economy truly best for all? It's a very introspective edition of the Coder Radio show.
7/2/201859 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 314: Microsoft's Electron Future

Mike's got a dream, and it's a dream where Microsoft saves us from Electron. Now historically speaking, he's been wrong every single time. But this week we'll make the case why we all need to collective pull for his vision.
6/26/20181 hour, 44 seconds
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Episode 313: GitLab’s CEO

We chat with GitLab’s CEO and co-founder Sid Sijbrandij, about the GitLab model, the changes they’ve made since Microsoft purchased GitHub, his thoughts on that acquisition, and his compelling case for 100% remote work. Special Guest: Sid Sijbrandij.
6/15/201844 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 312: Git with Microsoft

Microsoft is buying GitHub, Apple just kicked off WWDC 2018, and we've got a packed show!
6/5/201852 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 311: Google AI For The Win

After a bit of CoffeeScript reminiscing we get down to data and design.And discuss why the bot market has collapsed, and how Google is running the table in AI. Plus a few classic Coder moments, feedback, and more.
5/28/201856 minutes, 41 seconds
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The future is JavaScript and Mike’s seen the way. Plus we answer a listener's questions about career changes, discuss the week’s hoopla, and share a cautionary tale.
5/21/201851 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 309: Best of Both Worlds

We get fired up about cloud lock-in, and attempt to find some common ground. But the overall framework for today's conversation is the important bits for developers from this years Microsoft Build and Google I/O events.
5/15/201845 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 308: The Nicheing Down Fallacy

Focusing on a niche can catastrophically backfire when the market shifts, and Mike goes into full reviewer mode this week. Plus fresh out of Build the guys share the initial impressions of Microsoft’s big event, discuss their growing fear of Amazon, and resources for learning .Net Core.
5/8/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 307: System.Evolution

Mike and Chris have a workflow hangover, hit rock bottom, and bounce back with a new understanding. Plus the creeping revelation that our future is embed.
5/3/201847 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 306: Progressive Webbie Things

The death of desktop apps has reached the next stage, but the long transition to WebAssembly is going to hurt, and why the crushing demand for good enough will force us all to live a life of "Progressive Webbie Things".
4/30/201851 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 305: Perpetual Beta Tester

We revisit IBM’s total dominance over the PC industry in the early 80s, how they got there, and how we can apply the IBM model to current events. Plus a batch of your feedback, and a defeated discussion about the state of all desktop operating systems and hardware kicked off by Apple’s taking our beer away.
4/16/201850 minutes
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Episode 304: No Bad Guys Only Survivors

What we can learn from Mike’s first business failing in 2014? Mike shares some necessary balance to today’s celebrity CEO “stories”. And we discuss how having naive expectations, avoiding conflict, and a lack of focus can sneak up on you and hurt your business. Also some tips on how to change your expectations, embrace conflict, and maybe even be a bit ruthless.
4/9/20181 hour, 39 seconds
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Weapons of Mass Data

What is focus for the software industry? And is focus always a good thing, or can it lead to tunnel vision? Plus we spend a bit more time saluting Sun Microsystems for their contribution to our industry. Plus some feedback, a bit of weekly Hoopla, and more!
4/2/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 302: Staring into Sun

Sun Microsystems was fertile ground for what might be the largest developer upset in ten years. We look back at some of the real innovations Sun brought us, discuss the latest developments in Oracle's suit against Google, and the massive shift Microsoft announced today. This is one of those episodes we’ll be referencing back to for quite a while.
3/29/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 301: Being David

Mike and Chris find themselves at similar forks in the road with their business. And they both share raw observations from the front lines of some hard choices. Plus some weekly Hoopla, listener questions, and more!
3/19/201850 minutes, 47 seconds
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Developers Rule the World | CR 300

It’s a special Coder Super show with big announcements and we look back at five years of Coder Radio. We have witnessed a massive shift of power. And it’s been happening right under developers noses. From the slowly won battle for control of the server, to Amazon’s to control over the Internet.
3/15/201856 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mike’s Wishlist | CR 299

Chris is on the road & Mike’s been reflecting. Plus we answer some of your questions, which snowball into some much larger discussions. Then Mike’s made a list & he’s checking it twice.
3/6/201843 minutes, 53 seconds
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Niche Busters | CR 298

Mike’s back from a conference in New York & to say he’s got a few things on his mind is putting it mildly. Strap in as we rip through myths, lies & salesmen.
3/3/201856 minutes, 1 second
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Lunch Break Coder | CR 297

Mike may have cracked the testing pitch, the harsh reason the Junior Developer is dying & a nice batch of audience questions and follow up. This week’s Coder Radio is just like mom’s cookin', but with a taste of Kotlin.
2/20/201857 minutes
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Chris Goes to Microsoft | CR 296

Why the hell did Microsoft open source PowerShell Core, .Net Core, Visual Studio Code? What could possibly be in it for them? Chris goes onsite to ask what’s been on everyone’s mind & figure out what their angle is. Plus the massive leaps Kotlin seems to be making, your questions, our answers & more!
2/13/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 19 seconds
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Green Fairies In Green Fields | CR 295

Mike's got a Greenfield project he’s fired up & a tale of woes to go along with it. Chris inspires a mini-revolt over the weekend & both the guys have some remarks for the week’s Hoopla.
2/6/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 26 seconds
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Escape Pod Machine | CR 294

A special live on location edition of the show, we talk new gear, workflows & how developers can turn a bad situation around.
1/30/201850 minutes, 9 seconds
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The PowerShell Play | CR 293

Mike and Chris review predictions from years past & check on how well they’ve aged. Plus we take a look at Microsoft’s big picture strategy with .Net & now PowerShell for every system.
1/23/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 17 seconds
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Lint or Lament | CR 292

Code linting is a way to increase code quality & Mike’s standardized his team on one tool. He shares what they’re doing, why they're doing it & the impact it has made. Plus the brutal life cycle of JavaScript, the exaggerated death of microservices & more!
1/17/20181 hour, 7 seconds
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Hey Google | CR 291

After a great batch of feedback we make some bold predictions for 2018, and it’s not your dad’s crystal ball this year.
1/9/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Last Coder | CR 290

Mike lays it all out for 2017 and makes the case that the small independent development model is fundamentally doomed. We spend the last Coder of the year being very honest about what hasn't worked in our businesses, about the limitations that life and circumstances put on us all & how we try to make the very best of the hand we’re dealt. It’s not a typical end of year episode, but it might be the most important.
1/1/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 58 seconds
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Apple Payday | CR 289

Mike’s spent a week with JavaScript, Apple has a big gift & that launching a new product glow. Plus Linux’s new fight, Amazon’s big wins & the things that have really gone to hell.
12/23/201756 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mike’s New Ride | CR 288

Microsoft makes one of their boldest moves into open source yet, Mike’s got new wheels and turns it into a chance to reflect on building for voice interfaces, Amazon’s got a new way for devs to make money & we continue to ponder the best ways to achieve CI bliss.
12/19/201746 minutes, 54 seconds
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You Need a Barb | CR 287

Mike shares some recent lessons he’s learned trying to scale his team, some tools they tried & the processes that have stuck. But first we kick it off with some of your feedback, a bit of Hoopla & wrap it up with a quick touch on hardware.
12/12/20171 hour, 1 minute
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Collateral User Damage | CR 286

A new breed of platform wars is brewing, and developers and users are on the losing side more than ever. Plus Mike updates us on his recent NYC trip, a batch of your feedback, an app pick & more!
12/9/201754 minutes
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Windows 10, The Best Linux Yet? | CR 285

After Mike’s big Black Friday hardware score the guys try out a little Windows 10 challenge for their workflow & walk away a bit humbled and surprised by the experience. But first Mike shares his late night session with JavaScript & the big change he’s making. Plus our pick of the week, some hoopla & more! Note: We keep making the audio better by the week. We make a switch mid-way in this episode to a new system we think sounds much better!
11/28/20171 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Popping WebAssembly Hype | CR 284

Mike gets real about the future of WebAssembly, discuss the team up of Amazon and Microsoft, the real cost of Javascript & the iOS revolt underway. Plus we share the open source projects we’re most thankful for this year.
11/21/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 43 seconds
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Back From the DevFest | CR 283

Mike’s back from DevFest Florida & shares something new he’s discovered, Kotlin takes a shot at Objective-C & now we can all code together, with Atom’s new trick. Note: There is some rough “skype audio” at times, we had to use a backup recording. Totally listenable still & should be better next week.
11/17/201742 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ice Age | CR 282

Mike makes the case that he and Chris are dying breeds from a bygone era that need to hunker down & prepare for the cold winter. Plus we respond to a batch of great feedback, chat some contested hoopla & wrap it all up with a bit of small business wisdom.
11/6/201752 minutes, 19 seconds
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Selling the FLOSS | CR 281

Mike and Chris begrudgingly accept the fundamental problem in sticking with boring and safe platforms, debate building a brand around FLOSS, get burned by Angular & reflect on some regrets in our business. Plus SQL’s new hype, some feedback & a project pick of the week!
10/31/20171 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Mike Was Right | CR 280

Mike walks us through Optionals & gives us a specific code example. Plus we launch a new segment long in the making, “Mike Was Right” & it’s a doozy!
10/24/201751 minutes, 53 seconds
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Evolving Software Development | CR 279

Kotlin seems to have a very strong future on Android & Mike and Chris debate the hype vs reality. Plus Mike review’s his new Galago Pro. Then the guys get rather excited by an astute breakdown of developer workflow breakdowns & what the next 20 years of software development methodologies might look like.
10/17/201755 minutes, 20 seconds
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A New Kit for Home | CR 278

After a ninja dance though some “Coder Hoopla” Chris has a go at convincing Mike he might be missing the next big app goldmine.
10/10/201750 minutes, 19 seconds
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Elixir of My Soul | CR 277

Wes is back to talk politics and Node.js. Plus, is it finally time to kill the Web? We discuss the purity of native development & the merits of the Web. Then Mike's got some top IT automation tips for managers, we explore concurrency, distributed systems & Elixir's secret sauce.
10/7/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 16 seconds
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Bite of the AR Apple | CR 276

Wes joins Mike to chat all things Apple. We discuss the surprising implications of the iPhone X, including the challenges of its new special shape & the exciting possibilities of ARKit. Plus, we debate FaceID and APFS, check in on HomeKit & search for the right level of abstraction for UI development.
10/5/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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Reacting To React | CR 275

While Chris is away Wes joins Mike to chat FOSS Burnout & the dark side of open source communities. Plus, we continue to react to React's recent license change, debate about the Virtual DOM & explain why React Native's license might be more important.
9/30/201755 minutes, 24 seconds
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No Love for Open Source | CR 274

What’s really the root cause of open source developer burnout? Plus an honest chat about Electron’s bad parts & Mike finally reveals his master plan. It’s a Coder quickie this week, with Mike back in Florida there is much to be done, including a little criticism of the iPhone X.
9/19/201736 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Hurricane of Feedback | CR 273

Mike takes refuge from Irma to respond to audience feedback & share some thoughts on future plans. Chris has some thoughts on hardware that will help you get more work done & neither of us are worrying about Bash on Windows.
9/12/201735 minutes, 38 seconds
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The State of Stateless | CR 272

Mike and Chris discuss the types of workloads that better suit Serverless Architecture systems like Lambda & when you should roll a server. Plus Mike has major hardware woes, makes a surprising move on air & Chris is left pontificating on the future of AR.
9/1/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Future is Serverless | CR 271

The serverless revolution is nigh, we discuss AWS Lambda and Azure Functions, rebuilding jbot, basing the business computers around Pop!_OS & more!
8/29/201757 minutes, 11 seconds
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Daily Stand Up Myth | CR 270

Mike busts the myth of the daily standup meeting & tracks it back to its origins. Then we play a little defense for Electron, share the mind of a PMO & wax on about TypeScript. Plus a little taste of Mike’s busy week, an update on Alice & Chris’ upcoming trip.
8/17/201749 minutes, 1 second
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Clustered Pi | CR 269

A special guest and creator of PiCluster joins us to discuss the open source Docker cluster management project. PiCluster is a bit of a community hit & seems to strike a great balance compared to other solutions. We’ll dig into the technologies they use and what it's all built on, what they love working with & thoughts about growing a community. Plus some of our personal projects that are brewing & more!
8/11/201737 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ask Alice | CR 268

Mike has a huge announcement towards the end of the show. Leading up to it we discuss the case against Kotlin, the next tech after Flash to die & the obvious reason Bots are going to be big.
8/3/201751 minutes, 53 seconds
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Skills to Pay the Bills | CR 267

We solve some problems, and then go down the rat hole of self hacking to increase work, productivity & our health. Then we gleefully watch as Coding Bootcamps begin to collapse & discuss the misleading metric that led them to their doom. Plus Mike shares some straightforward code that solved a very annoying problem.
7/27/201748 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mike the Botter | CR 266

Wes sits down with Mike to talk about Starbucks not-so-secret API, the state of the developer ecosystem & difficult challenges faced by FOSS vendors in the medical field. Plus some fantastic feedback, Mike's true feelings about Swift & a whole lot more!
7/21/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 31 seconds
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Rented Windows Theory | CR 265

Microsoft slips a little Windows 10 into your Office365 & we discuss the huge shift they just pulled off, plus a little real talk about growing pains and doldrums & the pains of over building a system. Plus your feedback & much more!
7/13/201753 minutes, 3 seconds
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Toxic Licensing | CR 264

Mike updates on spinning up his business in Florida, we debate limiting the use of the GPL & try to better understand the recent System76 Pop!_OS news. Plus the industry is going all in on AI & spending less and less on other types of research. Mike discusses the huge potential issue that could be facing developers down the road.
7/7/20171 hour, 4 minutes
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The Guilty Bug | CR 263

We ponder the ethical dilemma of a developer who has replaced himself with a bot, debate the possibility of ever making money from bots & have some tough love for Apple on the iPhone’s 10th anniversary. Plus discuss System76’s new Pop!OS & Mike’s adventures in Florida.
6/30/201757 minutes, 11 seconds
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Summer of GitHub | CR 262

We discuss the week’s developer hoopla & the beard joins us to share his insights. It's a fun episode with a range of topics, including the recent rush to GitHub by a number of open source projects.
6/23/201750 minutes, 53 seconds
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Basic Bot | CR 261

Mike shares some insights into building bots & a little sample code to get you started. Plus we discuss the week’s developer news & spend a bit of time on feedback.
6/15/201747 minutes, 34 seconds
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The WWDC17 Episode | CR 260

After Mike gets a few things off his chest, we dive into the most developer relevant announcements & news from Apple’s WWDC 2017.
6/9/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 12 seconds
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Hi-Tech Lady Tubes | CR 259

The open source model has won, we discuss the impact that’s having on the development industry. Plus Swift gets a little more interesting, & Chris is ready for his lady in a tube!
6/2/201756 minutes, 42 seconds
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Bad Process SIGKILLs | CR 258

The “process manager from hell” is driving our listener crazy! We have advice that’s a little unconventional. Then we discuss the slow demolition of the culture of youth taking place in tech, that could be shifting everything. Plus Microsoft’s huge Git commit, Quick Designer in Qt Creator 4.3 & some follow up on Kotlin.
5/26/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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Kotlin, Swiftly | CR 257

Mike argues you should go hybrid today & end up progressive tomorrow. The Docker reality & why Swift is a bit like Kotlin. Speaking of Kotlin we chat a bit about the Google I/O news, Project Treble, Xamarin’s Live Player & Mike’s new rig.
5/19/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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Legalize Math | CR 256

Getting fined for doing math without a license, Windows 10 S goes app store only, a Coder community project goes into production & Chris learns a hard lesson about his tools!
5/9/201751 minutes, 24 seconds
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Moby’s Logs | CR 255

After digging into some rather tempting Hoopla, Mike shares his clever solution to one of Docker’s bigger problems & manages to motivate Chris into trying it out during the show. Plus thoughts on continuing your coding education, stories of past exams gone wrong & more!
5/1/201744 minutes, 47 seconds
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Riding the Whale | CR 254

Mike is betting big on Docker, Angular has a new release, JavaScript is taking the lead & Uber is playing with fire. It’s a packed episode & wraps up with the bombshell that Mike is selling his new MacBook.
4/25/201754 minutes, 48 seconds
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4k of Sin | CR 253

Habitat promises full automation that travels with app. Basically it's a great way to have an extremely lightweight "environment + your app" (hence the name) that has everything you need except the OS or OS related bits. But is this a layer of abstraction too far for Mike? Plus the chronicles of one developer's journey of getting started with Open Source, some cool dark matter development Chris spotted at Dell & more!
4/17/201754 minutes, 56 seconds
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DysFunctional | CR 252

Wes from Linux Unplugged joins Mike to host a special edition of the show. They chat about the merits (or not!) of Electron, Mike’s week from hell & their true feelings about Javascript. Then they discuss Clojurescript, React Native, & the benefits of a more functional programming style. Plus Docker, Devops & of course the Beer of the Week!
4/14/20171 hour, 26 minutes, 41 seconds
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Roadshow Special | CR 251

Tune in for a special road edition of the show today! After Mike & Chris cover some feedback, they share their worst hire stories, eat some Apple crow & debate the end of the exodus. Plus Chris shares some surprisingly topical experiences from his Dell trip, Mike’s got a tool of the week & Jonny’s feeling the hero rage.
4/12/20171 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Captivated by Containers | CR 250

Mike’s got a new testing pipeline & he’s fired up and ready to go. He shares what might be a game changer for his business. Plus we discuss the damage done by “Coding Heroes”, the value of a namespace, a handy tool & more!
3/27/201750 minutes, 18 seconds
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Just Some Tools | CR 249

Mike’s new client has some strict requirements so we get very practical about the tools we use, compromises made & the line we won’t cross.
3/20/201750 minutes, 20 seconds
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Some WebAssembly Required | CR 248

We follow up on WebAssembly, it’s not just the future, it’s already here & it might be great! Plus C# 7’s release gets us thinking & Canonical’s got us ranting.
3/13/201757 minutes, 20 seconds
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Always Be Coding | CR 247

Why coding everyday makes a big difference for Mike & Chris reflects on keeping momentum to prevent project rot. Plus our first look at Java 9, hopes & fears of Web Assembly & more!
3/7/201759 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mozilla's Pocket Pick | CR 246

Our C++ alternatives quest for embedded continues, taking another look at Visual Studio Code, Mozilla’s big pockets & saving the web with Qt Quick. Plus Mike’s war story, great feedback & more!
2/28/20171 hour, 1 minute, 23 seconds
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Java Rusts Over | CR 245

Rust has a busy 2017 ahead of it, Mike ponders Java’s failure on small Internet of Things & searches for a C++ alternative, then dazzles us with the new gear he’s recently picked up.
2/20/201736 minutes, 45 seconds
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Still Playing Mono | CR 244

Mike reports back from his recent travels, we debate the renaissance .Net & solve all of future Mike’s problems.
2/14/201755 minutes, 8 seconds
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iPad Shrinkage | CR 243

The fear of productivity loss & the crazy things we do to avoid it, a sober look at the tablet market for developers, GitLab’s recent disaster & we bring it all home with a little time travel.
2/6/201754 minutes, 47 seconds
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Cowboy Code | Coder Radio 242

The tools we use to do the job, Microservices Gone Wrong, the real problem with TypeScript & more!
2/2/201753 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tricks of the Trade | CR 241

Your emails this week get us discussing & sharing some really hard learned lessons & insights. Plus Mike spends the weekend preparing to shame Chris & shares a favorite book pick
1/23/201736 minutes, 25 seconds
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Disillusioned NixBeards | CR 240

Mike and Chris start things off with some traditional feedback, get into some Dart discussion & then get into the hardware throw down.
1/17/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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Living in a Clamshell | CR 239

After we answer some audience feedback and chat about the week’s Hoopla & a fresh batch of Coder Radio 2017 predictions!
1/10/201750 minutes, 30 seconds
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Undockered | CR 238

Mike’s got three wishes for the new year, Chris has a new Echo Dot & Google has partnerships to put Assistant in your TV. Plus why Mike got rid of his office, GitHub’s near term future & how terrible code gets written by sane people.
1/5/201743 minutes, 37 seconds
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Shuffling Code | CR 237

We've given the guys the week off after a year of hard work, so in this episode we'll take a look back at a series of events where the guys ended up realigning their opinions. From hybrid vs native apps & developing on linux to Pokémon & Bots, a lot changed in 2016. So sit back, grab a nice warm beverage & enjoy the show!
12/26/20163 hours, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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Refactoring 2016 | CR 236

We reflect on the trainwreck that was 2016 & what might be emerging in 2017 as a real market opportunity. It's our last live show of the year, so we throw out the rules!
12/19/201651 minutes, 32 seconds
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Okay Google, Take Over the World | CR 235

Mike reviews his Google Home and we discuss Google Actions, Fitbit buying Pebble & the usefulness of some of these products. Plus Mike adopts a new philosophy about remote workers!
12/13/201652 minutes, 24 seconds
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Legend Of The Snow Leopard | CR 234

Mike shares his swift migration pain from over the weekend & opens up a bar in the office in honor of his new Google Home.
12/6/201652 minutes, 19 seconds
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Stalker Box | CR 233

Mike reviews the state of hybrid development in the last days of 2016 & chat about his new Google Home and what he’s looking forward to testing. Plus a quick chat about ethics in coding.
11/28/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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Minimal Functional Product | CR 232

Mike is back from vacation has somethings on his mind he shares this week. Hardware follow up, customer management for devs, book recommendations & more!
11/22/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Scrum Burger | CR 231

We ponder why Docker is a dumpster fire, doubt Samsung’s new Ai Bot platform, discover Botkit & discuss killing the Scrum.
11/14/201648 minutes, 55 seconds
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Microsoft’s Public Shame | CR 230

Ballmer is trying to pin it all on Bill, MacBook follow up & Lemur struggles.
11/8/201658 minutes, 57 seconds
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Old Men Yell at Macbooks | CR 229

Let's get real about the tools we use this week.
10/31/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Lemur Eats an Apple | CR 228

Mike betting on server side bots & AI, making the big jump from the MacBook to a System76 Lemur running Linux. We talk about the platform development opportunities for a small shop. Plus how to design APIs that don’t suck & more!
10/24/201656 minutes, 17 seconds
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Everybody's Keyboard Fighting | CR 227

The Dash debacle gets the full Coder this week & Mike’s got a new sweet keyboard he tells us all about. Plus how it feels to learn Javascript in a React world & more!
10/17/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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Coder Profiling | CR 226

We flunk and debunk the Joel test, and ponder the long tail of coder interviews gone wrong, Apple's removal of Dash, KDevelop on windows & more!
10/10/201645 minutes, 8 seconds
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The ROI of Things | CR 225

Mike & Chris share hard earned lessons for the first time about the expected value in the effort we put into our various next great ideas, marketing, attending conferences & whatever “networking” is suppose to be.
10/3/201659 minutes, 52 seconds
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Vaporware on the Server | CR 224

The growing case for Swift on the server & Java 8’s underplayed success are the two main topics this week. We also discuss Dart on Android & some platform fundamentals with renewed vigor!
9/26/201648 minutes, 38 seconds
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Get Swifty | CR 223

Mike & Chris travel interdimensionally to discuss the pressure to get Swifty, marvel at, witness the fall of Eclipse & the rise of Microsoft. Plus our super quick take on the iPhone 7 & more!
9/19/201652 minutes, 11 seconds
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Rusty Support | CR 222

The world's most egregious gadget sin is committed, why Mike still wants Star Trek gadgets, a Rust divorce, learning the fragile state of state & more!
9/12/201654 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bag of jQuery | CR 221

The guys daydream about making the perfect developer platform, follow up a bit on Android N & grouse about Mike’s new Note getting recalled. Plus some of our speculation about the September 7th Apple event, what old unmaintained code says about you & clearing the air on Angular v2.
9/5/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 54 seconds
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Docker Dumpster Fire | CR 220

Docker quality appears to be getting worse, Mike & Chris analyze the mystery of Docker’s decline & likely causes. Plus we discuss the possibility of an AI monopoly, moving fasting & looking for a web-framework matchmaker.
8/29/201657 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dollar Store Quality | CR 219

Mike and Chris share their experiences with selling yourself just enough to get your foot in the door. Is productizing yourself and your work is worth feeling a little slimy? Plus Microsoft’s move in open sourcing PowerShell, the fixed bid scam & more!
8/22/201650 minutes, 27 seconds
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Agile Scapegoat | CR 218

Fresh off new Agile courses Mike shares what he feels might be his core problems with Agile software development. Our thoughts on software quality in general, the big slack problem & more!
8/16/20161 hour, 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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Botpocalypse Now | CR 217

Special guest Ryan Sipes from Mycroft joins us to discuss his ambitious projects & fulfilling the mission of an open source project. Plus our thoughts on the impending Bot revolution, the “Internet of APIs” it all depends on & the massive shift that bots could cause in the industry. We start it all off with a new Coding Challenge!
8/9/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mismatch Patterns in Productivity | CR 216

Mike & Chris rip up the thinking behind iPad-only is the new desktop Linux mantra, discuss the date of LaunchKit, announce a new coding challenge & much more!
8/1/201638 minutes, 7 seconds
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Real Life on the Ratel | CR 215

Mike shares his recent Linux switch experience & why he thinks it might stick this time. We chew on Verizon buying Yahoo & the grief Marissa Mayer is getting. Plus we congratulate the winner of last week’s challenge & announce the next one!
7/25/201651 minutes, 6 seconds
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Make Coding Great Again | CR 214

Mike reflects on some critical feedback, shares impressions of his new Linux PC, we announce the new Coding Challenge & more!
7/19/201652 minutes, 33 seconds
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PokéCode | CR 213

Nintendo has a hit on their hands, is this a game changer for the company? Mike & Chris discuss the big picture ramifications of Pokémon GO. Plus beer brewed by bots, our thoughts on Java EE, Spring Boot & getting PHP to really do what you want.
7/12/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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Derailing Java | CR 212

This week Noah steps in to host while Chris is out and cover Rails 5, Oracle’s suspicious silence around Java EE, talk about mike’s latest linux adventure, give some freelancing advice & more!
7/5/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ai Theater | CR 211

What is Machine Learning? How are companies & developers using it? We discuss that, the major approaches in the market & Apple’s use of Differential Privacy. Plus Mike’s new Linux desktop, some feedback & a lot more!
6/27/201655 minutes, 49 seconds
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Productivity Theater | CR 210

It’s death by a thousand scrums this week & then admit there may be some value in frequent project communication. Then we start the machine learning discussion, talk a little Android N & more!
6/21/201647 minutes, 54 seconds
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WWDC Hypercap | CR 209

We start with some developer news of the week, then dig into the best bits from WWDC. Plus Mike shares his thoughts on some new hardware & the guys discuss the mystery of differential privacy.
6/14/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 14 seconds
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Fair-use Frustrations | CR 208

Mike & Chris have very different opinions on how interview tests should be conducted & this week they try to come to some common ground. Plus the real reasons to develop software on Linux are not the ones often cited, bit more on Google’s fair use & the master plan to get Mike to move to the west coast.
6/7/201645 minutes, 33 seconds
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AGILE: Too Big to Fail | CR 207

Mike shares a humbling war story, then we dig into the great “Android Instant App Conspiracy”, the announcement that destroyed the .Net ecosystem & the poverty trap of software development. Plus some closing thoughts on Google vs Oracle, a neat tool of the week & a special holiday bonus extended laid back chat!
5/31/20161 hour, 35 minutes, 10 seconds
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Fat Bottom APIs | CR 206

We dig through the relevant bits of Google I/O, the possible anti-web move Instant Apps represent, no Kotlin & big improvements we’re excited about. Plus Mike’s take on Android Studio 2.2 & Chris’ take on what we’re all calling “services”.
5/23/20161 hour, 58 seconds
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Git off the Rails | CR 205

Github’s new pricing has a bit of a catch, Rob Robinson says Rails is yesterday’s software in light of Swift & GO. Which we simply have to talk about. Then we jump in our time machine and dazzle you with our new term predictions & more!
5/16/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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Revenge of the Swift | CR 204

In a podcast far far away, you asked for it & this week we delivered. It’s code review time, with a twist! Plus the FUD seems strong with the second Oracle v Google trial, we attempting to do some busting, Dropbox falling back to reality & 30 years later why we still love QBasic.
5/9/201650 minutes, 14 seconds
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Go Go Golang | CR 203

A little reflective & contemplative after a successful human forking, our hosts reflect on a well stated OO vs Functional rant, the bot frameworks that impress & the surprisingly great use case for Go. Plus the 800 pound snake in the room, a quick Linux switch update for Mike & more!
5/2/201655 minutes, 7 seconds
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GO Swift Yourself | CR 202

Could Google be about to make a major shake up in future development for Android? We discuss the scuttlebut about Swift on Android. Plus Mike’s new mobile rig & Noah from the Linux Action Show joins for Mike’s update on his Linux Adventure & Mike gets the hard sell.
4/26/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tough Market | CR 201

In this episode, Noah joins Chris to talk about the whole hiring process & experiences they've had while also taking a look back into the past of the show to some of the more interesting topics on the matter.
4/18/20161 hour, 25 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bot Your Life | CR 200

Has the whole world gotten hot for bots? Slack’s recent $3.8B & Microsoft’s new Bot SDK suggests there is serious interest there. Mike and Chris share their thoughts & ask what makes a bot…. A bot? Plus the surprising math that makes us shed a tear, feedback & more!
4/11/201641 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Good Xamaritan | CR 199

Fresh off Build 2016, we talk about everything from free Xamarian, Bash on Windows & the changing case for .NET. Plus Mike shares some assumption smashing news & much more!
4/4/201652 minutes, 18 seconds
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Brave New Code | CR 198

Is Google dumping to compete with Nuance as they prepare to unleash their voice API to developers for free? Mike updates us on his Linux switch adventure, his new toy & a couple of important PSAs. Plus feedback & more!
3/28/20161 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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Rails Crazies React | CR 197

We discuss Mike’s general thoughts on ReactJS, the NY bill that would provide a tax credit for open source contributions & the interesting details in developer data. Plus some real talk about your real value, what no indie developer wants to hear about the App Store & more!
3/21/20161 hour, 2 seconds
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Hybrid Hijinks | CR 196

Whenever we discuss Hybrid development, a big elephant is sitting in the room. This week, we give this elephant the mic. Then, reflecting on a recent Android development project, the guys discuss the sticky side of Frames. Plus an update on Mike's Ubuntu experiment & more!
3/14/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Xamarin Hand | CR 195

We break down what we see as the top motivations, the big competitive move & what Microsoft is really saying about Android with their Xamarin acquisition. Plus during the show Microsoft releases SQL server for Linux & we discuss how it all fits together in a larger plan.
3/8/20161 hour, 9 seconds
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Xamarin through the Ages | CR 194

Mike couldn't make it this week, so we decided that with Microsoft purchasing Xamarin that this would be the perfect time to take a glance back on our coverage of Xamarin & look at how they have come to their current situation
3/1/20161 hour, 31 minutes, 29 seconds
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Big Blue's Swift Move | CR 193

Mike shares his adventures in Ubuntu land this week, after a MacBook disaster. Then we discuss the implications of IBM backing Swift on their cloud. Plus some feedback, code as speech, and more!
2/22/20161 hour, 12 minutes, 51 seconds
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Post Apocalyptic Linux Desktop | CR 192

Mike and Chris talk about bombing job interviews, picking the right Android device for development, writing code that’s easy to delete & Mike shares an Ubuntu update! Plus… Has the show forgotten about VR? A new device from Mattel might change our tune, some feedback & much more!
2/15/20161 hour, 26 minutes, 48 seconds
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Parsing Your Options | CR 191

Something is rotten at GitHub. We discuss the big problem they're facing & why for most of us, we already have a backup plan. Plus why Project Rider might get you excited & how the Parse shutdown is hitting Mike.
2/8/201638 minutes, 17 seconds
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Death of the Freelancer | CR 190

A brutally honest episode. Mike and Chris air some hard learned lessons, toss out the episode playbook & tell it like it is!
2/1/201650 minutes, 30 seconds
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I'm OOPting Out | CR 189

We discuss a compelling case against Object-Oriented programming, is it truly all bad? Plus the cold chills the new Rails Doctrine gives us, the worrying long-term ramifications of progress over stability & convention vs configuration strategy. Plus a chat about the market position of Jetbrains’ AppCode, blaming Java & unplanning your work and travels.
1/26/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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Linux: Bug or Feature? | CR 188

Ang and Mike discuss business operational tools, practices & common issues, how Ang got her kids started on computers, good languages to get started with & she makes a pretty poignant comment about Linux. Mike discusses TarDisk & whether or not he recommends it & more!
1/19/201648 minutes, 10 seconds
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Slacking while Coding | CR 187

Is the age of Apps finally coming to an end? Data points to yes & we discuss how platforms like Slack might offer more potential. Then, more web developers are switching to Linux, is this the start of a trend? Plus what caught our attention in the new iOS release, and interesting projects Google has in store for 2016.
1/11/201652 minutes, 50 seconds
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Decision 2016: Native vs Hybrid | CR 186

Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete? The new generation of hybrid apps aren't your grandparents solution to code once, run everywhere. Plus why Swift is going to be big on Linux in 2016, Google has a thing with openJDK & much more!
1/4/201655 minutes, 6 seconds
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Predictive Coder | CR 185

When you look back at the year, a few really big things jump out for developers. Mike & Chris discuss the trends that seem to have really mattered, then debate about how things might change in 2016.
12/28/20151 hour, 8 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mike’s Big Year | CR 184

As we gear up for our end of year episode, we look back at a few moments in 2015 that we loved. From big news, new directions & industry trends that reflected into our personal lives. It’s a very special edition of Coder Radio!
12/21/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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Android Instability | CR 183

The Pixel C is the perfect example of a compromised device, caused in large part, by Google’s Strategy Tax. This week we debate if this is the underlying reason tablet apps are so far behind on Android, what Mike’s plans are as an Android developer & why the long-term picture might look rosy. Plus the Jar Jar true Sith Master mega theory comes to light, some iPad Pro follow up, the missed Mameo opportunity, the hard reality of the “pro tablet” market & more!
12/15/20151 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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Open Season on Swift | CR 182

Ballmer calls out Microsoft’s bogus revenue numbers over Azure, & we expand on his point to discuss an overall trend towards “hero CEOs”. But the majority of our discussion this week is around the open sourcing of Swift, what Apple got really right & what areas still really need improvement. Plus the real possibility of replacing your laptop with a large tablet, starting your first app the “easy way” vs the “hard way" & more!
12/8/20151 hour, 14 minutes, 23 seconds
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Code a Little Deeper | CR 181

Mike shares his open source picks for 2015 & why they are a real game changer for him. Then we read through a few submissions by the audience & then discuss Microsoft’s huge new PowerApps initiative. Plus some feedback that cuts deep & more!
11/30/201553 minutes, 36 seconds
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Barkeep, Ionic, Please | CR 180

Mike has a big announcement & shares his insights for discovering an underserved niche and creating software for people most of us never considered. Plus why Chris is a bit offended by the idea of Swift on the server, Microsoft delivers on the open source goods & a few quick gift ideas for anyone who wants to focus.
11/23/201554 minutes, 41 seconds
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I Came, I Saw, Ionic | CR 179

Microsoft kills a major Windows development initiative & becomes one of the top contributors to Go. Mike has a new love & gets a bit ironic about Ionic. He explains why this framework just might be his new home. Plus some great feedback & we bask in the dawn of the age of utility.
11/16/201558 minutes, 52 seconds
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Windows XP of the Net | CR 178

Is open source software immoral in some market conditions? The guys debate. Plus Google’s impressive new open source project, standing while you work is going out of style & how to adapt to the changing need of your users gracefully. Plus is open source on the verge of being outlawed by the TPP? And a few of your great thoughts on Offshoring vs Onshoring.
11/9/201553 minutes, 33 seconds
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Coder Puppy Mills | CR 177

Mike & Chris discuss the hard problem of identifying opportunity costs vs staying flexible and cheap, why making communication a priority is almost never a priority & the numbers suggest coding bootcamps are growing like crazy… But is that a good thing? Plus when to ship, and why testing can really make Mike testy, your feedback & more!
11/3/20151 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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Material Matters | CR 176

The guys admit there is a growing amount of evidence pointing to going your own way, regardless of the design vision of the platform. What the Linux desktop has finally gotten right, why Mike is ready to can his wearable project. Plus a Android BuildConfig pro tip, feedback & more!
10/26/20151 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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What The Zuck! | CR 175

Well known developers are trying out risky and bold methods to fund future development, but are they really all that practical? We debate. A massively popular app is using a dirty trick to stay in the background and consume battery. We ponder why it hasn’t been shut down already & more!
10/19/201540 minutes, 10 seconds
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Below the Surface | CR 174

The cultural challenges of living too far out of a “tech hotzone” hit home today. We discuss the recent revelations both of us have had. And our reactions and lessons learned from LastPass selling, if Microsoft has nailed convergence & the practicality of the Surface Book. Plus a quick chat about Chef & other automation platforms great for developers & more!
10/12/201556 minutes, 19 seconds
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Sun Setting on Java | CR 173

A really simple mistake that many of us have made in the past, led to the Patreon hack. We discuss the situation & the bigger picture. Plus our take on the rumors that Oracle is planning the “obsolescence” of Java.
10/6/201552 minutes, 22 seconds
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Advertising Cold War | CR 172

Mike and Chris discuss malware getting injected into unsuspecting developers apps. Then the advertising cold war that’s brewing, how it impacts users, content creators & developers. Also our top three must haves before you sign any development work contract.
9/29/201548 minutes, 35 seconds
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Coder Craftsmen | CR 171

Mike shares his excitement for Ionic, an advanced HTML5 hybrid mobile app Framework. Then Chris asks if the tools used to make the product, as long as the end result is good, really matter?
9/19/201555 minutes, 40 seconds
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Apple Strokes The Tip | CR 170

Is the new iPad a capable developer machine? We discuss 3D Touch, the impact on developers, the release of the iPad Pro & some quick tips for finding a local development job.
9/14/201548 minutes, 1 second
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Subscription Lock-in | CR 169

With Mike’s move to Florida in progress he joins us via phone for a run through of the major JetBrains subscription hoopla, transitioning from a tester to a developer & that big poaching scandal comes to an expensive close!
9/4/201533 minutes, 43 seconds
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Template Driven Design | CR 168

Is Amazon another paradise of brogrammer culture? We have reason to suspect the recent reports may be overblown. Then meet Gigster, the VC backed service that wants to commoditize development.
8/24/201548 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Price Isn't Right | CR 167

Developers are excited by Google’s announcement that Android will support Vulkan. We explain what Vulkan is, the issues developers face around openGL, & why Mike is a bit skeptical. Plus market data suggest we’ve reached peak iPad & tablets are not selling. Is it worth creating anything but consumption based apps for tablets? We’ll debate. Plus some audience submitted topics, Apple’s 30% cut, feedback & more!
8/14/201546 minutes, 24 seconds
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Hamburger Non-Helper | CR 166

The big debate over today’s biggest UI compromise comes to life, Microsoft open sources its iOS-apps-on-Windows compatibility layer, the process of evaluating a new language, plus a book recommendation & more!
8/10/201544 minutes, 48 seconds
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.Net or .Not? | CR 165

Still smarting from his burn, Mike shares his hard learned lessons after flying too close to the sun. What really pushes us to move to the next big thing & becoming and staying employable by focusing on the right market.
8/3/20151 hour, 5 minutes, 31 seconds
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Conditional Swift Justice | CR 164

Mike argues why the web is the default platform of the future, we debate if third party mobile platforms should be written off, first impressions of the Ionic Framework & Chris has a few surprises to announce. Plus our advice on leaving .Net, our response to ignoring the Pebble & why a slightly functional world isn't a bad thing.
7/27/201559 minutes, 45 seconds
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Proprietary Stress Management | CR 163

A special edition of Coder Radio that dives into the darker side of start ups, the practicality of building super portable apps, the wear advantage & NASA’s top 10 coding commandments. Plus Noah from the Linux Action Show joins us, we cover some great feedback & more!
7/21/201557 minutes, 53 seconds
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Wandering in the Woods | CR 162

We look at the tough spot developers are finding themselves in, the huge changes in backend infrastructure over the years, some Swift surprises & the big topics Mike’s been chewing on during his “down time”.
7/13/201540 minutes, 54 seconds
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Good Guy Mike | CR 161

Mike is recovering from a weekend you wouldn't believe. Plus we revisit the web vs native topic with a vengeance & discuss the sun-setting of ActiveX.
7/6/201553 minutes, 38 seconds
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Developer Commodity | CR 160

How willing is Apple to leverage it’s developers to make a public statement? We look at the response to the confederate flag pullings & we debate if any gatekeeper puts developers best interests first. Plus was the perfect laptop built a decade ago, your feedback & more!
6/29/201552 minutes, 39 seconds
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Hipster Tendencies | CR 159

Mike makes the case for Chris’ slide into hipsterhood & Chris responds in kind. Between those hijinks the guys discuss the massive LLVM advantage Apple is leveraging that nobody is talking about. Plus we reflect on the most important skill in software development, read some emails & more!
6/22/201551 minutes, 59 seconds
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Privileged Programmers | CR 158

Mike and Chris share their totally different perspective on the recent Yelp developer’s public exodus & discuss the big new industry trend developers need to take advantage of. Then after 158 episodes, Mike’s mission in life is realized during our feedback segment.
6/15/201559 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ahoy, El Capitan! | CR 157

We recap and also compare & contrast WWDC 2015 with Google I/O 2015. Which new platform features stand out, which miss the target & what will really move the needle this year. Plus a quick update on Mike’s new company, Chris’ wear inspired surprise & more!
6/8/201550 minutes, 32 seconds
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You're Gitting it Wrong | CR 156

Mike takes a victory lap as we discuss the big announcements from Google I/O. Then we get into a heated discussion around how GitHub should be used vs how most people use it. Plus some great feedback, Mike & Chris share some bold predictions & more!
6/2/201550 minutes, 11 seconds
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Google's Brillo Pad | CR 155

Google may be planning to scrub the grime away from the Internet of Things devices with a new operating system designed for low resources in mind. We debate what Google’s rumored Brillo OS would look like & the impact it could have on Canonicals big plans for Ubuntu Snappy. Plus Mike ponders switching to BSD, Google Play services in a library & GBA games in your browser.
5/25/201557 minutes, 59 seconds
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Chrome Took My Memory! | CR 154

Mike shares his recent experience developing Chrome apps & we debate if Chrome platform tax is costing users a decent browser. Is Chrome becoming the next Windows? Plus what we’d like to see announced next for Android and iOS & the big problems those features would solve for developers.
5/22/20151 hour, 18 minutes, 42 seconds
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Bearded Buzzwords | CR 153

Electron could be the Adobe Air we all hoped for. At least Microsoft, Github, Docker, and others think so. But is it all hype? We debate Electron’s potential, and review Visual Studio Code which is built on-top of Electron. Has Agile become a failure? We discuss what can lead to a failed Agile development implementation, and some secrets to success.
5/12/20151 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Open Pivot | CR 152

Mike and Chris reflect on Microsoft’s Build 2015 conference & discuss the undeniable shift to open industry wide. Mike also announces his new business with a focus on open source. Plus we discuss Visual Studio Code a bit, bad app ports, new ways for developers to make money & more!
5/4/201552 minutes
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Compromising Virtual Clouds | CR 151

Is Microsoft confusing the container market & blowing the implementation? Plus Apple gets caught rejecting Pebble compatible apps, we may have finally found the perfect Linux dev laptop & much more!
4/28/20151 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Interview Gauntlets of Pain | CR 150

Mike's thinking about making the big switch, a J.O.B., but the interview process has been a nightmare. He shares his perspective after sitting out of the race for a while. Plus how Google convinced their engineers to become managers, your feedback & more!
4/20/201542 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Sociopath Code | CR 149

We discuss the top stories submitted by the audience this week. From the ultimate bridge burn to Stack Overflow’s developer survey & being ok with a little sociopathy.
4/13/201549 minutes, 56 seconds
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Magical Contract Bids | CR 148

Mike had a dream & that dream didn’t work out. Today we discuss how fixed contracts lead to fixed death & with perfect hindsight we debate what we might have done differently. Plus some great feedback, a little nostalgia & more!
4/6/20151 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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The Sonic Philosophy | CR 147

Transitions in life comes in many forms, work, relationships, gadgets. How we deal with the process of transition is key & why we shouldn't be anxious about a transition, even if it’s a difficult one. Plus a bit about GitHub’s ongoing DDoS, switching from PHP to Ruby & a new contender for the perfect Linux dev rig.
3/30/201558 minutes, 8 seconds
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Open Source as a Trap | CR 146

It’s a special open mic edition of Coder Radio. We discuss the complex reasons behind Microsoft’s choice to open source MSBuild, the quest for the perfect Linux laptop continues & why, oh why, oh why HTML5 has a place. Plus emails & more!
3/23/201552 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why Mike's Disgusted by Android | CR 145

Chris shares what he’s loving about Android from a users perspective & Mike goes into what is driving him crazy from a developer's standpoint. Plus redefining DevOps, starting a multi-user database & more!
3/16/201558 minutes, 21 seconds
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Apple Future vs Pebble Past | CR 144

We revisit some of the audience's favorite editors, then discuss the reality of terrible engineers. Then Chris spends the weekend with a smartwatch & believes he’s discovered their purpose. We examine the audience for smartwatch apps in light of the Apple Watch announcement today.
3/9/20151 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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Not My Problem | CR 143

The guys picture working a 9-5 job. If the security of a 9-5 paycheck is a myth, is it really just not having to worry about all the little things that's so appealing? Plus how merit based hiring could get out of control & making documentation a bit less evil.
3/2/201534 minutes, 7 seconds
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Accounts Percievable | CR 142

Mike and Chris start the show by sharing some hard learned advice, and discussing the events of the last two weeks. Then we touch on SuperFish, Ubuntu Touch, and more!
2/23/201546 minutes, 10 seconds
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Retro Extravaganza | CR 141

Join us as we hop in our time machine and revisit some past topics on the coder radio program.
2/17/20151 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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NOde | CR 140

Can’t we all just settle down & focus? Mike’s just about had it with javascript framework madness. Plus could Microsoft be uniquely positioned to take advantage of the eventual die off of some frameworks?
2/9/201555 minutes, 31 seconds
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Windows in the Pi | CR 139

Mike is stuck in a train, stuck in the snow. So it’s an open call edition, with some great discussion around Microsoft’s investment in Cyanogen & the pitch for Python. Plus a robust chat about the new Raspberry Pi 2 & it’s ability to run Windows 10.
2/2/201550 minutes, 45 seconds
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Deploy Like an Animal | CR 138

It’s a tip show edition of Coder Radio. Mike shares a great way to get some Heroku features without the bill. Plus the annoying honeymoon period, your feedback & more!
1/27/201546 minutes, 42 seconds
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Monumental Android Failure | CR 137

Well known developers have recently gone public with how much they make & where they make it from. Mike & Chris chew on the numbers & discuss the raw reality. Plus great feedback on Chris’ first development language & more!
1/19/201549 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ruby is not Perl | CR 136

Chris shares what’s prevented him from getting started with development & shares the three languages that are at the top of his list to try. Plus we get passionate after some feedback to the Mac Exodus topic & more!
1/13/201556 minutes, 53 seconds
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Macs Exodus | CR 135

Is the quality of Apple’s desktop and mobile software causing a slow bleeding of developers? Chris & Mike debate what developers will do over 2015. Plus we read some great follow up, feature a community project & more!
1/6/201553 minutes, 46 seconds
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Fair And Balanced | CR 134

Mike is fired up by a topic that has been on fire over all of 2014. Is it finally time to let the other 95% of great programmers in?
12/29/201450 minutes, 56 seconds
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Best Of Coder Radio 2014 | CR 133

We peer into the past of the show to pull out the amazing clips you guys suggested to us and fondly remember how funny it is to listen to Chris get trolled. Sit back, relax & enjoy the fun in this look back at best of Coder Radio!
12/22/20141 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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Git your Pizza | CR 132

It’s the birth of another open source project live on this week’s Coder Radio. Plus it’s an open mic edition & we discuss a wide range of topics from Microsoft’s big mobile strategy that nobody is noticing, the best Linux development environment, setting expectations, your feedback & more!
12/16/201458 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dock Your Rocket | CR 131

Has Docker’s wild success caused it grow too big & too corporate? In light of the CoreOS project’s announcement of Rocket we’ll reflect on the big problem both projects needs to solve. Plus our plans to involve community around building an API for Jupiter Broadcasting, your feedback & more!
12/8/201441 minutes, 29 seconds
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Get Back to the '50s | CR 130

That tech worker “shortage” Facebook and Microsoft keep telling you about is bogus. We’ll go over the study and reports that back that claim up. Then we dig into the rather understandable reasons why developers wages are being pushed down & more!
12/2/20141 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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Google's Objective C | CR 129

It’s a special roundtable edition of Coder Radio. Our panel discussed the advantages of Go development over PHP, creating a flat-file website with no database, and the real secret to finishing that last 10%. Then we discuss the black magic Google is using to share 70% of their new Inbox’s apps code across the Web, Android, and iOS. And if Google’s new approach is a quiet condemnation of HTML5 applications.
11/25/20141 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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.NET’s Open Future | CR 128

Microsoft made headlines and has generated a lot of buzz around the open sourcing of .NET. So what does the future hold & what changes now? And why this could be more about what it says about Microsoft, than anything else. Plus some great feedback, how to find a developer, what to expect to pay & much more!
11/18/201455 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Gorilla in the Stack | CR 127

Mike and Chris respond to feedback on lackluster HTML5 apps, then how developers can leverage social media to stay up to date & avoid drama. Then we blow apart the “Full Stack Developer” myth and the evolution of the term.