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Chit Chat Across the Pond

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Chit Chat Across the Pond is a weekly interview show talking technology. It was originally part of the NosillaCast podcast (for the first 406 shows!)

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CCATP #685 – Bart Busschots on PBS 116 0f X – Team Git

May 16, 2021 00:29 - 56 minutes - 25.8 MB

In previous installments of our Git miniseries within a series in Programming By Stealth, Bart taught us how to work in Git standalone on one computer, then how to work as one developer with multiple computers. In those installments he taught us the necessary commands and their importance in the Git scheme of things. In this installment he talks about how and where to work with a team in Git. We learn about the plethora of options from free to full enterprise-size Git-as-a-service, and why ...

CCATP #684 – Bart Busschots on PBS #115 of X – The Push & Pull of Git

May 02, 2021 01:24 - 55 minutes - 25.3 MB

When Bart started this mini-series within a series on using Git for version control, he explained that our journey would be in three Phases. Phase 1 was the section where we learned about local repositories, and Phase two was dedicated to learning how to have multiple repositories just for ourselves. In this lesson, we finish up Phase 2 by learning how to push and pull changes from our imaginary desktop to our imaginary NAS to our imaginary laptop and back. I slowed down the class a few tim...

CCATP #683 – Christophe Zajek-Denek is Kind of a Big Deal

April 29, 2021 01:12 - 59 minutes - 27.3 MB

This week's guest is Christophe Zajek-Denek. Christophe worked as a TV producer while touring in a rock band, he’s a drummer, an actor and stuntman, a surfer, a journalist, a podcaster, and public speaker. He's also 4’4” tall and has a rare form of dwarfism. Christophe hosts an amazing podcast entitled "I'm Kind of a Big Deal" in which he interviews amazing little people doing really cool things. From actors to professional surfboarders, he learns about their lives, their professions and h...

CCATP #682 – Doc Rock on Apple Spring Loaded Event

April 22, 2021 01:46 - 55 minutes - 50.7 MB

This week's guest is Doc Rock to talk about the Apple Spring Loaded Event. Doc's background in all things Apple as well as high end live video makes him the perfect person to talk about this event. He explains to me how this color calibration of our TVs using our iPhones and an Apple TV will work, we talk about whether the cool colors of the iMacs might be a distraction to photographers, how the coolest thing that got nearly zero air time was having Ethernet over a MagSafe connector, how ...

CCATP #681 – Bart Busschots on PBS 114 – Tracking Git Branches

April 18, 2021 01:15 - 1 hour - 29 MB

We continue on our journey to learn how to use Git to do version control as a single person, but this time with multiple devices. As Bart says during this episode, "Who is learning to program here who doesn't have multiple computers?" We've learned how to push our changes to a single separate repo, but we had to always say what branch we wanted to push to what branch on the origin. In this installment we learn how to tell Git to _track_ our branches so they stay in sync without us having to...

CCATP #680 – Gregg Vanderheiden on 50 Years in Accessibility

April 06, 2021 23:48 - 59 minutes - 27.3 MB

This week our guest is Gregg Vanderheiden, Professor and Director Trace R&D Center at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Listen to Gregg talk about Morphic at 19:40 on the NosillaCast You can find more about the Trace Institute at The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure at His work on the Morphic project (coming into beta in just two weeks) at You can follow Morphic on Twitter @mymorphic or Gregg's very i...

CCATP #679 – Bart Busschots on PBS 113 of X My First Git Remote

April 04, 2021 01:24 - 49 minutes - 22.9 MB

Last time on Programming By Stealth, Bart introduced the concept of remote repositories, also known as remotes. It was one of those episodes where we learned a lot but didn't get to apply what we learned. In this week's installment we get our hands digitally dirty as we create a _bare repository_ (a repo with no working tree), and declare it to be a backup of our local repo. We learn how to fetch and view remote branches and tags, how to push everything to the remote, and then after making ...

CCATP #678 – Matt Campbell on Accessibility Overlays & Cloudflare Remote Browser Isolation

March 30, 2021 01:36 - 1 hour - 28.1 MB

Matt Campbell is a blind software developer who has specialized in making computers more accessible to blind people for over 20 years. He was the lead developer for Serotek for 15 years, where he developed several affordable and easy-to-use products, including a Windows screen reader and an online community for blind people. More recently, he was a developer on the Windows accessibility team at Microsoft, where he contributed to Narrator, the screen reader built into Windows. Now he’s the co...

CCATP #677 – Bart Busschots on PBS 112 of X – Introducing Git Remotes

March 21, 2021 01:47 - 1 hour - 32 MB

In this next installment in our mini-series on learning Git, Bart Busschots gives us some foundational knowledge on how to work beyond being one person with one Git repository. He starts by reinforcing what he's explained before, that Git is a peer-to-peer technology, which is hard to wrap your head around if you're used to client-server relationships. He walks us through three scenarios to explain how every "actor" gets a repository and why. Then he explains the jargon of "local" vs "re...

CCATP #676 – Jill McKinley on Windows to Mac Conversion

March 21, 2021 01:12 - 53 minutes - 24.6 MB

This week our guest is Jill McKinley, aka Jill from the North Woods. I’ve been using a Mac since 1984, and other than a 3-year stint using Windows Vista at work, I’ve been heads down in the Mac operating system all that time. Jill has recently bought her first Mac, which as is usually the case turned into a second Mac purchase. She is still straddling both operating systems and honestly not using macOS too much yet. I thought it would be fun to have her come on and chat about what it’s bee...

CCATP #675 – Working from Home Part 2 – Allister Jenks & Lindsay Tondee

March 14, 2021 00:57 - 57 minutes - 26.1 MB

In the last Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite, Lindsay Tondee made her debut appearance where we talked about working from home. After the show published, Allister Jenks wrote to me and told me that halfway through listening he had to stop and start writing down notes for a recording he would have to make talking about his views on the same subject. I forwarded Allister's message to Lindsay and then I connected the two of them and before I knew what was happening they had decided that we wer...

CCATP #674 — Cooking Like a Programmer

March 07, 2021 02:32 - 48 minutes - 22.2 MB

Bart Busschots joins us for Chit Chat Across the Pond in an episode of what he calls "Programming Adjacent". It's not about programming, it's actually about cooking and not wasting food. But Bart, being a programmer, approaches the problem like a programmer. I guarantee you that no one else on earth approaches cooking and food inventory in the same way as Bart. It was great fun to learn how he does it and to contrast it to how in my house, two engineers have come up with a completely differ...

CCATP #673 – Lindsay Tondee on Working from Home

February 27, 2021 16:00 - 47 minutes - 43.6 MB

Lindsay Tondee, Senior Manager in Quality Assurance at a global pharmaceutical company, joins us to talk about whether it's a good or a bad thing that companies are thinking about having their workforce continue to work from home indefinitely. I originally thought this would be a great thing because we'll have fewer cars on the road, less traffic and pollution, office buildings won't be needed and people gain hours of their life back because they're not spending it commuting in their cars. ...

CCATP #672 – TTT 37A of n – SSH Agents

February 21, 2021 02:46 - 31 minutes - 14.5 MB

In 2017 on Taming the Terminal installment 37 of n, Bart taught us about SSH agents and the advantages of using a passphrase to further protect your SSH keys. In the intervening four years, things have changed a bit in macOS, so we decided to do a supplemental update to installment 37. We review a bit about what SSH Keys are (from installment 30) and then discuss how much easier and cleaner things are on macOS with the clean integration of your identity, passphrase and Apple's Keychain. Yo...

CCATP #671 – Allison Sheridan on American Council of the Blind Radio

February 15, 2021 00:29 - 1 hour - 29 MB

This week the tables are turned and you'll actually hear me being interviewed. I was asked to be on the Magic Mac Show, which is on the American Council of the Blind's streaming radio channel. Hosts Tyson Ernst, Katie Frederick and Jason Castonguay asked me on so they could learn about how I got interested in accessibility and what it's helped me do. During the latter part of the show, they do something terrifying - they allow live audience listeners to call in and ask questions! I've al...

CCATP #670 – Ken Ray on Apple's Record-Breaking Earnings Call

February 03, 2021 04:20 - 58 minutes - 53.6 MB

This week our guest on Chit Chat Across the Pond is Ken Ray, host of the macOS Ken Podcast, hosted at[]( You may have been wondering why Ken had never been on Chit Chat Across the Pond before, but I just wanted to make sure he was going to stick with it. Since he just hit his 15 year anniversary of doing macOS Ken, I decided it was probably safe to have him on the show. I asked Ken to come on the show to walk us through Apple's record-breaking quarterly e...

CCATP #669 – Bart Busschots on PBS 111 of X – Stashing Changes

February 01, 2021 00:28 - 1 hour - 56.1 MB

In this installment of Programming By Stealth, Bart teaches us how Git can help us when we forget to switch to the correct branch before starting to make changes to our code. We're only human, and we will forget, and Git's `stash` command allows us to set our changes aside, switch to or even create and switch to the correct branch and then apply our changes. His explanations and repetition in the exercises really cement the knowledge. As a bonus tip, he teaches us how to make shell variabl...

CCATP #668 – Bart Busschots on PBS 110 of X – Merge Conflicts

January 17, 2021 02:04 - 53 minutes - 48.9 MB

In this installment of Programming By Stealth Bart teaches us how to deal with conflicts in branches of our code. He has been purposely only changing one thing at a time before now, but it's time to face the reality of when two branches change the same line in the same file. I've been terrified of this topic for a long time, but Bart shows us how easy it is to see exactly what the conflict is, how you can back out of merging if you make "a pig's breakfast" of it, and how to resolve your conf...

CCATP #667 – Mike Price on Keyboard Maestro

January 07, 2021 01:12 - 1 hour - 60.8 MB

This week our guest for Chit Chat Across the Pond is Mike Price, also known as @Grumpy in the podfeet slack and our live show chat room. During the live NosillaCast, I have to perform a super repetitive set of tasks to add chapter marks as I'm recording the show. If you enjoy there _being_ chapter marks, you should give partial thanks to Mike, because he figured out how to automate the process for me using Keyboard Maestro from The thing that fascinated me was that ...

CCATP #666 – Bart Busschots on PBS 109 of X — SemVar & Structured Commits

December 29, 2020 04:44 - 1 hour - 57.6 MB

We continue our mini-series within a series learning the version control system Git. We learn two methods to enhance our branching strategy. First, we'll walk through some basic principles on how to number our released versions of our code. From there we'll explore three types of changes that would cause a change in our release version: fixes, new features, and breaking changes. Each of these types of updates to the version of our code can be articulated with Semantic Versioning, also known ...

CCATP #665 – Bart Busschots on PBS 108 of X — Merging & Tagging

December 18, 2020 18:34 - 1 hour - 63.1 MB

In this installment of Programming By Stealth, Bart Busschots continues on his series within a series explaining the version control system Git. We advance in our branching strategy by working several commits on our dev branch and then learn to use a merge commit to bring only the final commit into the main branch, leaving the half-working intermediate commits to exist only on the dev branch. This process illustrates the need to learn about tags, both light-weight and annotated. Once we u...

CCATP #664 – Tom Merritt on Time Management

December 09, 2020 03:33 - 47 minutes - 43.9 MB

This week's guest is Tom Merritt, prolific podcaster, author, and lover of dogs. I asked Tom to come on the show to explain how on earth he does as much as he does. We walk through all of his podcasts, what he has to do to prepare for them, and how he makes the time to get all of them done. He talks about the research required for each of them and even how some require him to watch TV. On top of podcasting, he's an author, he walks his dogs, he exercises, and even spends time with his wife...

CCATP #663 – Bart Busschots on PBS 107 of X – Branching Basics

November 29, 2020 22:58 - 1 hour - 67.1 MB

This week in our miniseries on learning the version control system Git, Bart dips our proverbial toe into branching. Branches allow us, as developers, to work on bugs or feature enhancements in a separate place from our stable code, and only merge the code back in when the bugs are squashed or the features are stable. We don't get much practice in this instalment, but rather Bart talks to us about the idea of having a strategy for when to branch and how to name your branches in order to pr...

CCATP #662 – Rod Simmons on Screencasting Tips and Tricks

November 25, 2020 02:03 - 1 hour - 68.2 MB

This week Rod Simmons of the SMR Podcast joins me to talk about our tips and tricks for doing effective screen casting. We started by going through some more strategic ideas on how to get your message across with a screencast, and then we dug into some of the techniques and tools we use to edit our screencasts.

CCATP #661 – Bart Busschots on PBS 106 of X — Time Travel with Git

November 20, 2020 14:45 - 50 minutes - 23.3 MB

As we continue to learn Git from the command line for version control, Bart teaches us some tricks to travel through time. First he shows us how to view more compact Git logs so we can just see a shortened hash and the first line of our commit message. Then he shows us how to pick out a single commit from the past and see what changed. Then he shows us how, with surgical precision, we can go back in time and get a single file or even just the changes from a specific commit and bring them f...

CCATP #660 – Lory Gil on M1 Macs

November 13, 2020 16:37 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

It wouldn’t be an Apple announcement week without Lory Gil joining us, managing editor of iMore. We start the conversation by talking about what all of the new M1 Macs have in common, which is much more than we're used to seeing. Then we talk about what System on a Chip (SoC) actually means and why it's so important to us. There is a very subtle, but possibly important difference between the 256GB and 512GB storage models of the MacBook Air, which makes it even more interesting to decide b...

CCATP #659 – Bart Busschots on PBS 105 – Seeing the Past with Git

November 08, 2020 01:58 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

Bart takes us on a time traveling adventure with Git. By using commands like `git diff` we can see changes over time, but we can actually see older versions of the code in a couple of ways. Using the `archive` command we learned out to pull just the files at a certain point in time (without the history) and the more terrifying `checkout` command that creates a "detached HEAD"! Bart even explains why that phrase was introduced and what it actually means. This was a fun lesson and a good fou...

CCATP #659 – Bart Busschots on PBS 105 – Seeing the Past with Git

November 08, 2020 01:58 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

Bart takes us on a time traveling adventure with Git. By using commands like `git diff` we can see changes over time, but we can actually see older versions of the code in a couple of ways. Using the `archive` command we learned out to pull just the files at a certain point in time (without the history) and the more terrifying `checkout` command that creates a "detached HEAD"! Bart even explains why that phrase was introduced and what it actually means. This was a fun lesson and a good fou...

CCATP #658 – Bart Busschots on PBS 104 – Tracking Changes in Git

October 25, 2020 02:54 - 52.6 MB

In our next baby step in learning to use the version control system Git, Bart teaches us how to track changes. We start by doing a bit of housekeeping, especially for Mac users to set Git to always ignore those pesky .DS_Store files. We learn how to stage and then commit a simple change, then we stage and commit multiple changes and even learn to see the differences in our staged files from the database all from the command line. While we all think we're capable of making one structural c...

CCATP #657 – Lory Gil on the iPhone 12 Announcement

October 16, 2020 23:29 - 1 hour - 60.9 MB

Lory Gil, managing editor from iMore is back to talk about the new toys announced by Apple this week. In a show where we do NOT talk about 5G we instead talk about how cool it is that Apple brought so many features to the entire product line of iPhones, and then we go deep into a couple of the differences between the models. We talk about magnetometers, nano ceramic crystals and more nerdy terms. Lory speculates on what fun things we'll get out of the MagSafe connector - like maybe we can st...

CCATP #656 – Bart Busschots on PBS 103 of X — Getting Started With Git

October 11, 2020 19:56 - 59 minutes - 54.6 MB

After some quick revision from the previous episode, Bart explains how Git commands work with their subcommands. We start by looking at how to configure Git and the differences between local, global and system-level settings. Then we create our very first repo with an exciting README file, and we commit the file to our repo. It's a fairly simple lesson while laying down a good foundation for all future work. You can find the shownotes for this installment at PBS 103 of X — Getting Start...

CCATP #655 – Jill (from the North Woods) McKinley on Starting a Podcast

October 02, 2020 04:18 - 42 minutes - 39 MB

This week our guest is Jill McKinley of the Start with Small Steps Podcast at Those of you who listen to the NosillaCast may already know her from her many fantastic tech reviews for the show as Jill from the North Woods. I'm a fan of the Start With Small Steps podcast thought it would be fun to have Jill to come on to talk about what it's like to start a podcast in 2020. All of my experience and knowledge about starting is 15 years old so I was curious what it's like no...

CCATP #654 – Bart Busschots on PBS 102 of X – Introducing Git

September 27, 2020 21:04 - 1 hour - 66.9 MB

In our last Programming By Stealth we learned about the concept of version control, and the evolution from client/server version control to peer-to-peer version control and the creation of Git. In this installment we start learning the fundamental concepts of Git. We learn about the database, the working copy, and the index and understanding the difference is critical to effectively using Git. We also dig into the Git database and begin to learn the terminology inside it, which oddly uses ...

CCATP #653 – Lory Gil on New Apple Watches, iPads and Services

September 17, 2020 00:26 - 1 hour - 59.1 MB

With the new announcements of Apple Watches, iPads and services like Fitness+ and Apple One, the best person to talk to is Lory Gil, managing editor of iMore. In this episode we talk about whether the new Apple Watch Series 6 processor matters, or is it the new colors that excite us. Is Apple doing a good job bringing out lower-priced products for those with less disposable income or are they doing it wrong? Family setup allows a child or an elderly parent have an Apple Watch that makes ph...

CCATP #652 – Bart Busschots on PBS 101 - Introducing Version Control

September 13, 2020 02:53 - 58 minutes - 53.8 MB

It's time to take on a new subject: version control. As Bart explains in this week's episode, version control allows you make changes in your code and roll the changes back. This gives us the freedom to experiment and if an idea doesn't pan out, get back to where we started. Bart explains some of the origins of version control, starting with client server systems and then tells us how peer-to-peer version control has become the standard from industry to open source. Bart explains how the ...

CCATP #651 – Bart Busschots on PBS 100 of X — Time Sharing Challenge Solution

August 30, 2020 21:19 - 1 hour - 89.8 MB

In this positively _delightful_ episode, Bart and I celebrate 100 episodes of Programming By Stealth. When we hit 99 instalments, Bart declared that for 100, there should be cake! So I got Bart's darling beloved to deliver him a piece of cake right as we started, and Steve delivered one to him. To say that Bart was surprised and delighted would be an understatement! This episode is entirely dedicated to us describing our solutions to the Time Sharing challenge from PBS 96, and to explain...

CCATP #650 – Bart Busschots on Taming the Terminal 40 – Automating TMUX

August 16, 2020 21:13 - 1 hour - 66.8 MB

This week's Chit Chat Across the Pond is an episode of Taming the Terminal, where Bart winds up our series within a series all about the Terminal command TMUX. In this final piece he teaches us first how to string commands together to create the TMUX sessions we want with the screens split and the processes running in each pane as we like them. After teaching us how to string them together he shows us how to make a little script file we can run so that we can automatically open up our TMUX...

CCATP #649 – Dr. Helma van der Linden on Creating a Book with Open Source Software

August 07, 2020 22:49 - 1 hour - 62 MB

This week our guest is Dr. Helma van der Linden from the Netherlands here to talk about how she created the Taming the Terminal book using all Open Source software. On the NosillaCast I talked a lot about the book but I should probably give an explanation for the Chit Chat audience. Bart Busschots and I created the Taming the Terminal podcast and for this series on learning the macOS (and Linux) command line, Bart wrote a spectacular set of tutorial shownotes on his website at ...

CCATP #648 – Shaun Peterson (Qwalsius) on Art with Technology as a Native American

July 28, 2020 21:07 - 56 minutes - 51.7 MB

Shaun Peterson, who’s inherited name is Qwalsius, is a member of the Puyalup Tribe in Washington. He is a professional artist working in public sculptures, printmaking and mixed media. Shaun utilizes technology to plan installations for major works and private commissions. He works in the Seattle area and draws inspiration from his Native American heritage blending technology and tradition in what he calls ‘traditional innovation’. You can follow Shaun's work online at, on...

CCATP #647 – Bart Busschots on Taming the Terminal 39 of n – Advanced TMUX

July 26, 2020 22:59 - 42.4 MB

This week's episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond was another installment of Taming the Terminal. Two weeks ago Bart taught us the basics of a technology called `tmux`, or terminal multiplexer that allows you to access the same server in many different ways at the same time. He covered how `tmux` replaces the deprecated `screen` but he didn't go much further. In this rather light and easy-to-follow installment, he takes `tmux` up a notch and shows us how to create multiple windows, and mult...

CCATP #646 – Doug Kaye on The Levelator

July 15, 2020 01:28 - 43 minutes - 39.7 MB

Doug was one of the founding forces behind podcasting (his podcast was the second one created!) He founded The Conversations Network in 2002 with the intent of coordinating a global team of volunteer podcasters to capture and publish lectures, seminars, and other significant events that would otherwise go unrecorded. Out of The Conversations Network came the beloved podcast software tool, The Levelator. Doug has turned his attention now to photography and I highly recommend you give your...

CCATP #645 – Bart Busschots on Taming the Terminal 38 of n – TMUX (a Screen Alternative)

July 12, 2020 01:38 - 1 hour - 61.2 MB

When Bart first started the Taming the Terminal series in October of 2015, he purposely declared every installment to be "of n" where n was not defined. It's been 3 years since there was an episode of Taming the Terminal, but today we've got a new one for you. In Taming the Terminal 36, recorded in 2016, Bart introduced us to a nifty command-line tool called screen. Screen allowed you to ssh into a server, and start a session but disconnect and come back to it without stopping the process...

CCATP #644 – Lory Gil on WWDC

June 30, 2020 03:30 - 1 hour - 65.8 MB

macOS 11 Big Sur: Everything you need to know | iMore New Apple accessibility features coming this fall make technology usable and more accessible to all | iMore How to send feedback to Apple about iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS betas | iMore How to send feedback to Apple about macOS betas | iMore Recovery mode redo coming to Apple Silicon Macs | iMore Follow Lory on Twitter @appaholik Email Lory at [email protected] [email protected] Wyze Affiliate Link ...

CCATP #643 – Bart Busschots on PBS 99 of X – Building with Classes Part 2: Is-A

June 28, 2020 23:58 - 1 hour - 67.7 MB

This week Bart Busschots brings us the penultimate JavaScript installment of Programming By Stealth as he brings us part 2 of building with classes. This wraps up our third look at Object Oriented programming in JavaScript. We learn about the concept of inheritance, and how it allows us to build classes that inherit attributes and functions from parent classes. This allows us to eliminate code duplication which Bart explains is called a "bad smell". You can find Bart's tutorial shownotes...

CCATP #642 –– Bart Busschots on PBS 98 — Building with Classes Part 1 — Has-A

June 14, 2020 01:23 - 1 hour - 78.8 MB

In this episode of Programming By Stealth, Bart explains one single concept, that of "Has-A". This is part 1 of 2, where next time we'll learn "Is-A" which is about inheritance. These both sound like odd terms but they're part of what makes object oriented programming so powerful. Bart spends 90% of the time going through a worked example which not only explains how classes can have instances of other classes as properties, but also how classes can be more specific versions of other clas...

CCATP #641 – Robb Dunewood on Being a Black Man in America

June 03, 2020 00:03 - 54 minutes - 50.2 MB

This week I decided to take a pause from tech and talk to Robb Dunewood of the SMR Podcast about what it's like being a black man in America. This was of course inspired by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis. I wanted to have Robb on to describe to us what the daily life is like for black men across this country. I've heard some of Robb's stories before but I was floored at the relentlessness of how he and his fellow African Americans are treated as a matte...

CCATP #640 – Bart Busschots on PBS 97 — Class Data Attributes & Functions

May 31, 2020 20:38 - 1 hour - 72.4 MB

I'm not going to lie to you guys, this episode of Programming By Stealth was pretty rough for me. It builds on the foundation Bart laid in PBS 95 where he introduced Getters and Setters and it was pretty clear that this previous lesson had not sunk in for me yet. I'll definitely have to go back and study PBS 95 a couple more times and get a chance to practice this Getter/Setter concept before the penny will drop. Hopefully you understood it better than I did the first time through! In any ...

CCATP #639 — Lory Gil on All Things Apple

May 19, 2020 00:23 - 58 minutes - 53.7 MB

If you'd like to follow Lory Gil online, she's @appaholik on Twitter, @lorygil on most other social media and you can even email her at [email protected] And of course you should go read all of her great work over at [email protected]

CCATP #638 – Bart Busschots on PBS 96 of X — World Clock Challenge Solution

May 17, 2020 00:55 - 1 hour - 69.5 MB

This installment of Programming By Stealth is a solutions show all about the clock assignment from PBS 92. Bart's been quite busy this week designing an entirely new distance final exam system for the university where he works so he asked if I'd take on half of the content by presenting my solution to the clock challenge. I have had an absolute blast on this assignment so I gladly accepted. I walk through my approach and some of the challenges I met along the way, and then Bart complements ...

CCATP #637 — Bart Busschots on PBS 95 of X — Better JavaScript Class Attributes

May 02, 2020 23:57 - 1 hour - 63.4 MB

This week Bart explains how to give our JavaScript classes better data attributes via a very powerful JavaScript feature: getters and setters. On my first read through the notes for the episode, my head was spinning a bit, but Bart explains this so well using concrete examples (like a circle with a radius) that I think he got it through to me. When I told him up front that I struggled a bit when reading the shownotes, he said that this is the "pointy end" which I think meant that it was a di...


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