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CodeNewbie

303 episodes - English - Latest episode: 12 days ago - ★★★★★ - 517 ratings

Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

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S17:E7 - When and how might you want to use different clouds (Erica Windisch)

September 12, 2021 08:59 - 43 minutes - 40.1 MB

In this episode, we talk about the cloud with Erica Windisch, principal engineer at New Relic, and founder of IOpipe. Erica talks about some of the history of the cloud, some of the major cloud providers, and what things as a newbie you might want to consider when deciding to use the cloud. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) New Relic IOpipe AWS Google Cloud Gatsby Cloud Microsoft Azure Netlify DigitalOcean ...

S17:E6 - How to transition into development after over a decade in your field (Christine Fletcher)

September 05, 2021 08:59 - 30 minutes - 28.3 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to transition into development after over a decade in your field, with Christine Fletcher, UI/UX developer/designer at capSpire. Christine talks about experiencing burnout working as a nurse and deciding to take the leap to learn to code, what her experience was going the bootcamp route to learn, and how she landed her first coding job. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) ca...

S17:E5 - What is AWS and how you become a cloud engineer (Hiroko Nishimura)

August 30, 2021 08:59 - 53 minutes - 49.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about Amazon Web Services, or AWS, with Hiroko Nishimura, AWS Hero, instructor on LinkedIn Learning and egghead.io, and creator of AWS Newbies. Hiroko talks going from IT to cloud computing, creating AWS Newbies, and some of the major cloud concepts newbies should know about that would make their journey easier when diving into cloud engineering. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) ...

S17:E4 - How to find a mentor and be a successful manager (Tanaka Mutakwa)

August 23, 2021 08:59 - 40 minutes - 36.8 MB

In this episode, we talk about management and mentorship with Tanaka Mutakwa, VP of engineering at Names & Faces. Tanaka talks about the skills he looks for while hiring early career developers, what makes a good manager and mentor, and how one even goes about finding a mentor. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Names & Faces FinTech Prodigy Finance Codementor MentorCruise

S17:E3 - How to do remote work well (Kara Luton)

August 16, 2021 08:59 - 25 minutes - 23.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about remote work with Kara Luton, software engineer at CrowdStrike. Kara talks about her biggest challenges transitioning into remote work, how she managed those challenges, and her experiences working remotely before and after the pandemic. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Reflecting On One Year of Remote Work

S17:E2 - DevNews: Inside the Gpt-3-Powered Chatbot That Someone Used to Talk to Their Fiancé Who Passed (Jason Rohrer)

August 14, 2021 08:59 - 1 hour - 55.1 MB

In this episode, we chat with Jason Rohrer, game designer and creator of Project December, whose GPT-3-powered chatbot has been used by people to talk to historical figures and personalities, and was even used by one person to talk to his late fiancé for closure. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Project December r/ProjectDecember1982 The Jessica Simulation: Love and loss in the age of A.I.

S17:E1 - What is Linux and when is it right for you? (Courtney Wilburn)

August 09, 2021 08:59 - 33 minutes - 30.3 MB

In this episode, we talk about linux with Courtney Wilburn, engineering manager at Elastic.Courtney talks about Linux distributions, the pros and cons of using Linux, and whether Linux is something people should add to their list of things to learn. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Linux Elastic Unix Ubuntu Mint

S16:E8 - What you should know about frontend development ( Laurie Barth)

June 28, 2021 04:00 - 1 hour - 84.5 MB

In this episode, we take a deep dive into frontend development with Laurie Barth, senior software engineer at Netflix. Laurie talks about the difference between frontend and backend development, the difference between a frontend language and a framework, and what those new to coding should consider when learning frontend development. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Vanilla JS TypeScript CSS HTML SQL Ruby...

S16:E7 - How you can build communities for love and profit (Veni Kunche)

June 21, 2021 04:00 - 37 minutes - 51.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to build communities and diversify tech with Veni Kunche, founder of Diversify Tech. Veni talks about her struggles landing her first coding job, often being the only woman of color at tech meetups in the past, and how she set out to diversify tech. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Diversify Tech Out In Tech Techqueria Black Tech Pipeline How to harness privilege to crea...

S16:E6 - What failing technical interviews can teach you ( Farhana Mustafa)

June 14, 2021 04:00 - 42 minutes - 58 MB

In this episode, we talk all about technical interviews, with Farhana Mustafa, software engineer at Intuit. Farhana gets into the importance of having a support system of other learners when getting her computer science degree, her process for applying for jobs, and what she learned from failing technical interviews. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) What I learned from failing my technical interviews The...

S16:E5 - What are the quirks that come with being a developer ( Tyler Hawkins)

June 07, 2021 04:00 - 36 minutes - 50.4 MB

In This episode we talk about the quirks that come with being a developer with Tyler Hawkins, senior software engineer at Workfront, and the author of the very fun and cheeky post, “I Wish I Never Learned to Code.” Tyler talks about how statistics led him to coding, the pros and cons of working in a silo versus working in a team, and some of the interesting traits that developers can develop. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) Code...

S16:E4 - Which back-end should I use as a front-end developer ( Lee Robinson)

May 31, 2021 04:00 - 47 minutes - 64.8 MB

In this episode, we talk about good back-end options for front-end developers, with Lee Robinson, head of developer relations at Vercel. Lee talks about the major differences between frontend and backend development, how the backend has developed over time, and the array of backend options that can be easier and work well for those who mostly work in frontend development. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor)...

S16:E3 - How to create content and build communities ( Cassidy Williams)

May 24, 2021 04:00 - 44 minutes - 61.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about content creation and building communities with Cassidy Williams, principal developer and experience engineer at Netlify. Cassidy talks about her strategy for doing internships, the intersection of content and community, and where she draws inspiration from. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Cassidy Williams rendezvous with cassidoo Cassidy Williams Twitch Netlify I love bein...

S16:E2 - What is creative coding and generative art ( Varun Vachhar)

May 17, 2021 04:00 - 25 minutes - 35 MB

In this episode, we talk about creative coding and generative art with Varun Vachhar, developer experience engineer at Chromatic. Varun talks about what his role as a developer experience engineer looks like, how he got his start in coding with generative art, what it is and some of his favorite tools and resources to do it. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Creative Coding Generative Art Chromatic Storyb...

S16:E1 - What it’s like to break into tech as a mother (Arit Amana)

May 10, 2021 04:00 - 53 minutes - 73 MB

In this episode, we talk about what it’s like to break into tech as a mother, with Arit Amana, software engineer at Forem. Arit talks about moving from WordPress freelancer to web developer, the challenges she has faced being a mother in tech, and her advice on how to level up and get promoted. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Our Time For Tech DEV Forem Ruby on Rails Capterra

S15:E10 - DevNews: Platforms as Utilities, Archiving Yahoo Answers, and Companies Rescinding Accepted Offers (Josh Puetz, Nikolas Guggenberger, Jason Scott)

April 16, 2021 04:00 - 53 minutes - 74.1 MB

In this episode of DevNews, we cover companies rescinding job offers after they have been accepted. Then we speak with Nikolas Guggenberger, executive director of the Yale Information Society Project, about Justice Clarence Thomas arguing for categorizing some digital platforms as utilities and why this is a huge deal for the tech world. Finally, we chat with Jason Scott, co-founder of Archive Team, about their efforts to archive Yahoo Answers which is shutting down after 16 years. Show Links...

S15:E9 - What it looks like when you start coding very early in life (Opemipo Disu)

April 12, 2021 04:00 - 13 minutes - 19.1 MB

In this off-season mini episode we talk about what it looks like when you start coding very early in life, with Opemipo Disu, 15-year-old developer advocate at urspace. Opemipu talks about what got him into coding so young, the resources and tools he enjoys using, and what his life looks like juggling high school and his coding projects. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) urspace JavaScript PHP Python Mach...

S15:E8 - What good soft skills look like (Ben Halpern, Kristen Palana, Liana Felt)

March 29, 2021 04:00 - 44 minutes - 60.9 MB

We do a crossover episode with DevDiscuss and CodeNewbie talking about, and role playing different soft skills, because this topic of soft skills is so important that we thought both of our audiences could benefit from it. To talk about these skills and to help us show what they can look like, we are joined by artist and educator, Kristen Palana, and Liana Felt, senior people operations manager at Forem. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (spo...

S15:E7 - How to communicate complex technical topics (Anna Skoulikari)

March 22, 2021 04:00 - 41 minutes - 56.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to communicate complex technical topics, with Anna Skoulikari, technical writer at Mambu. Anna talks about transitioning from UX designer to front end development, how to explain complex topics like Git, and why technical writing isn’t as boring as some might think it sounds. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Technical Writing UX Design Git Learning Journey - Guide to Lear...

S15:E6 - What is cryptography and how to get into it ( Marcus Carey)

March 15, 2021 04:00 - 35 minutes - 48.9 MB

In this episode, we talk about cryptography with Marcus Carey, enterprise architect at ReliaQuest. Marcus talks about going to the military and learning cryptography, what cryptography is, and the foundational things you need to know in order to make sure the apps you’re building are secure. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Cryptography ReliaQuest BASIC Pascal (programming language) WarGames Python JavaS...

S15:E5 - What you need to know about APIs (Sue Smith)

March 08, 2021 05:00 - 41 minutes - 56.8 MB

In this episode, we talk about what you need to know about APIs, with Sue Smith, developer educator at Postman. Sue talks about transitioning careers at 30, what APIs are, and why it’s important to have a good understanding of them. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Application Programming Interface (API) JSON Postman Glitch

S15:E4 - What is Node.js and when might you use it (Danielle Adams)

March 01, 2021 05:00 - 34 minutes - 79.1 MB

In this episode, we talk about Node.js with Danielle Adams, Node core team member, and lead software engineer at Heroku. Danielle talks about what Node is, when you might want to use it, and what her role is like on the Node core team, as well what the best way to learn Node is, and whether you need to focus on and get really comfortable in JavaScript first, or if you can jump right into it. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) Code...

S15:E3 - How to build an app from idea to maintenance (Kyle Lee)

February 22, 2021 05:00 - 32 minutes - 44.1 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to build an app from idea to maintenance with Kyle Lee, senior developer advocate at Amazon Web Services. Kyle talks about having some trouble with JavaScript and then diving into mobile development instead, his advice for learning the basics of mobile app development, and where he draws inspiration from. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Amazon Web Services (AWS) JavaScr...

S15:E2 - How to code without typing (Matt Wiethoff, Tommy MacWilliam)

February 15, 2021 05:00 - 34 minutes - 47.1 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to code without typing, with Serenade co-founders, Matt Wiethoff and Tommy MacWilliam. They talk about how Matt’s repetitive wrist injury started to derail his coding career, how they needed to invent the accessibility tool, which one of them literally needed to help build the tool itself, and what stack they used to build it. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Serenade B...

S15:E1 - What are the skills you need to go from developer to entrepreneur (Ben Halpern)

February 08, 2021 05:00 - 49 minutes - 68.2 MB

In this episode, we talk about what are the core skills you need to go from developer to entrepreneur with Ben Halpern, co-founder of Forem, which acquired CodeNewbie in 2020. Ben talks about getting into development with entrepreneurship on the brain, building DEV and now his new venture, Forem, and what skills he looks for when hiring developers. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) DEV community.codenewbie...

S14:E9 - How to build tech for social justice (Alex Qin)

December 28, 2020 05:00 - 43 minutes - 59.2 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to build tech for social justice, with Alex Qin, co-founder and CEO of Emergent Works. Alex talks about the challenges she had to face being a woman in tech, how shaving her head caused people to treat her with more respect and launched her on a path toward social justice, and her company’s first in-house app, Not 911. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Emergent Works Not...

S14:E8 - What is .NET and why is it useful (Maria Nagagga)

December 21, 2020 05:00 - 44 minutes - 60.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about .NET with Maria Naggaga, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for .NET interactive and ASP.NET. Maria talks about how coding was actually a great path because of her dyslexia, what .NET is, what it’s good for and what the learning curve is to use it effectively. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) .NET .NET Interactive ASP.NET HTML IDE Visual Studio Code Visual Studio OpenDyslex...

S14:E7 - What is .NET and why is it useful (Maria Nagagga)

December 21, 2020 05:00 - 44 minutes - 60.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about .NET with Maria Naggaga, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for .NET interactive and ASP.NET. Maria talks about how coding was actually a great path because of her dyslexia, what .NET is, what it’s good for and what the learning curve is to use it effectively. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) .NET .NET Interactive ASP.NET HTML IDE Visual Studio Code Visual St...

S14:E7 - How to stay motivated and get your first job ( Danny Thompson)

December 14, 2020 05:00 - 48 minutes - 66.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to stay motivated and get your first job, with Danny Thompson, software engineer at Frontdoor and the chapter founder and organizer of GDG Memphis, a meetup for providing resources and supporting developers along their careers. Danny talks about going from gas station fry cook to developer, how to maintain drive and motivation on your coding journey, and his four steps to landing your first job. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach...

S14:E6 - How to stay motivated and get your first job ( Danny Thompson)

December 14, 2020 05:00 - 48 minutes - 66.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to stay motivated and get your first job, with Danny Thompson, software engineer at Frontdoor and the chapter founder and organizer of GDG Memphis, a meetup for providing resources and supporting developers along their careers. Danny talks about going from gas station fry cook to developer, how to maintain drive and motivation on your coding journey, and his four steps to landing your first job. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNe...

S14:E5 - What is Typescript and when should you use it (Dan Vanderkam)

December 06, 2020 05:00 - 45 minutes - 62.9 MB

In this episode, we talk Typescript with Dan Vanderkam, principal software engineer at Sidewalk Labs, and author of Effective TypeScript. Dan talks about the difference between working on a personal project versus a project at scale, what typescript is, and how it can help you once you move to those larger projects. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) TypeScript Sidewalk Labs Effective TypeScr...

S14:E6 - What is Typescript and when should you use it (Dan Vanderkam)

December 06, 2020 05:00 - 45 minutes - 62.9 MB

In this episode, we talk Typescript with Dan Vanderkam, principal software engineer at Sidewalk Labs, and author of Effective TypeScript. Dan talks about the difference between working on a personal project versus a project at scale, what typescript is, and how it can help you once you move to those larger projects. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) TypeScript Sidewalk Labs Effective TypeScript The Secret ...

S14:E5 - What are the benefits of learning to code when you’re older (Allison Sheridan)

November 30, 2020 05:00 - 44 minutes - 60.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about learning to code when you’re older, with Allison Sheridan, creator of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, and former IT Fellow at Raytheon. Allison talks about why she picked up coding in her retirement, her challenges and successes on her coding journey, as well as her tips for learning. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) NosillaCast Raytheon Fortran Programming by Stealth Base.cs ...

S14:E4 - What are the benefits of learning to code when you’re older (Allison Sheridan)

November 30, 2020 05:00 - 44 minutes - 60.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about learning to code when you’re older, with Allison Sheridan, creator of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, and former IT Fellow at Raytheon. Allison talks about why she picked up coding in her retirement, her challenges and successes on her coding journey, as well as her tips for learning. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) NosillaCast Raytheon Fortran Programming by S...

S14:E4 - How to use code to build cross-cultural understanding (Laura Gutierrez-Funderburk)

November 23, 2020 05:00 - 38 minutes - 52.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to use code to build cross-cultural understanding, with Laura Gutierrez Funderburk, data science intern at Cybera’s Callysto Project. Laura talks about how diving into projects and finding mentors helped push her through her coding journey, using Jupyter Notebooks to create curriculums for teachers with the goal of cross-cultural understanding, and why building tech with that mission in mind is important. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) ...

S14:E3 - Introducing DevNews (Joseph Cox)

November 19, 2020 05:00 - 33 minutes - 45.5 MB

In this episode of DevNews, hosts Saron Yitbarek and Josh Puetz, cover how Apple server problems caused slowdowns and crashes for app launching in all versions of MacOS, the rise of school districts being the targets of ransomware attacks, and GitHub reinstating youtube-dl, a program to download videos from YouTube and other video sites, after a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown. And then they chat with Senior Staff Writer at Motherboard, Joseph Cox, whose piece titled, “How the U.S. ...

S14:E2 - How to get into spatial computing (April Speight)

November 16, 2020 05:00 - 46 minutes - 64.2 MB

In this episode, we chat we talk about spatial computing with April Speight, cloud advocate for spatial computing at Microsoft. April talks about moving from fashion to development, what spatial computing is, and her personal curriculum to learn what she needed to in order to make the switch from project management to the world of extended reality. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Spatial computing Extende...

S14:E1 - How to go from convict to coder (Rick Wolter)

November 09, 2020 05:00 - 39 minutes - 54.9 MB

In this episode, we talk about about going from convict to coder with software engineer, Rick Wolter. Rick talks about being sent to prison for murder as a teen, deciding to learn to code while being locked up, and what it takes to land that first job with a felony on your record. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Rick Woltx The Last Mile Python Bucky Roberts Tutorials Khan Academy Adobe Dreamweaver Free C...

S13:E8 - How to get into data science and machine learning (Jay Feng)

September 21, 2020 04:00 - 43 minutes - 60.3 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to learn data science and machine learning, with Jay Feng, co-founder and head of data science at Interview Query. Jay talks about how data science got him back into development after some bad coding experiences, how the different tools for machine learning and data science work together, and if machine learning is really as difficult as it sounds. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 ...

S13:E7 - What it’s like to build React (Sophie Alpert)

September 14, 2020 04:00 - 45 minutes - 62.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about React with Sophie Alpert, engineering manager at Humu, former manager of the React core team at Facebook. Sophie talks about the decision to drop out of college to work full-time at Kahn Academy, what her favorite things about React are, and going from the top open source contributor to React to then building it on the core team. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) React Humu ...

S13:E6 - How to think about accessibility and empowerment (Sareh Heidari)

September 07, 2020 04:00 - 35 minutes - 49.2 MB

In this episode, we talk about accessibility in tech and how tech can be used to empower people from a variety of backgrounds, with Sareh Heidari, Software engineer at BBC News. Sareh talks about transitioning from physics to development, how networking and meetups helped her land her first job, and how the BBC integrates accessibility in their workflow. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Screen reader Codeb...

S13:E5 - Why you should consider learning Ruby ( Jay McGavren)

August 31, 2020 04:00 - 35 minutes - 48.4 MB

In this episode, we talk Ruby with Jay McGavren, author of Head First Ruby and Head First Go, and web developer at Kajabi. Jay talks about the pros and cons of using Ruby, what coding in Ruby looks like, and if it’s a good language for beginners to first learn. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Ruby Head First Ruby Head First Go Kajabi Commodore BASIC Scratch Visual Basic Perl Programming Perl Unix Script...

S13:E4 - Why you shouldn’t forget about CSS (Hui Jing Chen)

August 24, 2020 04:00 - 44 minutes - 60.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about learning and loving CSS, with Hui Jing Chen, UX Developer at Shopify. Hui Jing talks about how playing professional basketball led to becoming a developer, how she became a CSS expert, and why you should always read the specs. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Shopify CSS Drupal Git Sass Susy Floats Responsive Web Design Flexbox CSS Grid HTML JavaScript Codecademy Rachel And...

S13:E3 - What’s the deal with auth (Sam Julien)

August 17, 2020 04:00 - 42 minutes - 58.5 MB

In this episode, we talk auth, with Sam Julien, developer advocate engineer at Auth0. Sam talks about how he got out a rut and into development with a little help from his friends, what auth is, and what are the things you really need to know about it Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Auth Auth0 Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) Codecademy Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Treehouse JavaScript SQL C# jQuery OA...

S13:E2 - How newbies can contribute to open source (Janessa Tran)

August 10, 2020 04:00 - 35 minutes - 48.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about getting into open source, with Janessa Tran, junior software engineer at Ten Forward Consulting. Janessa talks about being one of a triplet of coders, how contributing to open source early on helped her to level up her dev skills, and what you should look for as a beginner when choosing what open source projects to work on. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Open Source Ten F...

S13:E1 - How live coding can level up your development (Jesse Weigel)

August 03, 2020 04:00 - 45 minutes - 62.9 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about live coding with Jesse Weigel, senior software engineer at Dicks Sporting Goods, and YouTube live streamer for freeCodeCamp. Jesse talks about how he got into live streaming his work, the ways in which live streaming has helped him as a developer, and his advice for folks who want to start their own coding livestream. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) DICK'S Sporting G...

S12:E9 - Introducing DevDiscuss (Penelope Phippen, Ben Halpern, Jess Lee)

June 08, 2020 04:00 - 43 minutes - 59.8 MB

As an industry, tech is not well equipped to accept when people change their names. This problem effects a range of people, including those who have a change of marital status. However, it can especially effect the security of those who are survivors of domestic violence, and those who are trans, who have to suffer through deadnaming by their tech accounts. This constant barrage of deadnaming can be very psychologically and emotionally harmful. DevDiscuss hosts Ben Halpern and Jess Lee speak ...

S12:E8 - How to harness privilege to create equitable design (Aubrey Blanche)

June 01, 2020 04:00 - 48 minutes - 66.1 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about how as an industry, tech should strive for equitable design, and how you can harness your privilege to help create diversity, with Aubrey Blanche, director of global head of equitable design and impact at Culture Amp, and Founder and CEO of The Mathpath. Aubrey talks about how the term “diversity and inclusion” might not be as actionable as you might think, how “culture fit” may not be the thing you actually want, and how we should all be using our individ...

S12:E7 - What it looks like to be a frontend developer for 20 years (Crysfel Villa)

May 25, 2020 04:00 - 37 minutes - 57.7 MB

In this episode, we talk about how frontend development has changed over the past 20 years, and how to keep on learning new skills, with Crysfel Villa, Senior Software Engineer at InVision, and backend lead at Coding Coach. Crysfel talks about how he navigated his english language barrier learning to code 20 years ago, how putting himself out there through blogs and remote and on-site teaching led to the most opportunities, and how he ended up diving into being a backend lead, even with his p...

S12:E6 - Why personal projects are so important (Ze Frank)

May 18, 2020 04:00 - 43 minutes - 60.3 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about personal projects, with Ze Frank, former president of Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, and creator of the massively popular website, zefrank.com. Ze talks about his creative process, the wild west that was the internet of the early aughts, and the ubiquity of Flash. He also shares his journey into coding by creating funny and obtuse interactive projects on his personal website, zefrank.com, which won a 2002 Webby Award for Best Personal Website and in 2005, was f...

Guests

Dave Thomas
5 Episodes
Kelsey Hightower
3 Episodes
Ali Spittel
2 Episodes
Andy Hunt
2 Episodes
Noel Rappin
2 Episodes
Sandi Metz
2 Episodes
Scott Hanselman
2 Episodes
Adam Stacoviak
1 Episode
Amir Rajan
1 Episode
Andrew Chen
1 Episode
Andrew Nesbitt
1 Episode
Anil Dash
1 Episode
Ben Orenstein
1 Episode
Bryan Liles
1 Episode
Chad Fowler
1 Episode
Charles Max Wood
1 Episode
Colleen Schnettler
1 Episode
Greg Baugues
1 Episode
Jerod Santo
1 Episode
Jerome Hardaway
1 Episode
Jessie Frazelle
1 Episode
John Maeda
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