Podcast Episodes

The Five R’s of Resilience

If anything, the last two years has taught us that we all have to be prepared for sudden disruptions to our lives. You have probably also heard that being resilient is the key to doing so, but what does that actually mean?

Positive Affirmations

Words have power, whether you choose or harness it or not. What we say about ourselves, our affirmations, define who we are and how we see ourselves. Negative self-talk brings us down, whereas positive affirmations lift us up.

Knowledge Silos

Knowledge silos happen when different parts of a team understand different parts of a system and don't understand other parts of the system. It's a natural state of system growth, but eventually gets in the way of innovation.

Predictions 2022

It's been a long year for many of us, with both upsides and downsides and we're excited to see what happens next year. This is the last episode of 2021.

Resolutions 2022

2021 was not the year we expected, but it definitely brought about some changes in us, in the podcast, and in those around us. As we review our resolutions we'll see how SMART our goals really were and then we'll discuss the yearly theme.

Sample Data Generation

While you can test with production data, that data is often sensitive, or doesn't reflect every possible scenario that might come up, especially with new changes. If you want to avoid unexpected problems, then you need to be able to generate realistic data to use in testing workflows.

Anti-Patterns In Unit Testing

Unit testing can be a challenge especially when you have automated testing or may be new to test driven development. There are several great design patterns for testing and even more anti-patterns in unit testing that you want to avoid.

Dealing With Stress At Work

Everyone experiences work stress at some point or another in their careers. Understanding it can help you to have better responses as well as prepare yourself for it before it becomes an issue.

Enneagram Wrap Up

This has been the year of the Enneagram for Complete Developer Podcast. You learned about reformist ones, individualist fours, loyalist sixes, or peacemaking nines, you've heard about all the types and their variants. But how do you use this information?

Risks of Older Code

Every so often, you'll end up working for a company that uses very outdated technology. While the reasons for this are numerous, many of these companies don't really see the problem with the technology they are using, especially if the technology is currently working for them.