Podcast Episodes

Developers and the Law

Gary Nissenbaum is a managing attorney with the Nissenbaum Law Group. He has been kind enough to come on the show and share his expertise.

Kaizen

The kaizen process can help you refine your software development process, reducing bugs and improving your ability to deliver software on time and under budget. This is especially helpful if you are in management, but you can still get a lot out of these concepts even if you aren't. This helps you both support the decisions you made to management and to make better ones more quickly.

Toxic Mix? OOP and Databases

Your database is often the most important part of your application in terms of actual value to the business. The value of the database will only increase over time, as long as it is adequately maintained. Your database administrator is in charge of this maintenance, and you'll often find that the constraints under which they are operating are very different than yours.

Primitive Data Types

A primitive data type can either be a basic type that provides the basic building blocks for a language or a built-in type that the language treats and supports as a basic type. Composite types are ones that are a combination of primitive types or other composite types. These may or may not be built into the language you are using. The difference being that a primitive type, like a prime number, cannot be decomposed into simpler types.

What Is A Bug

There are a lot of things that non-developers will call "bugs" when they really aren't bugs at all. You need to be able to explain to them and to management that they are not bugs and what they actually are and how that effects your work.

Effective Communication

When communicating with other we need to be aware of our own emotions. This helps to be able to focus on the interaction and not be driven by our own feelings about the situation. Emotions are filters that will alter our perceptions of interactions with those around us.

Junior Developer Toolbox

Junior Developer Toolbox is going to be a sibling show to Complete Developer Podcast on our new Complete Developer Network. In a way this episode has been our launch party for the new show.

Mock Interviews

This is going to be a little different from our regular episodes. Instead of following an outline or interviewing a guest Will is going to put BJ through two mock interviews.

Bad Interview Questions

Interviewing is not easy for either the interviewee nor the interviewer. There are rules and in some areas laws to abide by when developing questions yet the interviewer still needs to determine which candidate will be the best fit for the company.

Whiteboards and Code Challenges

For both the whiteboard and code challenge as well as for answering technical questions during the interview practice will help you move from terrified to competent to comfortable. Before your interview review questions on the languages/frameworks ect you will be using. Get into the habit of doing daily code katas. These will help you with both whiteboard and coding challenges.