Podcast Episodes

Better Meeting Notes

Meetings are a fact of life and nearly everyone could improve the way that they take notes. There is nothing worse than sitting through a long meeting and then later having to ask a bunch of questions that were answered in that meeting. It wastes time and leads to a lot of mistakes.

Resilience Through Consistency

Resilience is the ability to recover quickly. Having consistent patterns of behavior helps you to know where to jump back in when something knocks you off your regular schedule requiring you to be resilient.

Monorepos

As development teams grow, the number of code repositories used by them grows as well. Over time, this ends up making some things more complicated than they have to be. You've probably heard of companies putting everything in a single repository. Is this the answer to the problem?

Resilience In Stress

No matter how efficient you are, when you get stressed your productivity drops. It is important to be resilient in stress so that you can overcome stressful situations.

Systems Thinking

If you've worked on complex or distributed systems at all, at some point you've seen them produce behavior that is predictable in hindsight, but that you never would have predicted yourself. Systems take on a life of their own, especially as different parts are developed at different rates by different people.

7 Habits of Unsuccessful People

Everyone has habits, behaviors they do on a regular, daily basis. These habits are either moving you toward your goals and success or they are holding you back from them.

Resilient UX

User interfaces are hard to get right, especially for developers. While the nitty gritty details are better left to design podcasts, there are some simple rules that developers can keep in mind when building UI and UX. While not perfect, they will get you a long way.

Mental Downtime

We all need some regular relaxation to avoid burnout. Downtime is a brain break from all the internal processing that our minds do daily and even helps to improve productivity.

App Migrations Resilience

When you replace a running legacy system with a new system, it can be tempting to do it all at once. However, doing so courts disaster and makes the process much more painful than it has to be. Even though it sounds easier, a sudden system cutover is seldom pleasant.

The People You Will Lead

Whether you are a manager, team lead, or executive you will lead several types of people during your time in leadership. From the too reliant who comes to you for everything to the grizzled veteran who has been coding longer than you've owned a computer understanding team dynamics is important. It can be difficult to know how to motivate and lead all the types of people on your team.