Podcast Episodes

Numbers

Numbers are representations of things, not things themselves. We have to be able to store and process numbers in an efficient manner in order for our programs to run well. However, those numbers also have to be accurate. We can't lose data in the process of storage, retrieval, or arithmetic operations.

Freelancing

Freelancing can give you better control over your work-life balance. Though you may spend much of your free time looking for work. It allows you to be your own boss choose your own hours but requires more accountability.

Overcoming Social Awkwardness with John Sonmez

Typically social awkwardness is defined as feeling nervous or uncomfortable in social settings. For most socially awkwardness people situations where they have to be social provoke anxiety and nervousness.

T-Shaped Developers

Historically developers have been specialist. In web development you were either front end or back end. You build your portion of an app and didn't worry about the other areas. The idea behind being a T shaped developer is to have a broad base of knowledge and then dive deep into a few areas.

Characteristics of a Good Developer

Non-technical characteristics are valuable to being a good developer. A lot of developers seem to think that the job is only about technical skills, however not all problems we face are in the code.

Let’s Talk About Text

A string is a data type that stores text. There's more complication to strings than you would think, which is the reason for this episode.

Multi-Tier Architecture

Three tier architecture separates the functional process logic from data storage and user interface. These are developed and maintained independently on separate platforms

Interview Trigger Warnings

Some companies have bad environments for developers and some have developer environments that may work for some people but not others. As an interviewee you need to be paying attention during an interview for signs that the business may not be the right place for you. This also shows alertness in the interview.

Apprenticeship

This week we celebrate one year of producing Complete Developer Podcast. It is exciting as we hit our goal for the year a month early. In this week's episode the guys talk about the apprenticeship program that Will put together to get BJ up to speed as a developer.

SCRUM Project Management

In response to the trends in project management for software development from the 1970's and 1980's several methodologies were developed and became popular in the 1990's. SCRUM is a framework for implementing project management in Agile Software Development.