Podcast Episodes

Design Patterns in Automated Testing Test code is code! Just like with real code certain patterns emerge when writing automated tests for your code. The patterns or observations about the best way to write tests help us to design our automated testing to best optimize the code and our time.

Successful Entrepreneurship Throughout your career as a developer you are likely to work at some well established companies as well as some just getting started. You may even start your own company at some point. Working as or with entrepreneurs no matter your role has a unique set of challenges and rewards.

Analyzing Technical Debt Regardless of who you are, technical debt represents an issue that you need to understand in order to be effective. In this episode, we're going to discuss some other ways to understand the problem that may help you and your team have better discussions about it.

Increasing Your Self Awareness We've had conversations about emotional intelligence, goal setting, journaling, and many other topics. Each one a part of helping you to better understand yourself. Increasing your self awareness will allow you to not only know why you do the things you do but allow you to control your own behavior in highly emotional situations.

Code For The Ages When most of us finish a project, we don't really think much about it unless a problem comes up. However, once you've rolled an application out to production, there are certain things that you can expect at various points in time as the application ages.

Creating A Community For Coders Everyone likes to feel involved. Even the shyest introverts need a community, something to connect them with others like them. As developers we can often feel isolated in our own worlds of study or focus where we only have ourselves and our computers. Some people are able to find that community where as others don't see it and have to create the community they desire.

The Long Quit It can be challenging to make the leap from a job that is just ok to one that really makes you happy. In this episode, we're going to talk about some of the things you should be doing if you anticipate leaving your job within six months to a year.

A Retrospective On 200 Episodes We made it to Episode 200! Almost four years into podcasting and it feels like we're just getting our feet under us. There's so much we've learned the past 200 episodes from audio engineering to coding and tech skills to insights into ourselves and our interactions. There is so much more we have yet to learn.

Overcoming Social Anxiety A lot of times we allow fear of social situations to control us. Be it public speaking, going to an event where you don't know anyone, or just going out after work we all have some places where we are anxious in social settings. Even for the more outgoing and extroverted there are times when social fears and anxieties cause us to avoid interactions that otherwise would be to our benefit.

Positioning Yourself For Advancement Sometime soon, you'll be ready to move on to the next phase of your career. While for many jobs, this can entail going to another company, it doesn't always have to be that way. In fact, if you like your current job, you may want to stay at the same place, but move to another position. Additionally, if you are planning to leave, there is a good chance that you'll want to change what you are doing on a day to day basis. In either case, you need to position yourself well so that you that you can reach your career goals.