Pete On Software Podcast

In this episode, I take a look at one word that you might be using that is making you look like kind of a jerk. Did I just call you a jerk? Maybe a little, but honestly this episode is mostly about how I might have inadvertently been being a jerk for quite some time.

Links Mentioned in this Show:

The O-Word

Simple Programmer YouTube Channel

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Direct download: PeteOnSoftware_Episode49_Obviously.mp3
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In this episode, I take a look at a question that I ran across, "Is Coding the Easy Part?" I engage that question and take a look at everything that developers need to do to create quality software and try to figure out where the actual "writing code" part falls in the rankings.

Links Mentioned in this Show:

Quick Draw With Google

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Direct download: PeteOnSoftware_Episode48_CodingEasyPart.mp3
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The World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC) is like the Super Bowl for Apple Developers. Thousands of developers vie to get a ticket and even those without tickets still go to San Francisco and attend ancillary events. As I've done the last few years, I watch the keynote and distill it down for you so you can trade 2 hours of your life for about 15 minutes of wrap up ;)

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NES Classic Edition

 

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Direct download: PeteOnSoftware_Episode47_WWDC2016.mp3
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I recently finished reading a book by Dan Lyons called Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble on the recommendation of my friend Dustin Rogers. This book is an inside look at a company called HubSpot that - according to Lyons - exhibits some of the worst and most stereotypical traits of Silicon Valley companies. In this episode, I review the book and talk about some of the things that drive me nuts about these kinds of companies.

Links Mentioned in this Show:

Disrupted on Amazon

Dustin's Podcast Episode

HubSpot's Rebuttal to the Book

HyperDev Announcement

HyperDev Site

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Direct download: PeteOnSoftware_Episode46_Disrupted.mp3
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In today's episode, I interview Erik Dietrich from Daedtech.com. Erik wrote a blog series about something he called "The Expert Beginner". When I read that, I felt kind of convicted because I was worried that I was wreaking havoc all of the city with "Expert Beginnerdom". Listen in to find out what an Expert Beginner is and if you are one or know one!

Links Mentioned in this Show:

Erik's Blog

Erik on Twitter

The Post that Started it All

 

Erik's Books and Pluralsight Courses

Pick of the Week: SwiftNinja.io

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Direct download: PeteOnSoftware_Episode45_ErikDietrichExpertBeginner.mp3
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This past week, someone's comment that they "don't blog, they solve problems instead" really struck a nerve with me. Not only because I'm a blogger, but because I know just how many times a day that my problems are solved because someone blogged the solution at some point in the past.

Links Mentioned in this Show:

The Original Tweet

The Blog Post that caused the comment

John Sonmez Blogging Course

Soft Skills Book (affiliate link)

Dial2Verify

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Direct download: PeteOnSoftware_Episode44_BlogOrSolveProblems.mp3
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Why is the average age of a developer so much less than the average age of a professional worker in the United States? Is it because the industry as a whole is striving to keep people out? Are companies replacing people as soon as their salary starts to get higher with people who make half as much and will work twice as many hours for the same salary? Check out what I think about it in this week's episode.

Links Mentioned in this Show:

Developers Fear Age 30

Older Workers are More Knowledgeable, but Harder to Find

Where do all the Old Programmers Go?

Silicon Valley's Dark Secret

Neural Network in the Browser

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Direct download: PeteOnSoftware_Episode43_OlderProgrammers.mp3
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In episode 42, I don't have the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, but I do have thoughts and reactions to Microsoft's 2016 Build conference. I cover Bash on Windows, Ink, Bots, and Free Xamarin for everyone!

Links Mentioned in this Show:

XKCD Thing Explainer

Cleartext

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Direct download: PeteOnSoftware_Episode42_Build2016.mp3
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Last time, I was looking for some feedback about how this show should go in the future (and if it should go on at all). You guys responded and I talk about that response and what to expect from me in the future. I also start talking about the left-pad NPM module that "broke the Internet" and a blog post I found about it. Then, I get a little worked up about it and go on a little rant of my own ;-)

Links Mentioned in this Show:

Haney - Have We Forgotten How to Program?

Azer - I've Just Liberated My Modules

Kik - A Discussion About the Breaking of the Internet

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Direct download: PeteOnSoftware_Episode41_ShowUpdateModuleFiasco.mp3
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In this episode, I come back from my almost seven month hiatus to wonder about what this podcast should be and if I am putting out the kind of content that my audience and the audience at large is looking to hear. I talk about my original plans for the show, what I see in the podcasting space as a whole, and where I could go in the future. In the end, though, I am looking for feedback.

Leave a comment or tweet me @PeteOnSoftware and let me know. Should I:

  • Keep it up
  • Change it up (become more narrowly focused... if so, on what)
  • Give it up

Links Mentioned in this Show:

Gimlet Media


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Direct download: PeteOnSoftware_Episode40_WhoAmIAnIdentityCrisis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm EST
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