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205 Ratings
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By danimalzzz - Jul 02 2012
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This is an awesome podcast.

Great podcast, need more

By CTC from AZ - May 18 2012
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Just blasted through the back catalog, waiting for new releases

iTunes Ratings

205 Ratings
Average Ratings
168
12
7
9
9

Love it

By danimalzzz - Jul 02 2012
Read more
This is an awesome podcast.

Great podcast, need more

By CTC from AZ - May 18 2012
Read more
Just blasted through the back catalog, waiting for new releases
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This Developer's Life

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Stories About Developers and Their Lives

Rank #1: 1.0.3 Problems

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How do you solve problems as a developer? How do you tackle issues that seem completely unsolvable - as an individual or on a team?

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Sep 18 2010

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Rank #2: 2.0.3 Education

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Scott and Rob talk to two developers about the role education has played in their careers

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Jul 08 2011

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Rank #3: 1.0.4 Being Mean

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In this episode I’m joined once again by Scott Hanselman and we explore the idea of “being mean” - and what makes people mean in our industry.

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Oct 02 2010

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Rank #4: 1.0.6 Abstraction

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In this episode Scott and I discuss "what you need to know as a software developer". How many layers of abstraction do you need to understand? How many geek trading cards should you have in your collection? To find out more, we talked to 3 prominent, living-history developers.

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Oct 20 2010

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Rank #5: 1.0.8 Motivation

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In this episode Scott and I talk to 2 people with fairly different stories, about what motivates them

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Nov 19 2010

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Rank #6: 2.0.1 Criticism

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In this episode we talk to three developers about criticism - some they've given and some they've received. In addition we talk to a very vocal critic of this podcast.

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Apr 22 2011

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Rank #7: 2.0.6 Play

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What do you do when you're not staring at your computer screen? What obsession grips you as you drive home? In this episode we ask David Heinemeier Hansson and Pete Brown this very question.

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Nov 15 2011

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Rank #8: 2.0.2 Pressure

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Scott and Rob talk to a team of Top Gun developers - the StackOverflow gang - about the day their database died.

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May 13 2011

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Rank #9: 1.1.2 Drive

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In this episode Scott and Rob talk to 4 entrepreneurs about the risks they take, and what's happened as a result. Dave Nielsen, Tom Preston-Werner, and Nate and Niki Kohari.

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Jan 28 2011

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Rank #10: 1.0.5 Homerun

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In this episode Scott and I talk to two developers who created something phenomenal: they hit a Homerun if you will.

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Oct 11 2010

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4.0.1 Faith

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How does our Faith drive us? Do you have Faith in yourself and your abilities, and how do you know you're on the right path?

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Jun 24 2015

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3.0.1 Cancer

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Mo and Scott share their thoughts and struggle in this cancer diary they started the day after Mo was diagnosed.

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Jan 31 2013

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2.0.9 Drama

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Where does drama come from? How do we react to it? How much drama can be created by simple semicolon? This week we explore The Great Semicolon Affair.

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Sep 15 2012

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2.0.8 Learn

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How many empty brain cells do you have in your head? How capable are you of learning something completely new, and retaining what you already know? Scott and Rob talk to two developers this week who flex their ability to learn to both have fun, and succeed at their career.

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Apr 09 2012

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2.0.7 Dinosaurs

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You're so old! What a dinosaur! You're using old software and old languages to do old things! Or are you? Scott and Rob talk to David Sokol, Sean Bamforth and Pete Brown about Fortran, DataFlex and the Commodore 64.

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Jan 04 2012

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2.0.6 Play

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What do you do when you're not staring at your computer screen? What obsession grips you as you drive home? In this episode we ask David Heinemeier Hansson and Pete Brown this very question.

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Nov 15 2011

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2.0.5 Typo

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Who cares about typefaces and why should you? Well, these guys do and you should start caring. Rob and Scott explore the world of reading online with one of the godfathers in the world of typeface and fonts.

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Sep 19 2011

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2.0.4 Taste

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Scott and Rob talk to two techie folks about style and taste - how do you get it? Are you born with it? Does it matter anyway?

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Aug 11 2011

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2.0.3 Education

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Scott and Rob talk to two developers about the role education has played in their careers

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Jul 08 2011

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2.0.2 Pressure

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Scott and Rob talk to a team of Top Gun developers - the StackOverflow gang - about the day their database died.

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May 13 2011

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2.0.1 Criticism

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In this episode we talk to three developers about criticism - some they've given and some they've received. In addition we talk to a very vocal critic of this podcast.

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Apr 22 2011

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1.1.5 Revolt

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In this special episode we explore the Egyptian revolution. We talk to Remon Zakaria about his experience writing software for a day job and overthrowing the government at night. Big thanks to Ahmed Remy and Reem Ahmed for their help.

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Mar 22 2011

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1.1.4 Obsession

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Rob Sullivan talks about his obsessiveness and how it helps him, and hinders him in his job. Rory Blythe and Scott then talk openly about Rory's compulsion to keep learning - which he has embraced completely.

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Mar 03 2011

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1.1.3 Competition

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In this episode we talk to competitors who are also programmers. Or, programmers who also compete. Are coders pre-wired for this? Jon Skeet, David Fowler, Aaron Jensen and Danielle Banks share their stories.

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Feb 10 2011

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1.1.2 Drive

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In this episode Scott and Rob talk to 4 entrepreneurs about the risks they take, and what's happened as a result. Dave Nielsen, Tom Preston-Werner, and Nate and Niki Kohari.

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Jan 28 2011

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1.1.1 Scars

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In this episode Scott and Rob talk to Chad Myers, Chad Fowler, and Doug Rohrer about the scars they've received from dead end projects they've been on. In addition - Sara Chipps contributes her first story for us - interviewing Scott Reynolds.

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Jan 07 2011

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1.1.0 Disconnecting

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This week it's just Scott and me - Scott gets to go off to Disneyland with his wife and 2 boys, and I get to hang out with my girls for a week as their mom goes on a retreat in California.

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Dec 17 2010

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1.0.9 Management

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In this episode Scott and I talk to technical folks who have moved on up to Management - and what it means to them

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Dec 03 2010

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1.0.8 Motivation

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In this episode Scott and I talk to 2 people with fairly different stories, about what motivates them

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Nov 19 2010

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1.0.7 Audacity

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In this episode Scott and I talk to 3 developers who have pulled off some pretty audacious maneuvers.

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Nov 03 2010

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iTunes Ratings

205 Ratings
Average Ratings
168
12
7
9
9

Love it

By danimalzzz - Jul 02 2012
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This is an awesome podcast.

Great podcast, need more

By CTC from AZ - May 18 2012
Read more
Just blasted through the back catalog, waiting for new releases