Mike battles the onslaught of yet another bout with the plague. At the same time, we react live to Elon buying Twitter, Gitlab kicking off some free accounts, and we discover Google and Apple are working together again to pull the rug on app developers.
Mike visits Pallet Town and comes back with some SQLAlchemy performance wisdom to share. Meanwhile, struggling with a lack of performance, Chris has kicked the tires of his new M1 Max MacBook Pro and is ready to share his counter-narrative take on the new hardware.
Microsoft makes one of their boldest moves into OSS yet, Mike’s got new wheels and turns it into a chance to reflect on building for voice interfaces, Amazon’s got a new way for devs to make money & we continue to ponder the best ways to achieve CI bliss.
Mike’s back from DevFest & shares something new he’s discovered, Kotlin takes a shot at Objective-C & we can all code together, with Atom’s new trick. Note: There is some rough “skype audio” at times. Totally listenable still & should be better next week
Mike and Chris accept the fundamental problem in sticking with boring & safe platforms, debate building a brand around FLOSS, get burned by Angular & reflect on some regrets in our business. Plus SQL’s new hype, some feedback & a project pick of the week!
Wes joins Mike to chat all things Apple. We discuss the surprising implications of the iPhone X & the exciting possibilities of ARKit. Plus, we debate FaceID and APFS, check in on HomeKit & search for the right level of abstraction for UI development.
While Chris is away Wes joins Mike to chat FOSS Burnout & the dark side of open source communities. Plus, we continue to react to React's recent license change, debate about the Virtual DOM & explain why React Native's license might be more important.
Mike & Chris discuss the types of workloads that better suit Serverless Architecture systems like Lambda & when you should roll a server. Plus Mike has major hardware woes, makes a surprising move on air & Chris is left pontificating on the future of AR.
Mike busts the myth of the daily standup meeting & tracks it to its origins. Then we play a little defense for Electron, share the mind of a PMO & wax on about TypeScript. Plus a little taste of Mike’s busy week, an update on Alice & Chris’ upcoming trip.
A special guest and creator of PiCluster joins us to discuss the open source Docker cluster management project. We’ll dig into the tecg they use and what it's all built on, what they love working with, some of our personal projects that are brewing & more
We solve some problems, and then go down the rat hole of self hacking to increase work, productivity & our health. Then we gleefully watch as Coding Bootcamps begin to collapse. Plus Mike shares some straightforward code that solved an annoying problem
Wes sits down with Mike to talk about Starbucks not-so-secret API, the state of the developer ecosystem & difficult challenges faced by FOSS vendors in the medical field. Plus some fantastic feedback, Mike's true feelings about Swift & a whole lot more!
Tune in for a special road edition of the show! Mike & Chris cover feedback, share their worst hire stories, eat Apple crow & debate the end of the exodus. Plus Chris shares topical experiences from his Dell trip, Jonny’s feeling the hero rage & more!
We've given the guys the week off after a year of hard work, so we'll take a look back at a series of events where the guys ended up realigning their opinions. From hybrid vs native apps & developing on linux to Pokémon & Bots, a lot changed in 2016!
Mike and Chris share their experiences with selling yourself just enough to get your foot in the door. Is productizing yourself and your work is worth feeling a little slimy? Plus Microsoft’s move in open sourcing PowerShell, the fixed bid scam & more!
Special guest Ryan Sipes from Mycroft joins us to discuss his projects & fulfilling the mission of an open source project. Plus our thoughts on the bot revolution, the “Internet of APIs” it depends on & the shift that bots could cause in the industry.
Mike & Chris have very different opinions on how interview tests should be conducted. Plus the real reasons to develop software on Linux are not the ones often cited, bit more on Google’s fair use & the master plan to get Mike to move to the west coast.
Mike shares a humbling war story, the great “Android Instant App Conspiracy”, the announcement that destroyed the .Net ecosystem & the poverty trap of software development. Plus some closing thoughts on Google vs Oracle, a neat tool of the week & more!
In a podcast far far away, you asked for it & this week we delivered. It’s code review time, with a twist! Plus the second Oracle v Google trial, we attempting to do some busting, Dropbox falling back to reality & 30 years later why we still love QBasic
We discuss Mike’s thoughts on ReactJS, the NY bill that would provide a tax credit for OSS contributions & the interesting details in dev data. Plus some real talk about your real value, what no indie developer wants to hear about the App Store & more!
Dscussing Hybrid development ha a big elephant in the room. This week, we give this elephant the mic. Then, reflecting on a recent Android development project, the guys discuss the sticky side of Frames. Plus an update on Mike's Ubuntu experiment & more!
We break down what we see as the top motivations, the big competitive move & what Microsoft is really saying about Android with their Xamarin acquisition. Plus Microsoft releases SQL server for Linux & we discuss how it all fits together in a larger plan
Ang and Mike discuss business operational tools, practices & common issues, how Ang got her kids started on computers, good languages to get started with & she makes a poignant comment about Linux. Mike discusses TarDisk & whether he recommends it & more!
Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete? The new generation of hybrid apps aren't your grandparents solution to code once, run everywhere. Plus why Swift is going to be big on Linux in 2016, Google has a thing with openJDK & much more!
The Pixel C is the perfect example of a compromised device thanks to Google’s Strategy Tax. We cover Mike’s plans are as an Android dev & why the long-term picture might be rosy. Plus some iPad Pro follow up, the reality of the “pro tablet” market & more!
Mike & Chris discuss the hard problem of identifying opportunity costs vs staying flexible and cheap & why making communication a priority is almost never a priority. Plus when to ship, and why testing can really make Mike testy, your feedback & more!
Well known devs are trying out risky and bold methods to fund development, but are they really all that practical? A popular app is using a dirty trick to stay in the background and consume battery. We ponder why it hasn’t been shut down already & more!
Mike and Chris discuss malware getting injected into unsuspecting developers apps. Then the advertising cold war that’s brewing, how it impacts users, content creators & developers. Also our top three must haves before you sign any dev work contract.
Mike argues why the web will be the default platform, we debate if third party mobile platforms should be written off, Ionic Framework impressions & Chris has a few surprises to announce. Plus why a slightly functional world isn't a bad thing & more!
How willing is Apple to leverage it’s devs to make a public statement? We look at the response to the confederate flag pullings & debate if gatekeepers puts developers best interests first. Plus was the perfect laptop built a decade ago, feedback & more!
Mike and Chris share their totally different perspective on the recent Yelp developer’s exodus & discuss the new industry trend developers need to take advantage of. Then after 158 episodes, Mike’s mission in life is realized during our feedback segment.
We recap and also compare & contrast WWDC 2015 with Google I/O 2015. Which new platform features stand out, which miss the target & what’ll really move the needle this year. Plus a quick update on Mike’s new company, Chris’ wear inspired surprise & more!
Mike takes a victory lap as we discuss the big announcements from Google I/O. Then we get into a heated discussion around how GitHub should be used vs how most people use it. Plus some great feedback, Mike & Chris share some bold predictions & more!
Mike shares his recent experience developing Chrome apps & we debate if Chrome platform tax is costing users a decent browser. Plus what we’d like to see announced next for Android and iOS & the big problems those features would solve for developers.
Mike's thinking about making the big switch, a J.O.B., but the interview process has been a nightmare. He shares his perspective after sitting out of the race for a while. Plus how Google convinced their engineers to become managers, your feedback & more
We revisit some of the audience's favorite editors, then discuss terrible engineers. Then Chris spends time with a smartwatch & believes he’s discovered their purpose. We examine the audience for smartwatch apps in light of the Apple Watch announcement.
The guys picture working a 9-5 job. If the security of a 9-5 paycheck is a myth, is it really just not having to worry about all the little things that’s appealing? Plus how merit based hiring may get out of control & making documentation a bit less evil
Mike is stuck in a train, stuck in the snow. So it’s an open call edition, with some great discussion around Microsoft’s investment in Cyanogen & the pitch for Python. Plus a robust chat about the new Raspberry Pi 2 & it’s ability to run Windows 10.
It’s the birth of ab open source project on this week’s Coder Radio. Plus it’s an open mic edition & we discuss a range of topics from Microsoft’s big mobile strategy that nobody is noticing, the best Linux dev environment, setting expectations & more!
Has Docker’s wild success caused it grow too big & too corporate? In light of the CoreOS Rocket announcement we reflect on the problem both projects needs to solve. Plus our plans to involve community around building an API for Jupiter Broadcasting & more
That tech worker “shortage” Facebook and Microsoft keep telling you about is bogus. We’ll go over the study and reports that back that claim up. Then we dig into the rather understandable reasons why developers wages are being pushed down & more!
It’s a special roundtable edition of Coder Radio. Our panel discussed the advantages of Go development over PHP, creating a flat-file website with no database, and the real secret to finishing that last 10%. Plus google not using html5, iOS & more!
Mike and Chris & discuss their thoughts about the state of Coder Radio, some ideas to mix it up & request your input. Then we cover a support chat between an Android dev & the Google Play Dev Support manager that gives us insight into the address debacle.
Mike and Chris discuss what to do when a client or employer requests you take a personality test. The reasons Microsoft is calling the next version of Windows 10, the recent cases of community going sour & the lessons learned for developers
Google is requiring debs to submit their physical address, and the Apple community has outed the manager behind the botched iOS 8.0.1 update. Are we seeing a dangerous threat or just a frantic response? Plus great questions, when to lawyer up & much more!
Where does TypeScript fit in, and are the many criticisms lobbied at it legitimate? We discuss the state of scripting, and the new dark pragmatism that seems to be setting in. Plus picking your ideal client, package managers for Windows and Mac & more!
Mike and Chris record a bonus episode of Coder Radio for you this week. We discuss the possibility of Steam selling productivity apps for Desktop Linux, how Overcast.fm could set the trend for future mobile apps, and thoughts about the Oculus Rift DK2.
Our top 10 hopes from Google I/O 2014. Is this the year Google pushes developers on design, will Google+ take a backseat? Plus: The challenges facing openGL, why the Nexus program will die, coping with information overload & getting your confidence back.
Mike and Chris discuss how, even when a laptop seems like the obvious choice, sometimes a desktop may be a better fit. Then, will the fate of Microsoft be slowly and embarrassingly slipping into irrelevance? And of course your feedback and much more!
Oren Eini from Hibernating Rhinos joins us to discuss their “second generation” document database written in .NET. We have an insightful conversation about RavenDB, a flexible data model designed to address requirements coming from real-world systems.
Is the concept of a one sized fits all methodology getting tired? We revisit Agile in the dynamic client/developer relationship. Then how opening up your development plans to the community, even for commercial software, can be full of benefits & drawbacks
The guys take some calls and discuss a wide range of great topics. From workspace setups, developer hardware, C vs C++, and the real problems facing contract programmers. Plus a batch of your feedback, the best editor ever (for Windows), and more!
With big Google and Apple events on the horizon we look at how Google’s early investment in relative UI layouts will be paying dividends in Android 4.4 KitKat. Plus: Your emails, our php follow up, a few near-term predictions, and even an RMS rap.
Mike and Chris chew on the major problems patent trolls are creating for small and large development shops. Then it’s a race to the bottom for software prices, and the guys have a few theories on what, if anything, developers can do to carve out a living